Maple Leafs Tavares ahead of Game 7: ‘We Don’t Want This Thing to End’

report this ad BOSTON — When the Maple Leafs signed John Tavares last summer, they had moments like these in mind. Toronto will take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal tonight, and one of the team’s star centres knows how he performs will likely go a long way in determining if the […]

Connor McDavid Storyline Echos That of John Tavares

There’s no denying the New York Islanders waited too long to handle things with John Tavares. Not necessarily the contract talks, but the host of issues that led to his agent, Pat Brisson, urging Tavares to meet with teams during the interview period and listen to their pitches before making a final decision.  We don’t […]

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 […]