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Worth the Wait: Maple Leafs Top Standings

Don’t look now, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are sitting atop the NHL standings.

First overall.

They’re 6-1-0, with a league-leading 34 goals scored. They have 22 goals against, which illustrates just how well offence is carrying the day for the club. 288 more words


Updated: Babcock complains of lack of effort as New Jersey Devils end Leafs’ perfect start

TORONTO — Coach Mike Babcock warned his Leafs about the danger of the young Devils but the message apparently did not get through.

Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha each scored twice and the unbeaten New Jersey Devils recorded the franchise’s first-ever 3-on-5 goal in a 6-3 win over Toronto on Wednesday night, ending the Maple Leafs’ perfect start to the NHL season. 713 more words

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Coach Mike Babcock says Leafs have to get better in home opener against Rangers

TORONTO — Despite watching his team win 7-2 in Winnipeg to kick off the season, Mike Babcock wants improvements in Saturday’s home opener against the New York Rangers. 858 more words

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Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock preaches need for quality training camp and successful start to season

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs begin the franchise’s 101st season with a course in Reality 101.

Mike Babcock and Lou Lamoriello were at the lectern Thursday, both Stanley Cup winners who know that the team’s 95 points last season, a 26-point jump forward, was still just one point better than the Lightning and the Islanders, who both missed the playoffs. 845 more words


'You can't be content': Toronto Maple Leafs' newest challenge is to avoid resting on their laurels

By Lance Hornby

TORONTO — The first obstacle the Toronto Maple Leafs have to overcome at training camp will be overconfidence.

Born of a strong showing in 2016-17, an unexpected playoff appearance, a raft of rookie scoring records and personal bests by others, the Leafs will enter camp in a few weeks with something of a swagger. 809 more words


Quality over Quantity

A few months ago, I an article titled: “the Auston Matthews dilemma” which was about how the Leafs would lose whenever Matthews scored a goal. 180 more words

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Zach Hyman Contract Extension and the Situation with Connor Brown

Though I am a few days late, I would like to briefly share my thoughts on Hyman’s contract extension, which was signed on Wednesday and is worth $9 million over four years. 1,222 more words