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CHL Top Prospect Game Preview: Team Orr

Embed from Getty Images As Jon Steitzer mentioned in his preview of Team Cherry yesterday, the NHL has been shut down for the next few days over All-Star Weekend. Lucky for us in Tank Nation, we get the CHL Top Prospects game to hold us over. With the Leafs at the bottom of the standings,…

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Leafs Postgame: Double Agent

Manipulated Photo. Original Photo Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY SPORTS You just knew that this game was going to end up this way. The TV broadcasts made it all about Steven Stamkos. The fans made it all about Steven Stamkos. The Bolts needed a win, so they were probably looking towards their high-scoring captain. The Leafs,…

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Marlies Back at 0.800 after School Day Blowout

Photo Credit: Grand Rapids Griffins / Flickr.com via GriffinsHockey.com School day games are a love-hate relationship. Yes, you’re establishing a young fanbase that could go on to care about the players for their entire careers and the team for their entire lives. Yes, they’re more into it than the adults are. But, at the same…

The NHLE Calculator

Embed from Getty Images Convenience is everything nowadays.   We want everything to be as centralized as possible – with apps, news, etc all in one place – and everything done for us to the largest possible extent. To that end, I’ve taken the initiative to simplify and centralize the very common calculation of a…

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LGD: Leafs Visit Stamkos In Non-Hockey Market

The Leafs once again have the opportunity to check in on their future star Steven Stamkos. It’s kind of hard with tampering rules and all that, but it’s a good chance to see that he’s okay and that he’s still comfortable with playing in an inferior market in the most backwards state in the union. …

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CHL Top Prospect Game Preview: Team Cherry

Embed from Getty Images Tonight marks the last night of NHL play before the All-Star break, no NHL games will be scheduled tomorrow night, and the professional ice hockey you’ll get this weekend will be 3 on 3’s featuring players who were unsuccessful at faking injuries this week to get out of going. You’re in…

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Toronto connections run deep with Jamaican National Ice Hockey Team

(Photo via Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Foundation Facebook) Graeme Townshend’s path to the NHL was unlike any other before him. Born in Jamaica, he became the first player in the league from the island better known in the athletic world for their bobsled and track and field efforts.  Today, he’s working hard to achieve a…

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TLN IS NOW THE TANK NATION

In honour of the Toronto Maple Leafs finding their way to the bottom of the NHL standings, we are very proud to announce a rebranding of The Leafs Nation and officially endorsing the tank. You can now visit us at thetanknation.com. No, seriously. It works.

Leafs Postgame: Started From The Bottom (Now We There Again)

Embed from Getty Images You knew it was coming. No matter how many pucks James Reimer stopped, no matter how much better Mike Babcock was at executing a system than his predecessors, and no matter how nifty Nazem Kadri’s mittens were, the Leafs simply didn’t have the talent to make a serious run. Or half…

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LGD: Heading South

Embed from Getty Images As the Maple Leafs head south for their annual winter snowbird tour, we get to see a Florida Panthers team that sits at the top of the standings and may look pretty similar to what fans in Toronto hope the Leafs will resemble in a few years. Barkov as the young…