Toronto Maple Leafs
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With the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have drafted Mitchell Marner of the London Knights. I've had this feeling since April. This past season he tallied 44 goals and 82 assists to amass an astounding 126 points across 63 OHL games. He's not
My oldest son thinks he's Bob McKenzie. Yesterday I got a passionate and detailed analysis as to who the Leafs might draft fourth overall and why. Some scenarios have Noah Hanifin dropping to fourth, others have us picking Dylan Strome or Mitch Marner and then there's the Ivan Provorov wildcard.
Firstly, this entry is about NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB championships. I realize Toronto has had great success in lacrosse and has won Grey Cups recently, but with all due respect, I'm not counting them as major championships. For Toronto, I'm only counting the Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Raptors.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the bidding war for Mike Babcock with a monster $50 million deal over 8-years. There's plenty of work to do before this team is competitive again, but this is a solid start.
The Toronto Maple Leafs hold the fourth overall pick in this year's NHL entry draft. Will they select London Knights center #93 Mitchell Marner?
What an awful, awful, awful, awful, awful 2014-15 season that was for our Leafs. So little passion, so little skill, so little entertainment... For the first time I can remember, I stopped tuning in. It's never been this bad, this early. But there are a few positives from this horrific
This has been an awful season for us Leafs fans. It's certainly the least amount of Maple Leaf hockey I've watched since I was a youngin, and I've been rooting for losses most of this calendar year. But last night, I enjoyed the in-game experience through my daughter's eyes. It
The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Nathan Horton. This is not a joke. This is the real mofo deal. Clarkson was signed in July 2013 but didn't last two seasons. My doppelganger has been given the boot and
When the Leafs traded Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators, I felt the first flame had been sparked in operation Scorched Earth. Since then, I've readjusted my expectations. I no longer believe the Leafs will be able to trade anyone beyond the expiring contracts. Daniel Winnik signed
If I'm available to watch a Leafs game, I always tune in. This is even true for preseason games, and has been the case for as long as I can remember. I have always thoroughly enjoyed watching my hockey team, regardless of quality. This has always been the case, until
The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenceman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators for Nashville’s first-round selection in the 2015 Draft, and forwards Brendan Leipsic and Olli Jokinen. Operation Scorched Earth has begun...
An ongoing inside joke between me and my pals is my constant defense of David Clarkson. I'll even tweet after every goal he scores with an emphatic "DAVID CLARKSON SCORES!", something I haven't had to do in quite some time. The origin of this David Clarkson defense is twofold: Clarkson
Our Toronto Maple Leafs have lost 10 in a row. That hasn't happened since there were only six teams in the NHL. The Leafs have only one win in all of 2015. That's bad, even for this franchise. We all know the Leafs have lost 10 in a row, but
What a difference a single month can make in Toronto sports. Here's what I wrote way back on December 16, 2014. I catch every Leafs and Raptors game I can, and lately, it's been pure joy. The Leafs are 9-1-1 since getting hammered by Nashville. The Raptors have been hot
Randy Carlyle has been fired as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hired by the Maple Leafs on March 2, 2012, Carlyle compiled a record of 91 wins, 78 losses, and 19 overtime/shootout losses in 188 games behind the Maple Leafs’ bench. I'm actually surprised Brendan Shanahan chose
Of course, I'm kidding with that title. There's no such thing as a jinx. There's nothing I can say or write on this blog that will have any effect on our professional sports teams. I catch every Leafs and Raptors game I can, and lately, it's been pure joy. The
Prior to the Leafs game last night, they showed a tribute to Pat Quinn. I thought it was pretty good. Here it is, in case you missed it. The song, by the way, is The Parting Glass by The High Kings. Pat Quinn wore #23 for the Maple Leafs, and
Pat Quinn was 71. He coached the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals twice, with the Flyers in 1980 and the Canucks in 1994. Under Quinn, the Maple Leafs had consistently been contenders, recording three 100-point seasons and
Following that debacle in Buffalo last weekend, I tuned into last night's Leafs game looking for a rebound. I figured they'd come out strong at home against Nashville. I was wrong. At 3-0 Nashville, Bernier was pulled for Reimer and I shut off the game to watch an episode of
The new goal song at Leafs home games is "Best Day Of My Life" by American Authors. Here it is if you weren't paying attention last night. I'm not a fan and believe we can do better. American Authors are a Boston band, and I think our goal song should
There's a chill in the Toronto air this morning and a Leafs game on television tonight. Summer is indeed coming to an end. I enjoy Maple Leaf hockey so much I'll actually tune in tonight to watch the Leafs vs. Flyers. Following the blue and white, through good times and
One of my favourite stories told on my podcast was Jeff Marek sharing the story of how he ended up burying Harold Ballard. If you haven't heard the story, I strongly urge you to check out episode 74. Yesterday, as has become my Friday ritual, I found myself in Park