Auston Matthews named Decembers Rookie of the Month

Embed from Getty Images The NHL has announced that Auston Matthews has been named December’s rookie of the month. After recording 12 points in 12 December contests, Matthews was hands down the leagues best freshman. Of the three times the Rookie of the month honours has been handed out this year, two of them have been Leafs, with Willie Nylander…

How did Leafs prospects fare during Day 7 of the WJC?

Embed from Getty Images Day 7 was a very exciting day for Leafs prospects, as Jeremy Bracco, Carl Grundstrom and Martins Dzierkals took to the ice in crucial games for their teams.  Sweden and the USA were victorious in their quarterfinal matchups, and both Jeremy Bracco and Carl Grundstrom tallied points in their respective games.  Martins…


The Leafs’ Statistical Progression In December, As A Team

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY SPORTS Happy New Year! We’re actually a few days into 2017 already, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re now able to look back on December. It was a good month for the blue and white; their 7-4-3 record brought them ever closer to being comfortably in a playoff spot….


LGD: Quality of Competition

Embed from Getty Images Morgan Rielly, when asked if he talks about the playoffs given where the Leafs are right now (via In meetings, no. Amongst each other at dinner, absolutely. I think if you don’t come to the rink with the attitude that you’re going to be playing in the playoffs, you’re already…


Analyzing Toronto’s Game Score from December

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY SPORTS After every month of hockey, it’s good practice to take a look back and assess what happens. That’s my goal here with these posts analyzing the Leafs Game Score for each player for every month. You can find October’s here and November’s here. For those unfamiliar with Game Score, it’s a single number stat meant…


TLN Monday Mailbag: January 2nd

It’s the first Monday Mailbag of the new year! Fun fact: It almost wasn’t, because its presently forty minutes to midnight this is the first serious thought I gave to writing this thing today. Needless to say, not my brightest moment. Maybe the following responses will be a little bit better: