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LGD: Return of the Matthews

Toronto arrive in New York today buoyed by the return of star centerman Auston Matthews. Matthews has missed the last six games and the Leafs are dearly missing their man as they have looked underwhelming with just two wins in that span. The Blueshirts had won three in a row prior to Thursday nights 4-3…

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Roundtable: What gift are you buying for a Leaf this year?

The season is for giving. The December is for presents. That’s how these holiday things go, right? Ha-ha-ha! Merry Hockey! Anyway, we decided to ask our staff what gifts they’d give out to the Maple Leaves. The answers may surprise you! Scott Maxwell I’d buy Roman Polak a one way ticket back to the Czech…

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Auston Matthews back at practice today, may play tomorrow

Keep your head up for what could be an Auston Matthews return just in time for Christmas. At today’s practice, numerous reporters noted that the Leafs’ pride, joy, catalyst, leader, saviour, etc… was back and skating with the team for the first time since being injured. Matthews says a decision on his status for Saturday…

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Morning-after-recap: This game was okay but not great

We’ve thought about this loss, we’ve gotten to sleep on it, and you know what? It wasn’t the worst. The Leafs have won games that felt worse than this one, so we’ll just go ahead and ignore that they’ve lost four of their last five! Here’s all of the scoring from last night, just in…

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Leafs Postgame: Mitch Has His Groove Back

No matter what happened today, it wouldn’t have been as beautiful as yesterday, so we were just set up for disappointment from the start. Like, I’m a glass-half-full person, but facts are facts. And as it happened, it was a pretty unremarkable game overall. Both Leafs goals were very nice, but there were only two…

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LGD: The Magic School Lum-bus

Remember how, around 36 hours ago, Leafs Nation was in disarray at having lost three straight games? Well, we’re over that now, because yesterday’s game was a cure-all. Seriously, my skin has cleared, my crops are flourishing, William Nylander scored a goal, all is well in Leafs Land. Welcome to the next century, heck yeah. Meanwhile,…

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WWYDW: What would you do to enjoy life as much as Mitch Marner?

WWYDW Brought to you by Arctic Spas Arctic Spas is a proud partner of the Nation Network. Looking for a way to stay warm during hockey season? Check out a local dealer near you. Did you see just how HAPPY Mitch Marner was yesterday? Scoring for just the third time this season, Marner also picked up three…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Breaking Down Babcock with Prashanth Iyer

This week Prashanth Iyer joins us to break down the man, the myth, the legend: Mike Babcock. After 2.5 years of coaching the Leafs and 10 years in Detroit, Prashanth and I discuss some of the trends we’ve noticed in Babcock’s decision making over the years. Here’s a list of the topics we touch on: 1:27 –…