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Was Lou Lamoriello the best GM in the NHL this season?

Embed from Getty Images When the NHL awards come rolling around in a couple months, there’s essentially no chance there’ll be talk of any Leafs bringing home hardware. And as a team in the league basement for seven months, nor should they.  Even when it comes to the late-season additions of young Marlies and their performance, there’s no one…

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Why Morgan Rielly’s 2nd contract could prove difficult and expensive

Photo Credit: Kevin Hoffman / USA TODAY Sports Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly will need a new contract before next season. The young defenseman – Rielly turned 22-years-old last month – is on the final year of his entry-level contract and is still seen a cornerstone piece for Toronto’s future, as well he should be. Though Rielly’s defensive…

Maple Leafs Hardly Alone In Regular Season Futility

Embed from Getty Images You’ve seen the promos on Sportsnet and CBC, and you’ve gotten the emails inviting you to playoff drafts, be they for brackets or for individual scorers.  The 8-9 week odyssey that leads to a Stanley Cup Champion and awful, scraggly beards, facial cuts galore, and hackneyed debates about the order in which the Cup…

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LEAFS POSTGAME: PANTHERS SET FRANCHISE RECORD

Embed from Getty Images Four games left. On Monday night, that’s all that stood between the Leafs and the inevitable loss to the Oilers in the draft lottery. The Panthers were in town – Jagr, Barkov, Ekblad, the whole gang – in a quest to set a franchise record in points. Which is slightly more impressive than…