March 23 2015 08:46PM
I got a phone call at around ten to seven this evening. It was from my aunt, on behalf of an uncle who didn't have my phone number. Up for grabs? A pair of Leafs tickets. The cost? Free. I said no; concluding that this team wasn't worth picking up the tickets and heading down to the Air Canada Centre to watch. The fans seemed to feel the same way, with this being a rare non-sellout. To those who did go, they left with the same empty feeling the team has left for months, falling 2-1 to the Minnesota Wild.
March 23 2015 01:22PM
The good news: we've moved on from a dozen people asking about Connor Brown. The bad news: we now have a dozen people asking who the Leafs will pick at four. Which shows that the Leafs are bad, but not bad enough to get worse, and that our priorities as a fanbase are locked in until June. So there's that. Here's what we salvaged out of the leftovers:
March 23 2015 11:00AM
The Maple Leafs of Toronto will be hosting the Wild of Minnesota at the Air Canada Centre this evening and in a season of unwatchable hockey games this may be the most unwatchable. This is because the Wild are a very boring team that no one cares about. To prove this, go up to someone and ask them to name all 30 NHL teams, they'll probably rattle off 29 of them no problem, and sit around for five minutes going "WHO THE HELL AM I FORGETTING?" The answer to that question will also be the Minnesota Wild. Even in Minnesota they barely care, because it's a terrible fan base that finds USHL too fast so they watch high school hockey instead.
In closing, I cannot say enough good things about Better Call Saul, an excellent Monday night program that is far superior to this game in every way.
March 23 2015 09:00AM
There's only three weeks left in the season. The Leafs need to go 7-2-0 in order to match their worst record in the last 15 years. That record was good enough to have the second overall pick. Times have changed. Now power rankings.
March 22 2015 06:34PM
— Penn State Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) March 21, 2015
Toronto Welcomes Two New Prospects to the Organization
After moving out a number of contracts before and at the March 2nd trade deadline, the Toronto Maple Leafs used their roster flexibility to add two new prospects to the pipeline over the weekend.
On Friday, the Leafs announced the signing of 21-year old Nikita Soshnikov, an offensively-gifted winger out of Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL. The following day, Toronto made another splash in signing 23-year old centre, and prized college free agent Casey Bailey of Penn State.