24

Because It’s The Cap: Toronto Maple Leafs Offseason Preview

After finishing last place in 2015-16 and winning the draft lottery, the Toronto Maple¬†Leafs had little to no expectations for this year. Many, in fact, expected no different than the previous season, despite the fact they improved in terms of scoring depth and goaltending, their two biggest flaws in their last place season. However, their…

3

2016-17 Leafs Season in Review: Jake Gardiner

There probably isn’t a defenseman on the Leafs more polarizing than Jake Gardiner. The stats people will argue about how 99% of the time, he is an elite defenseman. The “watch the games” crowd will argue the other 1% of the time, where he makes massive gaffs that make him look like he should be…

4

2016-17 Leafs Season in Review: Nazem Kadri

After years of scrutiny and criticism, especially under the Carlyle/Nonis era, Nazem Kadri has really developed into an excellent NHL centre, and has evolved his game to both ends of the ice under Mike Babcock. While never really getting his chance to prove himself as a 1C, nor will he now that Auston Matthews is…

5

Celebrating Two Years of Babcock

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a unique day for myself because that same day, I was attending a performance of Hamlet for my Grade 12 English class. I knew that Mike Babcock would be making his decision sometime that day, but at the time, the Leafs were said to be out…

12

It’s Not Dion Phaneuf’s Fault You Had High Expectations

It’s the Eastern Conference Finals, and despite the fact that they were eliminated two rounds ago, people still can’t stop talking about the Leafs. Right now, it’s the plethora of former Leafs in the conference finals. On the Ducks, it’s notorious bench boss Randy Carlyle, his favourite goalie Jonathan Bernier, and a minor league defenseman…