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Postgame: Stomping the Buffalo Sabres

The Leafs traveled to Buffalo tonight for a division rivalry game against the Sabres. After a really long winning streak where Buffalo won 10 straight, they’ve lost their last 3 games (one in OT), slowing their roll a bit. Tonight, the Leafs were looking to help keep that losing streak going just as long as…

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Postgame: Leafs Tranquilize the Wild

The Leafs were in American Canada tonight, taking on the Minnesota Wild on Hockey Night in Canada. On a 3-game win streak, the Leafs looked to extend that to four against a solid Minnesota team. 1st Period An early chance by Eric Staal seemed to suggest that the Leafs might be in trouble again, as…

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LGD: Nylander who? Leafs enter the Wild

As surprising as it may be, there’s actually something else for us to talk about today besides the Nylander signing or not signing. The Leafs are in Minnesota tonight to take on the Wild. Minnesota has been doing rwell thus far this season, even sitting near the top of a hotly contested Central Division for…

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LGD: Sparks, Pickard, and the Ex-Marlies Melee

Tonight, the Leafs will host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Scotiabank Arena. It will be a back-to-back contest and 3rd game in 4 nights for both teams, as we reach a heavy part of the NHL schedule before the Christmas holidays. As mentioned in the title, since it is a back-to-back, both teams will likely…

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Leafs Postgame: Blue Jackets vs. Blue Foliage

Tonight the Leafs faced the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Monday Night Smackdown event in the NHL. Both teams have had strong starts and are second and first in their respective divisions. While the Jackets haven’t had much postseason success in recent years (or franchise history, for that matter), they are a strong regular season…

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Comparing Holdouts – How Le’Veon Bell Compares to William Nylander

There are many differences between the sports of American football and hockey. One uses a ball, the other a puck. One has 20 people playing at a time, the other only has 12. One place where they don’t differ, though, is that there can be contract holdouts that significantly hinder a team’s designs in roster…

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I Was Promised the Habs Would Suck – What Happened?

As with pretty much every season, there’s a lot of things that most people wouldn’t have expected happening in the standings in the early goings of the season. The Vancouver Canucks sit atop the Pacific Division, the Cup winning Washington Capitals sit 3rd last in their division, the Senators have actually won games, and the…

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LGD: Storming the Kings’ Castle

Tonight the Leafs will take on the Kings in Los Angeles, one of the dreaded California road trip stops. As always, the Sharks and Ducks will follow later this week. This year, it’s not the quality of the kings I dread, only the 10:30pm ET start time. LA sits at the bottom of the Pacific…

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LGD: Toronto’s Dominion Arena, Boston

Last night, the Leafs put on quite a show at home against the New Jersey Devils, winning 6-1. After a long bout of struggles scoring at home, they finally found a bunch of goals in one night. Tonight, they’re back on the road against the Boston Bruins. The Leafs have been dominant on the road…

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Three Trades the Leafs Could Make For Milan Lucic

I’m sure that I wasn’t alone this morning when I woke up this morning in a bad mood. I stubbed my toe, I spilled my coffee, and I realized that today isn’t a Leafs game day even though it very obviously should be. So, like any self-respect-lacking¬†Leafs blogger I decided to devise a way to…

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Leafs Postgame: Star Wars

Tonight the Leafs hosted the Dallas Stars for this Thursday night hockey game. This was the 10x centennial game, or kilogame, for Ron Hainsey (his 1000th) in the league, and the Leafs correctly started the night off with a video tribute to his long and successful career. The Leafs continued to try to live life…

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Leafs Postgame: Flamed Out

Tonight the Calgary Flames were in Toronto to face the Leafs for a Monday night showdown between the two up-and-coming Canadian franchises. This is the first game the Leafs played in what is expected to be an extended injury to Auston Matthews. They expect to be without him for four weeks, and tonight was the…