Postgame: All Aboard the Dermott Express

Do you feel that? That, my friends, is joy. Pure, unadulterated, unflinching joy. A type of joy that both warms your heart, and tickles your toes. A type of joy that only a team who has put you through 50 years of pain and suffering can give you. And boy, does it ever feel good….


LGD: Show Tavares What He’s Missing

After a brief respite from Leafs hockey for the All-Star Break, we’re finally back at it. Tonight the Leafs take on the Islanders, who played (and lost) last night against the Panthers. I’m inclined to be optimistic about this one, folks — especially since the Leafs should be (in theory) rested, refreshed, and ready to…


WWYDW: What would you do with Nikita Zaitsev back in the lineup?

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. In case you haven’t heard, Nikita Zaitsev will be back in the lineup tonight since December 15. Dealing with a broken foot, it…


Ironing Out The Wrinkles of a Shea Weber Trade

No, not the wrinkles of Shea Weber’s face. He’s only 32, give the guy a break. Lately, there have been some rumblings about the possibility of the Maple Leafs acquiring Shea Weber from the Montreal Canadiens. The reality of it is pretty complicated and unlikely to happen (the Leafs don’t have a P.K. Subban to offer…


Leafs Geeks Podcast – Mailbag

This week I’m joined by fellow MaplesLeafsNation writer, Dylan Fremlin, as we try our best to answer listeners’ questions that were sent in over Twitter. Here’s a list of the questions: 1:12 – Is Ian still confident in his 17-goal prediction for Hyman? 4:17 – Should Toronto use forwards on their “off-side” on the PP?…


#Pizzanalysis: If The Leafs Were Pizza Toppings, What Would They Be?

Long time no see, fellow millennials. It’s time for another listicle. I figured it was about time for another dose of #relatable content that will hopefully tide you over on this last afternoon coming out of the All-Star Break. So let’s take a few minutes to talk about pizza. Not only is pizza America’s favorite…


Leafs weekly review: Progress

Record 2-1-0 Toronto entered last week on the back of a impressive comeback win against the lowly Ottawa Senators. This victory and the manner of it gave Leafs fans hope that the downward skid we were enduring had ended. Then came the hottest team in the NHL – Colorado. Now the Avs are having a…


The Monday Marlie: Elite goaltending propelling Marlies to first-place

Through 44 games this season, and with Garret Sparks and Calvin Pickard at the helm, the Toronto Marlies have only been scored on 85 times. Meaning the Marlies have allowed, on average, less than two goals against per game (1.93). “Obviously we’re playing good in front of [our goalies]–any time you’re getting shutouts, it’s hard…


Monday Mailbag: Jan 29, 2018

Hey look there’s no hockey on tonight. That really sucks. It could always be worse, there could be another All-Star game or skills competition tonight. It seems bizarre that there aren’t any NHL teams willing to take advantage of this slow news cycle to complete a trade and allow there new players to get settled…


Once again Kasperi Kapanen is back in the NHL

Boy it really seems like Kasperi Kapanen might finally be sticking in the NHL, hey! After sending him down for all of… one AHL game, the Leafs decided they missed their beautiful Finnish son and brought him back up to the AHL. The @MapleLeafs announced today that the club has recalled forward Kasperi Kapanen from…