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Leafs getting healthy offers optimism for the playoffs

For the most part, the updates that Sheldon Keefe provided on Tuesday regarding the health of the missing Leafs were optimistic. Jake Muzzin found his way back in the roster, Michael Bunting was deemed likely ready come playoff time, Rasmus Sandin and Ondrej Kase joined the full skate with their teammates, and even Petr Mrazek…

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Maple Leafs patience with Timothy Liljegren paying dividends

Timothy Liljegren has been a revelation for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. After beginning the year as the seventh defenceman, Liljegren is ending the 2021/22 campaign as the lone right-handed blueliner with a spot in the playoff lineup locked down. Five years after being drafted in the first round by the Maple Leafs, it…

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The case for Calder: Michael Bunting

With the announcement from Sheldon Keefe before Tuesday’s game versus Detroit that Michael Bunting would not play this week, the Leafs’ top left-winger closes out his first full season in the league with a very impressive 63 points in 79 games. Is that enough to capture Toronto’s 11th Calder Trophy? There is no shortage of…

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The optimal lineup for the Maple Leafs heading into the playoffs

One game remaining until the NHL playoffs begin, are you ready? With a final game against the Boston Bruins, it allows the Maple Leafs to do a lot of things like gain an extra two points and help Mitch Marner hit the 100-point mark for the first time in his career. It will also let…