February 15 2015 08:55AM
The first tree has burned to the ground in the scorched earth rebuild, with news that the Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators for Brendan Leipsic, Olli Jokinen, and Nashville's 2015 1st round draft pick.
February 15 2015 12:00AM
February 14 2015 08:52PM
So, here's my position on tanking; no matter how bad you're going to do, you're going to win a game or two. We've seen teams tank so hard that the league has considered stepping in and still win a handful of games. It happens; teams don't try as hard, bounces go your way, you know the deal. So naturally, I'm in favour of the Leafs losing a bunch but especially in favour of their rare wins coming against the Montreal Canadians. Because, you know, beating the Habs is better than being successful. If you lose, whatever, it's a big zero points and you move on to the next loss.
Of course, the Leafs found a way to screw that up tonight.
February 14 2015 07:25PM
As reported by Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox on Hockey Night in Canada's Saturday Headlines segment, Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf continues to draw interest from the Los Angeles Kings, but could another team be in on him as well?
February 14 2015 10:43AM
Valentine's Day is a strange event for many.
For some, it's the best day of the year. Things are going great in your personal life and it's the cherry on top.
For others, the worst, for obvious reasons.
For Leafs fans, it's probably somewhere in the middle. A Saturday night matchup with Montreal with a chance to beat them at home? Sounds great, until you remember Montreal's leading the Eastern Conference and Toronto's only ahead of Buffalo and Carolina.