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The Case for Alexander Barabanov

On Monday Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas spoke about a KHL free agent the Leafs have been rumoured to be pursuing. Kyle Dubas acknowledges the #leafs interest in KHL free agent Alex Barabanov. They view him as a skilled playmaking winger: "One of the other things we like most about him is his ability to…

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The Giving Marv

Martin Marincin was traded to the Leafs on June 27, 2015. On the same weekend Toronto drafted Mitch Marner, Travis Dermott, and Jeremy Bracco, adding a depth defenceman from Slovakia was a footnote. Looking back now, in the state of the Leafs blueline it is surprising there was not more excitement about Marincin. By the…

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A collection of CBA thoughts from the Leafs moves this season

Over the course of any season, especially one as turbulent as the Leafs have undergone, the transaction count really piles up as teams approach the trade deadline. Every trade, AHL assignment, NHL recall, waive, or signing leaves a little trace of what the team is thinking. I went back through my notes on each move…

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The Leafs Rainy Day Fund

At the start of every National Hockey League season, the announcement of development camp rosters begins a season-long scramble for information on players. NCAA free agents, CHL tryouts, European prospects, and other undrafted players get an opportunity to make a name for themselves at these development camps, and NHL teams get another chance to lay…

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Mason Marchment to Make NHL Debut Tonight vs. Winnipeg

Mason Marchment is not another story of an NHL player’s son claiming a long-awaited opening in the NHL. With former Leaf Bryan Marchment his father and Los Angeles draft pick Jake Marchment his cousin, Mason wasn’t drafted to the NHL at all, or even the OHL for that matter. Rather, Marchment was playing Midget hockey…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Justin Holl Extension

When was the last time you heard Leafs news that wasn’t an injury, or Martin Marincin being recalled or loaned? At last, there is decidedly good news on the transaction front. The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Justin Holl to a three-year contract extension, with a cap hit of $2,000,000 per season. Holl’s journey to…

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Maple Leafs Return Brooks, Liljegren, Marincin to the Toronto Marlies

The Toronto Maple Leafs have duped us again. The @MapleLeafs have loaned forward Adam Brooks, defenceman Timothy Liljegren and defenceman Martin Marincin to the @TorontoMarlies (AHL). #LeafsForever — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 18, 2019 When the team recalled Timothy Liljegren earlier this week, there was much excitement for his first career National Hockey League game….

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Maple Leafs Recall Timothy Liljegren: Everything You Need to Know

Earlier this morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs recalled 2017 first-round pick, Timothy Liljegren, along with Martin Marincin. The @MapleLeafs have recalled defencemen Martin Marincin and Timothy Liljegren from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL) on an emergency basis. pic.twitter.com/nA0nGdwXzI — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) December 16, 2019 At 20 years old, Liljegren was technically on the opening day…

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Maple Leafs Post-Game #26: 5 Takeaways vs. the Red Wings

This Sheldon Keefe guy is alright, eh? Sheldon Keefe on starting 3-0-0: “It’s better than the alternative.” — Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel) November 28, 2019 I’ve never seen so many gifs on twitter of smiling players, either. The Maple Leafs came flying out of the gate and potted 3 goals in the first 10  minutes on…

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Maple Leafs Assign Joseph Woll to the Toronto Marlies

Leafs PR announced earlier today that the Maple Leafs have reassigned goaltender Joseph Woll to the Toronto Marlies. Woll was a 3rd round pick for the Leafs in 2016, who had strong showings in back to back World Junior appearances for the United States. He completed his 4-year program at Boston College in 3 years,…