November 30 2016 09:12PM
The Saddledome hasn't been a kind place to the Leafs over the last number of years, and considering they were on the second half of the Alberta back-to-back, it felt like tonight was a prime candidate for a letdown game.
November 27 2016 10:17AM
It's typically in the couple weeks leading up to the trade deadline where we start getting wind of which pro scouts or other front office executives are traveling around and making appearances at games where "available" players might be. I'm not sure if I've ever noticed it starting this early in a season, but with some notable names being kicked around the trade rumour mill, like Evander Kane and Dougie Hamilton for example, it's probably not surprising a lot of teams are making the rounds. And it isn't just scouts.
For the Leafs and Flames, who seemed to have a bit of a connection last season without anything materializing, it looks as though there could have something brewing again. But what could be on the table?
November 23 2016 12:33PM
There's likely going to be a mishmash of teams from sixth to thirteenth in the eastern conference for a lot of this season. How that range shakes out is probably anyone's guess from week-to-week. With that in mind, the Leafs again have two points available tonight that could pay major dividends in the later part of the season when they face another bubble team in New Jersey. Toronto let a precious pair get away from them last night against the Canes, so this evening's tilt is about as important as one can be in November.
November 21 2016 10:00AM
The NHL hasn't been covered by HBO's 24/7 in quite some time now, but in the lead-up to the Centennial Classic between the Leafs and Wings it looks like we'll get the next best thing: A similar documentary-style series by EPIX, which will likely be airing on Sportsnet for us here in Canada.
November 18 2016 11:53AM
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The Leafs' signing of Matt Martin this past offseason has been a point of contention for this fanbase since it happened, and likely will be for the entire four years he's in Toronto. With that said, as it stands right now, one side of that debate is clearly losing because even Martin's biggest supporters really can't point to anything tangible he's brought to this team so far. And for even his harshest critics it's probably unlikely they saw his contributions being this minuscule.