September 10th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Over this past offseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins have made quite a few moves. It seems that regardless of what time of year it is or how the team is doing, they continue to make headlines. The highlight of this summer's actions was the acquisition of Phil Kessel for Nick Spaling, a duo of high end prospects and a couple draft picks. Overall, it...

September 10th, 2015 In Free Agents, Maple Leafs Transactions, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs are bringing in RW Brad Boyes for a training camp tryout, according to CBS Sports Radio's Andy Strickland. Brad Boyes was bought out over the summer by the Florida Panthers. He was entering the final year of a contract that would pay him an AAV of $2,625,000. Boyes, 33, grabbed 14 goals and 24 assists through 78 games...

September 10th, 2015 In Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

With the month of September continuing to roll on, each and every day brings us closer to the long awaited return of NHL hockey. Teams are beginning to chart their rosters and get everything prepared for their upcoming training camps. Before those start however, there is the matter of the annual rookie tournaments. Teams throughout the league...

September 9th, 2015 In Free Agents, Maple Leafs Transactions, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed veteran forward Curtis Glencross to a professional tryout contract (PTO), according to Sportsnet 590's Andrew Walker. Glencross will join the team for training camp and attempt to grab a roster spot before the start of the season. Glencross spent the last seven seasons with the Calgary Flames before getting...

September 9th, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Maple Leafs Management, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Following a disappointing season for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014-15, the beginning of a new era is unfolding for the struggling franchise. With a brand new front office and coaching staff, the Leafs are on the first step of the rebuilding staircase. Recently, four writers came together to talk about the Leafs offseason acquisitions, how...

September 9th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Prospects, Prospects, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW) Hockey Management Rebuild Ignites Team Rebuild After decades of inept team management, the Leafs added what is considered the crème de la crème of hockey management. First came the newbies to NHL management: April 11, 2014: Brendan Shanahan, President, NHL Hall of Famer and the unofficial...

September 5th, 2015 In Advanced Stats, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Sometimes reality doesn't mesh well with public perception. When it comes to Nazem Kadri, that is the case almost every time. Whether fans are complaining about his attitude, his effort, defense or point totals, no one ever seems to give him the respect his stats say he deserves. For instance, I wrote that stat for stat, he was better than Van...

September 3rd, 2015 In Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs enter the upcoming season as one of the favorites to draft Auston Matthews at the top of next year's NHL Entry Draft, and I don't think any realistic person really believes they'll be all that competitive this season, let alone make the Playoffs.  That being said, I think they may actually have quite an underrated team and...

September 3rd, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have fully committed to winning a Stanley Cup. They went out and traded some minor pieces to the Toronto Maple Leafs to bring on the talented, but controversial Phil Kessel. Playing in Toronto was no easy thing for Kessel, it's a hockey culture unlike any other city. The media are ruthless, blow things out of proportion...

September 2nd, 2015 In Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

In part one of this series we looked at some of the greatest centres in the history of the Maple Leafs. Sundin. Sittler. Keon. And Kennedy. All of them rounded out the top four players to play the centre position - to wear the Leafs crest and leave their mark on the franchise. But building an all-time roster for a franchise with such a deep...

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