October 11th, 2015 In Column, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Leafs finished up their first week of the season with an 0-2-1 record after losing last night to the Senators in an absolutely great-to-watch Saturday Night debut. Saturday night hockey is pretty much the best thing in the world (regardless of what I may or may not think about the new Hockey Night in Canada) after six months off, it was nice...

October 11th, 2015 In Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Things couldn’t get much worse for Toronto Maple Leafs general manager – coach Punch Imlach these days. His club put on a completely punchless performance last evening as they were shut out by the Chicago Black Hawks 3-0 at the Chicago Stadium. To make matters worse, one of his best defensemen has left the team. Golden Jet Gets Two Bobby...

October 11th, 2015 In Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Three games played, three losses. Well, we can’t say this wasn’t to be expected. Going into this season, it was pretty much assured that they would finish near the bottom of the NHL standings once again. Even with Mike Babcock as coach and the other reshuffling in the Leafs’ management team, we knew the on-ice product was going to be hard...

October 9th, 2015 In Column, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Well, we are just three days into the NHL season and I already do not like the coaches challenge. The way I see it, good calls and bad calls just balance themselves out, and if an error occurs then it occurs - big deal.  As anyone watching the Jays today could tell you, even cameras can't make things perfect. I feel like reviewing calls is...

October 8th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

No one really expects players claimed off the waiver wire to do that well. After all, being placed on waivers usually means that the player is being sent down to the minors. That’s true most of the time. However the Toronto Maple Leafs have had a recent success and they hope to do it again this season. Early last season, the Tampa Bay...

October 8th, 2015 In Maple Leafs History, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

It didn't take long for the first coach's challenge in NHL history to happen. Incoming Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock made it to the second period of opening night before he issued the NHL's first ever coach's challenge on a Jeff Petry goal that put the Montreal Canadiens up 2-1. On the goal, Tomas Plekanec gets his stick into...

October 7th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Phil Kessel is a beast. It's too bad the Toronto Maple Leafs did not fully appreciate what they had. They traded Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins and immediately made the Pens even more legitimate contenders to win the Stanley Cup. Sure the Leafs are in a rebuilding mode, but in my opinion trading Kessel was shortsighted and not very smart. In a...

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

The National Hockey League knows that at some time during its season it must compete with baseball for the attention the paying sports fan. The bigwigs at the league off (with, of course, the blessing of the six league governors) have decided that they would rather go head to head against the diamond sport in April and not during baseball’s...

October 6th, 2015 In Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

In the last of the high-traffic preseason waiver days, three players have been claimed off waivers. The Montreal Canadiens have claimed forward Paul Byron from the Calgary Flames, the Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed Frank Corrado from the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders have claimed goaltender J.F. Berube from the Los Angeles Kings....

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