Do The Leafs Need To Get Tougher?

Shawn Reis
March 20 2016 03:00PM

Things got a little chippy at the end of last night's game.  Hell, just about any hockey game gets a little chippy from time to time.  But tempers particularly boiled over late in the third, when Zach Hyman threw a questionable hit on Sabres defenceman Jake McCabe, which led to some retaliation from Zach Bogosian, and eventually one giant scrum that took a few minutes for the linesmen to sort out.

Now all that considered, it really wasn't anything special as far as these sorts of things go.  But it did spurn Mike Babcock to make some comments after the game, suggesting that the Leafs will "look after" their supposed lack of toughness in the off-season.

This puzzled me.

Do the Leafs really have a lack of toughness?  I mean sure, they don't have a tough team, but are they really that much tougher or less tough than anybody else?  Is it something the team needs to actively address in the summer?

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LFR9 - Game 71 - Jock Jam - Buf 1, Tor 4

Steve Dangle
March 20 2016 01:37PM

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The Leafs youth shine bright but a greybeard might've shined a bit brighter!

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Exclusive Video: The LouFather sits down with Dion Phaneuf

HowAboutThemLeafs
March 20 2016 09:43AM

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Exactly what was said when the Toronto Maple Leafs pulled the trigger on their biggest trade of the year? We take you behind the scenes to show you what went down on February 9th, 2016.

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Maple Leafs Prospects Watch: March 20, 2016

Tom Hunter
March 20 2016 07:00AM

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With the CHL season coming to an end today and the NCAA tournament season in full swing, there is plenty to be excited about for a number of Maple Leaf prospects. Travis Dermott and the Erie Otters have clinched the OHL regular season title, Stephen Desrocher and his Frontenacs have grabbed the top seed in the Eastern Conference, Mitch Marner leads the hottest team in the CHL into a first round matchup with the Owen Sound Attack, and oh yeah there are some prospects outside of the OHL as well.

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Leafs Trying To Sign Lithuanian Male Model Mantas Armalis

Shawn Reis
March 19 2016 08:28PM

It's that time of year where free agent prospects start to have their names pop up in the NHL rumor mill.  The Leafs have long participated in pursuing such players, with names likes Christian Hanson, Brayden Irwin, Spencer Abbott, and Tyler Brenner all making their mark in the hallowed halls of Air Canada Center.  Well, it looks like the team is getting back in the game, and no, I'm not talking about Nikita Zaitsev.  According to Elliott Friedman of Sportsnet, Toronto is among the teams that have pursued Mantas Armalis, a Lithuanian free agent goalie currently playing in Sweden.  Just as notable is that, according to Friedman, Toronto is believed to be the favorite to land his services.

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