In such a young offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs have already been busy forming their roster for next season. Signing European free agent defenceman Teemu Kivihalme and forward Ilya Mikheyev to secure some affordable depth.
After leaving the season earlier than hoped for, William Nylander is making highlight reel plays for Team Sweden over in the IIHF World Championships.
The Edmonton Oilers are back to their old ways — keeping it all within the Old Boys Club family. Hiring Ken Holland to be their next general manager comes with big plans for the struggling club, is reuniting with Mike Babcock one of them?
In the rotating carousel of what should be on the mind of every Leafs fan, recently it has been what forward Mitch Marner is really worth and what his new contract should or could look like.
There is no way to avoid it. The rumours about whether or not Mike Babcock will return to be the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs is constant and nowhere near to quieting down.
Despite the pitchfork and torches after the Maple Leafs were knocked out of the playoffs by the hand of the Boston Bruins for the third time in the last four playoff outings, there were some moments of self-reflection and other moments of pointing fingers going on during the final press conference on Thursday afternoon.
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For some reason, the Boston Bruins will be adding David Backes to their Game 2 lineup tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs really need to not step into his wheelhouse and play the kind of game that he wants them to.
Beyond Mitch Marner’s obviously excellent performance in the first game of the playoffs for the 2018-19 Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night, another winger played the exact kind of game that is expected of this team in the postseason.
Although the Leafs might be considered underdogs for the upcoming first-round series against the Boston Bruins, what sets them apart is how deadly their special team units can be.
With the reports of defenceman Jake Gardiner returning tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning, there will be a prominent improvement when the team gets on the man advantage for the rest of his time with the team.
Everyone wants their team to win, but at what cost? What is more important is that the whole sport prevails and we get to enjoy it for many more years.