Post-game: Maple Leaf regiment beats Blackhawk Division in sudden death OT

Tonight, two World War I inspired Original Six teams faced off against each other: Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Chicago Blackhawks. The Leafs unveiled a shiny new forward lineup for this game in Chicago. Here’s Mark Masters’ tweet confirming the lines: Leafs lines in warm-up Hyman-Matthews-Nylander Marleau-Kadri-Marner JvR-Bozak-Brown Komarov-Moore-Kapanen Gardiner-Hainsey Dermott-Carrick Borgman-Polak Andersen starts —…


LGD: The Glass Wall

It’s been a tough January for the Toronto Maple Leafs, with coaching decisions getting called out and even the normally affable and unshakeable Freddie Andersen losing his cool a bit. If there’s a team that’s having an even worse month, though, it’s the Chicago Blackhawks. Despite a weak defense and inconsistent offense, Chicago had been…


WWYDW: What would you do to raise morale in the locker room?

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. Okay, the Leafs are in a bit of a rut right now. They’re not scoring nearly as much as they should, they’re blowing…


Why the Leafs Have Been Underperforming at Home

Home ice advantage – for the longest time I didn’t believe it existed. I thought it was an overrated trope that people used to push a narrative during the playoffs. I figured there was no way that playing in your home arena could magically improve your play. The dimensions of the ice don’t change; the…


Kasperi Kapanen called up, Frederik Gauthier sent down to the AHL

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled Kasperi Kapanen from the Marlies and loaned Frederik Gauthier to the AHL in response. The MapleLeafs have recalled Kasperi Kapanen from the TorontoMarlies while Frederik Gauthier has been loaned to the Marlies. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 23, 2018 Kapanen has 22 points in 27 games in the…


Leafs Geeks Podcast – Top 10 Prospects Update

Scott Wheeler from The Athletic joins us this week to go through the Leafs’ Top 10 Prospects and break down their performance this season. Here’s a list of the prospects we discuss: 2:30 – Players who just missed the age cutoff (Andreas Johnsson & Miro Aaltonen) 9:46 – Timothy Liljegren (RD) 21:33 – Kasperi Kapanen…


Rinat Valiev called up, Morgan Rielly sent to IR

The Leafs have a tendency for dropping the news you least expect, and Monday at 5:30 seems to be a great time to do that! First, the Leafs blessed us with this offering… The @MapleLeafs have recalled defenceman Rinat Valiev from the @TorontoMarlies.#TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 22, 2018 And about three minutes later,…


Around The Atlantic: The Bruins challenge for first

It looked like the Lightning were going to run away with the Atlantic Division, but the Bruins have made things interesting. That leaves the Leafs jammed in third ahead of the pile of crap that makes up the rest of the division.