February 03 2015 10:39AM
The Leafs are in Nashville tonight trying to break out of a losing streak that has now reached nine games. January was not kind to Toronto (on a historic level), and now the organization and its fanbase seem to be entering all-out sell and tank mode, which is a good thing overall, if it's for real.
February should be an important month for the team off the ice, leading up to the March 2nd trade deadline. Let's see how much that's influenced by what happens on it.
February 03 2015 07:55AM
The St. Louis Blues have enjoyed good luck trading with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the recent past - Alex Steen for Lee Stempniak anyone? Anybody? Hello? - so it makes sense that Doug Armstrong and company might be interested in transacting with the Maple Leafs again in the not too distant future.
Beyond the respective club's recent transaction logs, the two teams could fit as trade partners simply because of where they're at in their respective rebuilding cycles. The Maple Leafs, as we know, are in long-term thinking mode, if not all-out tear down mode. The Blues meanwhile have been knocking on the door for a few years, but haven't been out of the second round yet. Potential buyer, meet potential seller.
Let's get into it further on the other side of the jump.
February 02 2015 07:02PM
When the Leafs made the terrible decision to fire Randy Carlyle, they followed it up with an even more terrible decision - hiring Peter Horachek.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 02 2015 04:58PM
Last night and this morning, I asked you all if you had any questions - I actually took a few weeks off of the mailbag in hopes that everybody would stop asking about the same three subjects. It worked! But I feel like a few people were disappointed in last night's results in another sport...
February 02 2015 03:40PM
The following is a look at the machinations and plots behind the scenes at the Nation Network. If you don't care/don't want to know please click here to read a riveting piece about the Oilers overcoming an early season insistence on using the swarm defense. You have been warned.