Should the Leafs trade for Jonas Brodin?

Embed from Getty Images There seems to be two type of Leaf fans these days.  One group of fans is patient, embracing the slow building process while also acknowledging the fine tuning that needs to take place over time, while the other group is more aggressive. Sparked by the play of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Willie Nylander and the rest…

How did Leafs prospects fare during Day 1 of the WJC?

Embed from Getty Images After an exciting opening day of the 2017 WJHC, teams have already begun to differentiate themselves as dominant.  Both USA and Sweden won by a score of 6-1 in their respective games, and Canada looked solid against Russia in their 5-3 victory.   Today was a pretty good day for Leafs…

WJC Canada Postgame: Barzal Shines in Canada’s Opener

Embed from Getty Images In their first game of the tournament, Canada took on Russia in an energetic and high scoring round-robin rematch of the 2015 gold medal game.   Canada played a solid game, as Tyson Jost, Matt Barzal and Dylan Strome put on a show through 3 periods.  The team seemed to be…

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Marlies fall to IceCaps in Boxing Day Classic

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com The World Juniors aren’t the only Boxing Day tradition going in hockey these days. For several years now, the Toronto Marlies have hosted an afternoon game against their Habs organizational rivals; in this present year, the St. John’s IceCaps. The matchups usually take place at the Air Canada Centre, but since the…

CGD: A New Hope (Canada vs. Russia)

Embed from Getty Images It’s the most wonderful time of year! The World Juniors are back, and with them, we can all unite in arguing with each other about which teenagers carry the best passports. For Canada, the land that occupies most of our hearts, that two-week journey begins with their game against the Russians…

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TLN Monday Mailbag: December 26th

Happy Boxing Day! If you celebrated Christmas yesterday, I hope you had a ton of fun. If you didn’t, I still hope you had a ton of fun and got to see your families too. The specifics of how you celebrate your few days of rest, relaxation, and reminiscence shouldn’t matter, as long as you’ve…

What To Expect From The Red & Blue Maple Leafs at the World Juniors

Embed from Getty Images It’s a great time of the year to be a hockey fan. The 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships are finally upon us, and the first day of the tournament is jam-packed with four games, including the exciting Group B matchup of Canada versus Russia.  This year, the tournament’s round robin will…

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5 Christmas Wishes For The 2016/17 Leafs

Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY SPORTS It’s Christmas Eve! That means a lot of different things to a lot of different people; for me, it means seafood, pasta, and games with my stereotypically Italian-Canadian family at my Zia’s house. You might have your own traditions, or you might just have some time off, and…

Leafs’ Lamoriello Faces Serious Accusations — Is The NHL Watching?

Embed from Getty Images Maybe it’s the time of year and the hustle and bustle of it all.  Maybe it’s the familiar (if not valid) refrain of another NHL retiree, an enforcer in this case, to some, “complaining” about a job he signed up for and was paid handsomely to do, simply because that job,…

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The Road To The Outdoor Classic – Episode 2 Recap

We’re back at it again with a recap and rundown of episode two of the EPIX series – The Road To the Outdoor Classics. Episode one was our building of a legend episode. Part two is our human interest section of The Road To. Our gravelly narrator is back at it to remind is all…

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Leafs Postgame: No Place Like Auston’s Home

Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY SPORTS You know the excitement for Arizona’s prodigal son was real when the Coyotes straight up went to Twitter and conceded that yes, it’s fine if you’re showing up wearing #34 in blue on your back for this one. I genuinely appreciate that; it’s nice to see a market slowly…