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NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Golden Knights, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is news on the Maple Leafs and their talks with defenseman Jake Gardiner, how they view the rental market prior to the trade deadline while the Vegas Golden Knights see their improvements coming from within. Plus, what’s the latest on Andre Burakovksy? The Maple Leafs Have Told Gardiner to Hang […] The post NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Golden Knights, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Pension Plan Puppets Dec 17, 2018
Back to Excited Episode 42 - Reviewing the fully formed Leafs

Back to Excited Episode 42 - Reviewing the fully formed Leafs

We’re optimistic about the Leafs despite their results Welcome back to another episode of Back to Excited. On this episode, we discuss: The last five games for the Leafs [1:20] How William Nylander has performed [5:50] The game vs Tampa Bay and the NHL’s divisional setup [18:00] A rant about Troy Brouwer’s hit on Kasperi Kapanen [23:00] Whether we’re concerned about a series against Buffalo [30:11] The knock on effect of having Nylander in our lineup [38:40] More discussion of how stacked Tampa is [41:00] The Josh Leivo trade [47:30] Kyle Dubas’ comments on Jake Gardiner and...
Pension Plan Puppets Dec 17, 2018
Kyle Dubas talks about toughness, the team and re-signing Gardiner

Kyle Dubas talks about toughness, the team and re-signing Gardiner

This is going to take some getting used to, these regular GM chats. Kyle Dubas takes you through the PPP back catalogue today in his press scrum. Don’t believe me? Follow along, and watch the video. Dubas starts off talking about how happy he is with the Leafs’ spot in the standings, and then he gushes about John Tavares. Everybody has written on that topic. Next up he talks about how he wants to re-sign Jake Gardiner. It’s not a given he will be able to, and he speaks honestly about the cap situation as a hurdle. I have mentioned this myself in comments, but I’ll say now that...
Tip of the Tower Dec 2, 2018

Toronto Maple Leafs: Gardiner odd man out in Nylander deal

With William Nylander signed, the probability of Jake Gardiner remaining long-term with the Toronto Maple Leafs look like a long shot. William Nylander has finally signed a new deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs and all is well in the world again. Except it’s not. Yes, both the team and the player wanted to continue their […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Gardiner odd man out in Nylander deal - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Toronto Star Nov 30, 2018
Leafs loosen up in great outdoors at Gardiner Classic

Leafs loosen up in great outdoors at Gardiner Classic

Outdoor tournament on eve of road date with Minnesota Wild (in Jake Gardiner’s backyard, more or less) was a welcome diversion in a long season with the William Nylander contract deadline looming. Also, says coach Mike Babcock: “The sausage, the hot chocolate, they were spot on.”
Editor In Leaf Nov 23, 2018

Jake Gardiner Is an All-Time Great Toronto Maple Leafs Player

Jake Gardiner isn’t just one of the Toronto Maple Leafs best players, and he isn’t just one of the best defenseman in the NHL – He is one of the best Toronto Maple Leafs of all time.  Now, there are some fans who don’t like him, and that’s fine – some people legitimately think the […] Jake Gardiner Is an All-Time Great Toronto Maple Leafs Player - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Hockey Writers Nov 21, 2018

Should the Maple Leafs Trade Jake Gardiner?

Toronto multi-sport fans know well the story of Steve Pearce. The 35-year-old journeyman, who has played for every team in the American League East during his 12-year career, started his season with the Blue Jays but was traded to Boston at the end of June. A solid player and an obvious good guy, Pearce batted […] The post Should the Maple Leafs Trade Jake Gardiner? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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