Monthly Archives: January 2016

Nikita Zaitsev Plans To Sign With The Toronto Maple Leafs For Next Season

The young Russian defencemen plans to make his way to North America and it looks like he plans on moving to the blue and white next season

By: David Morassutti

After months of speculation it looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs are closer to signing Russian defenceman Nikita Zaitsev to a one-year entry level deal.

Zaitsev has spent the past seven years in the Kontinental Hockey League. He possesses strong playmaking ability, smooth skating and can unload a strong shot from the point. At 6’2″, 192 pounds he is still filing an already large frame but he should be able to make the move to the NHL next season. It also helps that he is a right-handed shot defenceman especially because the Leafs are loaded with left-handed shot defencemen. Read Article

Where Does James Reimer Rank Among Toronto Maple Leafs Goalies?

With his win against the Philadelphia Flyers, James Reimer now sits tied for 10th on the Toronto Maple Leafs franchise list for wins by a goalie, a mark that did not come easy for Reimer

By: David Morassutti

It took Bruce Gamble 210 games to get 82 wins as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last night James Reimer got his 82nd win in his 196th game with the Leafs which put him in a tie with Gamble for 10th on the franchise’s wins list. Read Article

Leafs Outdoor Practice a Great Experience for Fans and Players

By: Aaron Greenfield

Following a brutal California road trip that saw the Leafs register a single win, and get outscored 9-1 in their two losses, the Leafs returned home to a local rink in East York for the team’s annual outdoor practice. Before the practice, Leafs alumni Darcy Tucker, Curtis Joseph and Shayne Corson were on hand for the event and even signed a few autographs. Read Article

The Collapse: Reliving What Forced the Toronto Maple Leafs to Make a Serious Change

By: Aaron Greenfield

Exactly one year ago, on January 6, 2015, Randy Carlyle was relieved of his duties as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. At the time, the Leafs were 21-16-3 and still clinging to the final wild card spot in the East. However, management well Brendan Shanahan to be exact, had seen enough. Following an embarrassing lacklustre effort in a 5-1 drubbing against the Winnipeg Jets, the trigger was pulled and the Leafs were replaced with interim Head Coach Peter Horachek. Read Article