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The Monday Marlie: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe wasn’t pleased with his group after they fell 5-2 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Sunday evening. “It’s unacceptable, frankly. The most disappointing part is a lot of it is falling on the guys that played significant roles for us to win the championship last year,” a frustrated Keefe…

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Salary cap projected to climb to $83-million next season

Unsurprisingly, the NHL’s hard cap is projected to climb again after this season, hitting $83-million. At least that’s the word from the league’s annual board of governor’s meetings, which are happening this week. BOG meeting now underway here in Sea Island, Georgia. Part of agenda today is a salary cap projection/range from the league. The…

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Monday Mailbag: Nylander=Yes; Leivo=No

You have to be happy about William Nylander being back, right? I mean, if the TLN Facebook page is an indication, that previous statement definitely isn’t true, but if you can’t find joy in William Nylander being a Leaf, I’d argue you can’t experience joy. Nylander has a lot of recency bias to make up…

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Who’s Left and Who’s Leivo-ing?

With the arrival of William Nylander the Leafs have 24 NHL players and are only allowed 23. The immediate action taken was that Travis Dermott take an on paper only trip down the Marlies until things can all get sorted out. The reality is that come Tuesday night the Leafs want both Travis Dermott and…