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Assessing Kasperi Kapanen’s Value

Kasperi Kapanen can be a difficult player to evaluate – he will dazzle then frustrate, surprise then disappoint, sometimes in the course of a single shift. He’s had strings of games where he looks to be a first line winger, like at the start of the 2018-19 season where he stepped into that role for…

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Where does Mikko Lehtonen slot in on the Maple Leafs blueline?

Yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced they had signed the highly coveted Mikko Lehtonen to a one-year entry-level contract. The native of Turku, Finland had recently terminated the final year of his contract after a breakout season with Jokerit of the KHL to pursue his NHL options. Cam Lewis has the initial scoop on the…

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How Much Will Morgan Rielly’s Next Contract Cost the Maple Leafs?

Between Sportsnet and TSN us Leafs fans are put through constant worry about our cap situation. Well, allow this article to maybe act as a calm amidst the storm we’re currently in (Leafs and life related).  Today, I’d like to take some time to talk about Morgan Rielly. What specifically about him? Well, the new…

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The Art of the Swap

Who knows when we will be able to watch hockey again. Until that time comes, hockey fans and sports fans in general have the team-building aspects of their leagues to get excited about. The NHL extended its transfer agreements recently, and the biggest news in weeks is the signing of a 6’6″ Czech. Mercifully, drafts…

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TSN has picked their All-Time Leafs Team. We have thoughts…

TSN damn well knows it’s an impossible task to get this kind of thing 100% right and that people are going to debate it heavily online. We thank them for that. That’s the kind of good natured sports discussion we should be shooting for. Before looking at the TSN lists, or our lists, I want…

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Should the Maple Leafs Re-sign Jeremy Bracco?

Remember when everyone in Leafs land was trying to put together a package for a top pairing right-shot defenseman? Remember when Jeremy Bracco was usually at the forefront of those trade proposals? It’s crazy how much can change in a year. Bracco went from having one of the best offensive seasons in Toronto Marlies history,…

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Top Leafs Outside the NHL: Where does Barabanov fit in?

Yesterday we wrapped up our countdown of the top Leafs outside the NHL. Or so you thought. We have one more player to discuss. He kinda fell through the cracks as we completed our rankings before he became a Leaf, and now it’s worth discussing where Alexander Barabanov fits in to the conversation. When looking…