Leafs Roster Preview – The Phil

#485088115 / gettyimages.com Point-per-game player. Great actor. Assistant coach. Confirmed sex symbol. Philip “The Phil” “The Thrill” Kessel is one of the most exciting players in the league. And he’s a Maple Leaf. For 8 more years. We are blessed. Praise Be to The Phil.

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Leafs Roster Preview – Nazem Kadri

#136617655 / gettyimages.com Now that he’s not the camp fatty, there hasn’t been a heck of a lot of negativity surrounding Kadri heading into the season. Sure, there were talks of moving him all summer, but that all proved to be for naught – which isn’t surprising now that there’s a new regime that values…

Managing expectations for Joffrey Lupul

#481549507 / gettyimages.com Over the last few weeks, as is tradition in Toronto, it appears that people have started to ask for more of these Leafs. More of what? More of everything. More from everyone. There’s always plenty of criticism kicking around for a team that has barely done anything positive in a decade, and…

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Leafs Postgame – Leafs Down Flyers in Preseason Shootout Win

#480095715 / gettyimages.com It’s nice that hockey is back, even if it was only a preseason game, and even if that preseason game wasn’t that particularly thrilling. Facing off in London, Ontario, the Leafs defeated the Flyers this evening by a score of 3-2, digging a hole throughout the first half of the game (as is tradition),…

Leafs Cut Ten Players From Camp

#492430993 / gettyimages.com Dave Nonis and Co. completed a little bit of house cleaning earlier today, cutting ten players from Leafs camp as the team prepares for a busy week of preseason action. 

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Monday Mailbag: Back and Rebooted

We finally got rid of our broken mail truck! These new ones are such piles of junk, it was just always in the shop. What we did instead, was we renovated an old one. Just pimped it the hell out.  ..anyway, the mailbag is back for another season. Instead of being our “Jeff has a…

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Leafs Roster Preview – Peter Holland

#450104011 / gettyimages.com Around this time last year, I made a bold proclamation. After a year of improvement on the Toronto Marlies’ blue line, I said that Jesse Blacker would probably become the AHL team’s highest-minute defenceman. Boy, was I wrong. He got benched a bunch to start a year, got into a fight in…

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Leafs Roster Preview – Jake Gardiner

#480094889 / gettyimages.com Remember when the Maple Leafs had Francois Beauchemin and traded him for Jake Gardiner and Joffrey Lupul? Well, that’s a laugh (thank you Burkie). Gardiner was the big off-season winner in Hogtown, getting the long term contract he deserved. The Leafs went the smart route and signed him for five years with…

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Leafs Roster Preview – Matt Frattin

#185782490 / gettyimages.com Back for a second stint with the team that drafted him, Matt Frattin is a Leaf once again. Thank God, because his chemistry with, uh, other, uh, people, uh, was quite clearly the missing ingredient in last year’s disastrous season. Jokes aside, Frattin had a a rough season as well, and hopes…

Leafs Sign Defenceman Cody Donaghey

#480310631 / gettyimages.com After a strong showing at their Rookie Camp, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed 18-year old blueliner Cody Donaghey to a three year entry level contract. One of the few non-Leafs who got invited to the team’s main camp, Donaghey is a 6’1, 185lb offensive defenceman out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey…