September 18th, 20170365MAPLE LEAFS at SENATORS
7:30 pm (SPORTSNET)
Say what you will about exhibition games. The final result may be mostly irrelevant but they can serve as an opportunity for rookies to make a statement about where they belong this season, for veterans to shake off some rust and for coaches to critically evaluate...
April 15th, 20170811MAPLE LEAFS at CAPITALS
WASHINGTON LEADS SERIES 1-0
7:00 pm (CBC)
Even the most skeptical amongst us would have to admit that there are now 3 periods of evidence that this series may not be as lopsided as so many have claimed.
After a disappointing overtime loss at the hands of offensive juggernaut Tom Wilson,...
April 13th, 20170400What goes into making a series prediction?
Do you scribble math on the back of a napkin? Follow your gut? Maybe you unabashedly predict your home team in four you shameless homer..
Whatever your technique, it’s always fun to join the chorus of prognosticators at this time of year. That’s why we thought it would be fun to ask...
April 8th, 20170621Sometimes I think about an entire decade lost. For the better part of the 90’s, I considered Leafs playoffs hockey as a ritual. I would often say “It's like Christmas but better!” Being disqualified from the postseason was like a knife in the chest back then.
“I have to wait a whole year?”
At some point, that changed. The...
April 6th, 20170476LIGHTNING (39-30-10) at MAPLE LEAFS (39-25-15)
7:30 pm (TSN4)
When at first you don't succeed, try try again. For the second consecutive game, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a simple objective. Win, and they're in.
There's not much sense in dwelling on Tuesday's loss to the Washington Capitals where the stakes...
March 9th, 20170596FLYERS (31-26-8) at LEAFS (29-22-14)
7:30 pm (SNO)
A regulation win. A February 19th victory over the Hurricanes was the last time the Leafs put things to bed, only needing 3 periods.
It was a welcome result against the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 win coming off a disappointing 3 game road trip through...
February 19th, 20170687 MAPLE LEAFS (26-20-11) at HURRICANES (24-22-8)
7:00 pm (SNO)
After dropping two consecutive games highlighted by a disappointing loss to the rival Senators, the Leafs prepare to take on the Hurricanes in what is now a salvage expedition of their back to back weekend games.
The Leafs appeared to arrive about 30...
February 4th, 20170522MAPLE LEAFS (23-17-9) at BRUINS (26-22-6)
7:00 pm (CBC-HNIC)
After being on the business end of 3 consecutive losses which featured two embarrassing routs, the Leafs prepare to take on the Bruins in what some are calling a must win game.
There wasn't much to salvage out of the 5-1 loss delivered courtesy of the St....
August 2nd, 201602914In Greek mythology, Atlas was condemned by Zeus to bear the weight of the heavens on his shoulders for all of eternity. A pretty harsh punishment for one little indiscretion if you ask me. It could have been worse I suppose. After all, he will never know the suffering of eternally optimistic Leaf fans over the last half century or so. I...