Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Sparks, Kadri, Marner, Woll, Gardiner

I’m not sure how other Toronto Maple Leafs fans are engaging this off-season, but I’ve given up looking at the early-morning news to catch action about the Mitch Marner negotiations. I keep thinking about William Nylander’s recent comment that there’s “lots of time” left. Nylander might have nailed this one, hinting that fans are in […]

How the Maple Leafs’ Penalty Kill Could Look in 2019-20

report this ad When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded away Nikita Zaitsev and Connor Brown, they lost two players that ranked one and four, respectively, in ice time (TOI) on the penalty kill. They also lost the second-highest TOI player when Ron Hainsey departed for their provincial rivals, the Ottawa Senators. That’s three of the […]

Maple Leafs Trade Kadri to Avalanche for Barrie, Kerfoot

report this ad The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosen and their third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 Draft. The Avalanche are also retaining 50 percent of Barrie’s $5.5 million cap hit. For the Maple Leafs, […]

Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Qualifying Offers, Marner, Zaitsev & More

report this ad The next two weeks promise to be exciting, as Toronto Maple Leafs fans anxiously await the outcome of the protracted negotiations between restricted free agent (RFA) Mitch Marner’s camp and Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas. There is much work that needs to be done, but most of it depends on how […]

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 News & Rumors: Growlers, Marner, Zaitsev, Bettle

report this ad In light of Nikita Zaitsev’s decision to ask for a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is a lot of news and rumors swirling around Toronto. While there’s some good news from the organization, there’s also some bad news. Here are some insights into what’s going on around the team. Related: […]

7 Cool Things About Auston Matthews

report this ad The Toronto Maple Leafs inked 21-year-old center and cornerstone Auston Matthews to a new contract on Feb. 5, a five-year, signing bonus-laden deal for $58.17 million that comes with an average annual cap hit of $11.634 million. Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) Being the second-highest paid NHL […]

NHL News & Notes: Nelson, Senators Head Coach & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Brock Nelson has signed a long-term contract extension, the Ottawa Senators have hired D.J. Smith as their new head coach and Mike Modano has been hired by the Minnesota Wild. Nelson Signs Extension The New York Islanders have signed Nelson to a six-year contract extension worth $36 […]