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.
October 31 2015 08:26PM
It's fitting for a Halloween night game - a scary display of offensive ineptitude, defensive lapses, and ugly goaltending. The Toronto Maple Leafs couldn't do much right tonight in a 4-0 shutout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. But hey, at least they kept Phil Kessel off the scoreboard. Small victories?
October 31 2015 07:12PM
Another Saturday. Another Saturday Headlines segment. Another story about the Toronto Maple Leafs.
This time it has to do with CSKA Moscow's Nikita Zaitsev, who you might remember as the Russian blueliner who visited with the Leafs this past offseason and met with members of both the front office and coaching staff.
At the time, there was some confusion as to whether Zaitsev had signed with the Leafs or not. It turned out that the 24-year old was only visiting and weighing his options ahead of his pending free agency next offseason. According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, Toronto isn't the only NHL club taking a close look at Zaitsev now...