Blue Jackets Don’t Quite Stack Up to the Leafs

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs played the rubber match of their three-game season series Friday night at Nationwide Arena. It was the first game this season involving Auston Matthews. Could the Blue Jackets slow down the high-powered attack of the Maple Leafs with both Matthews and John Tavares in the lineup? At […]

Maple Leafs Not Great on Opening Night

The Toronto Maple Leafs began their 2018-19 season with a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over the Montréal Canadians on Wednesday night, providing a happy ending for John Tavares’ first regular season game in Toronto and for general manager Kyle Dubas. The team statistics, however, are surprising. The Habs outshot the Leafs 36-25 and stifled the team’s elite […]

Maple Leafs’ Dubas Was Foolish Signing Tavares

Take the champagne off ice. Cancel the parade down Yonge St. Hold the deposit on the confetti blasters. As much as Toronto Maple Leafs fans are giddy at having John Tavares in their lineup, it’s a pipe dream to think that he’ll catapult the team to a Stanley Cup. Tavares Is Not the Answer The […]

NHL Standings Predictions: Preseason Edition

For a number of seasons now, the Metropolitan and Central have been the better and deeper of the NHL’s four divisions. That has meant teams from the Atlantic and Pacific have been picking higher in the entry draft in recent years. Is that balance of power on the verge of shifting this season? According to […]

Tavares Takes Pressure off Maple Leafs’ Young Stars

It’s been a long summer, but hockey is finally back with the NHL preseason underway, and even though the games don’t count towards anything, the excitement for the Toronto Maple Leafs is already in full swing. And one of the reasons for all that excitement has been John Tavares. With  Tavares signing in free agency, he […]

NHL Rumors: Tavares, Maroon, Duchene, Stone, More

In today’s rumor rundown insiders are trying to get inside the mind of John Tavares and assess why he really left the Islanders for Toronto, the Ottawa Senators just saw the price of their own players go with with the Nikita Kucherov deal and Patrick Maroon turned down huge money and had to settle for […]