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Better Know a Seller: The Edmonton Oilers

The hockey calamity in Edmonton, Alberta has endured for so long that it’s almost becoming exhausting. Having recently fired their coach, Todd McLellan, and GM, Peter Chiarelli, the Oilers are likely patching together a long term plan. What that might be is anyone’s guess, but certainly it will involve some moves at this year’s trade…

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Identifying a Good, Heavy Defender for the Leafs to Add

One of the most obvious issues that the Leafs have is a lack of effective physicality. The joy that Jake Muzzin added when he joined this team was palatable. He pleased a more traditional crowd because he plays with an intent to hit people. He also pleased a more non-traditional crowd because shot metrics and…

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Tyler Ennis Activated off of Injured Reserve

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that Tyler Ennis is being activated off of the Injured Reserve today. The @MapleLeafs have activated Tyler Ennis from injured reserve. #LeafsForever⁠ ⁠ — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 10, 2019 His injury was a broken ankle, as suffered on a December 22nd game against the New York Rangers, by…

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Auston Matthews and the Pittsburgh Penguins Model

Have you heard the news? It would be very hard not to, unless you live under a large boulder like Patrick Star. Yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Auston Matthews, their superstar center, for 5 years and $11.634M. Queue up Sweet Victory! What the Leafs have done here is risky, but that can be…

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LGD: Shaking off the Rust

Tonight, the Leafs are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Toronto for their second game back from the All-Star Break. Their first game back was yesterday against the Detroit Red Wings and ended in an unfortunate 3-2 overtime loss where the Leafs looked completely flat for most of the game. They will aim to come…

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Matthews shows off a Marleau jersey for the crowd in San Jose

Before Auston Matthews stepped up to take part in his competition for tonight’s NHL All-star Game Skills Competition, the accurate shooting competition, he unveiled a little surprise for the home crowd in San Jose. He pulled off his own jersey to reveal a Patrick Marleau’s jersey underneath. The crowd went wild to see their old…

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Postgame: Toronto Capital-izes on a tired Washington team

Tonight, the Leafs are taking on the Washington Capitals who have been linked to the Leafs regularly over the last few years. The playoff series in 2016, and then the outdoor game for the Stadium Series in 2018. The game is in Toronto, where the Leafs are only 13-11-1 this season. In their last 10…

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LGD: Leafs clash with division leading lightning

Tonight the Maple Leafs are taking on the Atlantic Division leading Tampa Bay Lightning in what promises to be an exciting matchup. Tampa Bay has been dominating this year, with a 36-9-2 record, leading the NHL by a wide margin. The Leafs aren’t trailing too far behind, despite their recent struggles. Toronto is in second…

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Frederik Andersen out with flu, Kaskisuo re-called

The Maple Leafs announced this morning that Frederik Andersen has missed practice this morning and will not play tonight due to a flu. .@SportChek Player Alert: @MapleLeafs recall goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL) on an emergency basis. Goaltender Frederik Andersen will not practice today (flu).#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/fTjrapUbGd — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) January 12,…

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Dubas May be Scouting Some New Russian Acquisitions

It’s become a trend in recent years that the Toronto Maple Leafs go to Europe around this time of year to do some shopping. Inevitably, they don’t technically spend anything, and only bring back what we can call a “found wallet”, or assets that you didn’t have to trade other assets for to acquire. The…

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Postgame: Good Moore-ning, Vancouver

The Vancouver Canucks were visiting tonight, but their star young forward was unfortunately missing from the lineup. Yes, Josh Leivo, who struggled to crack the Leafs lineup, has been one of the better Canucks forward this year, but he was missing tonight due to an upper-body injury. Also missing was Elias Petterson. For the Leafs,…

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LGD: After Vacation, Back to Work vs. Blue Jackets

The Leafs traveled to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets in the return from the Christmas break. Most of the rest of the NHL was back yesterday, but the schedulers were kind enough to give the Leafs an extra break. The Jackets and Leafs each sit in 2nd in their division, sitting behind the Capitals…