The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2014-2015

With the hiring of new President Brenden Shanahan, Maple Leafs fans knew change would likely come, but to what degree and how fast was still unknown. Shanahan seemed determined to give this team’s core a chance to play some games in front of him before he started making monumental decisions on this team’s future. So, … Continue reading The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2014-2015

The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2013-2014

Unlike most years, July 5th marked the start of the new Calendar year in the NHL. This was yet another unnecessary one-time-only change thanks to the lockout. This first day of free agency was set out to be a very busy one for GM Dave Nonis. After freeing up a whole lot of salary cap … Continue reading The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2013-2014

The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2012-2013

July 1st proved to be another busy day for Brian Burke, but with already one major addition to the core with JVR, it was a day to add to the depth of this team. Penalty killing specialist Jay McClement was signed to a two year, 3-million-dollar contract. Matt Frattin also earned himself an NHL contract … Continue reading The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2012-2013

The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2011-2012

The Previous season on July 1st, the circus of the NHL was focused on free agent superstar Ilya Kovalchuk, but the Maple Leafs stayed out of the chase. This year though, the prize free agent was centre Brad Richards and the Leafs certainly wanted him. He was the first line centre the Leafs have been … Continue reading The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2011-2012

The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2010-2011

The free agent class of July 1st, 2010 was not filled with out-of-this-world talent, really it was just Ilya Kovalchuk. Now there were some fans hoping the Maple Leafs could land the Russian superstar, although it didn’t seem that likely. However, there were still some really good quality NHLers hitting the market that weren’t Kovalchuk, … Continue reading The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2010-2011

The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2010

January 1st, 2010. It is the first day of a brand-new decade, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are far from happy with where their organization stands. Currently with a record of 14-18-9, GM Brian Burke is starting to realize this team is still extremely far away from being one that can compete for the playoffs. … Continue reading The Toronto Maple Leafs Decade Journey: 2010