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2017-18 Leafs Season in Review: Curtis McElhinney

Hello McBackup! We need to talk about Curtis McElhinney’s season, because if you told me in October that he’d finish the season as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, I’m pretty sure that I would be shocked. The team went into October with a bit of uncertainty surrounding their backup goalie. Sure, they had…

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What does Travis Dermott have to do to stick at the NHL level?

When the Leafs called up Travis Dermott last week, Mike Babcock told reporters that the young defenseman would see success if he wasn’t noticed. I get that. Defense isn’t sexy; if you have a sound defensive game and don’t make too many mistakes, odds are you won’t be making highlight reels. And that isn’t a…

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The Leafs not playing on Saturday night is a travesty

Every so often, the unthinkable happens. The kind of event that makes you turn on the TV in disbelief, only to sigh and shake your head. The way things are right now, you can’t help but think of the direction of where things are going and wonder how it got this way. The Toronto Maple…