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Maple Leafs reportedly interested in Michigan State FA Taro Hirose

As the NCAA ice hockey season starts to wind down, the players who are leaving school – either after a four-year stint or leaving early to go pro ahead of schedule – are starting to have their meetings with NHL clubs. The players already drafted by teams, such as Quinn Hughes of the Vancouver Canucks,…

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Report: Elliotte Friedman suggests Leafs and Matthews aiming for 5-6 year deal

When the Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves constantly making headlines for a to-the-wire contract negotiation with forward William Nylander this fall, it seemed inevitable that they would do just about anything to avoid a similar situation with 2016 first overall pick Auston Matthews. The team all but confirmed that on Tuesday, with general manager Kyle…

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Dubas hoping for Matthews extension in the near future

The Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves dominating headlines through the first few months of the 2018-19 season, garnering as much attention for their play as for their contract stand-off with forward William Nylander. The deal was finalized just minutes before the deadline on December 1st, but the damage caused by the entire ordeal has sent…

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Kasimir Kaskisuo gets sent down as Leafs goaltending remains in turmoil

It’s not a season without the requisite January league-wide goaltending disaster circus, with teams scrambling to ice healthy tandems in net during the tough doldrums of the mid-season. The Leafs managed to avoid that with moderate success during their 2017-18 season, when they had two debatably NHL-caliber goaltenders being iced as an AHL tandem for…

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Calvin Pickard hits waivers in potentially great move for Toronto

The Leafs took a massive hit in their goaltending depth chart this fall, when an attempt to sneak both their third and fourth NHL-quality goaltenders through waivers on the same day resulted in neither avoiding a claim. Curtis McElhinney was picked up by the Carolina Hurricanes to fill in for an injured Scott Darling, and…