November 7th, 2015 In Column, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

LEAFS DAILY: Once again the Leafs played an excellent game only to be destroyed by bad luck, and suffer yet another loss. But this is rebuilding, baby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hiUuL5uTKc The Leafs are probably discouraged and the players on the team probably hate the fact that they have two wins so far this season. That doesn't...

November 7th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost more than a hockey game at Maple Leaf Gardens last night when they dropped a 4-2 decision to the New York Rangers in one of two National Hockey League games. The Leafs also lost defenseman Bobby Baun, possibly their best defender in this early season, with a frightening injury when he was felled by a rising shot off...

November 6th, 2015 In Maple Leafs History, Top Stories 0 comments

The Maple Leafs by the Numbers Series continues with the No. 4. The number has been honored for two players, Hap Day and Red Kelly. So it’s pretty easy to see who the choice came down to. Other Notable No. 4’s Mike Pelyk, Bob McGill, Gary Leeman, Dave Ellett, Cody Franson The number four has been worn quite a lot by members of the Toronto...

November 6th, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Former Toronto Maple defenseman Bob Davidson is now the chief scout of that National Hockey League team and this week he was talking about how much the scouting game has changed over the years. He also touched on how young players are coached and how he thought the changes in that area may not be for the better. Eleven Years With...

November 4th, 2015 In Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Top 10 Lists, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

You hear players and coaches say it ad nauseam and it can get lost in the clichéd platitudes of the post-game press conference, but there's a lot of truth in it: It's really hard to make up ground in the standings. How hard? You hear GMs use Thanksgiving as a cutoff time to really decide if they have a team who can make a run. That's four and...

November 3rd, 2015 In Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Despite the current record of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team has actually been fairly solid to start the season. It hasn't always shown in the win column, but the Buds have worked hard on many aspects of their game which have alluded them the last few years. They have been much better winning draws, on the fore-check and in breaking out of...

November 2nd, 2015 In Column, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

LEAFS DAILY: Please allow me to kick today's post off with a quick tweet from Sportsnet's Stephen Burtch who is, in my opinion, the guy to follow if you want to learn how statistics in hockey work. https://twitter.com/SteveBurtch/status/660828437490311169 Everyday I get comments from people who think I am insane for how highly I regard my...

November 2nd, 2015 In Column, Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

National Hockey League goaltenders are unhappy with the league’s new rule this season that requires the spare netminder to be on the bench in full equipment during games. Johnny Bower of the Toronto Maple Leafs is leading the charge against the new edict. Bower has been on the bench for the past three Toronto games while Terry Sawchuk has...

November 2nd, 2015 In Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Through the first month of NHL action, there has been no shortage of entertainment for the fans. Some teams had terrific starts, and some would just like to forget that October ever even happened. Already, a few organizations have dug themselves into a hole that may be too deep to overcome in the remaining five months of play. On the other...

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