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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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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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LGD: Wheeling Against The Wings

It’s Game Day! The Leafs (3-1-0) are back in action tonight after back-to-back seven goal wins. Their opponents are the 0-1-2 Detroit Red Wings, still looking for their first W of the season. Tonight’s game is the third of four straight on the road for the Leafs, and they’ll be looking to stay undefeated during…

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Forget The Captaincy; Auston Matthews Has His Sights On Loftier Goals

When Toronto Maple Leafs phenom Auston Matthews graced the timelines of hockey twitter last night, the focus of the people was clear. An article profiling Matthews had just been published in Canadian men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine Sharp. The fashion involved in the shoot was, to say the least, loud. While this is the most notorious…

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LGD: Creatures of Hab-it

Only reason I’m still happy is cause I have hockey tonight! — Mitchell Marner (@Marner93) August 21, 2012 GOOOOOOD MORNING Toronto, and good morning to Leafs fans everywhere. It’s finally a Leafs Game Day. And this one counts! The Leafs kick off the 2018-19 season tonight at the newly christened Scotiabank Arena. Their opponents? The…

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Season Preview: Frederik Andersen

Next up in our series is The Great Dane himself, Frederik Andersen. Andersen is entering his third season with the Leafs since coming over from Anaheim in the summer of 2016. After back-to-back 66-game seasons, we’ve seen enough of Freddie Andersen in Toronto to get a good sense of what he brings to the crease…

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Leafs Make Cuts; Roster Down To 26

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that they have made cuts to their training camp roster, as Wednesday’s regular season opener draws near. The @MapleLeafs have loaned the following players to the @TorontoMarlies: Andreas Borgman, Jeremy Bracco, Adam Brooks, Emerson Clark, Rich Clune, Pierre Engvall, Colin Greening, Carl Grundstrom, Timothy Liljegren, Mason Marchment, Trevor Moore,…

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Matthews Reigns Supreme Over McDavid in Recent GQ Interviews

We’re entering the final days of the NHL’s offseason, and things are certainly ramping up on the ice as teams begin to finalize their opening night rosters. Off the ice, the stars are aligning in another light. Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews graced GQ Magazine in recent days, with interviews that touched on the NHL’s…

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Preseason LGD: SDA at SBA

It’s (sort of) Game Day! The Leafs look to continue streaking through this pre-season as they welcome the Buffalo Sabres to Scotiabank Arena. Scotiabank Arena, if you were curious, is where the Toronto Maple Leafs and 2018 draftee Semyon Der-Arguchintsev play these days. RIP ACC. Welcome SBA and SDA. Leafs Lines #Leafs lines at morning…

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Top NHL Players Born on September 20, 1990

Good morning. It’s September 20, 2018. The National Hockey League is about to begin its 102nd season. The NHL, as we all know, is a league that is quickly becoming younger and younger. The recent influx of young stars like Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine has truly been a sight to behold as…

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What Kind of Snake Is John Tavares?

John Tavares is a snake. Hockey Twitter knows it; Hockey Reddit knows it. If you’ve been on the internet since July 1st, 2018, then you know it too. After all, would anybody but the snakiest of snakes spurn the wonderful, flawless and always-competitive New York Hockey Islanders for a chance to play in Smelly Toronto for Auston…