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BREAKING: Montreal confirms their prospects are all busts

In a shocking turn of events the Montreal Canadiens have boldly declared that three of their most touted youngsters aren’t good enough to take NHL jobs away from the likes of Paul Byron, Ben Chiarot, and the trash filled husk of Corey Perry. Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme confirmed Tuesday that Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Cole…

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Leafs have a new look player development department

With the recently announced departure of Scott Pellerin it was only a matter of time before we saw a shuffle in regards to the Leafs Player Development department, those changes have come down today. From the Leafs press release: The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has elevated Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser to…

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Two Leafs prospects make Sweden’s World Championship roster

We’ll file this one under things that give us hope. Two of the Leafs top overseas prospects, Pontus Holmberg, and Filip Hållander have been selected to represent Sweden in the World Hockey Championship tournament. (You know, that thing we used to watch all the time before the Leafs started giving us brief playoff appearances.) Holmberg…

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Playoff Preview: I’m afraid of Americans

There is another Cup drought that has been ongoing besides the Leafs 54 year Stanley Cup drought. If you ask your simpliest American hockey fan friend about it, they’ll be happy to tell you that a Canadian team hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1993. Remember that year? The year that Kerry Fraser robbed the…

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Leafs have their schedule for the first round

We finally know when we’re going to see the Leafs play again after tomorrow night, and it appears they will be treated to almost a full week without a game. I’m reluctant to say week off, because I hope like hell they’ll be working most of the time (especially on the powerplay) but nearly a…

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Playoff Preview: A success story 54 years in the making?

18.4%. That’s what Moneypuck.com puts the Leafs odds at for winning the Stanley Cup this year. For the record that’s higher than any other team, and the Colorado Avalanche have the next highest total at 14.7%. You can see the whole collection of odds below, and the Leafs find themselves in the uncomfortable position of…

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Freddie Andersen starts Wednesday night. Let’s unpack that

After a somewhat (very) unsuccessful conditioning stint on the Marlies, the Leafs have let it be known they are taking Frederik Andersen off the LTIR and putting him in the Leafs net on Wednesday night against the Senators. Frederik Andersen starts tomorrow's game in Ottawa. His first NHL action since March 19. — Chris Johnston…

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Jack Campbell is rightfully the Leafs Masterton nominee

Masterton nominations are one of the more bizarre moments of the final days of the season. It often draws attention to some truly monumental obstacles that have been overcome, but often it is just a bunch of teams going “look at how old this guy is? He’s still playing.” This year was no different in…