Why the Toronto Maple Leafs are justified in raising their ticket prices

Jeff Veillette
March 17 2016 07:04PM

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In yet another case of "things that are only a story in Toronto", a report from the Star today revealed that the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to increase their season ticket prices this year. The number is insignificant by percentage, but with the team sitting near the bottom of the standings, seeing any sort of increase to what is known to be the league's most expensive ticket is a bit jarring.

With that said, here are a few reasons why it's not something to worry about.

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OHL Coaches Poll Recognizes the Greatness of Leafs Prospects

Jon Steitzer
March 17 2016 03:18PM

The OHL coaches poll is a fun year end assessment of the top players in various categories. Over the past few years it seems like there has been a lack of Leafs in this and this largely because the Leafs have been have had one of the shallowest talent pools in the league. That's not the case any longer, and the OHL Coaches Poll is now something to be excited about as Mitch Marner, Jeremy Bracco, and Travis Dermott all received some love from around the league.

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LGD: Hockey Dad in Toronto

Ryan Fancey
March 17 2016 11:05AM

Back when the Leafs were somewhat competitive and had even the faintest hopes of the playoffs this late in the season, we'd call a matchup like tonight's - against Jaromir Jagr and the Panthers - a mid-week trap game. It's a game you should have in the bag in your march toward trying to secure a playoff spot, but as a fan you just know it won't play out that way.

Well, times change, and tonight the shoe is on the other foot. It's the Leafs' turn to try to surprise, and perhaps mess things up for Florida a little. The Panthers aren't in any trouble playoff-wise, but they head into tonight's game with a very tight lead at the top of the Atlantic, sitting a point up on Boston and just a pair from third-seeded Tampa. They'll want this game as much as any other, and with the Leafs riding a mini-streak and looking strong over the last few games, it shouldn't be easy. 

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Leafs Gonna Find Out What Brown Can Do For You

Jon Steitzer
March 17 2016 08:41AM

Another day, another player set to make their NHL and/or Leafs debut. It's getting old, but it's also all we have for excitement around here and Connor Brown is certainly a prospect that many of us have wanted to see in the NHL at some point so we know what our future excitement levels should be for him.

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Making Sense of the Expansion Draft

Jon Steitzer
March 16 2016 01:35PM

Back in December during the Board of Governors meeting the topic of what the Expansion Draft needs to look like was first raised publicly. I responded with a whole lot of speculation on the topic. Today as the GM meetings wrap up we've begun to get a bit of insight into what we can actually expect to see, and once again we can begin to speculate on how that will impact that Leafs.

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