August 09 2015 02:48PM
We’ve reached the end of our Reliving journey and come to think of it, we should’ve Benjamin Buttoned this thing so we could end on the high note of the Quinn years instead of a season that saw the Leafs with their highest draft selection since the Leafs picked Scott Thornton in 1989. This is also the year you just had to endure and would probably love to forget. Compared to some of the other seasons we’ve discussed this is far from the worst. We saw the Leafs do a few things to set themselves up for success further down the road, and we closed the door on the Carlyle era, the Nonis era, and unfortunately the Kessel era. So once more unto the breach, dear friends…
August 08 2015 12:01PM
The 2012-2013 season was carried by goaltending, so it stands to reason that the 2013-2014 season was... well, not. Regression caught up to James Reimer (in other words, he was no longer able to staunch the flow of shots bleeding through Toronto's blue line) and although Jonathan Bernier was a superhuman, he's a breakable superhuman.
This year was kind of sad. That's about all I'll say.
August 07 2015 12:08PM
The 2012-2013 Toronto Maple Leafs season was probably the most painful in the last decade, so bear with me.
On May 16th, 2013, the Guardian published an article with this headline:
That... well, that sums it up. (I apologize in advance).
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August 07 2015 07:00AM
Babcock getting van Riemsdyk to the next level, Canucks dishing out dollars, World Junior showcase, Flames trimming the fat, Oilers reliving the Pronger trade, Dustin Byfuglien, Andrew Ladd, free agency and more in this week's Roundup.
August 06 2015 03:00PM
The 2011-12 Season is a special season in Leafs history. It was the season the Leafs decided that they were going to go from being just awful to being some kind of performance art celebrating how truly awful a team can be. Really it was a season that was doomed from the start as trading up to draft Tyler Biggs is a sign that your organization is being navigated towards some choppy seas.