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It’s Leafs vs Blackhawks and really what else is there to say?

The Leafs play the Blackhawks tonight and frankly, it’s a little bit difficult to decide what the focus is here. Sure, yes, the Leafs are in a tailspin and things seem pretty dire and if they lose tonight there might be some big changes coming. But on the flip side – the Blackhawks organization as…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #6 TJ Brodie

The Leafs signing TJ Brodie was heralded by many as the biggest achievement of that off-season. In signing him, Dubas addressed a major need on the blue-line, brought in a defenseman seemingly well-matched with Morgan Rielly, and made the team’s roster look immediately stronger. And believe it or not, Brodie mostly lived up to those…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs #12: Justin Holl

A fun fact about Justin Holl is that he is one of the most likable guys on the Leafs, and nobody really knew until the league shut down and he started hosting weekly virtual Leaf to Leaf segments on Instagram live. As someone who prides herself on knowing the players’ personalities, I was disappointed in…

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Diversity and inclusion in hockey: How Chanel Keenan and the Kraken are making waves

If you’re like me, you’ve been¬† excitedly watching the Seattle Kraken prepare to join the league officially. One of the most exciting parts of their establishment has been how openly committed they are to inclusion and diversity. So much so, that one of their first hires was a person responsible for just that. We’re very…

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There’s no one way to be a hockey fan, and that’s okay

I took the summer off from hockey. There. I said it, acknowledged it, it’s out there and real. I tried for a while to play it off like my life got busy, I was overwhelmed with moving and work, etc etc. And all of that is true. But what is also true is I made…

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Page 6ix Wednesday, June 16th: And then there were four

Well friends, the Stanley Cup semifinals have started and just as everyone predicted, the remaining four teams are the Golden Knights, the Lightning, the Islanders, and the Canadiens. Exactly as planned, amirite? ANYWAYS, that’s fun, I guess. Let’s see what else is going on. Leafs Land Mirtle: This appears to be the end for Zach…

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Page 6ix Wednesday, June 9th: The postseason/offseason drama continues

It’s Wednesday, and last week we brought you a special edition, so we’ve got two whole weeks of drama to catch up on! As we all know, hockey is very serious and has no drama (no soap operas!) so we’ve got nothing to talk about. Heh. Yeah right. Leafs Land As usual we start with…

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Toronto Six re-signs Taylor Woods

The Toronto Six have added a fourth player to their next season roster: Taylor Woods! “A lethal force to opponents on the blue line, she helped Toronto in their run toward the top of the standings. Woods was among the Founding Five players who signed with the Six for their inaugural 2020-21 season. Joining her…

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Toronto Six name new head coach – Mark Joslin

The Toronto Six have a new head coach! Mark Joslin will succeed Digit Murphy, who will remain in her role as President of the Toronto Six organization. From the team’s press release: “Joslin has been involved at elite levels of the game for over 20 years and most recently spent four seasons with the Toronto…

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Hello darkness my old friend: Leafs hopes hinge on game 7, again

I did not want to write this pre-game. I put my name down for it hoping it would be unnecessary. But yet, here we are. Do I really need to recap for us how we got here? Leafs blew a 3-1 series lead and now all hope hinges on game 7, which historically has not…