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Mike Babcock’s dismissal shouldn’t have been time for a celebration

“You don’t get another chance, life is no Nintendo game.” — Eminem — Mike Babcock Mike Babcock’s tenure as the coach of the Maple Leafs is finished. Cooked, done, over. He’s forever etched into the first three-and-a-bit seasons of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and William Nylander. But he’s all done in his opportunity to make…

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The Leafs need a jersey thrower to get back on track

The Leafs are bad right now. Six losses in a row, two regulation wins in sixteen, an inability to win unless Frederik Andersen is in net, and no home games for another ten days. Things are at the lowest point of the Mike Babcock era, and that includes a last-place finish in the NHL and…

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John Tavares returns to the Leafs lineup tonight

What a different world we lived in last time John Tavares played a game for the Leafs. Kanye West hadn’t yet released a gospel album, the Washington Nationals had never won a World Series, and there had yet to be a cat on the field during documented Monday Night Football history. But since Oct.16, all…

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Maple Leafs Pre-Game #6: 5 things to watch against Detroit

Three losses in a row! Burn the boats! Throw the jerseys! Go beat Detroit and forget about life for a while! Leafs lines LW C RW ANDREAS JOHNSSON AUSTON MATTHEWS WILLIAM NYLANDER KASPERI KAPANEN JOHN TAVARES MITCH MARNER ILYA MIKHEYEV ALEXANDER KERFOOT TREVOR MOORE DMYTRO TIMASHOV NICK SHORE FREDERIK GAUTHIER DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS MORGAN RIELLY CODY…

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5 thoughts from Blue Monday ⁠— A 3-2 loss to St. Louis

The defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues came into Toronto and steamrolled the Leafs by a 3-2 score. Wait, what? More accurately, the Leafs fell behind 1-0, scored twice in 24 seconds, and then saw a pair of unanswered goals dictate the narrative as Toronto couldn’t find enough to muster up a late tying…

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There are no remaining Leafs on the roster from THAT 2013 Game 7 loss

And another one bites the dust. Today, it was announced that Jake Gardiner had agreed to a four-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. The #Canes have signed Jake Gardiner to a four-year contract More Info » https://t.co/sp8U5mzQvu pic.twitter.com/PILPBvhKgi — Carolina Hurricanes (@CanesNHL) September 6, 2019 And while it was the end of an era for…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Fence Sitters: Joseph Duszak

Let’s get into it: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor prospect profile. When the Leafs signed Joseph Duszak in the spring of 2019, it sent shockwaves through the hockey wor- Okay, okay. We’re not fooling anyone here. Duszak was an interesting pickup with an impressive offensive resume in his final NCAA season. A three-year player with…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings — The Long Shots: Eemeli Räsänen

Position: Defenceman 2018 TLN Top 20 Rank: #17 How Acquired: 2017 2nd Round (59th Overall) Why Räsänen’s in this tier Quite literally, he’s long. And he’s got a shot. At 6’7″, he’s going to always been known as a “really tall defenceman”, whether he likes it or not. Always thought of as a bit of a project,…