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Greening leads Marlies to OT victory, series lead over Albany

The Toronto Marlies, slightly reconfigured, stepped onto home ice tonight for the first time in this postseason. With Kasperi Kapanen back from his NHL tour of duty and Kasimir Kaskisuo making his Toronto playoff debut in goal, the Marlies eked out a 3-2 overtime victory to bring them to within one game of moving onto…

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Mike Babcock announced as Jack Adams finalist

The news hits about the Leafs just keep on rolling in this evening, as it’s been announced that Mike Babcock is a top-three finalist for the Jack Adams award – given out to the coach “adjudged to have contributed most to his team’s success”, voted on by the NHL Broadcaster’s Association. Mike Babcock, Todd McLellan…

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Marner to play for Canada at World Championship, Rielly will not

According to Andi Petrillo, Mitch Marner will join Team Canada at this year’s IIHF World Hockey Championship in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany. Petrillo also went on to report that Morgan Rielly will not be joining Canada, as he’ll opt to take the time to rest after an intense season. Yesterday, Auston Matthews, Nikita Zaitsev,…

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Leafs assign Kasperi Kapanen to Toronto Marlies

Now that the Toronto Marlies have returned to their usual spot of being the last Toronto team in the Leafs organization standing, it’s time for them to get reinforced as they shoot their Calder Cup shot. While the pipe dreams of adding the waiver exempt NHL rookies to the mix was never going to happen,…

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TLN Predicts the Second Round

The second round of the playoffs begins today, without the Leafs, for some reason. There’s not much in this post, but feel free to keep reading it anyway. Do you want some wild guesses about what will go down now that the most fun series of the playoffs has definitely already happened?  We’re clearly not…

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WWYDW: What’s one out-of-the-box offseason move you’d do?

In our first offseason instalment of WWDYW this year, we’re already looking ahead to the new season. If you didn’t know somehow before the playoffs, you quickly learned that the Leafs are a very good hockey team. But even the team’s biggest optimist will tell you that there’s work to be done yet with this…

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The Good Stuff From The First Round – Western Conference

We looked yesterday at all of the good stuff from the first round in the Eastern Conference. Today, let’s go through everything that went down in the wild West. Edmonton? Winning something other than a draft lottery? The Hawks? Can barely even score one goal? Jake Allen is Dominik Hasek now? Playoff hockey, my friends. It’s the…