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Washington Capitals Eliminate Toronto Maple Leafs

The Washington Capitals have eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff series victory came on Sunday night, with Washington putting away a 2-1 win in overtime. The series was tight down to the wire, with five of six games going to overtime and each game separated by just one goal. In the […]

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

It’s hard not to be excited about the upstart Toronto Maple Leafs, who find themselves in the post-season for the first time since 2012-2013 and just the second time since 2003-2004. But they drew the Washington Capitals in the first round, who finished the regular season with a Presidents’ Trophy-winning 55-19-8 record. Toronto, conversely, finished […]

Connor McDavid Wins Art Ross Trophy

Connor McDavid has secured the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer, putting together a 100-point season in just his second season in the league. The 20-year-old had a pair of assists as his Edmonton Oilers took down the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night. That put an end to his regulation season on a […]

Auston Matthews Sets New Mark for Maple Leafs Rookie Scoring

Auston Matthews has once again vaulted into the history books. After scoring his 35th goal of the season a dozen minutes into the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Florida Panthers, the Toronto Maple Leafs centre broke Wendel Clark’s franchise record for rookie scoring. Clark set the mark in 1985-1986 when he put […]

The Maple Leafs Are on the Right Track – for Now

It’s a new year, which means the holidays are over and the focus shifts to the interminable darkness of winter. Also, hockey! This year, Toronto Maple Leafs fans may see a change in fortune as their team returns to the Promised Land once more and actually makes the playoffs. After battling the Detroit Red Wings […]

Auston Matthews Scores Four Goals in Debut

If you have Auston Matthews in your hockey pool, you’re probably a pretty happy camper right now. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward had four goals in his debut on Wednesday night as his team faced off against the Ottawa Senators. And while the Senators picked up the overtime win thanks to Kyle Turris’ second goal […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs would like to forget 2015-2016 for the most part. They finished with a 29-42-11 record, the worst record in the National Hockey League. The last place finish put them in position to win the NHL Draft Lottery, which they did. And with that top selection, the Maple Leafs went on to […]

Maple Leafs Sign Auston Matthews to Entry Level Contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Auston Matthews, the number one pick of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to an entry-level contract. The team announced the signing on Thursday. Matthews is set to earn the maximum allowed under an entry level deal, which amounts to $925,000 a season. The contract also includes a signing bonus […]

2016 NHL Entry Draft: How Did Canada’s Teams Do?

With the first day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in the books from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, it’s time to take a look at how Canada’s teams did. Toronto Maple Leafs Unsurprisingly, the Maple Leafs selected Auston Matthews with their first overall draft pick. Matthews became the first American-born player to go […]

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