The hockey world pays tribute to ‘icon’ Börje Salming

News of Börje Salming’s death shocked the hockey world on Thursday when the Maple Leafs legend succumbed to ALS at age 71. The Hall of Famer was beloved in Toronto, where he spent more than 15 years as a dominant defenseman, and was recently celebrated at Scotiabank Arena with other Leafs icons. Salming’s death sparked … Read more

Devils defeated Leafs in overtime for 11th straight win

As for Sheldon Keefe, it wasn’t the New Jersey Devils who defeated the Maple Leafs on Thursday, but themselves. All three of the Devils’ goals, including the overtime winner, came on Leafs fouls as New Jersey won its 11th straight game, beating Toronto 3–2. “This is how you win 11 in a row: you don’t … Read more

It’s as usual for the reunited Leafs Marner and Tavares

What’s old is new and it works. John Tavares and Mitch Marner are back together – just like when Mike Babcock coached them – and it’s paying off. In reality, it’s probably only temporary – lines under Sheldon Keefe usually are – but the two have been together for two games already. Tavares has a … Read more

Leafs fans affected by ALS relate to Börje Salming’s fight

The pre-game moment was more important to Darryl Haas than anything that could have happened during the game. On Friday night, as the Toronto Maple Leafs Hall of Famer Börje Salming honored before the Pittsburgh Penguins game, Haas couldn’t hold back tears as she watched Salming’s former teammate Darryl Sittler help him raise his hand … Read more

Tavares comes through with hat-trick as Leafs triumph over Flyers

The Maple Leafs were a team that needed not just a win, but a big win—one delivered with maximum effort, a feat that involved all hands on deck. And with a hat-trick from their captain, John Tavares, they did just that. “He was sure of it tonight,” Auston Matthews said of Tavares. “He made some … Read more

Matthews, Marner slip into goal in Leafs’ OT loss to Sharks

SAN JOSE, California – If you’ve gone to bed early, maybe grabbing the start of the game and it seems like the Maple Leafs would follow a poor performance with an even worse one, that’s totally understandable. If you stayed up late, you were rewarded with both Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews putting an end … Read more

A small change a positive thing for Keefe and Leafs

LAS VEGAS — Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe likes to have options. Players in the lineup. Lineup players. In practice, players compete for line-up spots. Players compete for game time. He doesn’t necessarily keep a team together just because it won a game. He won’t change a lineup just because they lost. When the Leafs … Read more

John Tavares steps into the void, leads Leafs past Jets

Austin Matthews hasn’t scored yet? Don’t worry, John Tavares has him covered. The Maple Leafs captain had a couple of goals in a 4-1 win over Winnipeg on Saturday night, the Leafs’ second straight win after an alarming loss to Arizona last week. “It was a good road win to start this journey,” Leafs coach … Read more

Leafs’ Samsonov has plenty to laugh about with a quick start

Smile. That’s Ilya Samsonov’s consistent message when he talks about how he played and his new life with the Maple Leafs. “We got a smile,” said Samsonov in his broken English after recording his third win of the season. “I live from day to day. Excercise. Another smile. A little skating and a great road … Read more

Leafs Considering Lineup Changes vs. the Stars

It could be a very different lineup of Maple Leafs playing against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night than the one that so disappointingly lost to the Arizona Coyotes. As the injuries mount, and the scoring sputters, and with Sheldon Keefe calling out his star players not playing at the elite level they are capable … Read more