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: 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”

Maple Leafs: Toronto Punches Playoff Ticket, Will Face Bruins in Round One

The Toronto Maple Leafs got a measure of revenge over the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum Monday night and subsequently punched their ticket to the NHL playoffs. John Tavares scored a goal against his former team, but the bigger story was that the club made it into the playoffs for the third straightContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Toronto Punches Playoff Ticket, Will Face Bruins in Round One”

Maple Leafs: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Nylander?

It was the summer (and fall) of William Nylander in the hockey universe, but it’s certainly not his year now that the regular season is underway. Sure, that can change. The 22-year-old was a contract holdout until zero hour on December 1 and finally signed a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs just minutes aheadContinue reading “Maple Leafs: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Nylander?”

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”