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Toronto Star 1 hour ago
Damien Cox: Maple Leafs have most to lose in Nylander stalemate

Damien Cox: Maple Leafs have most to lose in Nylander stalemate

Imagine if the Leafs end up having to negotiate with Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner AND William Nylander next summer. A messy situation would turn ugly if the club, short on leverage at the moment, can’t get Nylander back in the fold by Dec. 1, Damien Cox writes.
Toronto Star 2 hours ago
Nylander scenarios play off Leafs’ long-term game plan

Nylander scenarios play off Leafs’ long-term game plan

Any deal with unsigned William Nylander will have an impact on talks with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, as well as any shot at re-signing Jake Gardiner when he hits free agency. The Leafs miss Nylander’s production, but it’s complicated.
Pension Plan Puppets 13 hours ago
Miscellaneous Leaf Thoughts: Matthews’ Defence and Other Rants

Miscellaneous Leaf Thoughts: Matthews’ Defence and Other Rants

Some thoughts as the Leafs get a few days off. Matthews’ defence. This isn’t my favourite thing to emphasize, but at some point we have to address this: Auston Matthews is not good defensively, yet. POLL: How good would you consider Auston Matthews to be in the defensive zone?— Acting the Fulemin (@ATFulemin) October 16, 2018 My esteemed colleague Arvind tweeted about this and got a huge amount of shit for it. But he’s right. The Leafs bleed chances when Matthews is on. In expected goals against rate since the start of last season, Matthews is the fourth-worst forward in...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 21, 2018
Back to Excited Podcast - Episode 35: Auston Matthews is Bad Defensively

Back to Excited Podcast - Episode 35: Auston Matthews is Bad Defensively

It had to be said Welcome back to another episode of Back to Excited. On this episode, we bravely soldier on in the face of the Leafs losing two games in a row. We discuss: Where do the Leafs stand right now, and whether Babcock is earning his money - 2:31 Matthews’ lines struggles and potential solutions - 20:42 Our resignation that the Gardiner Zaitsev pair doesn’t work - 32:15 Assorted short chatter on other teams - 40:00 Our dismay at the Nylander situation - 43:20 As always, you can find us on Soundcloud, iTunes, and just about everywhere else. Let us know your thoughts below!
Sportsnet.ca Oct 21, 2018
Scoring at start was fantasy, Maple Leafs want to play better

Scoring at start was fantasy, Maple Leafs want to play better

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock and superstar Auston Matthews talk about the Leafs scoring. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Editor In Leaf Oct 21, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews Will Not Score 102 Goals

Auston Matthews added himself to a prestigious list with his seventh consecutive multi-point game as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the L.A. Kings 4-1 last Monday. In a bid to propel his team to victory this past Monday night, Auston Matthews recorded a pair of assists to complement Kasperi Kapanen‘s his first ever multi-goal game […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews Will Not Score 102 Goals - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Star Oct 21, 2018
Struggling Leafs learning the hard way

Struggling Leafs learning the hard way

Opponents are adjusting after the Leafs’ flying start, and even Auston Matthews and John Tavares are suddenly finding chances tough to come by. The solution is hard — and doable.
Editor In Leaf Oct 20, 2018

How the Toronto Maple Leafs Will Solve Contract Problems

The Toronto Maple Leafs contract problems are a bit overblown. William Nylander remains on the sidelines, Jake Gardiner is a pending unrestricted free-agent and both Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews are going to require massive new contracts. The Thing is, it’s not going to be as difficult to fit everyone in as it’s made out […] How the Toronto Maple Leafs Will Solve Contract Problems - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Last Word on Hockey Oct 20, 2018
How The Toronto Maple Leafs Defensemen Are Doing

How The Toronto Maple Leafs Defensemen Are Doing

Everyone knows how Auston Matthews, John Tavares, and company are doing. It's hard to avoid if you're a hockey fan. So let's take a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs Defensemen and see how they're fairing so far this season. Toronto Maple Leafs Defensemen So Far This Season Morgan Rielly Morgan Rielly is off to a hot start with 13 points in eight games. It's hard not to get off to a hot start when you play with Matthews and Tavares who have combined for 16 goals so far. Drew Doughty agrees "It would be nice to be the D-man there, Morgan Rielly, just dish it to him (Matthews), you get some...
Editor In Leaf Oct 20, 2018

A Look into the Toronto Maple Leafs Early Success

The Toronto Maple Leafs sit at 6-2 in their first eight games of the season, gathering 12 points of a possible 16. The hot start has been complimented by Auston Matthews and Morgan Rielly, who both sit atop the National Hockey League in scoring.  The Toronto Maple Leafs are first in Goals For with 33, […] A Look into the Toronto Maple Leafs Early Success - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Sun Oct 19, 2018

Snake-bitten Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri staying patient through scoring slump

Remember when talk revolved around how other teams could possibly check centres Auston Matthews, John Tavares and Nazem Kadri in a game without letting one of them inflict damage? Through eight games, Kadri has yet to hurt the opposition on the scoreboard, but don’t expect the needling he’s getting to affect him while that zero […]
PensBurgh Oct 19, 2018
Pens Points: Muffling the Maple Leafs

Pens Points: Muffling the Maple Leafs

There’s a recap of last night’s game, Brassard is providing versatility, and a certain Penguins prospect is leaving a physical mark on the ice. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... The Penguins kicked off a Canadian road trip with their first stop coming in Toronto with a clash against the red-hot Maple Leafs. By night’s end, Auston Matthews and John Tavares were nowhere to be found and the Penguins claimed a solid 3-0 victory. [Recap] Part of the Penguins’ struggles early on have been because of their shoddy puck...
PensBurgh Oct 18, 2018
Pens vs. Maple Leafs Recap: Murray, Malkin strong as Pens dominate Toronto and win 3-0

Pens vs. Maple Leafs Recap: Murray, Malkin strong as Pens dominate Toronto and win 3-0

Malkin and Murray stepped up and played large and Pittsburgh defeated high-powered Toronto by the score of 3-0 Coming into the game tonight, the high-powered Toronto Maple Leafs had scored 33 goals in the first seven games of the season. They had won six of those seven games and five in a row. Auston Matthews had scored multiple points in EVERY game. John Tavares was productive too. It was all their fans and media pundits could do not to fall over themselves to award the Cup in October. And then they met Matt Murray. MURRAY! MURRAY! pic.twitter.com/YnVhjfyvjO— Pittsburgh Penguins...
Toronto Sun Oct 18, 2018

Maple Leafs’ five-game winning streak comes to an end with shutout loss to Penguins

Auston Matthews came back to Earth on Thursday night. The Maple Leafs’ 21-year-old superstar had plenty of company. Toronto couldn’t solve Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray at Scotiabank Arena, falling 3-0 for the Leafs’ second loss in eight games to start the 2018-19 regular season. The Leafs, who dropped to 6-2-0, had won five in […]
Sportsnet.ca Oct 18, 2018
Oct. 18, 2018: Marijuana and sports

Oct. 18, 2018: Marijuana and sports

Jeff and Elliotte discuss Canada’s legalization of marijuana and how it might impact pro sports and larger society, as well as the NHL’s stance on the subject. Former NHLer and co-founder of Athletes For CARE (athletesforcare.org) Riley Cote joins the show to talk about his advocacy for weed and his usage while playing. Also, Connor McDavid is carrying the Oilers on his back, Auston Matthews is making history and what it really means that Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas went to Switzerland to further negotiations with RFA William Nylander. All of that plus #Ask31. 31 Thoughts: The Podcast is...

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