Maple Leafs would buck history if they make the playoffs this year

Going from dead last to a playoff spot in the span of one season nearly never happens.
Via Breakaway Blog
6 hours ago

Auston Matthews scored a great goal while being hooked to the ice

You can haul Auston Matthews down in the middle of a scoring chance but that doesn't mean he's not going to finish that chance regardless. That was the lesson learned by the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. The 19-year-old Leafs rookie scored an impressive goal halfway through the second period of Toronto's game against Carolina despite being hooked to the ice by a defender in the...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Brown, Matthews power Maple Leafs past Hurricanes 4-0

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Connor Brown scored twice, Auston Matthews had a highlight-reel goal on a backhander as he was twirling down to the ice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Sunday night. Jake Gardiner added a goal and two assists, James van Riemsdyk had two assists and Curtis McElhinney made 37 saves for the Maple Leafs to earn his first shutout...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matthews gets hauled down but won’t be denied on backhand

Watch as Auston Matthews scores a wicked goal while being hauled down.
Via SportsNetCanada
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Kadri ties it up off Dzingel's face

Check this out, as Nazem Kadri banks a goal off Ryan Dzingel's face, beating Craig Anderson and tying up the latest edition of 'Battle of Ontario.'
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maple Leafs add Conacher, Kelly, Mahovlich and Clark to Legends Row

Toronto Maple Leafs unveil and honour Charlie Conacher, Red Kelly, Frank Mahovlich and Wendel Clark to Legends Row.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL turns 100: Borje Salming hailed as European trailblazer

TORONTO (AP) Exceptionally fit and muscular still, Borje Salming sits at his locker with a familiar No. 21 Toronto Maple Leafs jersey hanging behind him while pecking out a message on his cellphone. The faceoff for the Centennial Classic's alumni game between the Maple Leafs and Detroit is still a few hours away at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. Except for the telltale creases...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JVR Will Be Moved… Eventually

James van Riemsdyk wants to remain with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ever since the 2016-17 season began, one of the more intriguing factors of the season was going to be what would happen to the six-foot-three left winger. He has one year remaining on his contract after this season with a cap hit of $4.25 million. With his production, that is one of the best bargains in the entire...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Maple Leafs hope Soshnikov returns against Senators

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs expect to have right winger Nikita Soshnikov back in the lineup Saturday night when they play the Ottawa Senators at the Air Canada Centre, but center Mitch Marner likely will not be available. Soshnikov has missed the past four games with an upper-body injury and Marner left the 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Wednesday in Columbus with an apparent...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Babcock says Maple Leafs fans should “find something else to do” at the trade deadline

Toronto Maple Leafs fans probably shouldn’t expect too much from the team during the trade deadline. Mike Babcock personally warned fans that the team isn’t planning on being active and even mentioned that Leafs fans should find other things to do during the festivities of the deadline instead of waiting for the club to make a move. Babcock’s comments, as seen in the Toronto...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why NHL players quietly cheer on the Maple Leafs (and others)

Success of big-market teams translates into more revenue and lessens the hit players are forced to take when it comes to escrow.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

Is Travis Dermott NHL Ready?

Much hoopla has been made of the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ prospect pool. Once a team with bare cupboards, the Leafs have used the last few NHL drafts to stock up and amass a talented prospect pool that is the envy of most teams. Good drafting is most obviously exemplified in the big three rookies, William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews. All were drafted and developed by...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Leivo Making the Most of His Chances

Josh Leivo has been an interesting player to follow this year. He looked like he would be able to crack the lineup at the beginning of the season, but was sidelined because of an injury. After recovering from his injury, which seemed to suspiciously last longer than expected, he finally got to play. Leivo’s first game back was on Dec. 19 and his second game was on Jan. 7. This...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Maple Leafs season full of highs and lows

Young team has looked like a contender some nights, then been totally outmatched on others.
Via Toronto Star
3 days ago

Hard work, hot hand pays off for Maple Leafs’ Josh Leivo

After a three-point performance on Tuesday, Leivo played his fourth game in a row on Wednesday, with Nikita Soshnikov a healthy scratch.
Via Toronto Star
4 days ago

Guy Boucher hates shootouts, doesn’t watch them

Guy Boucher isn’t the fan of shootouts.The Ottawa Senators head coach spoke with James Mirtle of the Athletic, revealing that despite his club pulling off a 3-2 shootout win recently over the Toronto Maple Leafs, he “hates” the shootout for it’s reliance on individual performance.“I never watch shootouts,” Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher said, after his team beat the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Leo Komarov crushes Johnny Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau might have a few cobwebs to shake loose after receiving this devastating hit from Leo Komarov. Gaudreau was collecting the puck along the boards and had no idea that Komarov was rushing in to deliver a huge check. Gaudreau had to head to the dressing room after this hit.This check falls into the “unfortunate but clean” category where you hate to see another player...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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