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The Road to the Outdoor Classic – Episode 4

Episode four of The Road to the Outdoor Classic is here! It was a cracking game so let’s see what the behind the scenes stuff held for us. Although we’ve come to the end of the road, still I can’t let go. Let Mike Babcock’s smiling face lead you to a recap and the vid…

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The Road to the Outdoor Classic – Episode 3 Review

If you didn’t know it, hockey is a connector okay? So like it is a connector of space and time and cities. It is ALSO how players score, by their passes connecting. Wasn’t that so clever of the narrator to use the word “connect” several times to bring us this valuable information? Here’s the thing,…

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The Road To The Outdoor Classic – Episode 2 Recap

We’re back at it again with a recap and rundown of episode two of the EPIX series – The Road To the Outdoor Classics. Episode one was our building of a legend episode. Part two is our human interest section of The Road To. Our gravelly narrator is back at it to remind is all…

These Monsters Don’t Mash

We didn’t plan it A photo posted by Frankie Corrado (@frankendeuces) on Oct 23, 2016 at 6:38pm PDT You see, I was all prepared to be writing this post after Halloween. I keep forgetting now we’re extending the Halloween weekend out to combat the calendar suck of Christmas. So the Leafs have a soft opening…

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Your Toronto Maple Leafs Merch Shopping List

It can be easy to go through the NHL store and find the bad merchandise. In fact, they make it too easy for us. And that’s like swinging at low hanging fruiting while also kicking a dead horse and a broken clock is right twice a day. I’ve long been critical of the merchandise the…

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Morgan Rielly Gets Some Pop

The NHL announced they will be teaming up with Funko to produce a line of Pop – those cute little stylized plastic figures because that is apparently easier than making better merchandise for women. The NFL has seen several successful waves of their athletes as Pops so now it is hockey’s turn. For the Maple…

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Scouting Report: Shopping for Merch on Etsy

Embed from Getty Images One of the biggest pieces of being a fan of something is means of demonstrating fandom. For Leafs fans it means sifting through tons of shirts in varying shades of blue. No seriously, what are the brand standards here? I see everything from navy to sky blue for official merchandise and…

What’s New, Leafs? A Pussycat. Whoa Whoa Whoaaaa.

#tbt Tempelton at the Mem Cup ?? A photo posted by Kerby Rychel (@krychs) on Jul 31, 2014 at 3:18pm PDT Noted cat enthusiast Kerby Rychel joins the Toronto Maple Leafs to bring things to the table. Here’s the thing – I know very little of him other than I had been following him on…

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2016 NHL Awards: A Fashion Post Mortem

Photo Credit: Joshua Dahl/USA TODAY SPORTS are we sure Andersen isn’t a secret Staal brother?  Will Arnett is hosting the NHL Awards live from Las Vegas and I think is the only arm (save for Frederik Andersen, who probably still hasn’t stepped foot in town yet) of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the room. Our…

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39 or So Names Sure To Be In The 2033 NHL Draft Pool

Embed from Getty Images The woes of being a (Leafs) fan means thinking about the big picture/the future/building a dynasty. There’s a lot of handwringing over what Toronto will do in the first round of the upcoming draft. This is the chance to make some good moves and cement a new era. But let’s look…