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

Maple Leafs Fire Mike Babcock, Hire Keefe as New Coach

The Mike Babcock era has officially ended in Toronto. Babcock lead this team to a 173-133-45 record during his time as head coach. As much as this decision doesn't come as a surprise out of left field given their current record of 9-10-4, many believed he would be given some more time to help work … Continue reading Maple Leafs Fire Mike Babcock, Hire Keefe as New Coach

NHL Playoff Preview: Eastern Conference

It's that time of year again, time for Playoff hockey! This year's first round features some lopsided matches, rematches of previous years, and a couple teams that haven't seen the light of playoff hockey in quiet some time. Without further delay, let's preview the first round matchups in the Eastern conference! Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4) … Continue reading NHL Playoff Preview: Eastern Conference