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Leafs win preseason debut over Montreal

NHL hockey is back on the menu! Well, for the most part. Preseason NHL hockey is back on the menu, and the Toronto Maple Leafs were among the first to serve it against the Montreal Canadiens, the team that delivered them much anguish a few months prior. Obviously, a preseason game won’t reverse the pain…

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Maple Leafs Sign William Villeneuve to ELC

In a small bit of news ahead of Toronto’s pre-season opener this evening, the Maple Leafs have announced the signing of defenceman William Villeneuve to an entry-level contract. Toronto drafted the 19-year-old native of Sherbrooke, Quebec in the 4th round of the 2020 NHL Entry draft, with the 122nd overall pick. A mid-sized defender at…

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The Vaccination Thing, And Respect

National Hockey League training camps have started back up for the 2021/22 season, which means, freaking out over line combinations, breaking down bag skating clips, and checking out what Brandon Tanev’s facial expression will be this time. It also means a topic of discussion that will be more pertinent this season than any other –…

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It’s time to stop beating the Marner contract dead horse

On Thursday, two high-end NHL forwards signed matching eight-year, $62 million contract extensions with their teams. Andrei Svechnikov got his from Carolina, and Sean Couturier got his from Philadelphia. A little weird that they’d match given that they play for different teams, have different expiry statuses, have different play archetypes, and are several years apart…

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Leafs sign Nick Ritchie to two-year contract

After signing Ondrej Kase last night, the last of the main Toronto Maple Leafs roster’s cap space appears to be spoken for as of this morning. First reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the team is closing in on a deal with free agent forward Nick Ritchie, locking him in for two years at an Annual…

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Maple Leafs sign Ondrej Kase to 1-year Contract

Just when you thought they were done, the Toronto Maple Leafs stuck again, taking advantage of the proverbial leftovers pile. After announcing a handful of minor league signings earlier in the day, the team snuck in a Friday night special, signing Ondrej Kase to a one-year contract. According to the official press release, the deal…

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Leafs sign Michael Bunting to two-year contract, add Amadio

As Free Agent Frenzy continues and the Maple Leafs both have a goalie signing and a defensive trade sorted out, word has come out confirming their most predictable forward signing, and the price tag that comes with it. According to semi-retired TSN insider Bob McKenzie, Toronto have signed Michael Bunting at a cost of $950,000…

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Maple Leafs acquire Brennan Menell from Wild

Hot off the heels of signing Petr Mrazek to a three-year contract, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made their first trade of Free Agent Frenzy Day. In a deal with the Minnesota Wild, the blue and white have acquired defenceman Brennan Menell in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2022. The condition on the…