October 20 2015 04:04PM
The Columbus Blue Jackets are off to an ugly 0-6-0 start and sport an even uglier -17 goal differential, which is worst in the NHL and far off second-last place Calgary's -9 mark. Things are so bad that GM Jarmo Kekalainen is reportedly considering both a roster shake-up via trade, and axing coach Todd Richards.
From Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts earlier today...
3. The word last weekend was [Kekalainen] wanted to make a trade before a coaching change, and he’s certainly trying. He’s looking for a defenceman who can make life harder on opposing forwards.
There are two problems. First, when you’re struggling, other GMs throw anvils instead of life jackets. Second, it can be very difficult to find trading partners this early. Most teams want to see what they’ve got.
Hi, yes. Paging the Maple Leafs?
October 18 2015 08:24PM
Marner Comes Alive, Piccinich Keeps Pace
After getting off to a rather slow start upon returning to the London Knights, top prospect Mitch Marner has begun heating up very quickly. Despite being held scoreless in a midweek tilt with Saginaw, Marner contributed three assists against Hamilton on Monday and another two goals and an assist against Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday.
October 18 2015 01:42PM
The Leafs won their first game of this season this week! Then they lost again! And other things happened! Yay! Here's what you need to know!
October 17 2015 07:19PM
You can always count on the Toronto Maple Leafs to be involved in Saturday Headlines in some capacity. Tonight, it had nothing to do with the on-ice product, and everything to do with its parent company MLSE.
According to Elliotte Friedman, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment may have found its new boss...
October 16 2015 06:56PM
It's only been a week and a half since the NHL season kicked off and the Toronto Maple Leafs have since rung off three straight losses. This wasn't exactly unexpected - most of us had already resigned ourselves to a season of mediocrity and unbalanced win-loss columns - but there have been a few pleasant (and unpleasant) surprises so far this season to make things at least a little interesting.
Which Leafs players have stood out so far this season? Our Roundtable discusses...