Tavares has 2 assists in 1,000th NHL game, Maple Leafs defeat Capitals

TORONTO — John Tavares had two assists in his 1,000th NHL game, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 5-1 at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday. Tavares was honored before the game in a ceremony at center ice that included his parents, wife, and two sons. “It was something I tried to obviously be … Read more

Maple Leafs Call up Joseph Woll on Emergency Basis as Matt Murray ‘To Miss Some Time’ with Ankle Injury

Matt Murray will be unavailable to suit up for the Toronto Maple Leafs through the team’s holiday break as the team made several roster changes on Sunday. “There’s something there that will require some time, how much time we won’t really know until we come back from the break,” Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe … Read more

NHL’s stupid playoff format very definition of insanity

We know that it has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting a different result. I’m not sure whether that definition applies to the NHL and its playoff format or to me for writing about just about annually for the last decade. Both, I suspect. I get … Read more

Maple Leafs greeted by team dog, Bud, before game

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Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews to miss at least 3 weeks with knee injury: Who steps in?

Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews will be out of Toronto’s lineup for at least three weeks due to a knee injury, the team announced Friday. Here’s what you need to know: The Athletic‘s instant analysis: What does this mean for the Maple Leafs? Losing the reigning Hart Trophy winner would be a blow to any … Read more

NHL style power rankings: Seth Jarvis goes NASCAR; William Nylander chooses Dior

This may easily be my favorite NHL style power ranking so far. Why, you ask? There have been a number of examples that highlighted the very best of not only hockey, but also how people can come together. This week’s edition includes a little bit of everything. There’s the crossover between the NBA thanks to … Read more

Injuries rob Nick Robertson of the chance to grow and develop with the Maple Leafs

You can be sure this wasn’t an easy decision for Nick Robertson. Opting to end his season, after everything he’s been through, with shoulder surgery. Robertson had two choices in the aftermath of the hit from Matt Roy that injured his shoulder in early December: Rehab, but risk recurrence of the injury (likely) and require … Read more

How Nick Robertson’s Season-Ending Injury Helps the Maple Leafs’ Ahead of the Trade Deadline

It’s hard to find a silver lining in a promising prospect’s injury. But now that Nick Robertson has had season-ending surgery after initially hoping rehabilitation would get him back in the fold, the Toronto Maple Leafs no longer have to wonder about the 21-year-old’s status for the season. It also means that the Leafs will … Read more

LeBrun: O’Reilly to the Maple Leafs, Monahan to the Avalanche and 4 more perfect NHL trade fits

We are a bit more than six weeks away from the NHL’s March 3 trade deadline, and a lot can change in that time, as far as the standings and team needs based on injuries alone. That presents the age-old dilemma for NHL front offices looking to add: Do you try to do it as … Read more