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Game 3 Ref Being From Boston May Help Leafs

There was no question that Game 2 between Toronto and Boston in this first round suffered a torrent of questionable officiating. Down 1-0 in the series, Boston was intent on taking every edge they could get to tie the series up, and the refs didn’t seem inclined to actually draw the line until very late…

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Kadri Suspended for Remainder of First Round

Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the rest of the first round against the Boston Bruins, according to the NHL Player Safety Department (ya know, the guys that hand out the suspensions). Toronto’s Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the remainder of the First Round for Cross-checking Boston’s Jake DeBrusk. https://t.co/doqkyMVrLS — NHL Player Safety…

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Can the real Auston Matthews please stand up?

OKAY. OKAY OKAY OKAY. Let’s get a couple things out of the way. Auston Matthews is a saint. Best Leafs forward in, well, maybe ever. Without freaking out too much, he’s behind just Rick Vaive and Dave Andreychuk in terms of goals per game by a Leaf (min 100 games) since, well, the 1930s, in…

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Replacing Kadri

So it looks like the annual tradition of Kadri getting suspended for the majority of the first round is alive and well. Not all traditions are good ones I guess and that’s something to reflect on while watching Coach’s Corner. But I digress. Kadri is likely done for the first round and Mike Babcock’s immediate…

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LGD: Shipping Up to Toronto

Listen, we can all sit here and be miserable and debate Game Two, hold grudges over who was suspended and who wasn’t or we can be pleased that the Leafs took one game in Boston and enjoy that Toronto holds the home ice advantage in the series now. There is silver lining. There is also…