November 07 2015 11:35AM
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
It's Hockey Night in Washington as the Toronto Maple Leafs head to the U.S. capital for a date with the... Oh. The Capitals. I actually didn't mean to do that. Oh well. I'll own it.
The Leafs are coming off an overtime loss last night to Detroit - a game in which Toronto looked pretty good but couldn't beat Petr Mrazek. Tonight, they'll be up against another talented netminder in Braden Holtby, not exactly the kind of goalie one of the league's worst offences wants to come up against.
Here are all of your pre-game details...
November 06 2015 08:44PM
I can't even be mad about this loss because the Detroit Red Wings played such a classy, underrated game. Wait. Maybe I don't know what underrated means... does it mean you got outplayed but still won? No? Oh, ok. Nevermind.
Not classy. Not underrated.
November 04 2015 03:21PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs are coming off only their second win of the season. The Jets, victims of a 5-1 beatdown at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens, will be doing everything they can to get themselves back in the win column while denying Toronto their first win streak of the season.
I tend to dread Leafs vs. Jets games, but tonight's matchup in ACC shouldn't be too bad. I much prefer the mausoleum crowd in Toronto as opposed to the insufferable home fans in Winnipeg, booing players for no real reason other than they don't understand arena etiquette since they just got their team back.
Act like you've been there before. Geeze. And save your boos for when your own team gets swept in the first round of the playoffs.
November 02 2015 06:32AM
A lot of people deserve some level of blame for the Toronto Maple Leafs' slow start, but after a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night - the team's sixth straight loss - a lot of that blame became very focused on the goaltending.
That might not be entirely fair, considering the Leafs offered nothing in the way of goal support for their netminders, but here we are. Toronto will need to start weighing their options in goal and ask themselves three questions... Do we need to upgrade? At what cost? And to what end?
November 01 2015 09:10AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won only a single game during the entire month of October.