March 31 2016 09:15PM
As mentioned about eight hundred times on the broadcast, the Leafs have trouble playing at First Niagara Center. Their record at the arena heading into tonight was 1-16-1 since February 4th, 2009. It's a shame that the Leafs are seemingly incapable of playing well in front of their away fans, who arguably show up in stronger numbers across the border than at the Air Canada Centre.
It's good for the tank, though, and the very same tank got a boost tonight with a 4-1 loss to the Sabres.
March 29 2016 09:01PM
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Florida may not be the most traditional of hockey markets, but you wouldn't know it from the way things have looked this year. For seemingly the first time ever, the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning look like they could do some damage in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and with exciting rosters, no less. Last night the Leafs wrapped up their season series with the Bolts in tank-friendly fashion. Tonight, it was time to face Roberto Luongo, Jaromir Jagr, and pals for the last time this season, but the real superstar was Nazem Kadri, who picked up a hat-trick in a 5-2 victory.
March 29 2016 07:36PM
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While this may have been the year where the Marlies-IceCaps rivalry was truly legitimised, no form of tension and close competition will ever change the fact that twelve games against another team in the same season is far, far too many. It's a necessity due to the travel complexities that the AHL carries, but at a certain point, welcomes feel a little overstated.
Tonight, the teams took to the ice together for what is presumably the last time this season, with the result being a 4-0 victory for the blue and white in front of the home fans.
March 29 2016 01:12PM
Once again, it's everyone favourite battle of the basement-dwelling youth versus the veteran-led playoff crew. The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Sunrise to take on the Florida Panthers for the last time this season; let's take a look at what's ahead.
March 29 2016 10:17AM
Last night, news broke that Nashville Predators prospect Jimmy Vesey was going to run out the clock on his contract rights and refrain from signing with the team, opting to become an unrestricted free agent as soon as he's eligible to on August 15th. We talked about the possibility of Toronto being involved, but we never quite brought it into the "why" component of the equation. Let's talk about that for a bit, shall we?