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Leafs make significant cuts ahead of season opening

Leafs make significant cuts ahead of season opening

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced a wave of roster decisions on Monday morning, sending 14 players to the Toronto Marlies via either direct assignment, or intent to place on waivers at noon today. The players on NHL contracts who will report directly to the Marlies include Timothy Liljegren, Teemu Kivihalme, Mac Hollowell, Pierre Engvall, and Joey Anderson. Justin Brazeau, Rourke Chartier, and Scott Sabourin will […]

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Leafs defeat Leafs in Blue and White Exhibition Game

Leafs defeat Leafs in Blue and White Exhibition Game

Everyone needs a warmup, right? The Toronto Maple Leafs seemed to be aware of that, and brought one of their 2020/21 preseason scrimmages to another level – treating their Saturday night scrimmage to the full game experience. It was blue on white, in NHL jerseys, in Scotiabank Arena, with all the game night bells and whistles despite an empty crowd and a TV broadcast to […]

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Leafs place Kalle Kossila on waivers

Leafs place Kalle Kossila on waivers

The NHL’s playing season waiver period opened up today at noon, allowing teams to begin putting players through the wire in order to clear their contracts off the roster, and/or assign them to lower-level teams in their organizational umbrella. The Toronto Maple Leafs wasted no time in taking advantage of this, waiving forward Kalle Kossila just minutes later. Kalle Kossila (TOR) and J-S Dea (BUF) […]

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A path to make Nick Robertson a Marlie may have opened

A path to make Nick Robertson a Marlie may have opened

In a fun afternoon twist, a snippet from Las Vegas may give us some insight into an avenue of flexibility for the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top prospect, forward Nick Robertson. According to American Hockey League insider Patrick Williams, Golden Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon sees the continued postponement of the OHL’s season as route for some of his prospects to head into the AHL, which would […]

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Breaking down the ever-fascinating Toronto Sun Leafs Poll

Breaking down the ever-fascinating Toronto Sun Leafs Poll

At the end of every year, the Toronto Sun puts out a reader poll with a long list of questions pertaining to the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is a poll that fascinates me, perhaps more than any other local outlet’s equivalent. After all, the Sun is considered by many to be an encapsulation of the “casual” or “old school” fan in town. I’m not sure […]

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Helmet ads are fine, but stop trying to make Fetch happen

Helmet ads are fine, but stop trying to make Fetch happen

I really don’t care about the fact that the National Hockey League is allowing teams to have advertisements on skaters’ helmets. Honestly. Truthfully. Until today, I had absolutely zero interest in writing about it. I’ve covered the American Hockey League for over a decade now, and helmet ads are so second nature to me that if I didn’t read an announcement for the NHL, I […]

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Projecting the Maple Leafs' Taxi Squad for 2020/21

Projecting the Maple Leafs’ Taxi Squad for 2020/21

With a January 13th start date all but confirmed for the National Hockey League’s return, there are all sorts of discussions at hand about what the league will look like when it comes back. One particularly interesting caveat is one that I’ve expected to come to fruition for a few months now, but with a lack of details as to how – the taxi squad. […]

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While we wait for the “when” of hockey, consider the “if”

While we wait for the “when” of hockey, consider the “if”

Earlier this week, the National Hockey League crossed the one-month mark since they pulled out of the business of, well, playing hockey games, suspending operations due to the spread of COVID-19. In a way, it feels like it’s been both longer, and shorter. On one hand, losing the league, along with other hockey leagues and other professional and amateur sports, is a loss of a […]

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