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Friday FTB: Leafs got their one promised All-Star representative

Friday FTB: Leafs got their one promised All-Star representative

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 25: Mitchell Marner #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs salutes the fans after receiving a star of the game after defeating the New York Rangers at the Scotiabank Arena on January 25, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via It’s always important to include the little guys Mitch Marner is the Leafs lone representative at the All-Star Game. I realize I have complained less about the ASG once I realized it’s a weekend showcase for the sport and not the “true test of merit.” Specifically, it should have nothing to do with...
Feb 2, 2023
FTB: A collection of things that are unrelated

FTB: A collection of things that are unrelated

Photo by Reg Innell/Toronto Star via Good morning. Talk about this stuff. Good morning Maple Leafs fans! Boy, last night sure was a hockey game. That's all I have to say about that. Rumours are fun, eh? So are fun moves from prospects. Oh my, what a goal from #Leafs prospect Braeden Kressler pic.twitter.com/Lndrgn2yhL— Kyle Cushman (@Kyle_Cush) February 2, 2023 Vegas just got more cap space. Mark Stone of the @GoldenKnights underwent successful back surgery on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The team says "he will be out of the lineup indefinitely but is expected to make a...
Feb 1, 2023
That was the Maple Leafs vs the Bruins

That was the Maple Leafs vs the Bruins

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Now it’s break time. The first period was all Sammy, so some of his highlights: point-blank save on Hall Samsonov is dialed early pic.twitter.com/2Z5Wai2Ji8— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 2, 2023 Samsonov is on a mission so far solid stop on Carlo pic.twitter.com/O1y6wH3dXs— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 2, 2023 Ilya Samsonov says no pic.twitter.com/CowE4hz6ud— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 2, 2023 Solid gold: his name is Ilya Samsonov pic.twitter.com/ruL9E7p3LU— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 2, 2023 The period...
Feb 1, 2023
GDT: Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins

GDT: Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins

Your guess is as good as mine about what’s happening here. | Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via It’s the third of four matches this season. The record is one win and one loss so far. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins7:30 p.m. ET in TorontoBroadcast: Sportsnet (national game) Here’s our preview of tonight’s game: They’re first in the Atlantic. We’re second. It’s go time. Well not until 7:30. Sometimes you need a late start.
Feb 1, 2023
Gustav Nyquist is down but not out

Gustav Nyquist is down but not out

Can’t touch this. | Photo by Graham Stokes/Icon Sportswire via No this isn’t an accidentally cross-posted article from the CBJ site. Today, Chris Johnson dropped a couple of bits of news. First the official team statement from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Gustav Nyquist: Gustav Nyquist is out for the season, per #CBJ, but doesn't require surgery. He was considered a deadline trade chip prior to suffering his injury.**correcting an earlier tweet, since deleted— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 1, 2023 That’s “doesn’t require surgery”. Nyquist...
Feb 1, 2023
Preview: Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins

Preview: Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins

Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Them again. Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs07:30 PM at Scotiabank ArenaWatch on: TVAS, SN, NESN The Leafs last game was at home on January 29 against the Washington Capitals, which Toronto won by a score of 5-1. The Leafs have a record of 31-12-8 so far. The Boston Bruins last played an away game on January 29 against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins lost by a score of 4-1, and their current league record is 38-7-5. Both teams are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. Them The last time the Leafs met the Bruins, which seems like...
Feb 1, 2023
Just get a LW

Just get a LW

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via The refrain from a lot of fans has a lot of merit. There are a lot of fans who watch the Leafs every game. And there have been games this season where you come away saying: wow, this team needs a defenceman who can, you know, defend. And then TJ Brodie comes back off of IR and the urge to spend all the futures on Mattias Ekholm fades. But through it all — when the Leafs were dreadful, when they played great with four practice dummies and a literal pylon on defence, when they got complacent, when they coached themselves into greatness...
Feb 1, 2023
Wednesday FTB: what is the trade cost for Timo Meier?

Wednesday FTB: what is the trade cost for Timo Meier?

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 29: Michael Bunting #58 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates his goal with teammates against the Washington Capitals during the second period at the Scotiabank Arena on January 29, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Boston wants a defenseman Progress is being made on PPP 2.0, we just achieved a major breakthrough. I have to say, CatGPT is scarily accurate. Machine learning has come a long way.https://t.co/UuGlA0Edqw pic.twitter.com/Fbb6WijYN3— John Bull (@garius) January 31, 2023 Sheng has some insight into...
Jan 31, 2023
Who is Jake McCabe?

Who is Jake McCabe?

Photo by Claus Andersen/ Is this a guy the Leafs need? When I made my (not really a) joke post about the five players the Leafs aren’t getting in trade (one down, four to not go), I included Jake McCabe as a guy they might get. No one is thrilled by this, and I don’t think McCabe himself would be shocked by that. He’s built a career out of the not-thrilling aspects of hockey. Every team needs players like that, and the Leafs have several most fans deeply appreciate, so is McCabe a fit? Just who is he, though? Is he this guy? Evolving Hockey ...
Jan 31, 2023
Tuesday’s FTB: A trade shakes up a sleepy week for the NHL

Tuesday’s FTB: A trade shakes up a sleepy week for the NHL

Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Lou is at it again! It’s had been a quiet week in the NHL up until yesterday. Half of the teams are out on their bye-week leading up to the All-Star Break this weekend. The other half, which includes the Maple Leafs get their bye-week after that, so tomorrow’s Leafs game will be the last for about nine days. More on that here: The sleepy schedule and lack of news was all shaken up yesterday by the Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello finally striking a deal, and it was a big one. Islanders acquire Horvat from Canucks for Beauvillier,...
Jan 30, 2023
All-Star Game and Bye Week Rules

All-Star Game and Bye Week Rules

Photo by: Marica van der Meer/Arterra/Universal Images Group via What will the Leafs get fined for this time? The NHL brought in the concept of a bye-week a few years ago, and when they negotiated the extension to current CBA in the form of the Memo of Understanding in 2020, they formalized the rules around the days off each NHL team gets. Each team gets a break of “not less than eight days between scheduled NHL Regular Season Games during the period beginning five days before the NHL All-Star Game Weekend and ending five days after...” For the Leafs, they play...
Jan 30, 2023
FTB: The All Star Break approaches

FTB: The All Star Break approaches

Like the shark in Jaws, it's slowly making it's way towards us. Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans! And fans we are because the Leafs won big last night so we love them once again. Morgan Reilly scored his first of the season, and John Tavares played his 1000th game. Matt Murray is out again. Can Woll bring his Marlies magic to the show? EBUG! Speaking of, the Leafs used some call ins for practice. With no NHL goalie available for practice, Leafs leaned on @DemaineWray & @dagostini30 Keefe: "It allows us to still have a functional practice. It gives you some convenience,...
Jan 29, 2023
Reaction Post: We like the Leafs again

Reaction Post: We like the Leafs again

Photo by Claus Andersen/ But don’t think we can’t be made angry again in a hurry. The Leafs came out smoking hot on John Tavares’s 1,000th game, so of course the Capitals scored first. Nicklas Backstrom scores on the power play first goal since last March pic.twitter.com/y5V20Wu1a1— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 29, 2023 But in the second period, things improved a little. MICHAEL BUNTING tied up on the power play pic.twitter.com/NAWp2GhLzV— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) January 29, 2023 MORGAN RIELLY FIRST IN FOREVER! FIRST OF THE YEAR!...
Jan 29, 2023
GDT: Leafs vs Washington Capitals

GDT: Leafs vs Washington Capitals

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via There’s a van Riemsdyk is in town for this game. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals 5:00 p.m. ET broadcast on TSN4 (blackouts in effect) Yes, that’s correct. It’s a 5:00 p.m. start for today’s game. I have long said that I would like more weekend matinee games, but of all the times you could pick, this is the worst. A 5:00 p.m. game starts means it will end somewhere around 8:00, which leaves you left with two or three awkward hours of low-use Sunday night time, assuming you are watching on TV, its much worse if you...
Jan 29, 2023
Preview: Maple Leafs at Capitals

Preview: Maple Leafs at Capitals

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ A strange afternoon game against a fairly familiar team. Washington Capitals @ Toronto Maple Leafs05:00 PM at Scotiabank ArenaWatch on: NHLN, TSN4, NBCSWA The Leafs last game was at home on January 27 against the Ottawa Senators, which Toronto lost by a score of 6-2. The Leafs have a record of 30-12-8 so far. The Washington Capitals last played at home on January 26 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Capitals won by a score of 3-2, and their current league record is 26-19-6. Them Plagued by injuries early, the Capitals are having a hard time...