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The Best Trade In Maple Leafs History

Earlier in the week we began the top five trades in Leafs History – Post-Gilmour Trade – and you can read parts 1 and 2 here and here, should you […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs fans seem to support James Reimer but that won't make any difference when Brendan Shanahan and company evaluate the team's future (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Back in Blue: James Reimer’s Fight for the Crease

Often in sports, the term ‘mishandled’ is used to refer to the development of prospects. Sometimes, however, we look at veteran players and wonder how their careers may have differed […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Phil Kessel is one of many Leafs players on Twitter (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The 5 Best Post-Gilmour Trades In Leaf History- Part 2

As noted in part one yesterday, the Leafs’ best trades were #5. Acquiring Owen Nolan and #4 Acquiring Dion Phaneuf. Today, we will be reviewing the top three trades of […]

by · July 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Dion Phaneuf (Rich Kane/Icon SMI)

The Five Best Post-Gilmour Trades in Leafs History

  I thought it would be interesting, especially with the lack of trade action so far this summer, to rank the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top-five trades of all-time. “All-time” in […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Kyle Dubas takes in a 2011 Memorial Cup game at the Hershey Centre alongside Greg Millen. The 25-year old is the OHL's youngest-ever General Manager, taking the record from the former GM of the Detroit Jr. Red Wings, Paul Maurice.

Kyle Dubas – A Look Past the Hype and Easy Answers

This last week was a great one for the Leafs.  In an otherwise slow news week for the NHL, the Leafs made three outstanding moves that are all sure to […]

by · July 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Allowing this overtime goal to Patrice Bergeron during the first round of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs was the lowlight of James Reimer's time in Toronto (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

James Reimer and the Burden of Narratives

James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs came to terms on a two-year contract, worth $4.6 million annually, to avoid going to salary arbitration. It was the second such signing […]

Jake Gardiner has been providing a great offensive boost for the Toronto Maple Leafs lately. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Atlantic Division Rivals: A Changing Season for Leafs-Bruins?

Once again, the Bruins proved their worth in 2013-14 finishing first in the Atlantic Division, first in the Eastern Conference, and first in the NHL – winning the Presidents’ Trophy. […]

by · July 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Neither Brian Burke nor Dave Nonis have been able to find a generally accepted first line centre during their time with the Maple Leafs (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Is Dave Nonis Overly Criticized or Has He Done a Good Job? Part 2

This is part two of my analysis of Dave Nonis’ tenure as the Maple Leafs General Manager. Read part one here, in which we discussed his first six months on […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs
It's time for Dave Nonis to pull the trigger on his coaching staff (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Analyzing the Tenure of Dave Nonis, Pt. 1

At the beginning of last season, there was a ton of optimism among Leaf fans. Sure, they collapsed in game 7 to the Bruins, but I think most people saw […]

by · July 13, 2014 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs
Leo Komarov was a great acquistion by Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis, but without a change to the core of the team, how can anyone be sure they have actually improved? (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Maple Leafs Continue to Crush Hopes of Fans

After another season-ending collapse and a relatively quiet off-season, the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to crush their own fans’ hopes.

by · July 12, 2014 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Phil Kessel is one of many Leafs players on Twitter (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

You Should Be Optimistic About the Leafs

Whether it’s because they have only made the playoffs once in ten years, because they have never won the Cup in anything more than a six team league, or because […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Optimus-Reim: Maple Leaf Extinction?

The other day a buddy and I were chatting about some of the various decisions the Toronto Maple Leafs had made in regard to the NHL Draft and the early […]