Toronto Maple Leafs Rumours and Some NHL News

Kyle Dubas, General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Kyle Dubas, General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

The Toronto Maple Leafs are off tonight, after beating the Anaheim Might Ducks on Wednesday in one of their most complete games of the year.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are having a season for the ages, and I think it’s kind of sad how two very unlucky results in their last two playoff series have dulled what otherwise would be a crazy amount of fun and excitement.   I myself am having an absolute blast, and I urge everyone to join me on the bandwagon.

The Leafs are the NHL’s most exciting team, they’re the deepest, have the most stars and pretty much everyone on the team, including the coach, GM and President, are likable and easy to cheer for.

They’ve picked up over 70% of the points available to them this year, including 80% since they turned their season around on October 27th vs the Blackhawks, and 90% of the points in Mitch Marner’s last 23 games.

Good times.

Toronto Maple Leafs and Other NHL News

The Leafs are rumoured to be interested in Calvin De Haan.  He’s a lefty, but he’s great defensively and is a shot-blocking maniac who has an expiring $4.5 million dollar contract.  De Hann would be a great add, and I doubt he’d be too expensive either.

Still, I say the team that wins the cup is the team that trades for Claude Giroux.  

The Oilers signed Evander Kane, which doesn’t fix the problem of having the league’s worst GM.  I’m glad the Leafs didn’t sign Kane, but I personally think people go a bit overboard with being against him playing at all.  Sure, he doesn’t seem like the best guy, but are all morally questionable people supposed to just sit at home doing nothing? Where does it stop?  If the guy isn’t under criminal investigation and he isn’t in jail, I don’t see why he shouldn’t be able to play hockey in a league that has no foot to stand on when it comes to morality.

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Probably the worst NHL news I hard today is that Nathan MacKinnon is out with a concussion.  The best news that I heard was that the Coyotes are going to try to move to a 4000 seat arena (or something equally ridiculous).   What annoys me about this is that if the Jets ever had one single game with 4000 people the NHL would probably move them the next day.  It’s about time Canada got another team.