Maple Leafs: Toronto Comes Up Short Against Stars

The gifted Toronto Maple Leafs ran into the well-defined Dallas Stars on Thursday and lost by a final score of 3-2. It’s been the story of late, with Toronto 2-3-1 in their last six games. The good news was that the Maple Leafs saw goalie Frederik Andersen return to the crease after missing four games.Continue reading “Maple Leafs: Toronto Comes Up Short Against Stars”

Maple Leafs: Marner’s Absence Felt During Sunday’s Loss to Chicago

The Toronto Maple Leafs delivered some bad news Sunday as it was revealed forward Mitch Marner will miss at least four weeks with an ankle injury. Marner sustained the injury Saturday during his team’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. He fell awkwardly after getting tangled up with Carsen Twarynski early in the middleContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Marner’s Absence Felt During Sunday’s Loss to Chicago”

What Went Wrong: Toronto Maple Leafs

Expectations were high for the Toronto Maple Leafs going into the 2018-2019 season, what with the arrival of John Tavares from the New York Islanders in July of 2018 and the preceding saga to sign William Nylander taking up an awful lot of press. The 23-year-old didn’t sign a contract until the last minute onContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Toronto Maple Leafs”

Maple Leafs: Will Signing Bonuses Entice Mitch Marner?

For the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday was all about positioning. As most know by now, the Maple Leafs signed Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson to extensions and solidified their market position ahead of offering a deal to Mitch Marner. Both deals are front-loaded, which is Kyle Dubas’ big advantage going into the free agent signingContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Will Signing Bonuses Entice Mitch Marner?”

Maple Leafs: Marleau Move Frees Up Cap Space for Marner (Hopefully)

As most people know, the Toronto Maple Leafs had an action-packed Saturday. It’s hard to say it was a good Saturday, as a lot hinges on what’s to come. Patrick Marleau was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, a cap-freeing move that also sent a conditional first round pick and a seventh round selection for theContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Marleau Move Frees Up Cap Space for Marner (Hopefully)”