When the Leafs take a penalty, Leafs Nation rightfully gets nervous. The Bruins opened the scoring in the first period on the man advantage and then, early in the second, got another chance on the power play.
Slay the bear. That’s been the Leafs objective all year. Everyone has known for months that Toronto and Boston were going to meet in the first round of the playoffs again.
The Leafs and Bruins played each other four times this season, which is generally a big enough sample size to draw some conclusions about how the two teams stack up head-to-head.
The Garret Sparks saga has a new chapter. The most controversial back-up goalie on the planet is back in the limelight as third-string goalie Michael Hutchinson left the team for personal reasons.
It was under a year ago that I wrote how John Tavares and the Maple Leafs weren’t a good fit. Ah, how quickly things change. Tavares has had an excellent first season in Toronto and many will likely crown him the team’s Most Valuable Player at the end of the season.
The Michael Hutchinson era is over (for now). Frederik Andersen has been activated from the Injured Reserve and will be in net tonight against the Colorado Avalanche.
The deadline to sign William Nylander is quickly approaching. If he hasn’t inked a deal by Dec. 1, he can’t play in the NHL this season.
Kyle Dubas and William Nylander’s agent David Gross met in New York on Monday to discuss the restricted free agent’s contract, and, based on reports from Pierre LeBrun and Nick Kypreos, things went well.
Renaud Lavoie appeared on Jeff Blair’s show on SN590 today and the question as to whether William Nylander enjoys country music was posed. This, of course, means that they were speculating the possibility of a trade that would send Nylander to the Music City for one of the Predators’ many defencemen.
Elliotte Friedman put out his 31 Thoughts today and it was loaded with Leafs content. Let’s dive in.
Hello, Leafs Nation. I’m here reporting from Edmonton with some hot inside information: Peter Chiarelli is ripe for the picking. It’s that time of year! The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and Chiarelli is sitting in his desk itching to make his annual horrendous summer trade.
According to Mike Babcock, Leo Komarov is healthy enough to play in Wednesday’s decisive Game 7 in Boston. That said, Babcock isn’t sure whether or not the gritty, veteran winger will be inserted back into the lineup.