December 15 2015 02:08PM
In 2008, Steven Stamkos was the best draft-eligible prospect in the world and the Leafs were one of the worst teams in the NHL. The Markham native knew the potential implications. “I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve checked out the NHL standings. I pay attention to where the Leafs sit." said Stamkos on February 10th, 2008. "I know they’re near the bottom of the standings. The chance of (getting picked by them) definitely is in the back of my mind.”
At this point, the Leafs were just four points out of last place, and management was considering a fire sale. A few weeks later, their plan was foiled by their own players. This lead to the Tampa Bay Lightning selecting him first overall. He's had an interesting road since.
December 15 2015 01:26PM
Question: Who doesn't love a good troll job?
Answer: Half of the Leafs Nation proper, as evidenced by the troll job being executed today by the other half of Leafs Nation proper.
December 14 2015 03:00PM
Awwwwww snap! It's back. After hearing for like four people that they missed Bozfeed, it's officially had the moth balls dusted off it, and is back in action.
Just in time too. The Leafs haven't played in a week and we've got the important business of figuring out what the new logo and jerseys for Toronto are going to look like.
We've found a few suggestions, but I'm not sure if it would be good if the Leafs used them.
December 14 2015 02:07PM
Hey! Today, we have answers to some of your questions in this fine mailbag post, but it's not your only opportunity to get in the conversation with the TLN Staff! In about two hours, I'll be joining a handful of smarter writers on /r/Leafs to participate in their AMA series, which we helped spawn. We hope you bring the heat; we'll literally answer any question you have about anything. In the mean time, here's a sampler to get you warmed up:
December 14 2015 11:55AM
It's been no secret the Leafs are looking to host the outdoor Winter Classic game next season as part of their centennial celebration, but now it appears the details could be in process of being hammered out about the place, and most importantly, the opponent.