Five Things We Learned From The 2018 Toronto Maple Leafs

With 2019 around the corner, today marks a time for reflection. We’re more than eight months removed from the end of the 2017-18 season, and almost halfway through the season at hand. The Leafs played a combined 81 regular season and 7 playoff games in 2018, and a lot has changed since we last flipped…


Hutchinson Acquisition Gives Marlies Missing Puzzle Piece

Adding goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the fold might just go down as the turning point of the Toronto Marlies 2018-2019 season. Theres no point in sugarcoating it; plain and simple, the Marlies goaltending has been the thing holding them back from reaching their full potential. On Saturday afternoon, hours before the team announced the addition…


How does McDavid fit into the Leafs’ 2026-27 cap situation?

Connor McDavid is not happy to be playing for the Edmonton Oilers. We don’t have a source, but like, c’mon. They’re going to miss the playoffs again and just paid to make their support cast worse. Also they traded for the guy who broke his collarbone. So as long as McDavid doesn’t relent himself to…


LGD: Matt Martin Bowl

It’s Game Day! Coming off of a 4-2 win, the Leafs look to make it six straight tonight as they welcome Matt Martin, Leo Komarov, Lou Lamoriello and the Brooklyn / Long Islanders to town. The Islanders also played last night, knocking off the Senators 6-3 as they continue to stay relevant in the playoff…


Postgame: For Those About To Rock

The boys in blue and white pulled through again tonight, as Garret Sparks and company notched a fifth consecutive win to improve to 26-10-2 on the season. 1st Period The action got going pretty early on. Just 1:50 into the game, Josh Anderson would head to the box for a trip on William Nylander. On…


LGD: After Vacation, Back to Work vs. Blue Jackets

The Leafs traveled to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets in the return from the Christmas break. Most of the rest of the NHL was back yesterday, but the schedulers were kind enough to give the Leafs an extra break. The Jackets and Leafs each sit in 2nd in their division, sitting behind the Capitals…


Imagining the Arena of the Future

Once known as the Air Canada Centre, Scotiabank Arena has seen its share of highs, and way more than its share of lows, in Maple Leafs history. Construction was finished in 1998 – the start of a great run of playoff appearances for the Sundin-led Maple Leafs. The arena is not by any means “old”, but…


The Leafs need their own Virgil van Dijk

In a very relatable situation, Liverpool Football Club has had defensive woes for what seemed like decades. Not able to ever develop or acquire any top talent to calm their nerves in dangerous situations – until Virgil van Dijk arrived.