Since this whole Auston Matthews story probably isn't going to be going away anytime soon---both because of the ongoing legal process for Matthews (I believe his next court date is set for either late October or in November) and because whoever the Leafs name as captain will generate debate---I...
Since the mother****ing off-season is over, especially with the signing of our last RFA, I figured it's time for a new thread.
To kick it off, the Leafs have trimmed some of the fat from their training camp roster:
So, none of their 2019 draft picks will be sticking around for camp, and...
The deal is official!
In addition to the names in the title, there's also a couple of minor-leaguers involved:
CBJ's 2020 3rd round pick
Looks like Dubas is getting busy on the house-cleaning now that the Nylander negotiations are out of the way.
To recap on Scott---the Leafs drafted him in the 4th round in 2017, and he would have re-entered the draft this year had the Leafs not signed him.
He's also currently...
It's the Leafs against the one-line-wonder Dallas Stars again. Funny that we seem to be getting some of our Western conference opponents over and done with in the first month or so of the season. First they played their only two games against Winnipeg in the same week, and now they've having...
Well, our second big test of the season is coming up tonight, following the Leafs' game against the Caps on Saturday.
Like that game, we'll be playing a team that can match our three-line forward depth---as well as probably the only other team in the league with a better group of centers than...
Well, the LA Kings have shuffled out of the seniors residence most of the team's core lives in, and are paying a visit to the ACC...er, Scotiabank hockey-playing place tonight.
The Leaf lines & defense pairings remain unchanged from the weekend, with the one notable change being Sparks coming...
Another battle with a basement-dweller of the Atlantic division tonight.
Looks like Babcock is coming back with pretty much the same lineup that beat Dallas, except with Marincin subbing into the lineup for Ozhiganov:
Patrick Marleau - Auston Matthews - Kasperi Kapanen
Zach Hyman - John...
After posting some Nylander contract-dispute commentary in our "****ing Season" thread, I figured that until he signs a contract and shows up back here to play, maybe we should have a separate thread for all the discussions and news about the contract stalemate between Nylander and the Leafs...
Well, it's here. The unofficial start of the Matthews/Tavares era, with the two of them set to play in the same lineup for the first time.
Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott continue to be out with injuries, Pickard is the backup and of course Nylander is out with his contract dispute.
Third game of the pre-season tonight, with the Buffalo Sabres rolling in to Toronto.
I haven't seen any definitive forward lines or defense pairings for tonight's game yet, but we do know the Tavares & Kadri lines will be playing in this one:
Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Well, the JT/Mitch line got off to a hot start in pre-season game #1, and now it's Auston & Marleau's turn in game #2.
This game is being held at Ottawa's home rink, rather than a small-town, puddle-covered tiny little rink, so the ice conditions & camera angles should hopefully be better for...
I don't know about anyone else, but even though this is a pre-season game, I'm dying to see this Leaf team on the ice and will be watching tonight.
The game will be broadcast on Sportsnet Ontario, and on the radio it'll be on TSN 1050.
Here's the Leaf lineup for tonight's game:
Zach Hyman -...