Author: Mike Thomas

Preseason Game Two Three Stars: Leafs (3) Senators (4) (OT)

The Leafs and Sens squared off for the second time in two days, this time at Scotiabank Arena. The Leafs elected to dress more regulars in this game than yesterday’s. Here are tonight’s three stars:  First Star – Jacob Chychrun  Chychrun was an absolute beast the entire game. His presence was felt in both the […]

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Preseason Game One Three Stars: Leafs (2) Senators (3)

Hockey is back, baby! The Leafs and Senators opened their preseason in an afternoon tilt in the Nation’s Capital. The Sens chose to ice their (likely) opening night top line in this one, while the Leafs elected to ice a more inexperienced team. Here are the three stars from today’s afternoon matinee:  First Star – […]

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BREAKING: Auston Matthews Signs Four Year Extension With The Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Franchise superstar Auston Matthews to a four year contract extension worth a total of 53 million dollars, carrying an AAV of 13.25 million dollars.  Matthews, who is turning 26 on September 17th, is entering the final year of his current five-year 58 million dollar contract with the blue and […]

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Leafs Ink Bertuzzi To A One Year Deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs made a couple of additions on day one of free agency in Ryan Reaves and John Klingberg; however, new GM Brad Trevliving swung for the fences on day two as he signed 28-year-old winger Tyler Bertuzzi to a one-year 5.5 million dollar contract and there’s a sense that he isn’t done […]

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Kyle Dubas Let Go As Leafs GM

The end of an era. Today the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to part ways with General Manager Kyle Dubas. After spending nine years with the organization, five of those years as GM, today his tenure has come to an end.  Dubas was a polarizing figure in Leafs Nation, to say the least. Many never liked […]

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Leafs vs. Panthers (Game 5) Three Stars

The Leafs managed to grind out a 2-1 victory in game four down in Florida, bringing the series back to Toronto for game 5. Unfortunately, heading into this game, the Leafs were 1-4 on home ice, and they only managed to score two goals in each of their past six games. Surely the blue and […]

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Leafs vs. Panthers (Game 4) Three Stars

After game three, Leafs Nation was an absolute dumpster fire. A solid percentage threw the towel in and said there was no point in watching game four. Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews were dragged across the coals, and it was put up or shut up time for the Leafs superstars. Massive credit to them as […]

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Leafs vs. Panthers (Game 3) Three Stars

You could argue that game three was a must-win for the Leafs. They dropped the first two games at home, and with the series shifting to Sunrise for the next two games, it would be an understatement to say the Leafs had their work cut out for them. Unfortunately, we witnessed an eerily similar movie […]

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Leafs vs. Panthers (Game 2) Three Stars

After getting goalie’d in game one by Sergei Bobrovsky, surely the Leafs were due for a bounce-back performance in game two, right? It sure looked that way in the first five minutes into the game. Unfortunately, it all went to the wayside in just 66 seconds to start the second period as the Panthers went […]

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Leafs vs. Panthers (Game 1) Three Stars

For the first time in 19 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs were set to play in a second round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was a matchup that I’m confident not many people had in their playoff bracket; Leafs vs. Panthers. The Leafs defeated the powerhouse that is the Tampa Bay Lightning in […]

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