February 06 2015 08:01PM
At some point, something's gotta give. The Leafs once again outshot and outchanced an opponent, but left the ice tonight with nothing to show for it. Well, that's not entirely true. They leave New Jersey with an impressive 11-game losing streak, after dropping tonight's contest against the Devils by a score of 4-1.
And so help me Hockey Gods, if I hear another person try to tell me it's a "winless streak" and not a "losing streak", I'm going to drop hockey forever.
February 06 2015 05:53PM
Earlier today, I urged the Leafs to start making trades and set the market. This isn't exactly what I meant, but hey, I'm glad Toronto's front office reads The Leafs Nation.
Toronto has traded Carter Ashton, 23, and David Broll, 22, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a conditional 7th round pick in 2016.
February 06 2015 02:59PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs are open for business, fire sale-style, but for now they're reportedly just doing their diligence.
While bigger ticket items like Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul could be had, Toronto's reported focus is on creating a market and maximizing the return on a trio of pending unrestricted free agents including Cody Franson, Daniel Winnik and Mike Santorelli, according to ESPN and TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
Read on for the latest.
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February 06 2015 02:30PM
NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).
February 06 2015 01:30PM
Good evening sports fans. Are you ready for the exciting matchup of the two teams battling to see who can hold the 7.5% lottery odds for the first overall draft pick.
While the Devils look like strong contenders with their usage of Scott Gomez as a top six center, their tendency to move Steve Bernier up in their line-up and the fact that they will dress Mark Fraser, the Leafs still have to be the heavy favourites.
The Leafs high point of the past four weeks was picking up a point in a shootout loss to these very Devils. Of course now that the Leafs have dropped ten straight we're entering that "they have to win again sometime territory." Odds are tonight against the Devils or tomorrow night against the Oilers are the best bets of when that will happen.