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The Chopping Block Roundtable Part One: Which Leafs Players Should Go?

Understandably, Leafs fans are spending much of the off-season discussing which players might be useful bargaining chips in a trade, with the hope that some of the deficits on the roster can be built up. This will likely be an in-depth topic for The Leafs Nation team over the next little while, and some of…

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John Tortorella Defends Sheldon Keefe Following Leafs’ Elimination

John Tortorella is a coach who always finds a way to make his media availability interesting, and today’s session following the Blue Jackets ousting the Leafs from playoff contention was no different. Full quote from #CBJ coach John Tortorella, who felt the need to come to #LeafsForever coach Sheldon Keefe today at the start of…

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Take a Knee: The NHL and Fan Response to Black Lives Matter

Hockey is back. As of today, all 24 teams participating in the qualifier and round robin games have played an official, yes it counts, hockey game. During the week leading up to the official restart of NHL hockey, teams participated in “exhibition” style games. Many fans wondered how, if at all, the league and the…

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What Not To Wear: Hockey Edition

With the NHL moving soon to their Bubbles, there is lots of conversation in the hockey sphere around the relaxation of the Suits on Game Days mandate. From players, to reporters, to fans on Twitter, everyone seems to have an opinion on whether or not suits should be a requirement. For context, since 2005, the…

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Girls Will Be Girls: A Look At The Online Female Fan Experience

In 2015, Morgan Rielly – a player I am a huge fan of and who I happen to think is a great guy – caught some deserved heat for bemoaning a Leafs’ losing streak by saying about the team, “you’re not here to be a girl about it.” Morgan Rielly today said positive approach, strong…