November 30 2014 03:02PM
If you ask most followers of the team, they'd tell you Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner hasn’t had the best start to the 2014-15 season. Fresh off of signing a contract extension that will see him earn $4.05 million cap hit for the next five seasons, the pressure is definitely on Gardiner to prove his worth.
Yet despite being perceived as “young”, it’s easy to forget that Gardiner’s already in his fourth year in the league. At age 24, there’s still likely room to grow, but Gardiner’s ceiling and his prime is getting closer and closer to being reached.
November 29 2014 03:16PM
The 11-8-3 Leafs host the 10-8-4 Captials on a Saturday night matchup which, at least on paper, appears to be fairly evenly matched.
But as any follower of hockey knows, what's written on paper doesn't always equal a close game.
November 20 2014 01:33PM
Coming off what has to go down as some of the of the worst six consecutive periods in the Randy Carlyle era, the Toronto Maple Leafs look to rebound against a divisional rival.
Luckily for the Leafs who have seen issues both defensively and in net, they're playing the lowly Tampa Bay Lightning... who average 3.6 goals a game, second in the NHL (which is also where they currently sit in league standings.) Not exactly the type of team to face when you're looking to get back on track.
November 09 2014 07:27PM
Sunday at 6 p.m. is certainly an odd time for a hockey game between the Leafs and the Senators, though it's certainly excusable considering the circumstances that forced the game to be rescheduled. In the first matchup of the year between to Ontario teams, fans were treated to an entertaining, if sloppy, hockey game of two teams both playing two games in two days.
October 31 2014 11:54AM
After succesfully conquering perhaps the scariest collection of NHL players to ever take the ice on Tuesday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs face a new challenge this Halloween.