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Is Nylander Worth $8 Million?

As reported by some questionable sources, Nylander apparently wants a contract that will have him come in at a cap hit of $8 million per year. I say, give the man his damn money.

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Postgame: King Kappy

We’re going streaking! Kasperi Kapanen and the Leafs reigned victorious tonight. A 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings was the most recent installment of Toronto’s relentless offensive showings early into this season. Kappy’s coming out party continues, and William’s holding out party is starting to matter less and less. 1st Period We kicked things…

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Freddy Hurt, McAdam Called Up As Emergency Backup

FREDDY’S INJURED AGAIN, EVERYBODY PANIC!!! Okay, it’s probably not that bad, but there’s some cause for concern. The @MapleLeafs announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Eamon McAdam from the @NLGrowlers (ECHL) on an emergency basis. Frederik Andersen is listed as day-to-day with a knee injury. — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) October 15, 2018 While…

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Monday Mailbag: Fanbod Edition

I make no apologies for my love the Fountain Tire/Edmonton Oilers Fanbod website. That’s not true. I make many apologies. I’ve flooded many a twitter timelines with this nonsense and I’m unlikely to stop this anytime soon. That led to this… There you have it. All of you good people who submitted questions will get…

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Auston Matthews Wants a 5 Year Deal and That’s Fine

The William Nylander situation has taught us that contract negotiations are anything but easy, and are unlikely to leave any of us feeling happy about the outcome. Such is the issue with having star players, something the Leafs haven’t really had to deal with in the salary cap era. Sure they had Mats Sundin as…

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LGD: Kings and Breadwinners

Good morning Leafs Nation! Let’s get this bread. Your Toronto Maple Leafs (5-1-0) are back in action tonight. After sweeping a four-game road swing, the Leafs are back at home as they welcome the Los Angeles Kings (2-2-1) to town. It’s the only visit to Toronto for the Kings this season. The teams split their…

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Postgame: Storming the Capital

Tonight the Leafs are taking on their seemingly perennial playoff opponent, the Washington Capitals. This is the 6th game of the Maple Leafs’ season, having gone 4-1-0 thus far. The Capitals have been a tough opponent in the past, but they’ve been mediocre so far this season, with 2 losses at 2-1-1. The only lineup…

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Know Your Enemy: Breaking Down Auston Matthews’ Hot Start

In case you haven’t heard yet, Auston Matthews has been pretty good early on in the 2018-19 season. He’s leading the league in scoring, and has a whopping nine goals in five games, which is something that only four other players have reached: Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux, and Mike Bossy. That’s certainly not…

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LGD: Leafs Storm the Capital

Much like the War of 1812, the Leafs are hot and ready in Washington, D.C. Ready to set ablaze their house, the Leafs look to continue their winning ways against the Capitals tonight. It will be the Battle of (skate) BLADEnsburg.

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How the Leafs developed a strong ECHL development system

Although Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas has received plenty of credit for his past work with the Toronto Marlies, the way in which he’s got the organization to utilize the team’s ECHL affiliate is one of the most impressive things he’s done during his tenure in the Leafs front office. Typically in the…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 3: Dissecting the Marlies’ Early Struggles

Episode 3 of Leafs on Deck is LIVE! Mike and Jake discussed a variety of topics this week, including: –Why everyone should chill out about Andreas Johnsson’s early struggles — Laurence Gilman’s recent media availability — The Marlies early struggles Spotify   Subscribe to us on iTunes! Be sure to subscribe (and rate/review, if you can)…