November 17 2016 04:18PM
On this episode, Steve screams about the potential lockout in a few years, the guys talk Leafs, try to help out the Canucks, and talk about guest houses.
November 17 2016 11:41AM
There are two interesting albeit minor storylines worth following in this early portion of the Leafs' season. One is the presence of Brandon Prust, who's seen his involvement with the club grow from a PTO cut to someone who hangs around the team to a regular now at practices and morning skates. It's worth keeping an eye on, because Prust could potentially work his way into a one-year deal, and of course the arguments in Leafland to follow will have the heat turned way up.
But far more intriguing than the hanging-on of Prust is the somewhat under-reported inclusion of goaltender Karri Ramo into the Toronto fold.
November 17 2016 09:30AM
The Leafs welcome back a storied member of their past tonight at the Air Canada Centre, as Seth Griffith returns for his first game against his former team. There will be many spirited battles as life-long friends become on-ice foes, and it should be a hard fought affair. As is tradition among all former marginal Leafs, Griffith will score at least one goal tonight – perhaps more – but whether it'll be enough to beat Toronto is something we'll have to wait and see.
November 17 2016 07:15AM
While we've spent much time talking about the evolution of the Toronto Maple Leafs of late, it's important to remember that this isn't the first time the organization has seen a major overhaul. Today, we look back at a previous talent injection into the roster, the acquisition of Doug Gilmour, and how it came to be. Rather than rewording history, though, we're pulling straight from the archives, thanks to The Toronto Star's 100 Years in Blue and White: A Century of Hockey In Toronto.
November 16 2016 01:49PM
I don't know why Dougie Hamilton's name has crept up again in trade talks, but if there's anything to be learned from the last time it did, these situations can evolve into something quickly. [See also: P.K. Subban this past June.]
There seems to be plenty of debate among insiders and Flames fans alike about just how much substance there is to Calgary's willingness to ship Hamilton out, but as an outsider looking at things from the perspective of another team, I don't want to get too much into that. The name is out there for a reason. If Brad Treviling is fielding calls on this guy, Lou Lamoriello should be hopping on the phone as soon as possible.