December 05 2015 01:06PM
For a little while there, it looked like the Toronto Maple Leafs were beginning to turn things around. Climbing out of the league basement and, dare I say, within striking distance of a wildcard position, things have since fallen apart again.
With just one win in their last six games, the Leafs are once again a bottom feeder team, dead last in the Atlantic Division and 28th in the league. If you were hoping for success this year (wait, you weren't, were you?), you're going to be disappointed.
But if you were hoping for another year dedicated to rebuilding, you got it.
And if you were hoping for another high draft pick, well, the St. Louis Blues can probably help you with that.
December 05 2015 12:11PM
Not to be outdone by Andreas Johnson, Maple Leafs prospect scored his own hat trick last night in a 6-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires. They were all pretty goals; so pretty, in fact, that I made Jeff Veillette GIF all three of them for me so that I could share them with you. Stick tap to you, Jeffrey.
December 05 2015 10:01AM
Mike Babcock will be rolling the two youngest, most inexperienced netminders in the organization as his tandem this week with his 1A and 1B options both unavailable.
Ahead of the Leafs' game this evening against the St. Louis Blues, Babcock told reporters that Garret Sparks and Antoine Bibeau will be holding down the crease for the next ten days.
Mike Babcock confirms that Reimer will sit the next two games and Jonathan Bernier will remain with the Marlies.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) December 5, 2015
December 04 2015 07:02AM
Two days ago, Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet reported that Maple Leafs prospect and AHL scoring sensation William Nylander was "likely" to join Team Sweden at this year's IIHF U20 World Junior Championships. This morning, Nylander's participation was confirmed by Sportexpressen. Here's the quote from Swedish Hockey Federation VP Peter Forsberg...
"Yes, I have met the NHL lead again here in New York in the evening and got the news that the Toronto Maple Leafs will release Nylander and LA Kings to do the same with Kempe."
December 03 2015 02:07PM
Here's a little midweek prospect news for you. Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson just scored three goals for his Frolunda side in a 6-3 romp over Skelleftea.
It's often difficult for the average joe to find tape of SHL games and highlights, so a big stick tap to Habs Eye on the Prize writer @Zeb_Habs for putting together the following GIFs, even if they really were meant for third-best Leafs blog Pension Plan Puppets...