March 01 2016 12:30PM
Sheldon Keefe is going to be an NHL head coach, it's just a matter of when a searching team makes that phone call.
It could be this summer, it could be next, but either way, I'd bet on it happening relatively soon.
March 01 2016 12:05PM
Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com
One of the best things about having a never-ending prospect pool is that when players graduate, your minor league systems aren't completely decimated. Even still, there's a limit, which many felt the Toronto Marlies would hit when their entire top line (William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen, and Zach Hyman), and play driving utility forward Nikita Soshnikov headed up to the Maple Leafs.
If today was any indication, that won't be the case. Armed with a few alternative reinforcements, the Marlies handily beat the second overall by a score of 4-0.
March 01 2016 10:36AM
The trade deadline has come and gone, and while Toronto wasn't at all active on deadline day they still accomplished a tremendous amount of work in the months leading up to it. In total, 12 bodies and one draft pick were moved out by the Leafs and 11 bodies (three of them prospects) and six draft picks came back the other way.
Was it a great effort by Toronto's front office? Absolutely, but we know that not all trades are made equal. Which was your favourite? Which did you hate? Let us know below...
February 29 2016 10:57PM
On this episode, trade deadline craziness, Ian Oland of Russian Machine Never Breaks calls in to talk Leafs Caps trade, and the youth revolution in Toronto.
February 29 2016 09:00PM
The following question has often been posed this season: Would the Marlies beat the Leafs? Well, we'll likely never find that one out, but in the first big-league opportunity of a few of the team's brightest young stars, they weren't able to beat another NHL team as the Leafs fell 2-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning. It wasn't an overly exciting contest once it was all said and done, but the debut of six new Leafs in one game is always exciting.