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LGD: Rivalry night in Canada; Leafs vs. Habs

Tonight the Leafs will face the first division rivalry of the season, and it’s one that the Leafs should be very cautious about. The game will air at 7pm on CBC, and will be played at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Canadiens team coming into tonight has been bad. Like, incredibly bad. They have only one…

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LeBrun: JVR’s contract likely to be similar to TJ Oshie’s

Today on Insider Trading, Pierre LeBrun of the TSN and The Athletic made some comments related to the Leafs’ biggest ticket pending UFA, James Van Riemsdyk. Here is what he said: There haven’t been any serious discussions, I’m told, on [JVR’s contract], but certainly some dialogue, and what I’m hearing is that I think that…

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WWYD: Is Rychel on the team, or On The Road Again?

So far we have had two entries in our What Would You Do? series. The first looked at Josh Leivo, by myself and Ian Tulloch. Most recently, Jon Steitzer and Scott Maxwell discussed Andreas Johnsson. Today, Jon and I are going to explain our viewpoints on Kerby Rychel. The 23-year-old joined the Leafs’ system a…

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Leafs Game Day: Chicago vs Toronto

On Thanksgiving Monday, the Toronto Maple Leafs will take on the Chicago Blackhawks. This Turkey Day matchup between two Original Six teams definitely reminds me of the history of the NHL and that we should be thankful for hockey and what ways it has positively touched our lives. On the other hand, this tilt between…

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Leafs Game Day: Leafs vs. Rangers

Tonight the Leafs take on the New York Rangers tonight in the second game of the regular season. The game is the first game played this season at the ACC, as Toronto will try to continue the home-ice success they saw last year. The Rangers are also playing their second game after losing 4-2 to…

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The Leafs’ Have Remodeled Their D; What Can We Expect?

This offseason, the Maple Leafs had basically one job: figure out a better group of defensemen to complement their elite offensive group. To do this, they made 2 moves. First, they brought in Calle Rosen and Andreas Borgman from Sweden. Two young players that came in with the expectation of being Marlies, but are now…

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LGD: Leafs try for a second win against the Wings

After last nights strong win against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena (that actually hurts to type), the Leafs return to Toronto to take on those Wings a second time. This trend of home-and-away back-to-back preseason games has lent itself to a particular trend: 1st team, 1st night; 2nd team, 2nd night. Lineups…

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Leafs Postgame: A Dominating Win over the Canadiens

The lines tonight finally started to resemble an NHL hockey team, but with 4 preseason games left to play (including tonight) there’s still a lot of room for juggling and auditioning. The two most interesting spots are the 3rd spot on left defense and 4th line center. Tonight we’re going to see Calle Rosén and…

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Pre-season Postgame: Leafs fall to the Senators in first pre-season game

The Leafs faced off against the Senators in the nation’s capital tonight for their first game of this pre-season. Here were the lines for both teams: Leafs Sens  LW C RW LW C RW  Hyman Matthews Nylander  Stone Pageau Ryan  Kapanen Mueller Soshnikov  Hoffman  White  Smith Martin Moore Fehr Burrows Suter Gagne Leivo Aaltonen Brown…

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WWYD Series: What does 2018 hold for Joshua Leivo?

This is the first in a series looking at the Leafs’ expiring contracts at the end of this season. The premise is to present different opinions on the subject to hash it out. Today, myself and Ian Tulloch will be the contributors. We’re going to be talking about Joshua Leivo, and whether the Leafs should…

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TLN Top 20 Prospect Rankings 2017: #3 Carl Grundstrom

This week we’re kicking off the top three prospects in this year’s top 20 ranking. This post will cover #3, Carl Grundstrom. The Votes Here’s a table showing how the TLN staff made their rankings: Rank Staff Member(s) 2nd Bobby Cappucino, Brayden Engel, Jon Steitzer 3rd Ryan Fancey 4th Adam Laskaris, Ryan Hobart, Scott Maxwell,…