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Leafs Postgame: Martin Marincin saves the day

After two big wins in the state of Florida, the Leafs looked to keep the streak rolling against the Vancouver Canucks on a rare Saturday night Leap Day showdown. While it’s not a four point game like it was in Florida, every point matters, so the Leafs look to get another win under their belt….

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The Lightning just got dealt a huge blow

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without one of their best players for the remainder of the regular season and into the playoffs, as Steve Stamkos has been sidelined for six-to-eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle.

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Leafs Pregame: Win against Vancouver and we can call it a streak

On a day where we are a week removed from the Leafs losing to an emergency backup goaltender, who happened to be employed by the Leafs, the situation is a lot rosier. I mean, a lot rosier considering that they also lost Jake Muzzin for 4 weeks over that time, didn’t do anything at the…

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Canucks at Maple Leafs 02/29/20 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The OVER seems like a strong play, based on who is absent for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks and some recent trends. The Maple Leafs are -180 home favourites while the Vancouver Canucks are +160 underdogs with a 6.5-goal total on the NHL odds for Saturday at sportsbooks…

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How many games should Andersen start for the rest of the season?

It’s that time of the year again. It’s everyone’s favourite topic. You’ve been waiting for this. IT’S TIME TO DISCUSS GOALTENDER LOAD MANAGEMENT!!!! (This is a topic I’ve forced on you twice before here and here, if you want the background) I can sense your excitement about this, but this time it’s different. This time…

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Leafs Postgame: Big Swing for the Real Thing

Tonight, the Leafs were in sunny Florida to take on the team on their heels, the Florida Panthers. This game was a huge test for Toronto against an opponent just 2 points back with a game in hand in the battle for third spot in the Atlantic Divison heading into tonight. The Leafs held on…

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Leafs vs Panthers tonight has massive playoff implications

The Leafs needed a bounceback, statement, character, whatever kind of win you want to call it in the worst way on Tuesday against the Lightning. They got it. But while that was a game to feel great about for a couple days, the reward for it is the setup for tonight’s monster game against the…

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Elliotte Friedman on future Leaf Joe Thornton and more

So the deadline is over and with it is the sense of urgency around any Leaf related rumour. While teams can still make trades (though not use the player in the playoffs) and we still have NCAA free agency season to look forward to, in reality the rumours of significance are on hold until the…

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Getting a Defender on Short Term Loan

There’s a mechanism in professional soccer whereby a team can loan a player to another team, either to send a young player to a lower league to gain development experience, or to address a position of weakness temporarily, or to cover for an injury. The AHL also has this function. Since the Leafs’ defense is…

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Muzzin is out and the Leafs want to know if you can play defense

It’s safe to say that the Leafs injury situation has been a tad ridiculous this year. It’s probably safe to say that they would not be the bubble team they are if they hadn’t had significant injuries to: -Dermott -Hyman -Tavares -Marner -Muzzin -Andersen -Kerfoot -Johnsson -Mikheyev -Rielly – and now Muzzin again Defenceman Jake…

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Maple Leafs at Lightning 02/25/20 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark | https://twitter.com/oddsshark) There are diverging trends with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning as the NHL’s two highest-scoring teams square off on Tuesday. The Maple Leafs are +165 away underdogs while the Lightning are -190 home favorites with a 6.5-goal total on the NHL odds for Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored…