Maple Leafs: Toronto Trades Kapanen to Pittsburgh

Kasperi Kapanen is a Pittsburgh Penguin again. The Toronto Maple Leafs traded the forward to Pittsburgh as part of a six-player deal Tuesday, with defenceman Jesper Lindgren and forward Pontus Aberg also heading to the Penguins. In exchange, the Maple Leafs received Pittsburgh’s first round pick for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, forwards Evan RodriguesContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Toronto Trades Kapanen to Pittsburgh”

Canadiens: Thanks to Price, Montreal Sneaks off with Weird Saturday Win

If you watched the Montreal Canadiens take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, what you witnessed was honestly pretty hilarious. The game was a mess in many ways, ultimately ending with a 6-5 Montreal win after the shootout. Along the way, both teams coughed up major chances and both teams kind of humiliated themselves.Continue reading “Canadiens: Thanks to Price, Montreal Sneaks off with Weird Saturday Win”

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)”