December 09 2015 03:53PM
We're going to make this one real damn simple.
We've been talking about Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos a lot lately, especially since Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos poured an entire can of gasoline on the topic yesterday. Earlier today, Ryan Fancey followed that up with a great piece on why Toronto absolutely should try and sign Stamkos as a free agent, which was promptly followed up by the discovery that Stammer himself fave'd a tweet of a TSN story regarding the Leafs' pursuit of him.
What a time to be alive!
December 07 2015 05:30AM
We wrote a lot about Mitch Marner and his scoring exploits over the past three days, but let's dive in again just in case you tuned out over the weekend and need a refresher.
Marner was instrumental in three London Knights wins in three days, scoring a hat trick in both Friday's and Saturday's games. In all, Marner scored six goals and 11 points in three games. You don't need a complicated visual to tell you that's insane.
December 06 2015 08:58AM
Another day, another three goals for Mitch Marner. No big deal.
What makes Marner's second hat trick in two games (in two days) is that this time he added two assists for five points on the night. Marner now sits tied for the lead in OHL scoring with linemate Christian Dvorak, both sporting 55 points in 24 game stat lines.
So here are the three goals in order... with the first of them bringing out all the teddy bears at the Knights' annual Teddy Bear Toss. The second is shorthanded, which just goes to show how dangerous Marner is on both special teams. And my God, look at that between the legs move. The skill is off the charts.
Big stick tap to /u/imhuge on /r/leafs for the streams.
December 05 2015 08:06PM
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In the pregame, I was pretty certain the Leafs would lose tonight. I mean, one of the worst teams in the league going up one of the Western Conference's finest? Yeah, I put money on that any day.
But hey, I was wrong, and it was very fun to be wrong tonight. Toronto wins 4-1 off a two-goal performance from Nazem Kadri and a great bounceback effort from Garret Sparks.
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.