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Report that there has been no contract talks with Spezza…yet

Here’s the thing about the current situation… It’s created a lot of free time to negotiate re-signing players. It’s created a lot of uncertainty about what should be done with free agents, especially some of the older ones. That’s partially why it is both surprising and equally unsurprising that there haven’t been any discussions with…

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We’ve crowned our Leafs Madness Champion

It’s been a long journey but we’ve finally ended up exactly where we thought we’d all be, and that is acknowledging Mats Sundin as the Greatest Leaf of All-Time. At the end of the day, there are a lot of factors that come into naming Mats the champion, for one, no one has been a more dominant…

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Leafs Madness Championship!!!

I guess the story here is that Wendel Clark and Auston Matthews were narrowly defeated in what were the closest match-ups of the bracket. Matthews likely failing to advance based on lack of experience and Clark rode beloved fan favourite for as long as he possibly could in this. As for the Sundin vs. Bower…

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Leafs Madness: Final Four

It’s safe to say the voyage to the Final Four to determine the greatest fan favourite Leaf has gone exactly as expected. Sundin, Matthews, Bower, and Clark are all names you’d expect to see here. Beating out Gilmour, Sittler, and Keon to do so wasn’t a particularly easy thing to do, but here we are….

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Highlights of Brendan Shanahan’s interview with James Duthie

If you’ve got 20 minutes and love anecdotes about parenting in the COVID-19 world, by all means, I encourage you to check out the full thing here. If you just want the hockey highlights and some takes on those, let’s have at it below… “Are the players going stir crazy?” “Most of the players have…

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Leafs Madness: Elite Eight

I guess it speaks to the expert seeding of this bracket that we’ve got nothing but 1 and 2 seeds left. The names are the names you’d expect to see Sundin, Gilmour, Matthews, Bower, Keon, Sittler, Clark, and Rielly(?). Okay, I’m not ready to accept that Morgan Rielly should necessarily be in this conversation, nor…

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KHL players will be able to sign with NHL teams as of May 1st

Games may not be played anytime soon, but we’re just over a month away from KHL signing season, and if recent history has taught us anything, that’s a significant time for the Leafs. From TSN: With the KHL season officially being cancelled Wednesday, players with expiring KHL contracts are free to sign with NHL teams…

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Round Three of Leafs Madness!!!

It’s Round Three Time, and Round Two saw some significant names disappear. Tavares, Kessel, Kaberle, Vaive, and Armstrong, all gone. Today is going to see even bigger names disappear. And it’s not going to get easier. Here’s the story so far: Today’s Matchups: Your Grandpa’s Leafs Region — The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) March 25, 2020…

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Leafs Madness Bracket: Closing out Round Two

Not too many, if any surprises on day one of Round two. Mahovlich making easy work of George Armstrong is probably as close as we got to an upset. The complete dominance of Sittler’s win over Turnbull was impressive. Now we’re on to the two more recent eras, and some really tough decisions. The Story…

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The CHL is officially done for the year. It’s Draft Rankings SZN

The day after the Canadian Olympic Committee made the bold decision to avoid the Tokyo Olympics unless they were postponed, the Canadian Hockey League followed suit with a bold decision of their own, to cancel their playoffs and forego awarding the Memorial Cup for the first time in it’s 102 year history. The #CHL and…

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Updates on the status of the league

As the world continues to struggle with COVID-19, we get an update on the status of NHL and potentially when we can expect to see hockey played again. The first update we saw was in the form of a FAQ document from the league. Some of the highlights are below… We will continue to monitor…

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Absolutely, the Leafs Madness Bracket

Round one is over, and now we will quickly work through the second round in the next couple of days. We’ll have our Final Four established by the end of the week and have the ultimate playoff next week. Here’s where we are at today… So far no real upsets to speak out. Red Kelly…