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Rookie Tournament Should Lead to a “Smart” Decision

It’s the final week of August, the Leafs now have all their players signed, we’re just over a month away from games being played, and our focus can now shift to the hockey filler that September provides. We are now 10 days away from the first bit of that filler with the Leafs Rookie Tournament,…

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Is there a market to be cornered on specialist coaches in hockey?

It’s probably fair to say most sports fans are aware of specialist coaches – those who focus on a particular portion of a player’s game. In the case of the Leafs, the clear examples would be Barb Underhill, a World champion figure skater turned power skating coach, and Steve Briere, the team’s goaltending coach. But…

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TLN Reviews: Hockey Abstract 2017

Before we begin, in the interest of full disclosure: The Leafs Nation was asked to read Hockey Abstract 2017 and write a review. I received a free PDF copy for the purpose of reviewing the text. While I’m moderately familiar with Rob Vollman’s works and internet presence and respect him immensely, I don’t know him…