James Van Riemsdyk named Leafs’ LGBTQ ambassador

In a You Can Play Project initiative, each team gets to choose an ambassador to represent the LGBTQ community and the Leafs made James Van Riemsdyk their choice. This a great way to create more inclusion for LGBTQ fans and athletes around the game of hockey.  The NHL made this statement on Wednesday:


Should the Leafs start leaning on their stars more heavily?

Photo Credit: Raj Mehta/USA TODAY SPORTS We’ve written countless words on why the Leafs have taken a bigger-than-expected leap in their climb to contention this season, and there will continue to be plenty of pieces digging into why that is. But the simplest catch-all answer is just that the rookies have been far more NHL-ready than…


Why a flat salary cap would be extremely beneficial to the Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY SPORTS Nearly every time Elliotte Friedman drops one of his “30 Thoughts” columns, the hockey world stops and scrambles to react to whatever neat nuggets of information he spent days hiding under his sleeve. Today’s was a particularly interesting one: the Salary Cap might stay stagnant this upcoming season, making…


The Leafs should put in a waiver claim on Mark Barberio

Photo Credit: Charles Leclaire/USA TODAY SPORTS The Montreal Canadiens, archrivals of the Toronto Maple Leafs and leaders of the Atlantic Division, have an abundance of defencemen and players returning to their lineup. As such, today was a tough decision day for them, and their first move as such has been to place Mark Barberio on…


Mitch Marner named NHL Rookie of the month in January

Photo Credit: John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY SPORTS It is a good time to be a Mitch Marner. Now an emerging star on his hometown team, it doesn’t get much better than this. Add a NHL rookie of the month honor to it all, you begin to see why so many are excited about the Leafs’…


Everything Is Fine and the Leafs Are Still Good

Photo Credit: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY SPORTS I was going to write one of our typical post-game recaps tonight. You know, the ones that describe the goals you’re about to watch on Youtube, that gives a Blue Warrior pat on the back to someone who either has a couple of snipes, has a good Corsi, or…