December 19 2015 04:15PM
The World Juniors are still a week away, but that didn't stop Team Canada's Leafs prospects from putting themselves on the scoreboard. In a 7-1 rout of Belarus, first round pick and TLN's preseason #1 prospect Mitch Marner picked up a goal while second-rounder Travis Dermott added a goal and two assists.
December 19 2015 12:26PM
If you thought the Leafs had trouble hosting the last California team to swing through Toronto, wait 'till you get a load of these guys. The Kings are one of the hottest teams in the league right now, with a 7-1-2 record in their past 10 games. They are, once again, looking like a serious Stanley Cup contender.
Oh, and the Leafs are tied for dead last. Yikes.
December 18 2015 09:21PM
The thing about this year's Toronto Marlies team, above all else, is that you have to accept that every single night will provide an opportunity for you to be dumbfounded by them. Of course, I mean that in the most positive way possible. But tonight? Tonight took that to a whole new level, as they gained first place in the American Hockey League in inexplicable fashion.
December 18 2015 04:26PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs had their ideal tandem in James Reimer and Garret Sparks for a brief, brief time.
The Toronto Marlies had an ideal tandem of their own during that period, with Jonathan "AHL Shutout King" Bernier and Antoine Bibeau. That left the ECHL with Ryan Massa and Rob Madore getting strong starts. Everyone was happy.
Then Reimer got re-injured, Sparks got injured as well, and the whole goaltending depth chart got turned on its head.
The solution? Veteran netminder Ray Emery, who has inked a PTO with the Marlies this Friday.
December 18 2015 02:03PM
The holiday season is upon us and Christmas is just a week away. For some, that means spending time with family, visiting friends and eating enormous amounts of excellent food. For us at TLN, it means demanding presents and getting our grubby hands on gifts. We're not good people.
Now, it turns out we forgot to send our Christmas wish lists to the Toronto Maple Leafs. I think, considering how loyal we've been to this team and how disappointing they've been over and over and over again, it's fair of us to expect a little somethin' somethin' from Santa Lou this year. So what is the TLN staff asking for? Check out our demands below...