Welcome to Editor In Leaf, the Toronto Maple Leafs news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Editor In Leaf is dedicated to providing top-notch Maple Leafs news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team


Formerly of Bleacher Report, The Sportster and ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.

James Tanner,Expert

Hockey writer and part-time bee keeper.

Nick Barden,Contributor

I love sports, but I mostly love the Toronto Maple Leafs. I try and write as many articles as I can while trying to balance my work. I also make YouTube videos analyzing every Leafs game and talking about how the game went.

Jordan Maresky,Contributor

Leaf fanatic. Looking to spread my knowledge of the best team in the world across the best fanbase in the world,

Eric Cruikshank,Contributor

Eric is a 19-year-old die-hard Leaf fan born in raised in the city of Toronto, and is currently in his second year in the Sport Media program at Ryerson University. When he's not writing, Eric also hosts 'The Relay Podcast', which can be found wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Shaun Filippelli,Contributor

I'm a sports fan, but hockey above all else. I've played, coached, refereed, taught, coordinated, and now I get to write about the best game in the world. Being a Contributor to Blackhawk Up and Editor in Leaf will help me prove that you can, in fact, have two favourite teams.

Kyle Cushman,Contributor

Kyle is a 19-year old avid hockey fan from Strathroy, Ontario. He is currently attending Ryerson University for Sport Media. You can read all of his Leafs writing here on Editor in Leaf and listen to his radio show, The KMN Show, live on SpiritLive or on all common podcasting platforms. Follow him on Twitter, @Kyle_Cush.

Jarrett Noakes,Contributor

24 years old. Passionate about writing, travelling and healthcare. Excited to track an electric young team in hockey.

Michael Mazzei,Contributor

I'm a 22-year-old aspiring sports writer. A graduate of the Journalism program at Ryerson University. Still recovering from the celebration of John Tavares signing with the Leafs. You can also find my work on Maple Leafs Hot Stove. Follow me on Twitter @TheLeafsIMO.

David Scala,Contributor

I fell in love with hockey from an incredible neighbour who always gave me the latest hockey cards. He also just happened to be Sean Avery's uncle.

Matthew Rodrigopulle,Contributor

Matthew is an aspiring journalist currently studying Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto. He enjoys many sports such as basketball and baseball, but hockey will always be his #1 love. Follow him on Twitter!

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