MAIL CALL: Let’s assign some blame and start fixing things

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-12

Welcome to the off-season. Nothing says “Welcome to the Offseason” quite like a blog mailbag, so here we are, doing just that. We’ve decided to change up our mailbag format a little. Instead of getting answers from just one writer, you will now here from a few different TLN contributors in each mailbag. Now when you see my name at the top, you don’t have to worry you’re just suffering through my opinions, we have a whole crew dropping hot takes on you. Here we go… This was going to

Friedman breaks down the Leafs

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-12

Tomorrow we’re treated to the end of year press conference from Dubas, Keefe, and Shanahan. As a bit of an appetizer, tonight we have Elliotte Friedman breaking down the Leafs heading into their extended off season. Of course we have some thoughts on his thoughts too. You can find Friedman’s full article here. I think GM Kyle Dubas’s plan was to give Toronto’s “Big Four” (Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, William Nylander, John Tavares) one more season, no matter what happened in this

Leafs have 10 picks in the draft, just not the pick we wanted

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-11

Well, the draft lottery came and went as expected. There was a 12.5% chance of happiness, and in true Leafs fashion, Toronto managed to come close enough to bring only pain… leafs lottery ball rimming out set to my heart will go on (recorder version) pic.twitter.com/ncmimBGtZc — dirtbag daddy (@dirtbag_daddi) August 11, 2020 Ah, nevertheless. Instead the Leafs traded the 13th overall pick, so they could unload Patrick Marleau and sign Marner to a contract to a contract that I will comfor

NHL Rumors: Jets, Maple Leafs, Wild, Oilers, More

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-08-11

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is an update on the severity of Mark Scheifele’s injury and how long he’ll be out of action. In Toronto, there is a lot of talk surrounding Mitch Marner and a possible trade. In Edmonton, the status of Tyler Ennis is updated, and in Minnesota, The Wild are looking to make big changes. Wild Plans to Improve General manager of the Minnesota Wild Bill Guerin told reporters, including Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press, that he has specific things h

Reasons why Leafs fans could cheer for the remaining playoff teams

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-11

Well, it sucks that we’re at this point of the season, but honestly, should we really be surprised at this point? Come on, it’s the Leafs, they’re only allowed to play one playoff series a year at most, so once the first one is done, that’s it for us. So, with the Leafs out of the way, some fans will still want to watch the playoffs, and even have a rooting interest for some of the teams. While my rooting interests usually stem through some combination of my bracket, a team’s cup drou

NHL History: Toronto Maple Leafs sign Eric Lindros 15 years ago today

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-11

It was 15 years ago today that the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Eric Lindros. The deal was a one-year, $1.55-million contract and it marked the only year he spent in the big city. It was a short year, however, as Lindros’ year was cut short due to injury much like his whole career. Playing in 33 games, Lindros scored 11 goals and as many assists. All those games came at the start of the year and on Dec. 10, 2005 he suffered a tear of a ligament in his left wrist. Lindros recovered and returned

NHL News: Draft Order, COVID Testing Results, Player Notes, Average Age, and the Hockey Hall of Fame

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-08-11

2020 NHL Draft Order 1. New York Rangers 2. Los Angeles Kings 3. Ottawa Senators (from San Jose Sharks)All Posts 4. Detroit Red Wings 5. Ottawa Senators 6. Anaheim Ducks 7. New Jersey Devils 8. Buffalo Sabres 9. Minnesota Wild 10. Winnipeg Jets 11. Nashville Predators 12. Florida Panthers 13. Carolina Hurricanes (from Toronto Maple Leafs) 14. Edmonton Oilers 15. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Statement on COVID testing results NHL: The National Hockey League COVID-19 testing results statement. “The

It’s not ONE thing that will fix the Leafs

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-11

Trade Marner. Trade Andersen. Fire Dubas. Hire Boudreau. Sign Pietrangelo. None of these one things are the answer. Hell, if you did all of those things you might still be looking at a Leafs team that needs a lot of work. Now, I’m also not saying that some of those things shouldn’t be done, but we’ll deal with that another time. Some of what needs to be changed goes beyond the roster, and the front office, and needs to occur on the ice. And some of it has carried over from the Mike Babcoc

NHL News: Draft Order, COVID Testing Results, Player Notes, Average Age, and the Hockey Hall of Fame

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-08-11

2020 NHL Draft Order 1. New York Rangers 2. Los Angeles Kings 3. Ottawa Senators (from San Jose Sharks)All Posts 4. Detroit Red Wings 5. Ottawa Senators 6. Anaheim Ducks 7. New Jersey Devils 8. Buffalo Sabres 9. Minnesota Wild 10. Winnipeg Jets 11. Nashville Predators 12. Florida Panthers 13. Carolina Hurricanes (from Toronto Maple Leafs) 14. Edmonton Oilers 15. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Statement on COVID testing results NHL: The National Hockey League COVID-19 testing results statement. “The

Toronto Maple Leafs: The Idea of Trading Nylander or Marner Is Ridiculous and Wrong

Source: Editor in Leaf
Date: 2020-08-11

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets, in a five game series in which they deserved, but did not get, the win. Coming into the series, the Toronto Maple Leafs weaknesses were said to be heart, determination, physicality, leadership, defense, special teams and goaltending. They destroyed 100% of those narratives by playing […] Toronto Maple Leafs: The Idea of Trading Nylander or Marner Is Ridiculous and Wrong - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Sit

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