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Editor In Leaf Nov 10, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs: Is Ilya Mikheyev a Serious Calder Trophy Candidate?

The Toronto Maple Leafs could have themselves a gem in Ilya Mikheyev The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a lot of new faces create roles and identities for themselves in the lineup within the past year, but there is still a lot of unknown potential on this fairly young roster. One of the biggest question […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Is Ilya Mikheyev a Serious Calder Trophy Candidate? - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Hockey Writers Nov 2, 2019

Ilya Mikheyev: An Early Calder Trophy Favourite

Some of you might still be doing an internet search as to who Ilya Mikheyev is, but for those who want a quick reminder, he’s a 25-year-old Russian rookie for the Toronto Maple Leafs and he’s off to a great start for his NHL club. In 14 games to start the season Mikheyev has registered […] The post Ilya Mikheyev: An Early Calder Trophy Favourite appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Oct 21, 2019
Kyle Bukauskas Notebook: Why Ilya Mikheyev is popular among Leafs teammates

Kyle Bukauskas Notebook: Why Ilya Mikheyev is popular among Leafs teammates

In this week’s notebook, Kyle shares a post-gamne story involving Mitch Marner and a young fan, why Trevor Moore wasn’t always a coach’s dream , and what Ilya Mikheyev has done to gain so many fans among his Leafs teammates. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 19, 2019
Game Preview: The Boston Bruins roll into town

Game Preview: The Boston Bruins roll into town

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Can the Leafs stop the bleeding on a Saturday night? Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs: 7:00pm Watch on: Sportsnet/CBC Opponent’s site: Stanley Cup of Chowder After a loss on the road to the Washington Capitals, the Leafs have had two days to reflect and prepare for the incoming Bruins, who are 5-2 on the season. Maple Leaf Lines Forwards Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - William Nylander Ilya Mikheyev - Alexander Kerfoot - Mitchell MarnerTrevor Moore - Jason Spezza - Kasperi KapanenDmytro Timashov - Nick Shore - Frederik GauthierScratched: Nic...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 18, 2019
Maple Leafs lineup options without John Tavares

Maple Leafs lineup options without John Tavares

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 15: John Tavares #91 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates a goal against the Minnesota Wild during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on October 15, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Wild 4-2. | Photo by Claus Andersen/ Who’s going to play with Marner now? So John Tavares has a broken finger and will be out of the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup for the next few weeks. That sucks, a lot. The Tavares line with Mitch Marner and Kasperi Kapanen (later Trevor Moore, later Ilya Mikheyev) struggled at the start of the season, producing only three...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 17, 2019
Thursday’s FTB: That was a tough loss

Thursday’s FTB: That was a tough loss

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The Maple Leafs game against the Capitals did not go as planned after the first period last night. It was not a great night for the Maple Leafs. After a big win against the Wild, the Leafs bombed against the capitals in a game that was quite sloppy after the first period. Here’s our recap of last night’s game. At least we got some great soup action when Ilya Mikheyev scored. Moore and Johnsson eating some soup on the bench after Ilya Mikheyev scores pic.twitter.com/OxbDcsq8Wd— Flintor (@TheFlintor) October 17, 2019 Meanwhile the Marlies were playing...
Sportsnet.ca Oct 16, 2019
Maple Leafs’ Mikheyev blows by Capitals to score breakaway goal

Maple Leafs’ Mikheyev blows by Capitals to score breakaway goal

Watch as Ilya Mikheyev gets by two Capitals players and scores on a breakaway. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Editor In Leaf Oct 16, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs Rumored to be Courting Another Russian Star

The Leafs apparently have interest in former top prospect and KHL star Mikhail Grigorenko. Per Igor Eronko, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas met with forward Mikhail Grigorenko and defenseman Nikita Nesterov of the KHL. Both could be excellent additions to the team next year, much like Ilya Mikheyev has been so far this year. […] Toronto Maple Leafs Rumored to be Courting Another Russian Star - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 15, 2019
Ilya Mikheyev worked out so well, Kyle Dubas went shopping for more Russians

Ilya Mikheyev worked out so well, Kyle Dubas went shopping for more Russians

The 2019 KHL Awards honoured Nikita Nesterov, Ilya Mikheyev, and Mikhail Grigorenko. | Photo by Sergei Karpukhin\TASS via It’s only October, but the rumours of Leafs signings for next year have begun. Last summer, when the Leafs signed Ilya Mikheyev to an ELC, he was coming off a spectacular KHL season that got him an award. CSKA was also represented in the Golden Helmet category, which names the six top players of the past season. Defenseman Nikita Nesterov and forward Mikhail Grigorenko was both included on that roster. They were joined by Salavat Yulaev goalie Juha Metsola, Barys...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 15, 2019
Tuesday FTB: Dealing with that post-Thanksgiving food hangover

Tuesday FTB: Dealing with that post-Thanksgiving food hangover

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Ranking the traditional Thanksgiving dishes from best to worst, What a nice weekend. The Toronto Maple Leafs won, Leafs fans are still filling their diapers about it because they won due to Nick Shore, Dmytro Timashov, Frederick Gauthier, Alexander Kerfoot, Ilya Mikheyev and Trevor Moore instead of their top 2 lines or something, we had beautiful weather, and we got to consume a gross amount of food. Speaking of Thanksgiving, there’s always a debate about the best parts of the dinner. I am here to put the debates to rest. Notes: I know there are tons...
The Hockey Writers Oct 14, 2019

Maple Leafs’ Ilya Mikheyev Has Arrived, and in a Big Way

On May 6, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced they had signed Ilya Mikheyev to a one-year, entry-level contract for $925,000. He wasn’t a draft pick, nor did the team have to trade for him. There he sat, for some time completely overlooked and “free” for the picking. For the Maple Leafs, he’s the best kind […] The post Maple Leafs’ Ilya Mikheyev Has Arrived, and in a Big Way appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 13, 2019
Sunday FTB: Leafs win! So stop complaining.

Sunday FTB: Leafs win! So stop complaining.

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ The Leafs bounced back after a tough loss Thursday with a big win against Detroit on Saturday night. It’s Thanksgiving weekend and we are all thankful for the Maple Leafs forward depth. They came up big last night with Alexander Kerfoot, ,Ilya Mikheyev, Nick Shore and Trevor Moore scoring goals along with Jake Muzzin in a 5-2 win over the Red Wings. It was a solid bounce back after the big loss to the Lightning on Thursday. Let’s all watch this one by Mikheyev again. New team, New role … Same Kerfoot – Centre Of Leafs NationAlex Kerfoot has been nothing...
Sportsnet.ca Oct 12, 2019
Howard way out of net as Mikheyev rounds the netminder for easy goal

Howard way out of net as Mikheyev rounds the netminder for easy goal

Watch as Ilya Mikheyev chases a dump pass down the ice. Jimmy Howard tries a poke check way of of his crease and fails as Mikheyev rounds the goalie for an easy goal. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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