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Editor In Leaf Oct 19, 2020

Toronto Maple Leafs Have 3 Former 1st Overall Picks on Their Roster

The Toronto Maple Leafs now have three top picks on their roster. After the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Joe Thornton to a one year contract, it gave the team three players that were selected first overall, to go along with Auston Matthews and John Tavares. Thornton was selected first overall back in 1997 and 12 […] Toronto Maple Leafs Have 3 Former 1st Overall Picks on Their Roster - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 16, 2020
Marlies sign forward Scott Sabourin

Marlies sign forward Scott Sabourin

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Auston Matthews says who? The Marlies announced this morning that they have signed winger Scott Sabourin to an AHL contract. News: We’ve signed forward Scott Sabourin to a one-year AHL contract. #ForeverStartsHereDetails >> https://t.co/zGf1tnKBaA pic.twitter.com/65WAD4tHVE— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) October 16, 2020 A quick look at his boxcars will reveal that Scott Sabourin is not being signed for his power play prowess. He scores about five goals a year in the AHL and has more penalty minutes than games played every season there....
Last Word on Hockey Oct 12, 2020

Today in Hockey History: Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews Debuts With Four Goals

We’re normally getting ready for another hockey season, but we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey […] The post Today in Hockey History: Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews Debuts With Four Goals appeared first on Last Word on Hockey.
Toronto Sun Oct 10, 2020

SIMMONS: Wayne Simmonds should help Leafs power play, even if he's not on it

At his best, and at a different time in history, Wayne Simmonds accomplished something that the core four of the Maple Leafs — Auston Matthews, John Tavares, Mitch Marner and William Nylander — have yet to match in their careers. Simmonds, in 2017, scored 16 power-play goals for Philadelphia, 15 and 14 in seasons before that one. None of the big four have equalled those numbers. Over the past 10 seasons,...
Toronto Sun Oct 8, 2020

Maple Leafs hope new assistant Malhotra lights up power play

On paper, the Maple Leafs had a respectable regular-season power play, tied for fifth with Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay at 23.1%. But it wasn’t as dominant a force as advertised, despite boasting Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares and William Nylander in starring roles. The unit’s overall lack of success certainly haunted them in the Columbus series with a 2-for-13 showing. ...
Editor In Leaf Oct 3, 2020

If This Doesn’t Get You Pumped Up for the Toronto Maple Leafs….

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a near perfect situation. It’s been four years since the Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Auston Matthews, and the plan to build a winner around the most talented player in franchise history is close to coming to fruition. The Leafs got bounced in the playoffs this year against a weak […] If This Doesn’t Get You Pumped Up for the Toronto Maple Leafs…. - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Editor In Leaf Oct 1, 2020

Toronto Maple Leafs: How the Tampa Cup Narrative Is Extremely Flawed

The Toronto Maple Leafs are building something special. Four seasons after drafting Steven Stamkos #1 overall, the Lightning finished 21st in the NHL standings.   Four seasons after the Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Auston Matthews #1 overall, they finished 12th in the NHL standings. Had the Leafs won the Cup this year, they’d have been the […] Toronto Maple Leafs: How the Tampa Cup Narrative Is Extremely Flawed - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Sun Sep 28, 2020

With Maple Leafs core set, prospects will try to skate way into meaningful jobs

Here’s what we can assume about the Maple Leafs. The core of the club — Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly and Jake Muzzin — isn’t bound to change much in the coming seasons (unless, of course, general manager Kyle Dubas can find a way to add Alex Pietrangelo). Of that group,...
Editor In Leaf Sep 22, 2020

Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews Finishes 2nd in Lady Byng Voting

The NHL announced it’s 2019-20 awards yesterday and unfortunately no player on the Toronto Maple Leafs won anything. Despite having some of the most expensive contracts in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs did not win any individual awards. As players like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander age, expect their names to come […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews Finishes 2nd in Lady Byng Voting - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 21, 2020
No one wants a John Tavares style contract this season

No one wants a John Tavares style contract this season

Photo by Claus Andersen/ The rich teams win by giving big signing bonuses concept is about to meet a whole new contract reality. For the last couple of offseasons, an easy story heading into July 1 was to goggle at how much the Leafs were going to pay out in signing bonuses. The Leafs flexed their rich-team muscles by signing John Tavares, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander to contracts with huge signing bonuses and very low base salaries in every year of the deal. Those deals were all front-loaded as well, so that the player would have a high percentage of the total...

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