December 31 2015 04:09PM
Aaron Doster - USA TODAY Sports
You probably don't realize just how big a year it was for the Toronto Maple Leafs - I certainly didn't when I began putting this article together. Big changes to the roster, the coaching staff, and the front office all made for an exciting 365 days, but perhaps most importantly, it all points to a brighter 2016.
So here you have it... the biggest Leafs stories of 2015.
December 31 2015 02:14PM
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In perhaps their toughest group in recent memory, Canada ended off 2015 with an less-than-impressive 5-2 loss against Sweden.
Though the final standings were set before puck drop, Canada failed to beat either of the top two competitors in their group, finishing the round robin with just wins over Denmark and Switzerland.
December 31 2015 12:27PM
If today's events are any indication, it appears that Lou Lamoriello's influence stretches beyond the borders of Toronto and crosses the Atlantic Ocean. The Toronto Maple Leafs GM flexed his most intimidating verbiage today, effectively convincing Hockey Sweden to cancel William Nylander's availability to the media today.
December 31 2015 10:47AM
Team Canada has been battling back from a rough start to their 2016 World Juniors tournament, but today might be their biggest test yet.
That's right: it's time for Mitch Marner, Jake Virtanen, and Dylan Strome to take on the other Nylander.
It's Team Sweden time, y'all.
December 30 2015 10:31PM