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We Need To Talk About Justin Holl

I remember at the end of January, during the early stretch of the Maple Leafs regular season, seeing a meme about Justin Holl in a reply to the Edmonton Oilers team Twitter account. The Maple Leafs had just beaten the Oilers 4-3 and were off to a blazing 7-2-0 start. The meme made me chuckle,…

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NHL Playoff Projections! — Staturday Weekly Column #16

Today’s staturday post will be a quick and early look at how different models are rating teams’ playoff chances around the NHL, with a necessary focus on the Canadian North division where our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs play. HockeyViz The first model I’ll show you is Micah Blake McCurdy’s “Magnus 4” model, which is available…

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Maple Leafs vs Jets 04/24/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The odds fall in that range that usually show the Toronto Maple Leafs are up for a challenge, although there is always the caveat that it is tough to beat a good NHL team twice in a row. The Maple Leafs are -130 away favorites (wager $130 to win…

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What could be the perfect third-line for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

It’s almost the end of the regular season for the Toronto Maple Leafs and we have seen quite the amount of different line combinations from Sheldon Keefe, to say the least. From shuffling around with the top-six to finding the perfect bottom-six that can complement the big boys up front, Sheldon Keefe has tried out…

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Thornton fined for his interference hit on Perreault

Lately it seems like Joe Thornton has been adjusting his style of play to fit with his likely bottom six deployment for the reminder of the season and into the playoffs. With that he’s add a bit of chippiness to his game, that is generally welcome, but crossed a line Thursday night in Winnipeg and…

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Should Rasmus Sandin stay in the Leafs lineup?

The Leafs have won, finally. After a five-game losing streak, Toronto’s big guns all came out firing. Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner with three points each, Jason Spezza with a goal assisted by Joe Thornton, and even Nick Foligno who got his first point as a Leaf. But the most intriguing part to me is…

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TLN Three Stars: The losing streak is over!

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Thursday night. The win snaps a five-game losing streak for the Leafs and increased the lead for first place in the North to six points over the Jets. Matthews, Simmonds, Spezza, Thornton and Marner (x2) scored for the Leafs, while Scheifele, Copp and Connor responded…

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Falling Leafs, Flying Jets, meet in contest for 1st in division

As the Leafs prepare to take on their new-division-rival Jets, there’s a lot of moving parts to this game. Toronto has seen a bit of recent poor performance in net, after newly acquired David Rittich hasn’t been great, and as Jack Campbell falls a bit back down to Earth. Certainly one of the main hopes…

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Maple Leafs vs Jets 04/22/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Toronto Maple Leafs are set to move trade deadline acquisition Nick Foligno into their lineup as they look to maintain the road-team trend in the season series with the Winnipeg Jets. The Maple Leafs are -135 away favourites and the Jets are +115 underdogs with a 6.0-goal total…