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Trade Mitch Marner for Darnell Nurse?

Before we begin, let’s be clear: This is not a rumour. It was a suggestion mentioned by Nick Kypreos in Toronto yesterday. He mentioned the Oilers need a scoring winger and Mitch Marner might be a fit. There is no doubt the Oilers could use some offence right now. He said it would take Darnell…


Fatherhood is a blessing

I was 27 years old. I was in my second semester of the Radio & Television Arts Program at NAIT. It was a Friday evening and my good friend Jeff and I had gone to the Oilers preseason game, and then out on the town for some fun. We met up with our regular crew…


WWYDW: Apparently Dougie Hamilton is on the block

If there’s one thing this series against the Boston Bruins has indicated, it’s that the Toronto Maple Leafs need to upgrade their blueline. No, it doesn’t mean they need to trip over themselves to package all of Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner in a deal for Adam Larsson, but they do need to…


Joe Thornton is looking like a great match for the Leafs

A couple weeks ago, I threw myself into the fire by saying that the Leafs and John Tavares, despite the fact that it seems like destiny, simply aren’t a match. I got sewered online for it, then asked good twitter dude Totally Offside! to consolidate how wrong I was into an article so everybody could…


Let’s Appreciate Patrick Marleau

It was a controversial signing to say the least. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed San Jose Sharks legend Patrick Marleau to a three-year deal in free agency worth $6,250,000 annually last summer to give the team not only a player who could produce offensively, but a veteran leader who’s seen it all.


Auston Matthews’ mom wins parent of the year

There were a lot of great things that went down last night. Matthews got his first point of the series, the Air Canada Centre was fired up, the Leafs did the hockey, and Auston’s mom Ema came to the arena wearing a tee shirt with his face on it. 


LGD: The most winnable of games

Earlier this week, NBC Sports’ Adam Gretz put out his weekly power rankings with a fantastic tidbit about the Detroit Red Wings, whom he had listed in dead last as of Monday: “After being systematically dismantled by Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, the Red Wings enter the week having lost 10 games in a…


LGD: Facing down Phil the Thrill

There’s roughly a month of the NHL season left, and plenty of teams are starting to hit that final showdown fatigue. Toronto is no exception. We’ve seen Frederik Andersen’s bid for a Vezina start to pale as the season wears him down a bit (he’s allowed five goals in each of his last two games,…


LGD: Welcome to the Austonless Show

The Toronto Maple Leafs are always down for a good, healthy rivalry matchup. With key playoff-bound points on the line, though, the Leafs couldn’t be facing their division rivals in Boston at a worse time; without Auston Matthews in the lineup, it’s a big blow to their overall level of competition against a team that’s…


The Nation Notebook: Roster Cuts, St. Louis Injuries, and PTOs.

‎The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  The regular season is just a few days away. Some 2017 draftees, including Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick, are on track to make their NHL rosters. Jaromir Jagr…