Slow-mo replay reveals how close the Toronto Maple Leafs were to landing first overall pick

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2020-08-11

You probably haven’t forgotten that the Toronto Maple Leafs statistically owned the best odds of landing Connor McDavid going into the final ball of the four drawn in the NHL’s weighted lottery system back in 2015. As The Star’s Kevin McGran detailed at the time: For the first time, the Leafs led. They had four […] The post Slow-mo replay reveals how close the Toronto Maple Leafs were to landing first overall pick appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

The Maple Leafs found new ways to lose against the Blue Jackets. The numbers tell the tale

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2020-08-10

The Leafs scored just three goals at even strength. That’s from a team that led the NHL in offensive-zone possession in the regular season and dominated in that area in the series.

From bad to worse: Toronto Maple Leafs to give 13th overall selection to Carolina Hurricanes

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-10

Less than 24 hours after the Toronto Maple Leafs lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the organization has taken another loss. The club was one of eight with a chance to select first overall in this years entry draft but failed to get the right draw. With the New York Rangers winning the right to draft Alexis Lafreniere first overall, the Leafs were bumped down to the 13th overall spot. However, as a condition on the first-round pick sent to the Carolina Hurricanes in the Patrick Marleau salary

New York Rangers win the Alexis Lafreniere NHL Draft Lottery

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2020-08-10

Photo by Mathieu Belanger/Getty Images The balls have spoken. The second draft lottery was held on Monday, August 10, less than 24 hrs after the last 2020 NHL Qualifying Round loser had been added to the list of eight teams in the running. The Toronto Maple Leafs joined, the New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins, all with the same chance of winning the first-overall pick. The first-overall pick went to

Toronto Maple Leafs Season Could Still End on Bright Note

Source: Editor in Leaf
Date: 2020-08-10

The Toronto Maple Leafs season is over. The Toronto Maple Leafs lost a hardfought battle to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Leafs were often criticized for being too soft, too small, too focused on skill, not defensive enough etc.  but not one person criticized them for not having enough scoring. So it is with great […] Toronto Maple Leafs Season Could Still End on Bright Note - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Nine thoughts on Maple Leafs’ Game 5 loss and what it all means

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-08-10

So the Leafs lost Game 5 of the play-in round and go home after another season of disappointment. Let’s talk about that series-deciding game, and what it means for the team going forward. 1. The super line was super, but still a bad idea. Towards the end of Game 4, Sheldon Keefe put together their big guns – call it their Money Line, their All-Star Game line, their Desperation Line, whatever you like – and it panned out. The Leafs came back from three goals down and won. So, come Game 5,

All or nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs will draft first overall or hand over first-round pick after tonight’s NHL Draft Lottery

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2020-08-10

Nobody in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization wanted to be talking about lottery odds on August 10th, eight days after the opening of the NHL Return-to-Play playoff tournament. But here we are. The Leafs have a 12.5% chance — 1 in 8 odds — at the first-overall draft selection tonight when commissioner Gary Bettman draws […] The post All or nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs will draft first overall or hand over first-round pick after tonight’s NHL Draft Lottery appeared first on Maple Leafs

Should the Toronto Maple Leafs win the draft lottery, here’s how Alexis Lafreniere could impact them

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-10

The dreaded time has come for Toronto Maple Leafs fans. It’s officially the offseason for the Leafs after losing their qualifying round on Sunday night to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Not making the playoffs may sting for the team, but it’s already time to turn the tide and look towards one last glimmer of hope–the draft lottery. As though this year hasn’t made things weird enough, the Leafs have found themselves in the draft lottery despite being one of the league’s better teams. The l

John Tortorella Defends Sheldon Keefe Following Leafs’ Elimination

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2020-08-10

John Tortorella is a coach who always finds a way to make his media availability interesting, and today’s session following the Blue Jackets ousting the Leafs from playoff contention was no different. Full quote from #CBJ coach John Tortorella, who felt the need to come to #LeafsForever coach Sheldon Keefe today at the start of the Blue Jackets’ media availability: pic.twitter.com/g5Ft2xozVE — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) August 10, 2020 Torts very neatly put into words here what many

Tortorella not happy with criticism aimed at Keefe and Maple Leafs coaching staff

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2020-08-10

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