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Leafs put Scott Sabourin on waivers, which means they signed him

In what may be the first of many moves to deal with the run of injuries on the Leafs, the Leafs put Scott Sabourin on waivers… Waivers: Scott Sabourin (TOR) — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) February 7, 2021 The thing is, Sabourin wasn’t previously signed to the Leafs, he had a deal with the Marlies. Putting…

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Simmonds could be out six weeks per Elliotte Friedman

Well it may be Superbowl Sunday, but it’s certainly not feeling too super at the moment, as we get our first hint at the extent of Wayne Simmonds injury. Not liking what I’m hearing on Wayne Simmonds. Could be six weeks…just brutal, was having such a strong season in return home. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC)…

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Are we finally changing the way we feel about the Leafs defense?

For as long as I can remember there hasn’t been a time Leafs fans have felt comfortable with their defense. Well that’s not true, I do have a hazy recollection of the early 2000s and feeling somewhat confident in the performances of Dmitri Yushkevich, and Danil Markov. Or maybe I just miss defensemen who hit…

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The PWHPA partners with the Leafs on a Dream Gap Tour game

Today the PWHPA announced their second NHL team partner on their Dream Gap Tour, and we are pleased to see that it is the Toronto Maple Leafs. We are proud to announce a formal partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs! The @MapleLeafs will host a future SecretDeodorant Dream Gap Tour game, while also providing enhanced marketing…

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Is it time for Rasmus Sandin?

The Leafs just easily beat the Canucks 7-3 with their Thursday night lineup, actually their Thursday night lineup minus Travis Dermott, who was injured in the first. They are sitting at 8-2-1 through 11 games, and essentially the top team in the NHL, so why are we talking about messing around with their roster? The…

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Total Player Score and Contract Valuation

Here’s the thing. There’s a ton of great analytics resources out there. Evolving Hockey, Hockey Viz, and others are producing amazing insight into the NHL that has given us new ways of looking at the players around the league and predicting the success of teams. Their knowledge of hockey, analytics, and programming is beyond what…

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Luck, Inconsistency, and Penalties define the Leafs first 10 games

Let’s start of with the fact that the Leafs are 7-2-1 to start the season, sitting at the top of their division, and we’ve seen demonstrations of skill from all the players you’d hope to see that from. The big four forwards are doing terrific, the new additions on the blueline are certainly making it…