February 02 2016 05:00AM
Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will reveal their newest logo in the fifth episode of their The Leaf: Blueprint documentary series. We already have a pretty good idea of what it's going to look like, but before we see the official logo, let's take a look at all of the blue and white (and sometimes green) Maple Leafs logos of years past. And because this is the internet, let's rank them... because that's what we do, right?
According to SportsLogos.net, the Leafs have used eight primary logos throughout their 99-year history, with what I'd call four truly unique designs and four more that were slight variations of others. While the Leafs have actually used far more variations in jerseys and merchandise, we're going to stick to ranking the eight core logos. Contributing to this vote was Jeff Veillette, Jon Steitzer, Shawn Reis and myself. While it's fair to question Jeff's sense of style, I assure you these rankings are extremely correct. Let's get started...
February 01 2016 09:23PM
The Toronto Marlies have torn up the American Hockey League this year, to the point where they could have realistically sent more than four deserving people to this year's All-Star Festivities. With that said, that wouldn't be fair at all to the fans of the other teams. As such, head coach Sheldon Keefe took William Nylander, TJ Brennan, and Josh Leivo with him to Syracuse for the weekend, and while the former pair were left off the score sheet, Leivo found his way to the back the net twice.
February 01 2016 04:04PM
CAT'S BACK! *excited emojis*
After a brief Leafs Nation hiatus (that had more to do with a nasty case of the flu than you guys, I promise), I'm back for a night with our Leafs mailbag - and it's gonna be fun.
February 01 2016 02:04PM
With the trade deadline four weeks from today, everyone knows that the Leafs are in full-on sell mode. Toronto has a large number of pending free agents and a desire to accumulate as many draft picks for Mark Hunter and Kyle Dubas as possible. From now until February 29, we are going to take a look at some potential destinations for players that could be traded.
James Reimer is an interesting case. He is a fan favorite that when healthy this season has outplayed Bernier by a significant margin. Many in Leafs Nation feel he should be the goalie of the future and feel he has proven himself enough to deserve a long-term contract. The health issues though can't be overlooked, though. The best goalies in the world become significantly less valuable when they can't carry the workload of an NHL starter and, as good as he's been, Reimer has not proven the capability to play a full season.
With his contract up at the end of the season and his play at an all-time high, it's as good a time as any to be shopping the Reimer. There are likely more than a few teams that have playoff aspirations that could use some help in net, so here are the five potential destinations for James Reimer...
February 01 2016 09:01AM
It's the All-Star break. It's awful. Albeit John Scott, Brent Burns, and P.K. Subban did a lot to make it less awful, but not much is happening around the league and we've all had way too much time to spend considering claiming Raffi Torres on waivers.
With a month to go before the trade deadline, and the standings looked in for a few days, today seems like a reasonable time to take a look at who owns which draft pick heading into the trade deadline, and how that may make some teams better trade partners for the rebuilding Leafs.