October 20 2015 09:46AM
It's no secret that the Leafs love them some stats and are very comfortable looking to the internet community to staff their Research and Development department. Kyle Dubas has staffed the department with Rob Pettapiece, Darryl Metcalf, Bruce Peter, and of course TLN's own Cam Charron so far, but the latest person they considered would have been a significant addition indeed.
October 19 2015 02:49PM
Phil Kessel's first game against the Leafs has come and gone, and it was pretty underwhelming. He didn't score. The Penguins didn't run up the numbers. Tyler Bozak stayed out of the lineup, presumably to avoid showing up his best friend. But it's behind us now, and we can focus on the important things, like continuing to lose while looking good doing so. Oh, and answering Mailbag questions, obviously.
October 19 2015 09:54AM
My apologies to those of you who look forward to these power rankings, as I missed last week due to a rec hockey league injury. And my apologies to Joffrey Lupul, who is usually the butt of my injury jokes but since i was hurt before him this season I think he's earned at least a few weeks of just being made fun of for sucking at defense and being slow. You're welcome Joffrey.
As for the rest of the Leafs, thank you for once again difficult as hell to find the positives in this team.
October 18 2015 08:24PM
Marner Comes Alive, Piccinich Keeps Pace
After getting off to a rather slow start upon returning to the London Knights, top prospect Mitch Marner has begun heating up very quickly. Despite being held scoreless in a midweek tilt with Saginaw, Marner contributed three assists against Hamilton on Monday and another two goals and an assist against Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday.
October 18 2015 04:29PM
With this year's expectations given to the Toronto Maple Leafs leaning towards "do your best" rather than "bring us some rings", the fanbase's expectations have been placed on their AHL counterparts, the Marlies. You can't blame the fans either; the team is loaded with young, NHL-quality players who are expected to be a big part of the future of the big club. In the meantime, they're expected to be the present of the league below.
Of course, they're a gigantic disappointment. Not only did they not go 76-0-0 this year, they've killed that dream in just four games. How do they sleep at night?