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Monday Mailbag: I Guess We Just Worry About Contracts Now Edition

July is almost over. That’s bittersweet. We can reflect on this as a long ass month without hockey, or we can reflect on it as the month that John Tavares joined the Leafs and made us whole. Twas a beautiful month, but I’m hoping August will bring us some excitement via training camp invites, captaincy…

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Highs and Lows: The Bottom Six Wingers

Now that the offseason can officially be pronounced dead (barring an Erik Karlsson trade or a William Nylander extension), we can start looking at the roster, and what we can expect from the roster in the 2018-19 season. This might be a hot take to some, but the Leafs made some big improvements this offseason,…

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How do you handle the Leafs’ goalie situation this year?

We haven’t argued about goaltending in a while. So we asked our staff: How do you handle the Leafs’ goalie situation this year? Megan Kim Should of drafted Mitchell Cat Silverman Trade Garrett Sparks to the islanders That’s Kappy! Sell high on Garret Sparks and trust in Calvin Pickard. As much as it pains me…

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Getting to know the Leafs’ newest group of front office staff

Over the summer, since Kyle Dubas has taken over as General Manager of the Maple Leafs, one of the major tasks on his agenda was re-tooling the front office staff to his liking. It started with the promotion of Brandon Pridham and the hiring of Laurence Gilman as his Assistant General Managers. Following that, a…

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Highs and Lows: The Top Six Wingers

Now that the offseason can officially be pronounced dead (barring an Erik Karlsson trade or a William Nylander extension), we can start looking at the roster, and what we can expect from the roster in the 2018-19 season. This might be a hot take to some, but the Leafs made some big improvements this offseason,…

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Senators associate coach Marc Crawford admits he cheers for the Leafs

There’s two types of people in the world. Leafs fans, and liars. To no one’s surprise, one of the Senators organization outed himself as a big Auston Matthews fan,  and by extension, the Leafs. In an interview with John Matisz for TheScore, Crawford admitted that while Matthews was playing against his own Senators in his first…

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Rich Clune Returning to the Marlies For Two Years

Beggars can’t be choosers when it comes to hockey news is July. So here… He’s back! The @TorontoMarlies have re-signed forward Rich Clune to a two-year contract. Details: https://t.co/ncWhYnyzW0#MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/VMMaFDjRAS — Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) July 23, 2018 There. It’s an AHL deal so it doesn’t impact the Leafs at all. He seems like a good…

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Monday Mailbag: You All Have A Lot of Questions About D Edition

It’s that awkward time when we are about the furthest point from when we’ve last seen hockey to the point when hockey comes back. It’s an unsettling time filled with barbecues, beaches, and brews, and I don’t care for it at all. I long for the days of yelling at my TV in isolation while…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – The Jake Gardiner Dilemma

Totally_Offside from Hockey Twitter joins us this week to break down what the Leafs should do with Jake Gardiner. As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other podcast apps. 1:27 – Introducing Toronto’s options. 4:47 – Keeping Gardiner as an “own rental” 17:01 – Trading Gardiner for assets (that you’d…

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Should The Leafs Trade For Artemi Panarin?

We’re into the dog days of summer now, but these quiet days make for plenty of speculation amongst fans and insiders alike. Last night, Elliotte Friedman appeared on NHL Tonight and tossed around the idea of the Leafs being interested in Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin. 2017-18 saw Panarin put up a career-best 82 points…

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Highs and Lows: The Centres

Now that the offseason can officially be pronounced dead (barring an Erik Karlsson trade or a William Nylander extension), we can start looking at the roster, and what we can expect from the roster in the 2018-19 season. This might be a hot take to some, but the Leafs made some big improvements this offseason,…