March 01 2015 03:35PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to bounce back from an embarrassing 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens last night when they meet up with the Washington Capitals this evening. On the other hand, Toronto Maple Leafs fans will look for their favourite team to continue their losing ways, as they are so, so, so near the bottom of the standings, and looking ever more likely to secure a top-5 draft pick.
March 01 2015 02:38PM
Eyes on the prize, Leafs Nation. Eyes on the prize.
March 01 2015 02:03PM
According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA, the Edmonton Oilers want to address their goaltending situation and may be looking to Toronto for help. The Leafs have reportedly been listening to offers on Jonathan Bernier, but according to Dreger they aren't exactly shopping the pending restricted free agent, so James Reimer could be in play here as well.
Oilers are looking for goaltenders. They were looking at what the Maple Leafs goalies in the last few weeks. #tvasports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) March 1, 2015
March 01 2015 01:13PM
If you want to know how the game has changed, this anecdote should do it.
Recently Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan, an old-school power forward during his 1500-plus game NHL career, asked assistant general manager Kyle Dubas to explain the concept of PDO to Maple Leafs ownership, Dubas told James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail.
We don't know what case Dubas and Shanahan were making to ownership at the time, but based on what we know of recent meetings between the MLSE board and Maple Leafs management, imagining a statistic named after an internet commenter (Brian King) being used to justify dramatically remaking a flawed Maple Leafs team doesn't seem farfetched. Certainly it's less farfetched than a former theLeafsNation.com site editor weaselling his way into the club's front office...
What exactly does PDO tell us about recent Maple Leafs history? And what else did Dubas reveal at this week's Sloan Conference. Read past the jump!
Report: Leafs front office 'confident that they're at least going to get a draft pick' for Olli Jokinen
March 01 2015 11:49AM
With the NHL trade deadline rapidly approaching the Toronto Maple Leafs have already successfully moved out a trio of rental assets - Daniel Winnik, Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli - for a bounty of draft picks, and a decent prospect. Winnik, Franson and Santorelli generated a good deal of interest on the trade market, but as the deadline approaches, the Maple Leafs still have much smaller fish to fry.
Can Brendan Shanahan, Dave Nonis and company interest anyone around the league in a gently used Olli Jokinen? How about a plodding depth defender in Korbinian Holzer? An oft-injured winger in David Booth?
Apparently Maple Leafs brass believes it's possible, and there is reportedly some interest around the league.