The biggest roster move for the Toronto Maple Leafs will be when newly-acquired Nick Foligno suits up with the team. However, the Maple Leafs have made a number of roster changes – and even will see schedule changes – as the weekend approaches.
The schedule changed, now what do we do? I was all ready to write about the Maple Leafs game tonight in Vancouver against the Canucks, but it was pushed back to Sunday night to allow the Canucks more time to recover from their time off.
As per Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, expect to see multiple Maple Leafs games moved over the next week as “part of the domino effect of tomorrow’s scheduled visit to Vancouver being pushed back to Sunday.” Saturday’s Maple Leafs vs Canucks game has been postponed and things will all be shuffled down the line as a result.
The schedule suggested that the Toronto Maple Leafs’ game on Tuesday against the Calgary Flames was going to be difficult to win. The team had played the night before against the Montreal Canadiens and was traveling home to play a back-to-back against a well-rested Flames team.
The Toronto Maple Leafs’ powerplay is horrendous, appalling, terrible, you pick the word. Suppose you’re on social media during the game. In that case, there are many more colourful words and phrases being used to describe Toronto’s man advantage.
It’s very evident that Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas made a major impact at the NHL trade deadline. He was able to address the team’s depth by bringing in a top-six forward, a shutdown centre, a reliable goaltender and a steady defenseman.
For as tough as Tuesday’s game was for the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Calgary Flames, this one should have been just as easy. The Winnipeg Jets were playing on the road for their 17th game of their last 22, were just finishing a five-game road trip, and had played (and won) against the Ottawa Senators the night before.
It turns out the Leafs might need Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and Nick Foligno. With a few of their key players out of the lineup, the Toronto Maple Leafs weren’t able to get the job done against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, losing the game by a final score of 5-2.
Campbell gets pulled for the first time as a Leaf, Robertson gets first point. The Toronto Maple Leafs gave up three goals within a span of three minutes in the first period and couldn’t recover from an eventual 5-2 loss at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets.
The Buffalo Sabres announced yesterday that Jack Eichel would miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated disc in his neck. Today, Kevyn Adams met with the media to introduce associate GM Jason Karmanos and provide some additional updates.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are taking a page from the Toronto Raptors. Why not? It worked for Raps. For the non-basketball crowd, in 2019, the Raptors utilized load management for superstar Kawhi Leonard.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had one of their busiest trade deadlines to date in 2020-21. While GM Kyle Dubas is known to make his big midseason moves in the month leading up to the deadline, the circumstances were different this season.
The Maple Leafs are bringing two prospects overseas to join the organization. First, the club signed 2020 first rounder Rodion Amirov to a three-year entry-level deal that begins in the 2021-22 season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs want to end their Stanley Cup drought that has lasted since 1967. Brendan Shanahan and Kyle Dubas are feeling the pressure of not winning in 54 years so they brought in a leader.