5:18 AM EDT, Wed September 20, 2017
Toronto Sun 7 hours ago
Crackdown on hacks to hands should help Leafs, Matthews says

Crackdown on hacks to hands should help Leafs, Matthews says

TORONTO — Having finished his training camp workout by noon Tuesday, Auston Matthews turned his attentions to how the NHL’s crackdown on hacks to the hands could be advantageous to his young Maple Leafs.
Toronto Sun Sep 18, 2017
Matthews looks good in Maple Leafs loss to Senators

Matthews looks good in Maple Leafs loss to Senators

OTTAWA — Well, Auston Matthews was in mid-season form.
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 18, 2017
Matthews & Nylander score, but Maple Leafs fall 6-2 to the Senators

Matthews & Nylander score, but Maple Leafs fall 6-2 to the Senators

This one was ugly. Hello to the 2017-2018 Toronto Maple Leafs! Plenty of new additions debuted in tonight’s lineup, and while Erik Karlsson did not play for Ottawa, top prospects Thomas Chabot and Colin White are always fun to watch. Auston Matthews was even featuring an A on his sweater! Tonight’s Lines: First Period Yikes. This did not start according to plan. Just two minutes in, Tyler Randell beat McElhinney to his blocker-side with a slap shot. Morgan Rielly was playing the left side on this play, and both he and Ron Hainsey went to defend Mark Stone as he was gaining the line....
Toronto Star Sep 18, 2017
Maple Leafs drop pre-season opener in Ottawa

Maple Leafs drop pre-season opener in Ottawa

Auston Matthews and William Nylander score but Senators cruise after four-goal first period. Rematch Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre.
Toronto Star Sep 17, 2017
Maple Leafs veterans face busy pre-season starting in Ottawa

Maple Leafs veterans face busy pre-season starting in Ottawa

Auston Matthews hits 20 with jab from Mitch Marner.
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 17, 2017
From the Branches: A special day for Auston Matthews

From the Branches: A special day for Auston Matthews

Day 3 of training camp is his favourite. Also it might be his birthday When I was looking for inspiration for today’s FTB, Annie told me that today is a very important day! On this day in 1971, Guy Lafleur made his NHL debut! No, wait, that wasn’t it. It’s Ovi’s birthday! That seems closer but not quiiite... oh yes. Auston Matthews turns 20 today. In celebration, he gets to play a little hockey and have a barbecue with fans and teammates later this afternoon. I hope there’s a cake. There should at least be a gif party in the comments. ICYMI Coincidentally, Matthews spent the...
Toronto Star Sep 16, 2017
Less is more as Leafs indulge in need for speed: Feschuk

Less is more as Leafs indulge in need for speed: Feschuk

Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews perfect examples of how today’s NHL is all about quickness, as bulking up becomes a thing of the past.
Toronto Sun Sep 15, 2017
Newcomer Rosen gets in his first rep as a Maple Leaf

Newcomer Rosen gets in his first rep as a Maple Leaf

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — The first ‘game’ of the Leafs season was a shutout, 3-0 for the Mitch Marner-led Whites over Auston Matthews’s Blues.
Toronto Star Sep 11, 2017
Auston Matthews and Leafs anxious to back up breakout season

Auston Matthews and Leafs anxious to back up breakout season

Toronto won't be surprising teams after going from last place to a playoff appearance in a year.
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 8, 2017
Back to Excited Episode 4: Projecting the Big 3’s Points

Back to Excited Episode 4: Projecting the Big 3’s Points

Back from our technologically imposed hiatus, the boys look at the Big 3 We’re back! After a challenging two weeks where we bravely struggled with the complex task of recording a Skype call, Fulemin and I manage to sort the tech out and get back to our podcasting. In this podcast, we touch on a bunch of things, including: Our opinions on the Connor Brown contract [1:05] How we feel each of Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and Mitch Marner will progress into next year, including projecting their point totals and what we need to see from them in order for them to improve [8:25] We...
Toronto Star Sep 7, 2017
Leafs prospect Bracco eyes NHL after eye-opening year

Leafs prospect Bracco eyes NHL after eye-opening year

Playmaking forward Jeremy Bracco arrives at Leafs' rookie tournament looking to follow flight path of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander.
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 7, 2017
Too many wingers: The conundrum of the Maple Leafs forward lines

Too many wingers: The conundrum of the Maple Leafs forward lines

Training camp will be a rousing game of musical chairs. How will it turn out? Yesterday, I lazily stated the obvious about the Leafs defence. Now for the hard part — digging into the forward lines where there are more than enough wingers to go around. There is no surplus of centres, so starting with them is easy: Guy - Tyler Bozak - Guy Guy - Nazem Kadri - Guy Guy - Auston Matthews - Guy Guy - Dominic Moore - Guy It's fun using the alphabet to order these lines. I get to imagine people squirming in discomfort at Bozak being listed first. But his line scored the most even strength...
The Hockey Writers Sep 6, 2017

Should Kasperi Kapanen Make the Maple Leafs in 2017-18?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have an interesting problem going into the 2017-18 season. They have a glut of talented forwards and only 12 roster spots to make everything work. Fans already know which players are locks for a spot. That would be Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander and players of that ilk. There’s also […]
Toronto Sun Sep 5, 2017
This time, nobody's doubting Kadri's mentor role with Maple Leafs

This time, nobody's doubting Kadri's mentor role with Maple Leafs

TORONTO — When Nazem Kadri opined before training camp last year that he could be a role model for Auston Matthews and the young Maple Leafs, many people snickered.
Toronto Sun Sep 5, 2017
Welcome to Leafs nation: Marleau makes first appearance in Toronto

Welcome to Leafs nation: Marleau makes first appearance in Toronto

TORONTO — Patrick Marleau took the kids to school on Tuesday. And no, it wasn’t a euphemism for showing Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and the other teenagers on the Maple Leafs the ropes.

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