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What Sheldon Keefe Can Bring as Maple Leafs Head Coach

Mike Babcock is out. Sheldon Keefe is in. Things move fast in this wacky world we call hockey. Try to keep up. The Keefes Nation aha — The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) November 21, 2019 The aftermath of Babcock’s dismissal will be filled mostly with eulogies, the majority of which seek to tie a neat little…

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We’re Done Here, Right?

The Toronto Maple Leafs sit fourth in the Atlantic Divison at the moment. Their power play and penalty kill, both led by assistant coaches who were brought in this summer, rank in the bottom third of the league, respectively, while their odds at qualifying for the playoffs languish at precisely 33.4% prior to Saturday night,…

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Maple Leafs Pre-Game #19: 5 Things to Watch for in the Windy City

The Maple Leafs lost last night. Then again, you probably forgot all about it, what with the barrage of bigotry and discrimination spewed from the mouth of a notoriously unsuccessful former coach/executive who continues to preach his agenda of exclusion upon the nationally-televised pulpit given to him by Canada’s Public Broadcaster overshadowing it. #HockeyIsForEveryone, though….

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Maple Leafs Pre-Game #13: 5 Things to Watch For vs Les Habitents

Let’s keep the good times rollin’! After besting a tired Sharks team in Patrick Marleau’s emotional homecoming last night, the Leafs have a chance to kick off a new winning streak as they enter into enemy territory. Divisional leverage is on the line, folks. Let’s see who the Leafs are trotting out to counter. Forwards:…

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Explain This To Me: Using Goaltenders on Back-to-Backs

I’m a simple man. I have simple takes. I love hockey, and like to think I know a fair bit about it, but I’m also not blind to the countless scores of people out there who happen to know more. Way more. Just open up Twitter. You’ll find them. Heck, you’re probably one yourself. Applying…

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Report: Kyle Dubas Has Been Scouting in Russia (Again)

The concept of “market inefficiencies” has become synonymous with Kyle Dubas in recent years. The bespectacled executive’s love for trotting down the paths less travelled is certainly quite apparent, and when it comes to which of these routes can be deemed his favourite, well, the answer is pretty obvious: the European free agent pool. Boy,…

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After Four: 4 Maple Leafs Who Have Disappointed (So Far)

The 2019-20 NHL regular season is now four games old, which means there are four games of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey upon which to draw hard, definitive conclusions. Naturally, some players have greatly impressed — either by meeting their already-lofty expectations or simply not being the abject disasters we projected them to be. Others, however,…

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After Four: 4 Maple Leafs Who Have Impressed (So Far)

The 2019-20 NHL regular season is now four games old, which means there are four games of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey upon which to draw hard, definitive conclusions. Naturally, some players have greatly impressed — either by meeting their already-lofty expectations or simply not being the abject disasters most projected them to be. Others, however,…