Maple Leafs: After Another Tough Exit, What Comes Next?

The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are rolling on, but the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t playing which means much of the talk in hockey is about why the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t playing. If you’ve been anywhere near the various media outlets over the last few days, you know much toner has been leaked in post-mortems,Continue reading “Maple Leafs: After Another Tough Exit, What Comes Next?”

Maple Leafs: Toronto Signs Alexander Barabanov

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Alexander Barabanov to a one-year deal on an entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday. The 25-year-old was a KHL star, skating for SKA St. Petersburg before venturing over to the National Hockey League. In 43 games this season, he managed 20 points – including 11 goals. In theContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Toronto Signs Alexander Barabanov”

Maple Leafs: A Quiet Deadline Day for Dubas

If you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, Monday’s trade deadline was just another day of the week. General manager Kyle Dubas pulled the trigger on exactly zero significant trades. You could argue that’s probably fine. Or you could take a stretch and argue that the acquisition of Calle Rosen for goalie Michael Hutchinson was aContinue reading “Maple Leafs: A Quiet Deadline Day for Dubas”

Maple Leafs: What to Expect from Jason Spezza

The Toronto Maple Leafs are used to having every single detail scrutinized, from lineups to the ins and outs of practice. It’s part of life. When the Maple Leafs picked up 36-year-old Jason Spezza on July 1, there were questions. Understandably so. And when head coach Mike Babcock scratched Spezza for the season opener againstContinue reading “Maple Leafs: What to Expect from Jason Spezza”