The Vancouver Canucks’ breakout might be short-lived.
The Canadian Division is a sandwich.
One of the best things about the NHL’s realignment for the 2021 season is the fact the Leafs will get to face their baby siblings from Ottawa nine times. That should be nine wins.
There are a handful of teams around the league having a difficult time financially right now. The Toronto Maple Leafs are not one of them.
After four seasons coming up short, the Tampa Bay Lightning are back in the Stanley Cup Final.
The Leafs made a big trade last week, effectively stealing the spotlight from the playoffs by dealing Kasperi Kapanen to the Penguins. The Canadiens then decided they should do the same thing.
After having to use the Maple Leafs’ top pick in the 2020 draft to dump Patrick Marleau’s contract, Kyle Dubas has traded his way back into the first round.
That could have been Jason Spezza’s final game in the NHL.
According to Pierre LeBrun, the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement features NHL participation in the 2022 and 2026 Olympics, barring negotiations with the International Olympic Committee.
Though there hasn’t yet been an announcement, it appears as though Toronto is going to be named as one of the NHL’s hub cities for the 2020 playoffs.
The NHL will be feeling the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic for years to come.
I kicked off this series by naming Cliff Fletcher’s re-acquisition of Wendel Clark — the one that ultimately cost them the first-round draft pick that was used on Roberto Luongo — as the fifth-worst trade in the history of the Toronto Maple Leafs (since 1967).