November 23 2015 09:00PM
*whispers* Optimus Reim! Optimus...
November 23 2015 03:53PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed two of their 2015 draft picks to entry-level contracts today, putting pen to paper with Andrew Nielsen and Dmytro Timashov.
November 23 2015 03:33PM
I typically fill up the introductory paragraph of the mailbag with gibberish and nonsense to give the illusion of pre-jump words. This week is no exception, but I wanted to use this spot to thank everybody for the birthday wishes I received yesterday on all the forms of social media yesterday. It was borderline overwhelming and it's nice to know so many people have my back.
Anyway, there's a bunch of questions sitting here. Let's dive in!
November 23 2015 01:32PM
You'll have to tune in and get your fill of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey action tonight, because it's going to be a long week for you otherwise. After tonight's game, the U.S. Thanksgiving schedule kicks in and the Leafs won't play again until Saturday night. On the plus size, that just means that Toronto has a full week of Mike Babcock practices, so I'll accept nothing less than a finely-tuned puck possession team come next weekend's date with the Washington Capitals. I predict Ovechkin won't even get a shot off.
But hey, let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Leafs play Boston tonight, and here's your primer...
November 23 2015 01:30PM
It's that magical time of the year, when position in the standings starts to matter, when you feel you can start judging players by their numbers without having "SMALL SAMPLE SIZE" screamed at you, and that time when the Leafs provide a glimmer of hope of a playoff run before they come crashing down to earth in the new year.
With all these fun things to now consider, we'll forego the usual approach of looking at the Leafs over the past week, though a 2-1-0 record and giving up only 4 goals is worth noting, and we'll rank the Leafs on how they've done since opening day.