In The End, It’s Up To Smilin’ Jack

TORONTO (Apr. 30) — How fascinating and coincidental it was that the best regular season in the history of the Toronto Maple Leafs coincided with the worst–ever season for the Montreal Canadiens? Rivals from the very beginning of the… Read More

Mostly Quiet Jubilation For Leafs

TORONTO (Apr. 20) — The numbers are more impressive than ever, but this is largely a “been there, done that” season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Which is evident in nearly all the right places amid mainstream media. Yes, Damien… Read More

Can Leafs Beat Tampa Bay or Boston?

TORONTO (Apr. 16) — Given their glistening record against fellow Stanley Cup contenders, the Toronto Maple Leafs should be quite a match for either the Tampa Bay Lightning or Boston Bruins in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.… Read More

The Leafs Beat Goes On… And On

“I will be at the Capitals/Leafs game Thursday hoping to welcome Mr. Matthews into our 60–goal club.” — Former NHLer Dennis Maruk, who scored 60 for Washington in 1981–82. TORONTO (Apr. 10) — Without question, the 2021–22 National Hockey League… Read More

Every Goal Ladens The Anvil

What Matthews has yet to do — what [Mike] Bossy accomplished — is transferring his regular season success to the playoffs. — Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun, Apr. 5, 2022. TORONTO (Apr. 7) — Yes, the numbers are astounding. There is… Read More

For Leafs, Next “Test” Begins in May

TORONTO (Apr. 4) — I have read that the “biggest test” of the season for the Toronto Maple Leafs arises in the next couple of nights with road games against Atlantic Division rivals Tampa Bay and Florida. This isn’t accurate.… Read More

Maple Leafs 50–goal Timeline

TORONTO (Apr. 2) — The bulletin, late Thursday night, from ESPN in the United States: Auston Matthews joins exclusive Toronto Maple Leafs club with NHL-leading 50th goal Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 50th goal of the season and the Toronto… Read More
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