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ECHL’s Newfoundland Growlers matching Leafs’ vision of success

When news broke that Newfoundland Growlers’ head coach Ryane Clowe would be stepping down from the team due to medical reasons, it was a tough pill to swallow for members of the Leafs’ ECHL affiliate. “We were kind of speechless,” said Growlers forward Ryan Moore. “You feel for a guy like that because you know…

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Leafs show support for #BellLetsTalk Day

Bell Let’s Talk day is a pretty big day for mental health, especially on social media, as everybody from average joes to athletes to celebrities contribute to end the stigma of mental health. That’s no different for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who out of the kindness of their hearts (and probably the orders of their…

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What’s Next? What Happens in the Post Jake Muzzin Trade World?

It seems like all the other writers have more free time in their evenings and have handled the Muzzin trade, the press conference, his childhood years, and his likely impact on the Leafs blueline. This doesn’t leave a lot for me to add beyond saying after my initial heart sinking moment of giving up futures,…

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Jake Muzzin Grew Up a Leafs Fan

Kyle Dubas’ crusade to let all the players play for their childhood teams continues with the Toronto Maple Leafs most recent acquisition of Jake Muzzin. Jake Muzzin: "It's kind of funny how life works. Here we are and I'm coming back home to play for the team I rooted for growing up." — James Mirtle…

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Takeaways from the Muzzin Presser

In case you missed it, the Leafs made a pretty big trade yesterday, as they acquired Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings for Carl Grundstrom, the rights to Sean Durzi, and their 2019 1st round pick. This trade has already been analyzed, but regardless, it’s a good deal for the Buds, as they got…

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Muzzin deal turns Leafs defence around in a hurry

If you’ve seen Jake Muzzin’s name pop up a lot around the online Leafs community in the last number of years, it’s because he’s been constantly linked to hockey’s recent analytics movement and Toronto has had their own renaissance in that area over the same timeline. Muzzin, usually compared alongside his more name-recognized teammate Drew…

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Predicting Kyle Dubas’ Busy Summer

Kyle Dubas is in for a busy offseason. It’s easy to say that his first as GM went extremely well, with a number of depth signings as well as notching John Tavares (who did not grant a meeting to the Montreal Canadiens) and William Nylander. Many would say that he stumbled with the Nylander signing,…

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The Rental Market Sucks, So Let Other Contenders Make Mistakes

This is something that pretty much goes without saying every year, but it’s really not worth getting involved in acquiring rental players at the trade deadline. The case and point can probably be made with Tomas Plekanec, who cost the Leafs a 2nd round pick for an outstanding 2 points in 17 games. The following…