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Pension Plan Puppets Oct 19, 2020
Monday FTB: Joe Thornton meets the Leafs players

Monday FTB: Joe Thornton meets the Leafs players

Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/ “Rush!”, a voice bellowed behind him, making William Nylander and Nick Robertson startle and fall head first into a cloud of snow. “Rush! Rush! Don’t you understand St. Thomas talk?” Neither Nylander nor Robertson could see the face behind the voice as it got closer, being half-buried in snow. Then they felt someone pull them out of the pile of snow, and as they blinked away the snowflakes from their eyes the first thing they saw was a the biggest beard on the tallest man he had ever seen in his life. “Hey, you get frostbite that a’way!”...
Editor In Leaf Oct 15, 2020

The Toronto Maple Leafs Are Still Never Trading William Nylander

The Toronto Maple Leafs are not trading William Nylander anytime soon because they’re smarter than their critics. The Toronto Maple Leafs fought long and hard to give William Nylander a contract worth $6.9M, which is now arguably the most underrated contract in the NHL. And he’s not getting traded anytime soon. As a Leafs fan, […] The Toronto Maple Leafs Are Still Never Trading William Nylander - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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. ...
Tip of the Tower Oct 7, 2020

Toronto Maple Leafs: Should they consider trading Morgan Rielly?

Could the Toronto Maple trade Morgan Rielly if they’re serious about signing Alex Pietrangelo? We look at why whether they should trade the defenceman. For years, fans, analysts, and pundits have been constantly discussing the most optimal way to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. Since 2017, rumours of a young forward such as William Nylander, […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Should they consider trading Morgan Rielly? - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Toronto Star Oct 3, 2020
The Maple Leafs can dream big at No. 15 in Tuesday’s NHL draft — as deep as the William Nylander crop of 2014

The Maple Leafs can dream big at No. 15 in Tuesday’s NHL draft — as deep as the William Nylander crop of 2014

The Leafs have only picked 15th twice before: Defenceman Jeff Ware (1995) managed only 21 games in the NHL, but blueliner Ian Turnbull (1973) went on to a 628-game career. Which way will they go Tuesday night, assuming they don’t trade the pick? It depends on which position they value most.
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...
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 21, 2020
Monday FTB: Who has enough Pietro in the tank to win the Cup?

Monday FTB: Who has enough Pietro in the tank to win the Cup?

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ I regret absolutely nothing about that headline. Things related to hockey I care about now, ranked: The upcoming draft, since I dove headfirst into prospects this year I’m excited to see what happens and write about who the Leafs get. Free agency day, for obvious reasons. William Nylander workout videos. I guess the Stanley Cup Finals. About the draft, it was fun this weekend following scouting twitter people. There has been various leagues who are already into “next season” in various stages. Sweden, Finland and Russia have their regular seasons under...

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