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TLN Mailbag: Tuesday Edition

I just got back from watching the Flyera beat the Wings, and I have time to squeeze in a mailbag before I get my wisdom teeth pulled out tomorrow, so let’s get this started. Why are Marlies Superfans the worst Leafs fans? — Jon (@FatsSundin) February 18, 2019 Marlies superfans are far from the worst…

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Leafs Postgame: Mile High Powerplay

The Leafs come into Colorado playing the third of their six game road trip, coming off of a competitive win over the Montreal Canadiens, and getting goalied by Alexander Georgiev in New York against the Rangers. Despite being 4-1-1 in the Jake Muzzin era, you wouldn’t know that in Leafs land, so a Leafs win…

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What would Matthews’ extension look like in NHL 19?

The Matthews extension rocked the hockey world yesterday, as the Leafs franchise centre signed to a 5 year, $11.634 AAV contract extension. While many are satisfied that our best player is signed for the long term, some think the Leafs could’ve done a lot better on getting Matthews on a team friendly deal. Regardless of…

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Report: Matthews contract to be finalized… more imminently

After an insane amount of discussion and debate, one of the Leafs’ two remaining “contract problems” may finally be done. According to Bob McKenzie, it’s not a long shot to say that Matthews’ much talked about extension could be finalized by the end of the week. .@TSNBobMcKenzie on Matthews' contract talks “Bottom line, barring any…

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Leafs show support for #BellLetsTalk Day

Bell Let’s Talk day is a pretty big day for mental health, especially on social media, as everybody from average joes to athletes to celebrities contribute to end the stigma of mental health. That’s no different for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who out of the kindness of their hearts (and probably the orders of their…

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Jake Muzzin Grew Up a Leafs Fan

Kyle Dubas’ crusade to let all the players play for their childhood teams continues with the Toronto Maple Leafs most recent acquisition of Jake Muzzin. Jake Muzzin: "It's kind of funny how life works. Here we are and I'm coming back home to play for the team I rooted for growing up." — James Mirtle…

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Takeaways from the Muzzin Presser

In case you missed it, the Leafs made a pretty big trade yesterday, as they acquired Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings for Carl Grundstrom, the rights to Sean Durzi, and their 2019 1st round pick. This trade has already been analyzed, but regardless, it’s a good deal for the Buds, as they got…

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5 “Heavy” Hockey Players the Leafs Could Add

After a couple of losses, and some “soft play” from the Leafs, there’s been an overwhelming outcry from the “Old Guard” for the Leafs to “man up” and become a heavy hitting team, that’s hard to play against in the playoffs (or at the least the second round, because that’s usually how long these kind…

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Three Things We Learned from the Game vs. the Devils

While it wasn’t in the blowout fashion of the first two games of the series, the Leafs played an excellent game against the New Jersey Devils, beating them 4-2 with the help of the 300th and 301st goals of John Tavares career. Adding in a solid performance from Hutch, the Leafs had a relatively easy…

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Monday Mailbag: Tradez Edition

New year, same old mailbag. We wanted questions, and you gave us some to answer, a lot of them talking about trading, but usually for different people. Can the Leafs find a sucker to take Zaitsev's contract in the offseason? — Daniel Tiller (@tiller_daniel) January 7, 2019 Yes, his name rhymes with Jeter Cirelli. In…