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LGD: Shock Value

It’s the Leafs’ first game of 2018, and would you believe it’s also the first time they’ve played the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018?¬†Okay, but would you also believe it’s the first time they’ve played the Tampa Bay Lightning this season? The NHL’s current best team comes to town for their first of four games…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – World Juniors with Ryan Biech

This week Ryan Biech from Sportsnet650, The Athletic, and CanucksArmy joins us to break down our favourite players from the World Juniors. Here’s a list of the prospects we discuss: 2:47 – Timothy Liljegren (Sweden, TOR) 9:08 – Elias Pettersson (Sweden, VAN) 12:34 – Alex Nylander (Sweden, BUF) 14:19 – Cale Makar (Canada, COL) 16:44…

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Introduction To Production Snapshots

Every once in a while, someone on twitter asks me how to interpret my Production Snapshots. I usually try to explain in a tweet or two, but now seems like a good time to make a full explainer. In this post, I will walk you through the main aspects of a Production Snapshot, starting with…

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Pickard sent to Marlies, Gauthier called up

The Leafs are shaking things up once again. This morning, the team announced a pair of transactions: The MapleLeafs have loaned Calvin Pickard to the @TorontoMarlies (AHL). Frederik Gauthier has been recalled from the Marlies. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 2, 2018 Pickard played just one game for the Leafs, a 4-3 overtime loss…

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Monday Mailbag: 2018 edition

It’s a New Year, but you’re still stuck with h0ckeyfan. Sorry. What is the most you'd give up for Letang? — Totally Offside (@Totally_Offside) January 1, 2018 Letang’s an interesting beast, seeing as he’s got five years left on his deal at age 30 and at a cap hit of $7.25 million. Whether he’s actually…

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My Five Favourite Leafs Moments of 2017

For the non-sports world, 2017 was a thoroughly horrifying year. America continued to implode, every celebrity you had ever admired was revealed to be a terrible person, and “Young Sheldon” was TV’s #1 new show. Now, if you happened to be a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, your 2017 was quite the opposite. On…