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How the Maple Leafs can fit Alex Pietrangelo into their cap situation

The Alex Pietrangelo sweepstakes are heating up with four teams reportedly in the mix to sign the 30-year-old. Toronto is a strong favourite because of the way they can structure his contract and the fact that it’s literally his home. But there’s been a lot that’s said about a possible sign and trade, which Pierre…

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A Look at the William Nylander Situation: from Cap Hit to Trade Talks

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”- African proverb It’s true — they really don’t. William Nylander has never sailed through ‘smooth seas’ to say the least. I’d say he’s been on The Deadliest Catch for two or three seasons, from his contract holdout to today. The road is still incredibly bumpy for him as…

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Should the Maple Leafs sign Wayne Simmonds?

“He said he would come, and now it’s time to sign the contract…” Wayne Simmonds could make his way to Toronto this off-season, if the Toronto Maple Leafs choose to sign him. The cost may be a lot, but the 32-year-old could come in and make an impact on the bottom-six. While he did say he’d come…

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Does Travis Dermott have a future with the Maple Leafs?

Another early exit from the playoffs has made Kyle Dubas flex his trading muscles a bit. The Maple Leafs’ GM has said he’s not done making trades — which usually comes with some (more like a lot of) speculation. The guessing game of who gets traded next has picked up and Travis Dermott’s name could…

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3 things the Leafs need to do to become Stanley Cup contenders

Last year’s season was an unexpected one. Newly acquired Tyson Barrie didn’t pan out, there were a ton of injuries and the Leafs were a very inconsistent hockey team. But there’s a list of requirements that Kyle Dubas needs to hit to make sure Toronto is ready to go for next season, as well as…

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3 reasons why the Leafs shouldn’t trade Frederik Andersen

There’s been a lot of talk recently about a trade that would send Frederik Andersen out the door and I have to be honest, I just don’t think that works out for the Leafs. Ever. The speculation started with a 31 Thoughts article (thought #19), where Elliotte Friedman wrote: “The Carolina Hurricanes have interest in Frederik…

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Could these 3 Leafs players be traded this off-season?

The off-season has not began and yet there’s already been a trade, plus, possibly more in the future. With Kasperi Kapanen now out of the Maple Leafs organization, the organization will now shift to other trades. They could be big ones, too. Frederik Andersen’s name has been out there in the past week, but do…

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Did the Tyson Barrie experiment fail?

Last summer was one of the most active off-seasons in a while for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Kyle Dubas. The first major move on July 1st was sending Connor Brown, Nikita Zaitsev and Michael Carcone to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Cody Ceci, Ben Harpur, Aaron Luchuk and a 2020 third-round pick. Some…

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I ate the Carolina Reaper because the Leafs scored a goal

So here we are — eight days since the Maple Leafs were eliminated from the NHL qualifiers. And surprisingly, I’m still here making Leafs videos, but this video was not one I wanted to make. lol if the Leafs score in the second period i'll eat the carolina reaper in a be-leaf video — Nick…

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What should the Leafs do with Jason Spezza?

A one-year, $700,000 contract — that’s the price the Toronto Maple Leafs paid to have Jason Spezza on their roster this season. It was a challenging year for the 37-year-old, who spent most of this season on the fourth line. One of the lowest points for him as a Maple Leaf came in the home…

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Now is not the time to move on from Mitch Marner

Another year, another first round elimination for the Toronto Maple Leafs, technically. Every season, this team surprises us. This year, it was the highs of a three-goal comeback against the Columbus Blue Jackets to the lows of losing to David Ayres, who practices with the Maple Leafs and was also a zamboni driver — it…