Ennis Was Maple Leafs’ Bargain Hero: Who’s Next?

report this ad During this past season as I have covered the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the great storylines for me was the emergence of Tyler Ennis as a contributing member of the team. As general manager Kyle Dubas struggles with the salary cap impact of signing the team’s youthful leader and RFA Mitch […]

Maple Leafs’ State of Affairs: What Would Lamoriello Do?

On July 23, 2015, Brendan Shanahan hired Lou Lamoriello as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Thirty-four months later, on April 30, 2018, Shanahan replaced Lamoriello with Kyle Dubas. Twenty-two days later, Lamoriello signed on with the New York Islanders as their GM. It is nearly 11 months since Lamoriello left the Maple Leafs […]

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Golden Knights, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is news on the Maple Leafs and their talks with defenseman Jake Gardiner, how they view the rental market prior to the trade deadline while the Vegas Golden Knights see their improvements coming from within. Plus, what’s the latest on Andre Burakovksy? The Maple Leafs Have Told Gardiner to Hang […]

Dubas Kicks the Cap Down the Road

When word came in the waning minutes of Saturday’s 5:00 p.m. NHL deadline that the Toronto Maple Leafs had come to terms with restricted free agent William Nylander, there was a collective sigh of relief among Leaf Nation. With minutes remaining before he was ineligible to play for the remaining 2018-19 season, Maple Leafs general manager […]

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 […]

Does Signing William Nylander Long-Term Hold Value?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are trending towards becoming an annual contender for the Stanley Cup. However, a successful team has talented players and, for the Maple Leafs, their core talent is a trio of young players who are on the last legs of their ELC. We all expect Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner to get […]

Maple Leafs Sign Four Who Aren’t Tavares

By now everyone in the hockey universe knows John Tavares signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs on a seven-year deal worth $77 million. Rookie general manager Kyle Dubas hasn’t stopped there, though. He’s kept his summer busy by adding another four free agents to the Leafs’ roster in the last week. Specifically, centreman Josh Jooris, right […]