BROWNE: Why This Year Will Be Different For The Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Nation is a land of many, and one where loyalty has been put to the highest of tests. The source of said loyalty – the Toronto Maple Leafs – currently holds the longest active Stanley Cup drought, and the second longest ever, at 53 seasons – dating back to 1966-67. They also own the 7th-longest championship drought in North American professional sports. On Wednesday … Continue reading BROWNE: Why This Year Will Be Different For The Toronto Maple Leafs

ROCCA: An Open Letter to Ken Holland: “Please Go”

BY PATRICK ROCCA The Detroit Red Wings continue to baffle us all. On April 7th, they re-signed general manager Ken Holland to a 2 year extension, leaving the rest of us to wonder: what the hell is in the water in Michigan? Well, besides lead of course. There is absolutely no reason why this man should have a job. Zero. Nada. Zilch. Holland is a … Continue reading ROCCA: An Open Letter to Ken Holland: “Please Go”

Toronto Maple Leafs Game Recap — Jan 10, 2018

BY CONNER CARRINGTON Intro The woeful Ottawa Senators came into Toronto with a record of 14-18-9. They entered coming off a horrific 8-2 defeat in the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks the night prior. All signs were pointing towards the Leafs bouncing back in a big way after a let down 3-2 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in their previous game. Well, for … Continue reading Toronto Maple Leafs Game Recap — Jan 10, 2018

CARRINGTON: Oilers Should Learn Lesson From Lucic Contract

BY CONNER CARRINGTON Oh, how things have changed for the Edmonton Oilers in half a year. Only 6 months removed from making an appearance in the postseason last year, the Edmonton Oilers are back to being basement dwellers. Sure it’s early, still 69 games to play, but with a team that has Connor McDavid, arguably the best player in the NHL captaining the ship, the … Continue reading CARRINGTON: Oilers Should Learn Lesson From Lucic Contract

Marleau Signing Indicative of Culture Change in Toronto

Patrick Marleau is the newest Toronto Maple Leaf. The 37-year-old forward, who will be 38 when the season begins, inked a three year, $18.75M deal with the buds early Sunday evening. Toronto is the first NHL team Marleau has played on not named the San Jose Sharks, for whom he played his first 19 NHL seasons. Toronto was one of a number of suitors for … Continue reading Marleau Signing Indicative of Culture Change in Toronto

Leafs Nation Finally has Something to be Proud of Long Term

As summer turned to fall and leaves began their yearly change of colour, hockey season was once again on the horizon. The Leafs had nowhere to go but up after a 2015–16 campaign that saw them register but 29 wins and 69 points, and with it, a chance to draft the NHL’s next superstar, Auston Matthews, with the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL … Continue reading Leafs Nation Finally has Something to be Proud of Long Term

Capital Upset: Leafs Looking to Do The Impossible

It has been a dead heat. Through five games of the Leafs and Capitals series, no one has really had an edge. The Capitals have gotten out to a couple leads early in games, but the Leafs have always bounced back to make the game close. That includes coming back from 2–0 and 3–1 deficits in Game 3 to pull off a thrilling overtime win, … Continue reading Capital Upset: Leafs Looking to Do The Impossible

Matchup With Capitals a Blessing in Disguise for Maple Leafs

It’s April 19, 2017. The Leafs are coming off winning arguably their biggest game in 13 years. After a late goal from Kasperi Kapanen tied the game at 3, Connor Brown tallied the winner shortly thereafter off a point shot from Jake Gardiner and Auston Matthews sealed it with an empty-netter, the Leafs took down the Penguins 5–3 to clinch their first playoff spot in … Continue reading Matchup With Capitals a Blessing in Disguise for Maple Leafs