March 24 2016 09:25PM
Some losses come harder than others. A three-goal collapse ranks right up there, but you know what? This is a very young team, and they'll be able to take the defeat as a learning experience. Maybe, in a few years from now, they'll be the type of team that puts their foot down, catches themselves slipping, and gets the job anyway.
Wait, did I say years? Minutes was the term I was looking for. After a mind-numbing collapse over the span of ten hockey minutes, the Leafs pulled together an insane 6-5 overtime victory.
March 24 2016 07:53PM
On this episode, the guys talk about the Marlies, Sens, KHL expansion into China, Mike Francesca, and more!
March 24 2016 10:38AM
*Corey Perry emerges from a Peterborough dumpster*
"Nothing tastes as good as the garbage you eat at home."
Hopefully all the Leafs have their vaccinations up to date because they are getting a visit from the Ducks tonight. And while that may leave us wishing the Leafs wear hazmat suits for tonight's game, the fact that the Ducks are a pretty good team and should be capable of handing the Leafs a loss is probably a good thing. This winning record thing has been fun for a while, but Toronto is dangerously close to improving in the standings.
March 23 2016 04:52PM
With ten games left in the regular season and, obviously, no playoffs to look forward to, your focus is probably moving towards the 2016 offseason and all of the fun that comes with it. Besides a potentially enormous dip into the free agent pool, the NHL Entry Draft is going to demand a lot of our attention. In fact, it already is.
We at TLN have already begun putting together consolidated draft rankings and updating them regularly, and we've also received a number of draft-related questions in recent weeks in our Monday Mailbags. It's clear you guys want to talk about it, so let's do that.
March 23 2016 10:06AM
As much as we've enjoyed this late-season version of the Leafs with their new dose of youth, the fact remains that this is a team sitting thirtieth in a league of thirty. Whether this iteration of the roster would operate at that level if given the whole year is probably debatable, but as Mike Babcock has even alluded to recently, you have to be careful about buying too much into this kind of short-term success we've seen in the last week or so.