Rinat Valiev called up, Morgan Rielly sent to IR

The Leafs have a tendency for dropping the news you least expect, and Monday at 5:30 seems to be a great time to do that! First, the Leafs blessed us with this offering… The @MapleLeafs have recalled defenceman Rinat Valiev from the @TorontoMarlies.#TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 22, 2018 And about three minutes later,…


Around The Atlantic: The Bruins challenge for first

It looked like the Lightning were going to run away with the Atlantic Division, but the Bruins have made things interesting. That leaves the Leafs jammed in third ahead of the pile of crap that makes up the rest of the division.


LGD: Avalanche Warning

Good Morning! It sure feels nice to go into a game coming off of a win. The Leafs (26-17-5) will look to make it two in a row tonight when they host the Colorado Avalanche (26-16-3). Shockingly, both teams are sporting pretty similar records this season, though the Leafs seem to have a stranglehold on…


Leafs weekly review: Turning a corner

The record: 1-0-2 Had last nights game with the Senators finished after two periods this would have been an article that I may have refused to write in annoyance. But as I watched the Leafs kill a penalty to begin the third and then score through Auston Matthews, my belief came rushing back. And sure…


Morning-after recap: Saving the Best for Last

How nice is it to recap a win for a change? (Very nice.) The Leafs’ young guys got to be the heroes tonight (even with Rielly out), and we can only hope the third period is a sign of what’s to come, because it was awesome. 1-0 Leafs! (Zach Hyman goal) .@ZachHyman gets the @MapleLeafs…


Leafs Postgame: Basically a Home Win

The Leafs are now 1 for 3 vs Ottawa this season! Okay, starting out we have some good news and some bad news. The bad news: Morgan Rielly did not play. He was a game-time decision after getting banged up against Philadelphia on Thursday, and the decision was no. The good news: Andreas Borgman, Connor…


LGD: Please Beat the Sens

HAPPY GAME DAY! THE LEAFS HAVE LOST FOUR STRAIGHT! Now that we’ve addressed that elephant in the room, we can get on with our lives and this preview. Suffice it to say that the Leafs have not been playing their best hockey of late. I think we were maybe hoping that fatigue was getting to…


Are the Leafs actually building for playoff success?

The following is a guest post from Twitter’s @PDWhoa. Give him a follow! Dominating a lot of the discussion about the Leafs is stylistic changes the team has made and whether those are or will be effective in the long term. Some contend that this newer plan to limit chances against is part of a strategy…


Travis Dermott might be really good

Travis Dermott has only played four career NHL games, so there isn’t any meaningful data at the NHL level from which to draw any conclusions about his future just yet and data is what I usually lean on in my #analysis. What we do have, however, is our totally unbiased and infallible eye test™ and…


How much would you trade for Erik Karlsson?

Let’s cut right to it: The Sens are garbage and got cooked again last night by the Blues, so their season is about as close to done as it could be on January 19th. Did I mention they’re 16 points behind the Leafs, a team that itself seems like it’s been on a 2-month slide?…