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What to expect from The Goat this summer

Freddie Gauthier probably frustrates me on the same level that Martin Marincin frustrates a lot of you. It’s not that he’s a defense first forward, I’m thrilled the Leafs have those in the lineup. It’s not the lack of offense, in fact he seems to come out of nowhere every so often to prove me…

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The Everything Leafs Podcast: The Leafs are back in town

After a two month break, we are back with a new episode! Training camp has started and the Leafs know their first-round opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kevin Papetti and I break down a number of different topics as we get ready for hockey in August! Here is the full itinerary for the episode: 2:57…

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CBA Update: Entry Level Contracts

Each season we see a new crop of rookies break into the National Hockey League, and each season it seems the group grows larger and more talented. Players like Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, and Jack Eichel sign their ELCs immediately after they are drafted, then immediately become top players in the league. Those players are…

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Looking for a storyline in Toronto vs Columbus

With the NHL’s return to play set to begin on August 1st, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been matched up against the Columbus Blue Jackets for the qualifying round of playoffs. While sports fans gear up for a bizarre finale to the season, there seems to be a lack of storylines going into the play-in…

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What to expect from Tyson Barrie this summer

Of all the players the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired this past off-season, I was most thrilled to witness Tyson Barrie become (one of) their best defencemen. I, and most of us were shocked with what we observed. Let’s begin with his inaugural game in a Maple Leafs uniform; two assists. “Okay, he’s off to a…