Maple Leafs: Surprise, Jake Gardiner’s Still on the Table

Theories abound about the remaining free agents and where they will end up, with defenceman Jake Gardiner among the more curious available names. Now, the former Toronto Maple Leafs blueliner blew through a lot of currency with the club and the acquisition of Tyson Barrie effectively closes the door on any possible return. Right? Here’sContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Surprise, Jake Gardiner’s Still on the Table”

Maple Leafs: This Summer, Dubas Has His Work Cut Out for Him

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a lot of work to get done this summer and it will be up to general manager Kyle Dubas to prove his mettle and find the balance. Since Toronto was bounced out of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins in the first round, reality came crashing back through the windowContinue reading “Maple Leafs: This Summer, Dubas Has His Work Cut Out for Him”

Playoff Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

To the surprise of no one, the Toronto Maple Leafs will meet the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. This marks the second straight year Toronto has met Boston in the first round, plus the third time since 2013. The Maple Leafs lost in seven games to the Bruins twice (2013 andContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins”

Maple Leafs: Toronto and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

It’s been a rough week for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Saturday night’s tilt against the Ottawa Senators did not do them any favours. Toronto lost by a final score of 6-2 and, in the process, capped off a period of disappointing defensive performances and odd logical lapses. On Friday, the Maple Leafs edged outContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Toronto and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week”

Maple Leafs: Colorado Loss Exposes Complacency in Toronto

The bar is high for the Toronto Maple Leafs and nothing less than hockey’s ultimate prize will do this season. But the team is also in “good shape” and that’s part of the problem. This little platitude was made all the more apparent after they dropped a 6-3 decision to the Colorado Avalanche Monday. “We’veContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Colorado Loss Exposes Complacency in Toronto”