August 10 2015 09:00AM
As we make the transition from "oh, hockey is over for a bit" to "OH MY GOD, CAN'T HOCKEY JUST START AGAIN", the crew here at The Leafs Nation are always looking for new things to talk about. As you've probably noticed, we've begun multiple mini-series, looking back, at, and ahead into the history of the Leafs. If you've ever wondered how we decide who the best of the best are for these series, I'll tell you straight up; it's by screaming at each other. The only thing that has stopped Jon and I from coming to blows is a 3500km gap between our houses.
That's what makes us the best. We care and we laugh it off afterward. I don't know what this has to do with the mailbag, but as I'm sure you've noticed, I've given up on pretending the opening paragraph of the mailbag means anything. So, uhh, keep sending in your questions every week! (Seriously though)
August 06 2015 09:00AM
This iternation of the Leafs was a weird one. They weren't quite the level of awful as the rebuilding teams of prior years, and they didn't provide the heartbreak of the years that would follow. They were better than the year prior, but had minimal expectation, and every pocket of success was seen as a good thing. They were pleasantly bad, if you will, and are the subject of this morning's look back.
August 04 2015 09:11AM
Yeah, we missed the mailbag yesterday. In my defence, Civic Holiday is by far the most important of this nation's holidays. I had trees to put up and family to hug. By that, I mean I worked all day because the Eaton Centre never closes and I still live the real-world life for another month.
But hey! Lets make up for it by answering more questions than usual today.
August 03 2015 10:49PM
HOCKEY? ON TELEVISION? No, those aren't vintage clips you saw on TSN tonight; hockey federations around the world taking advantage of the various offseasons to try out their best young talent in anticipation of the 2016 World Juniors. Team Canada are one of those countries, and as such have created a four game mini-series in Calgary. Tonight, the first game was played against Russia, and Leafs draft pick Mitch Marner stood out as one of the most dominant players on the ice.
August 02 2015 10:07AM
Jonathan Bernier and the Toronto Maple Leafs were $2.2 million apart just four days ago, but with three hours to spare, the two sides have avoided the need for an arbitrators ruling and agreed to terms on a new contract.