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The huge risk the Leafs take in shopping one of their defencemen

Being reported by multiple Leafs beat writers is that Toronto is shopping one of their defencemen. Whether that be Justin Holl, Travis Dermott, or even both of them, I don’t think it’s a logical idea. One of the things the Leafs have echoed for years is why depth brings success. And if you trade one…

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Marlies Mailbag: Which of the defencemen has stood out most?

It feels like yesterday that the Marlies started their season, and I began my quest on following this team for real. Yes, I did technically do that last year, but not to the extent where I am now. I’m going to practices, every home game and just trying to talk to every player possible. I…

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The Leafs Nation Radio Podcast: Episode 8

A new episode of The Leafs Nation Radio Podcast is out now! Caroline Szwed is joined by Nick Barden, Kyle Cushman and Scott Maxwell on Episode 8 of TLN Radio and we honestly talk about everything! Join us as we recap the Leafs, discuss Morgan Rielly’s contract, weigh in on Kurtis Gabriel speaking up about…

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Marlies and Me: Meet promising young forward, Alex Steeves

Throughout the last few weeks, we’ve discussed the great stories of Josh Ho-Sang and Joseph Woll, but there’s a new player in town. That man is Alex Steeves. After suffering a shoulder injury during the Leafs’ development camp, the 21-year-old entered Marlies training camp injured. Throughout Marlies camp, Steeves was one of two players wearing…

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Why signing Morgan Rielly the person was important for the Leafs

There’s a lot to be said about the Toronto Maple Leafs and its players. For Morgan Rielly, though, I don’t think you can come up with one bad thing to say about him. The 27-year-old inked a new eight-year, $60 million contract on Friday, which will begin next season. There was a lot of reason…

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The Leafs Nation Radio Podcast: Episode 7

A new episode of The Leafs Nation Radio Podcast is out now! After the Toronto Maple Leafs lost three in a row which included a brutal 7-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Caroline, Nick Barden and Physio Mike jumped on the podcast to dissect what’s going on in Leafs Land. We touched on Auston Matthews,…

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Marlies and Me: Joseph Woll shines in season debut

The Toronto Marlies were ready to put their 5-0 loss to Manitoba last week behind them with a back-to-back this weekend. The first game was against the Rochester Americans, and the second was against the Cleveland Monsters. Toronto’s opening game of the weekend was one to be forgotten by the Marlies. Rochester handed them a…

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Nick Robertson’s injury leads to a change of direction for the Marlies

The Toronto Marlies were getting ready for a new and successful season with Nick Robertson in the lineup. But there was an unfortunate bump in that road as the 20-year-old landed awkwardly on his right leg in Sunday’s game against Manitoba. Nick Robertson lands awkwardly on his right leg after getting hit. It doesn't look…