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10 Maple Leafs Who Changed Their Numbers

William Nylander recently announced that he will be changing his jersey number from 29 to 88. While the announcement has caused some controversy, it has given us the chance to reflect on previous times that Toronto Maple Leafs players have changed their numbers. Here are ten players who changed their numbers while wearing a Maple […] The post 10 Maple Leafs Who Changed Their Numbers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Editor In Leaf Jul 21, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs: Everyone Take 88 Deep Breaths

It was announced last week that Toronto Maple Leafs forward, William Nylander, will be wearing No. 88 next season and oh my God everyone lost their minds. So maybe I’m a little late with commentary on this piece of news. My plan was to wait out the madness online and then contribute my two cents. […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Everyone Take 88 Deep Breaths - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Editor In Leaf Jul 21, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs Top 10 Prospect List Summer 2019

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recently graduated an incredible amount of prospects to the NHL. William Nylander, Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, Travis Dermott, Freddie Gauthier, and Trevor Moore are just a few of the top prospects from recent years who have made the leap from prospect to major league player. Of course, having rebuilt their […] Toronto Maple Leafs Top 10 Prospect List Summer 2019 - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Hockey Writers Jul 18, 2019

Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup Clock Is Ticking

Three years ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Cup window seemed almost boundless. A 19-year-old William Nylander was tearing it up in the American Hockey League, an 18-year-old Mitch Marner was making the Ontario Hockey League look like pond hockey, while first overall pick and franchise player Auston Matthews was on his way over from Switzerland. […] The post Maple Leafs’ Stanley Cup Clock Is Ticking appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Editor In Leaf Jul 16, 2019

The Toronto Maple Leafs Can’t Be Done For the Summer

The Toronto Maple Leafs have worked tirelessly this offseason to re-work their roster into a more balanced, forward-thinking unit. And even that still might not be enough. Well, friends, we’re now deep into the dog days of July – a time in the sports calendar when hockey’s biggest news story is William Nylander changing his […] The Toronto Maple Leafs Can’t Be Done For the Summer - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets Jul 16, 2019
Tuesday’s FTB: 88 reasons to love Willy

Tuesday’s FTB: 88 reasons to love Willy

Eighty-eight is great. There was big news yesterday for Maple Leafs fans. William Nylander announced he is changing his number back to what he had playing in the SHL. Making the switch ... what’s old is new again #88I’ve got you covered Leafs Nation, go to @realsportstoronto to have your jersey recrested on me. pic.twitter.com/gQWHZVxQMo— William Nylander (@wmnylander) July 15, 2019 Not only is the number 88 back on the Leafs, he’s arranged to pay for you to have the number on your jersey changed. You’re paying??? Thank God! #cashmoney #LeafsForever https://t.co/gpo7Lfnn4b...
The Hockey Writers Jul 15, 2019

Number Switch: Maple Leafs’ Nylander Switching to No. 88 Next Season

TORONTO — William Nylander will have a different look next season. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward announced on social media Monday that he's swapping numbers — trading in 29 for 88. "Making the switch ... what's old is new again #88," Nyland... The post Number Switch: Maple Leafs’ Nylander Switching to No. 88 Next Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Toronto Star Jul 15, 2019
William Nylander’s changing numbers with Leafs ... and he’ll pay to have you change with him

William Nylander’s changing numbers with Leafs ... and he’ll pay to have you change with him

The 23-year-old announced Monday he would be trading in his No. 29 for No. 88, the number be previously wore with Modo of the Swedish Hockey League, prior to his arrival in the NHL.
Sportsnet.ca Jul 15, 2019
William Nylander changes jersey to No. 88 with Toronto Maple Leafs

William Nylander changes jersey to No. 88 with Toronto Maple Leafs

William Nylander will hit the ice this season wearing No. 88 on his Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Pension Plan Puppets Jul 15, 2019
William Nylander is changing his jersey number to one 88 times luckier

William Nylander is changing his jersey number to one 88 times luckier

He was 88 at the World Championships and shot the lights out, so why not go back to his old number? Making the switch ... what’s old is new again #88I’ve got you covered Leafs Nation, go to @realsportstoronto to have your jersey recrested on me. pic.twitter.com/gQWHZVxQMo— William Nylander (@wmnylander) July 15, 2019 If only he could turn back time on the hair, too, but never mind that. If you know that shooting is partly luck, then you know William Nylander had no good luck on the Leafs last year and lots of it for Sweden at the world championships. If you believe in lucky...
The Hockey Writers Jul 15, 2019

Maple Leafs: Nylander Needs to Be with Matthews

When the Toronto Maple Leafs first put William Nylander alongside franchise centre Auston Matthews, we knew that the duo was going to be good. After their first game against the Ottawa Senators, it was obvious that they connected and were becoming one of the Maple Leafs’ key offensive dynamos. That trend would continue until the […] The post Maple Leafs: Nylander Needs to Be with Matthews appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Editor In Leaf Jul 13, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs: Columbus Reportedly Targeting Marner

The Mitch Marner Saga will hang over the Toronto Maple Leafs for the entirety of the summer and, perhaps, indefinitely. I’m convinced of it, at this point. Given the lengths to which William Nylander‘s own more unprecedented and infinitely more tolerable negotiations dragged last season – resolving themselves with literal seconds to spare – all […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Columbus Reportedly Targeting Marner - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Hockey Writers Jul 12, 2019

Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Sparks, Kadri, Marner, Woll, Gardiner

I’m not sure how other Toronto Maple Leafs fans are engaging this off-season, but I’ve given up looking at the early-morning news to catch action about the Mitch Marner negotiations. I keep thinking about William Nylander’s recent comment that there’s “lots of time” left. Nylander might have nailed this one, hinting that fans are in […] The post Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Sparks, Kadri, Marner, Woll, Gardiner appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jul 5, 2019

Maple Leafs’ Dubas Exceeds Expectations in First Off-Season

About a month ago, THW’s Brian Joyce wrote a fantastic article about this off-season being Kyle Dubas’ first real test as Toronto Maple Leafs general manager. After getting through two major contract negotiations, one including William Nylander, Dubas has hit another contract impasse with Mitch Marner and his camp. The debacle is still being sorted […] The post Maple Leafs’ Dubas Exceeds Expectations in First Off-Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Pension Plan Puppets Jul 1, 2019
Canada Day’s FTB: Chaos has already begun

Canada Day’s FTB: Chaos has already begun

Rumours and Reports Run Rampant. Welcome to July 1st, the first day of the new year in hockey. Rumours and reported signings have been flying left, right, and centre all weekend, but today at noon is when everything becomes official. Signing bonuses get paid, teams lose player rights, and offer sheets continue to not be signed. In terms of the Leafs, they expect to be very busy come the first day of Free Agency. Auston Matthews, John Tavares, William Nylander, Nazem Kadri, Andreas Johnsson, Kasperi Kapanen, Connor Brown, Nikita Zaitsev, Frederik Andersen, and a bunch of minor league...

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