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Top 10 Leafs Goals from 2017-18

Continuing on the whole “reflecting on the 2017-18 season before we get to see John Tavares with the Leafs”, let’s take a few minutes and admire some of the best goals that the Leafs scored last season. This was a difficult one, because the Leafs were pretty good at this whole scoring goals thing, especially…

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Top 20 Maple Leafs Prospects 2018: #6 Sean Durzi

Sean Durzi enters the foray at #6 this go-around, his first year as a Leafs prospect. The mobile, high-scoring right-handed defenceman, Durzi was an exciting acquisition and immediately shoots up the depth chart of available defensive talent within the Leafs system, although that’s sort of by default as it’s been pretty thin the last few…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Special Teams Analysis

Gus Katsaros from McKeen’s Hockey & Maple Leafs Hot Stove joins us this week to break down some of the question marks on Special Teams for Toronto this season. As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play, and most other podcast apps. 2:15 – The Power Play. 9:25 – “Building” a PP unit…

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John Tavares Tweet Power Rankings

Going to be up-front with everyone who clicked on this link. This really isn’t anything more than what the title says. This is not one of those click-baity articles where the title claims one thing and the article turns out to be entirely another. No, I really did spend my time going through John Tavares’…

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Love Thy Enemy: Brendan Gallagher

The following is the first of an offseason series called Love Thy Enemy, where we talk about our favourite players on other teams. Let us be. What’s up, Maple Leafs Nation! It’s your resident Brendan Gallagher fan (I’ve got his 2016 Winter Classic sweater, that’s right). And I’m here to tell you why he’s great…

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Remembering THAT Leafs moment: #TeamUnit

In awe at the size of Team Unit. Do you guys remember the short-lived clothing line / whatever else it was by the name of Team Unit? If you don’t, you weren’t missing much. Back in 2011, some Leafs/Jays/Marketing executives decided to come together and offer a brand of clothing that was essentially knockoff shirseys…

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Matthews, Tavares, add to Leafs on Sportsnet’s top 100 players list

Yesterday, Sportsnet continued their top 100 list of players for the upcoming season, and two more players joined the three Leafs named earlier in the Leafs. Three Leafs crack Sportsnet’s Top 100 list (in the 100-50 range) Auston Matthews, #16 A transcendent Calder Trophy–winning season for Matthews gave way to somewhat of a mixed bag in…

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Leafs announce rookie tournament roster

Yet another sign that hockey season is creeping up on us: Rookie tournament rosters are being set. For the Leafs, that list was released this morning ahead of their prospects going up against squads from the Sens and Canadiens next week in Montreal. Below is the official list, provided by Dhiren Mahiban:   There aren’t…

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Top 20 Maple Leafs Prospects 2018: #7 Dmytro Timashov

It was nice to take a break yesterday to hear about an American goaltender, but it’s time to get back to what these prospect rankings are all about, and that’s loving Swedes. In this case it’s a Ukrainian born Swedish citizen, but we’re counting it and it’s time for us to talk some Dmytro Timashov….