Will Joffrey Lupul face suspension for his hit on Victor Hedman?

Joffrey Lupul has had a pretty eventful first couple of games back from the injury. He’s found the scoresheet multiple times: three goals, and four penalties. The first three penalties were questionable calls—two of them happened to take the Leafs off the powerplay—but the third was pretty cut and dry. The question we all want…


Nazem beats Steven – Leafs beat Bolts; LeafsNation recap

Photo via Claus Anderson/NHL Interactive Coming into this game, the Toronto Maple Leafs had significantly outplayed non-playoff opponents. They had out-chanced them 185-145 this season, compared to being out-chanced 196-242 by playoff teams. That is a very significant swing. But it’s one you might expect of a team whose true talent level is likely in…


Preview: Game #30 Lightning @ Leafs – Guy’s questionable coaching

The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost five straight games.  Qualifier: The Toronto Maple Leafs last five games have all come against playoff teams. Addendum: If the Toronto Maple Leafs are a playoff team, they’ll have to beat playoff opponents.  Tonight they play Tampa Bay, a team outside of playoff position. The team has had a…


Mike Komisarek waives NMC – Waived by Leafs

Komisarek strategy – waiving NMC for waivers – elementary. Needs to play. Almost certain he won’t be claimed, will report/play for Marlies. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 20, 2013 Not much to say here, other than Mike Komisarek joins a long list of Burke-era pickups like Matt Lombardi and Tim Connolly to find themselves off…


An imagined conversation between Dave Nonis and Mike Gillis

INT: Dave Nonis’ Honda Civic – Downtown Toronto *The phone rings of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ general manager. It is the Vancouver Canucks’ general manager calling* Dave Nonis: Hello? Mike Gillis: Hey, Dave, was wondering if you were watching Primetime Sports just now?


Jake Gardiner Freed – Holzer? We hardly knew ya

After several games of Korbinian Holzer under performing on the Toronto Maple Leafs top two defensive pairings, the big German has been demoted to the American Hockey League. This comes a game after Randy Carlyle made the switch and re-united Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson on the top line. The bigger news? Jake Gardiner has…


The absurdity of Colton Orr

Something funny happened on Joffrey Lupul’s second goal Saturday night. As you can see from the video above, Colton Orr gets in quick, makes a hit that forces a turnover and allowing Nazem Kadri to recover the puck, set up Joffrey Lupul for a Leafs goal. Easy, right, just how Randy Carlyle drew it up,…


Five Leafs thoughts to begin the week

A few thoughts to kick off your week, and previewing the things we’ll look at on this blog in Toronto Maple Leafs analysis… No. 1 – Nikolai Kulemin’s scoring: Where did it go? One of the major concerns this season has been the lack of production from Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin. In 2011, those…


Marlies Begin Road Trip With Win

Being on the road has no doubt been the weaker situation for the Toronto Marlies this sesaon, particularly after the lockout. Entering today’s game, the blue and white had only won one of seven games away from Ricoh Coliseum after the beginning of Leafs training camp. That said, it’s been a while since they’ve been…


LFR6 – Game 29 – Lupul Fiasco

 \ The Leafs move up in the standings, even though they lost. Losing is the new winning! I talk about Lupul’s comeback, the trouble with Bozak, and the argument for trading Nikolai Kulemin.


Marlies Win 6-1 Over Rochester

If you’re going to face a division rival a million times a year, you may as well be good at it. Thankfully for the Toronto Marlies, this is the case for the Rochester Americans. Headed into todays game, they’ve only lost one of thirteen games against the Buffalo Sabres affiliate in the last calendar year….