November 02 2015 03:58PM
Screencap Credit: Hockey Night in Canada
Before we turn the page on Toronto's last showing and dive into Tyler Seguin's upcoming assault on the Air Canada Centre, I want to talk about this moment late in the third period of Saturday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Quite simply, I don't think we're going to find a better visual representation of this pocket era of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
November 02 2015 11:13AM
Tonight a team with one win in a month of hockey will play a team with only two losses in a month of hockey. The good news is it's a new month so anything can happen. And while anything could happen there's probably a good chance that what will happen is Dallas will continue to be good and the Leafs will continue to be bad.
The other good news is that Dallas is a very exciting team to watch, and after everyone predicted big things for them last season, we all finally get to see them deliver on them a season later, and smugly feel good that we were eventually right.
The bad news is that Dallas being exciting really doesn't help anyone who finds a potential seven game losing streak to be a little embarrassing even for a team that's rebuilding.
November 02 2015 09:07AM
Okay, there will be several points this season where it will be next to impossible to say positive things about the Leafs and say nice things about some of them. I'm gonna say a week that saw three losses, gave them a total of six losses in a row, and caused them to finish the month 1-7-2 is a worthwhile first time to say, "no, no way in hell, it can't be done, I'm sitting this week out."
Thankfully my breaking point coincided with Halloween, so we've been #blessed with a number of great social media pictures of the Leafs out enjoying life while they bravely soldier on to the top of the draft lottery standings.
This week I give you the Leafs Halloween Costume Power Rankings
November 02 2015 08:34AM
The never ending depth of the Toronto Marlies can get frustrating for its players at times, but on occasion, the team lands itself in a situation where having an abundance of roster players plays to its benefits.
Such is the case right now, with the news that Connor Brown will be out of the lineup indefinitely thanks to an ankle fracture.
November 02 2015 06:32AM
A lot of people deserve some level of blame for the Toronto Maple Leafs' slow start, but after a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night - the team's sixth straight loss - a lot of that blame became very focused on the goaltending.
That might not be entirely fair, considering the Leafs offered nothing in the way of goal support for their netminders, but here we are. Toronto will need to start weighing their options in goal and ask themselves three questions... Do we need to upgrade? At what cost? And to what end?