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It’s time to get hyped for the playoffs

Every moment. Every heartbreak. Every blown lead. Every unclosed series. Every overtime loss. Every Game 7. Every loss in Boston. Every time a head coach didn’t play their star players a lot in a crucial game. Everything, leads to this moment. Because with every mistake, every heartbreak, all the pain we’ve dealt with, has led…

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NHL 20 Predicts the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

EA Sports’ NHL series holds a special place in my heart, mostly in that it’s the only game that I love and hate playing at the exact same time. One of the things the series boasts is it’s realistic sim engine, which has definitely improved over the years. So what better way to get ready…

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Leafs Postgame: Hockey is back, and Kerfoot definitely is too

Hockey is back baby! It may be exhibition, but the Leafs have finally played a game of hockey for the first time in almost five months against the Montreal Canadiens. There aren’t many expectations, so as long as Andersen isn’t completely terrible, and Robertson plays well enough, I think that’s fine for Leafs Nation. 1st…

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Breaking down who the Blue Jackets are bringing into the bubble

Teams made their rosters official over the weekend, deciding who will be coming with the team into the bubble in Toronto. While we’ve already covered the Leafs bubble roster, the other team that concerns us is our newly fierce rival, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here is the roster for #CBJ as they head into the…

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Takeaways from the Day 1 Line Rushes

Amazing how a pandemic can turn something like line rushes from an insanely boring, mundane thing into the only thing anybody talks about today. But that’s what happens when hockey fans go more than four months without hockey. The Leafs kicked off their training camp today, and of course had line rushes to give us…

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What to expect from Justin Holl this summer

Justin Holl has basically made a living off of proving people wrong so far in his NHL career. After being drafted by the Blackhawks in 2010, he never received a contract and suddenly his NHL dreams were all but done. But, he ended up signing an AHL deal with the Toronto Marlies, and we all…

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Leafs to get prime time slot for qualifying games

On Friday, the NHL released it’s schedule for the qualifying round, and today we got a potential update for the schedule with some tentative start times. Tentative game schedule and times for the first 5 days of the NHL’s return to play and Stanley Cup Qualifiers – no TV listings have been released yet. (📸…

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Leafs start playing hockey again on August 2, other important dates

Hockey’s back baby! As the NHL announces the ratification of both the new CBA and the Return to Play protocol, they also announced several important dates for the NHL schedule. First off, we have an actual schedule for hockey games during the qualifying round. Schedule to start #NHL Qualifying Round: pic.twitter.com/OxsKS8MKsW — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli)…

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Scott’s Thoughts: How to fix the draft lottery

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Scott, this topic is almost two weeks old now, it’s not relevant anymore. Well, let me be the first to say that I know, I’m just an idiot and forgot to do this one last week. Regardless, this year’s lottery was a controversial one to say the least, as…

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What to expect from Zach Hyman this summer

Zach Hyman has created an interesting legacy in his Toronto Maple Leafs career. He went from being a “who the heck is that guy?” when he was acquired from Florida for Greg McKegg, to a scapegoat for being the odd man out on some dominant lines in the Leafs first few seasons, and has now…

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What to expect from Jason Spezza this summer

Do you remember that Jason Spezza is a Toronto Maple Leaf? It’s been so long since hockey has happened that sometimes I forget he’s here. But, the hometown boy finally gets to play for his favourite team from Ontario, and we couldn’t be happier (especially at the low, low price that he does it for)….