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Dave Stubbs: Habs-Leafs resume season-opening rivalry on crowded Toronto sports calendar

TORONTO — Here, then, is the Queen City’s professional sports calendar for this week:

The Maple Leafs face the Canadiens at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday to open the 2015-16 NHL season, the home team arriving with a new head coach, largely new front office and renewed hopes of making the playoffs, for which it has qualified just once during the past 10 seasons. 835 more words

Montreal Canadiens

The Rebuild

It’s been 48 years since the Toronto Maple Leafs were victorious. Since then, the team and its fans have endeavoured bad management decisions, and ownership who quickly turned a historic franchise into a bitter disappointment.  1,050 more words


Stammer Time

In case you haven’t been following any of the Toronto sports media outlets in the last few weeks, there’s been quite some chatter about local boy… 615 more words

Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL

Mike Babcock on new challenge: 'It scares the crap out of you'

Mike Babcock is ready for the challenge that lies ahead.

After making the leap from the Detroit Red Wings to the Toronto Maple Leafs – not to mention earning an eight-year, $50-million contract – the head coach is ready to dive right in, even if there are a few butterflies floating around inside. 169 more words



Cock this, cock that.  We’ve been listening to cock jokes for the last 6 months while anxiously anticipating the legendary Detroit Red Wings coach’s next move.   453 more words


Thirty In Thirty: Toronto Maple Leafs

Season In Review

It’s safe to say that it was an absolutely miserable year in Toronto. The Maple Leafs finished second-to-last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 30-44-8 (68 points), only better than the Buffalo Sabres. 613 more words


The Off-Ice All-Star Team

This summer has been a whirlwind for the Toronto Maple Leafs Organization. Everyone knows about the trading away of Phil Kessel and the draft where the Leafs picked up players like… 413 more words

Toronto Maple Leafs/NHL