Korbi’s Kontrakt

Two contract related moves by the Toronto Maple Leafs in two days? It’s talking point Christmas in Toronto! Today, the Leafs signed Korbinian Holzer to a two year contract, with a cap hit of $787,500. The general reaction right now could and should realistically be indifference, with some outliers. But as it stands, the feeling…


Toronto re-signs Korbinian Holzer for two years

When Dion Phaneuf and Korbinian Holzer are together, the Toronto Maple Leafs take just 43.2% of the total shots. It is worth noting that the pairing play often against other teams’ top lines. That said, with Phaneuf on the ice with Michael Kostka in a similar role, the Leafs manage slightly better, 45.8% of all…


Right Place, Right Time

Tyler Bozak is a great third line centre on an elite team. He wins draws, he can pass well, he’s got good positional awareness. He’s able to drop into the top six when need be. In fact, a good team can still have him as their second best centre and fare well for themselves if…


Leafs Prospect Update: March 4th, 2013

The Toronto Maple Leafs put pen to paper on one of their top forward prospects last night, signing Kitchener Rangers winger Josh Leivo to a 3-year entry level contract. Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Leivo has gone from ‘long shot’ to ‘future pro’ pretty damn quick. A little bit of…


James Reimer performs exorcism: Maple Leafs win 4-2 inexplicably

Photo via Abelimages/NHLInteractive via Getty Most nights I have a lot of available information to work with to craft a game story. Perhaps a game was won or lost based around a particular matchup, or there was a repeated example in the game indicative of a season-long trend that played a factor in the result….