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Leafs by the Numbers: Zach Hyman

Zach Hyman proved everyone wrong. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. He was a 5th round (123rd overall) pick in the 2010 draft who wasn’t really thought of, at the time, as anything special. Acquired by the Leafs from the Panthers in 2015, Hyman has become one of the team’s most invaluable players….

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SPECIAL EDITION! Page 6ix Leafs’ Holiday Post-a-Palooza!

Happy holidays! By popular demand we are bringing you this special edition of Page 6ix: a round-up of all the Leafs (and Leafs adjacent) holiday posts we saw yesterday. Some in particular caused quite a stir! Let’s start with the Big One: Some Christmas cheer from Joe Thornton and his new Maple Leafs teammates. 🎅…

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Stories of the Year: Professional Women’s Hockey Comes (Back) to Toronto

If you’re a TLN reader at all, you definitely know by now that we’ve launched an exciting partnership with the Toronto Six – the newest team in the NWHL, and the only Canadian franchise. While we’re thrilled to bring you exciting content and coverage of the team’s inaugural season, there’s more to it than just…

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Toronto Six Introduces Fan Participation Packages for Inaugural Season

As many of you know, The Leafs Nation is thrilled to be partnering with The Toronto Six to bring you all sorts of content and coverage of their inaugural season. But there are other ways to get involved and support the team, as well. Last week, the team introduced their interactive fan packages – a…

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Page 6ix Wednesday, December 23rd: Holiday Edition!

Okay let’s just get the big news out of the way from the get go, eh? WE HAVE A SEASON! (It would appear.) On December 20th the NHL announced the official start date (January 13th, 2021) and the official divisions of the upcoming season. All the details can be found in the Twitter thread below:…

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NWHL Isobel Cup Semifinals and Finals to Air Live on NBCSN

Get ready Toronto Six and NWHL fans! For the first time EVER, the NWHL Isobel Cup semifinals and finals will air live on NBC Sports February 4-5, 2021. As the press release notes, this will mark the first time in history a professional women’s hockey game airs live on a major broadcast network. We are…

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Page 6ix Wednesday, December 16th: Snowmageddon Edition

Hello from NY, where we are expecting up to a foot of snow tonight, so as I sit all cozy inside in my layers I thought I’d bring you all some of the hockey happenings. As you might expect at holiday time during a pandemic, it is a tad slow on the gossip front. But…

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Toronto Six Unveil New Locker Room – And Make History

Ahead of the NWHL’s condensed season in Lake Placid, NY, set to begin on January 23rd, the Toronto Six are demonstrating their commitment to professional women’s hockey in an exciting way. Earlier today, the team unveiled their brand new, custom locker room, showcasing the players’ reactions and providing an in-depth look at the beautiful new…

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Page 6ix Wednesday, December 9th: Season Start Date Floodgates!

Howdy friends and gossip mongers. It’s time to take a look at what’s been happening in and around the league this week. While things remain relatively quiet-ish (not for long, we suspect) there is definitely some gossip and drama to discuss. So we begin, as always, with…. Leafs Lads Looks like a few of our…

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The Case for Travis Dermott as the Leafs’ Most Lovable Goofball

You can love the way Travis Dermott plays, you can hate it, or you can be indifferent. But I’m here to argue that what you cannot deny is that he is, off the ice, by far the most lovable goofball on the Toronto Maple Leafs current roster. I want to disclaim, before I begin making…

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Training Camps Not Likely To Open Until January 10th or Later

According to Brian Burke, the NHLPA has dug in their heels on being able to spend Christmas/holidays with their families. As a result, they would not be available to cross borders or begin quarantining in hub cities until December 26th or 27th. With a 14 day quarantine necessary, that means camps would not be be…

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Page 6ix Wednesday, December 2nd: Kane You Believe It?

Hello there drama fiends. I won’t lie, your author took a Twitter break and wasn’t super aware of the latest happenings until last night, when our TLN blog daddy Jon told me to check out what had been happening with Evander Kane the last few days. So, everyone, while there are a few other little…