Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Johnsson, Marchment, Trade Bait, Nylander

report this ad As always, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the news. There is much speculation about trades, and I’m curious to imagine how general manager Kyle Dubas might creatively construct a new roster in the face of a menacing salary cap. This review of news and rumors focuses on those potential moves, as […]

Maple Leafs’ Nylander Back in Top Form

I don’t think it would be inaccurate to say Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander enraged some fans when he held out for more money at the start of the 2018-19 season. When he finally inked a six-year contract with an average annual value of $6.96 million, it came with certain expectations: you better produce (or else!). […]

Maple Leafs Lose, but Nylander Scores & Non-All-Star Marner Shines

What a difference a month makes. On Dec. 1, the Toronto Maple Leafs went into St. Paul and beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Nazem Kadri’s tie-breaking goal. On Thursday afternoon, the same Wild team came into Toronto and beat the Maple Leafs 4-3 on Zach Parise’s tie-breaking goal. Perhaps more interesting, is that William […]

William Nylander at Practice with the Maple Leafs

TORONTO — William Nylander jumps on a loose puck during a power-play drill and rifles a shot inside the far post. That lightning-quick release is on display again a couple minutes later, the puck on and off his stick in a split second for a pair of goals off the rush. In between those sequences, however, the Maple Leafs winger is often […]

The Hockey Writers Podcast – Episode 1: Nylander, Wilson, Fuhr, More

On the very first episode of the new Hockey Writers Podcast, I went from Edmonton to San Jose, stopped in Buffalo and Toronto and had a lengthy conversation for NHL Hall of Famer and former goaltender Grant Fuhr. What to Expect on the Podcast This Week… Segment 1: The NHL 5-Minute Runaround As we travel the […]

NHL Rumors: Gardiner, Simmonds, McAvoy, More

In today’s rumor rundown, William Nylander’s deal is having reaching effects in both Toronto and for other teams in the NHL. Another forward in Philly is salivating at Nylander’s extension and in Boston, Charlie McAvoy seems to know what he wants. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds asking price might mean the Flyers are looking at […]

Off the Crossbar: Nylander Saga Finally Gets Some Media Coverage

The end of the William Nylander saga is near. It’s crunch time for mainstream media outlets, especially TSN, the Toronto Star and Toronto Sun to begin their initial coverage of what will become of the restricted free agent. Since the end of last season, finding an article, interview, talk show or podcast on the player’s […]