Leafs Postgame: Old Bosses beat New Kids

Jeff Veillette
March 17 2016 09:03PM

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I'd love for this recap to be a post about how awesome it was to see local boy Connor Brown play his first game for his childhood team and dominate. I'm sure he loved the experience, but his debut was one which saw him fly under the radar. In the meantime, his teammates put in a strong effort, but couldn't deliver against Jaromir Jagr, Roberto Luongo, and pals. The Florida Panthers skated away with a 4-1 victory that further cements Toronto's place at the bottom.

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Why the Toronto Maple Leafs are justified in raising their ticket prices

Jeff Veillette
March 17 2016 07:04PM

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In yet another case of "things that are only a story in Toronto", a report from the Star today revealed that the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to increase their season ticket prices this year. The number is insignificant by percentage, but with the team sitting near the bottom of the standings, seeing any sort of increase to what is known to be the league's most expensive ticket is a bit jarring.

With that said, here are a few reasons why it's not something to worry about.

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Daly: Salary Cap Expected to Increase To $74M Next Year

Jeff Veillette
March 16 2016 10:23AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have spent the past year and a half getting themselves into a comfortable salary cap situation, and from the looks of it, that may not have been the worst idea. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly spoke to the media today regarding the league's player payment flexibility moving into next year, and it doesn't seem like there's going to be very much change. 

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Leafs Postgame: Win It For Steven

Jeff Veillette
March 15 2016 08:48PM

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"It was 4-1" is a phrase that is engrained into the hearts of many Leafs fans, used to describe a game that took the peaks and valleys of the past decade and change and threw them into a blender. Steven Stamkos now has his 4-1 moment; an era-closing game, one that actually ended with that score, and one that could be his last against the Leafs in his career. This time, though, the Leafs were winners.

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Nylander likely to play rest of the season, praised by Babcock

Jeff Veillette
March 15 2016 04:33PM

We all knew that at some point, William Nylander would be making his return to the Toronto Marlies. From the sounds of it, though, that time is still a ways away, and will be to complete unfinished business more so than anything else. While Leafs management still haven't publicly announced whether or not their teenage phenom will play beyond his ninth game, Mike Babcock appears to be more than content with the idea of having him stick around.

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