Sharks: With Hertl Out for Season, Is Finally Time to Rebuild?

The San Jose Sharks will be without forward Tomas Hertl for the remainder of the season, the team announced Thursday. Hertl has a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee. The 26-year-old was forced to leave his club’s game against the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday after just about 1:10 in ice time. He appeared toContinue reading “Sharks: With Hertl Out for Season, Is Finally Time to Rebuild?”

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: 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)”

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”

Bruins: Boston Dashes Toronto Hopes with Game Seven Comeback

The Boston Bruins have defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Seven of their first round playoff series and are on their way to the second round. The Bruins took down the Maple Leafs by a final score of 7-4 on Wednesday night. Things were close for a while and it seemed like Toronto mightContinue reading “Bruins: Boston Dashes Toronto Hopes with Game Seven Comeback”