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Darryl Sittler - Toronto Maple Leafs Legend

Darryl Sittler - Toronto Maple Leafs Legend

May 23rd, 2018 Darryl Sittler, the most popular player in Toronto Maple Leafs history, captured the imagination of hockey fans everywhere. In his 15-year NHL career, he scored 484 goals, 637 assists, and 1,121 points in the regular season. And although he scored another 29 goals in the playoffs, his most...
Maple Leafs & Dubas: Surprising but Right Choice

Maple Leafs & Dubas: Surprising but Right Choice

May 18th, 2018 Kyle Dubas was hired as the 17th general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs last week, a promotion from his previous position as assistant GM. The choice to hire him over fellow assistant GM, Mark Hunter, surprised many but it was not only the planned choice, it was the right one. Kyle Dubas Was...

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May 14th, 2018
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  There have been some horrible, terrible and embarrassing trades by the Toronto Maple Leafs in team history. But in recent memory, the number one worst trade blows all the others out of the water -- or perhaps blows the Leafs off the trees. Everything about this deal was bad. They chose the wrong player to trade. The wrong time to make the trade. And last but not least, the wrong team to trade with. To warm you up, here are a few of the worst Leafs trades of all time. Darryl Sittler Leafs trade Sittler to the Flyers for Rich Costello, Peter Ihnacak & Ken Strong In January of 1982, the Leafs traded their captain and best player to the Flyers for virtually zilch. Sitter has the second most points ever in a Leafs' uniform with 916 -- only Mats Sundin is ahead of him with 987. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989 after his retirement.   Sitter was loved by all true Leafs fans for his passion for the game. What they got in...
May 14th, 2018
Maple Leafs Prospects

The Toronto Maple Leafs knew exactly what they were adding when they selected Timothy Liljegren with the 17th overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft. As a wildly skilled offensive defenceman and one capable of securing his own zone, Liljegren stood as the obvious choice to bolster a young and steadily improving Leafs blue line. Overlooked by many organizations during his draft year owing to a variety of injuries sustained and health scares, Liljegren's seemingly endless talent and potential to become a first-pairing defender at the NHL-level ultimately stood as qualities too powerful for Toronto to forgo. To date, Liljegren has yet to disappoint. In his first season of play in North America, Liljegren has tackled the American Hockey League head-on -- battling hard to improve on a nightly basis while fine-tuning particular aspects of his game along the way. Although his development has not always been smooth and steady, Liljegren's determination to improve has come to...
May 13th, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs

  Now that the smoke has cleared surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs’ general manager situation (congratulations to Kyle Dubas), the National Hockey League’s seventh-best team from the regular season can set about assembling their squad for 2018-19. No one can argue the Maple Leafs aren’t loaded with top-end talent, with the likes of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander anchoring one of the most productive, yet responsible, forward corps in the NHL. Thus, like the Pittsburgh Penguins and other star-studded teams, the secret to sustained success for the Maple Leafs will be to surround their young phenoms with complementary players at reasonable prices. Assuming none of James van Riemsdyk, Leo Komarov and Tyler Bozak – the Leafs’ most prominent unrestricted free agents – are re-signed, here are five UFA forwards the Maple Leafs should consider to bolster their depth up front. Maple Leafs Need Realistic Expectations First, let’s lay down...
May 13th, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs

They aren’t rivals by any means. In fact, considering how often they play, it’s hard for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings to build any kind of rivalry. That said, the rumour mill has swirled over the past couple years of Drew Doughty coming to Toronto, which he seemingly shut down. While Doughty to the Maple Leafs is a rumour cooked up by fans, the Maple Leafs and Kings have met at the trade table on a number of occasions. With that, here’s a look at the five most recent trades between these two clubs. From Kings to Kozun For the most recent trade between the Maple Leafs and Kings, you have to go back to Jan. 22, 2014. That’s when the Leafs acquired forward Brandon Kozun in exchange for Andrew Crescenzi. Related: Maple Leafs' Recent Dealings with the Panthers Kozun played just 20 games for the Maple Leafs in 2014-15 and collected two goals and four points. From there he’s gone on to play with Jokerit Helsinki and Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the KHL, where’s...

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Terry Sawchuk - How the Maple Leafs Snagged the Hall of Fame Goalie

The following is one of our many posts written as if it were 1964, as the events unfolded. It's a slow hockey news day this 27th of September, 1964, so we thought we'd inform you of a little intrigue that took place at the NHL's Intra-league draft during the annual June shin-dig in Montreal.... October 22nd, 2017

What Mats Sundin Meant to Toronto Hockey

Though Sundin was a quiet leader, fans and members of the media alike will never forget what Mats Sundin did for Toronto hockey. Anyone who's a legitimate Maple Leafs advocate will say it doesn't matter that Sundin never won hockey's most hallowed prize. October 3rd, 2017

Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs Captain 1940-43, 1945-48

This series of the great team captains of the Toronto Maple Leafs was first published in April of 2012 by Mark Ascione. Here we present one of the Leafs long-time legends, Syl Apps.   TML Captains is a series that profiles the men who 'wore the C' for one of the NHL's charter franchises.... May 8th, 2017

The Maple Leafs and the Legacy of the Muskoka Five

February 11, 2012 was a bittersweet night for LeafsNation. Mats Sundin, the classy and consummate captain, was honoured with his #13 raised to the rafters. A familiar face in Tomas Kaberle took the ceremonial face-off. The Toronto squad was horribly overmatched on the night, losing 5-0 to the Habs.... February 14th, 2012