BREAKING: Clarkson contract found to be in violation of CBA

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 31 2014 10:00PM

article_0faf3b79-59fe-450f-9d94-f67b879f760a

TheLeafsNation.com can exclusively report that the National Hockey League will put out a press release later this morning, confirming that the Toronto Maple Leafs have been found in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement on multiple levels surrounding David Clarkson's 7 year contract, and will be penalized their 1st Round Draft Pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Read Article | 39 Comments

Making Money gets you Hockey Things

Steve Dangle
March 31 2014 01:19PM

photo (23)

Money.

That’s something we talk a lot about when it comes to the Leafs, isn’t it? It makes sense. For one, they’re the most valuable team in hockey. Beyond that, the Leafs have the biggest and most passionate fans in the entire league. That means we want to know all about who’s getting signed or traded, what their cap hit is, and what cartoon character they chose to name their dog after.

But how about your money?

Read Article | 0 Comments

How and Why A Fan Runs On the Ice

Blake Murphy
March 31 2014 01:19PM

1072329_10203109576157923_1002774082_o

We’re sure you didn’t miss it, but a fan managed to hop onto the ice at the Leafs home game against Tampa Bay on March 19. It was silly, kind of funny, and far more unique to hockey than it is to baseball.

It also raises some questions, like why someone would risk punishment to do this, how they managed to climb the glass before security could step in, and how much alcohol was involved?

Well, we managed to track down the man who ran on the ice and became pseudo-famous for a few minutes. We’ve left his name and any identifying details out, but below you’ll find the key parts of a 20-minute interview conducted last week.

Read Article | 3 Comments

The collapse and "I Told You So"

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 31 2014 11:21AM

BridgnorthCliffRailway-looking-down

As the Toronto Maple Leafs' losing skid goes from "normal" to "concerning" to "I'm pretty sure we're watching a fictional movie", there's a lot of emotions being expressed across the fanbase. A lot of them seem to be of a weird and confusing delight, which is the topic of everybody's usual arguments. But should those who "saw it coming" be bragging? I feel the answer is complicated.

Read Article | 7 Comments

Could Guy Boucher's 1-3-1 be what the Leafs forwards need?

Cam Charron
March 31 2014 08:35AM

I was listening to the newest Steve Dangle podcast and a listener emailed in a question about which coaches should replace Randy Carlyle. It's interesting because one or two episodes ago, Steve & Co. couldn't really place a finger on a candidate. One of the many emailers submitting a question about Carlyle provided a list of names to choose from. One of them was Guy Boucher.

Read Article | 5 Comments