Jeremy Franks

Jeremy Franks

Covered the Toronto Maple Leafs for the Last Word on Sports Hockey site. Currently, writing about the Maple Leafs for Editor in Leaf. His fandom of the team originated in the late 1970s and continues to this day. He has closely followed the team through the Ballard years, the Fletcher-Burns-led runs in the early 90s, to the current edition.

Apr 1, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (34) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Florida Panthers.

The Toronto Maple Leafs Road Record Is a Potentially Huge Playoff Advantage

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Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

It's Smart for the Toronto Maple Leafs To Split Up Their Stars

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Buffalo Sabres v Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs New Line Combinations Sizzle in Win Over Canadiens

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens

The Toronto Maple Leafs Defense Can Draw Inspiration From the 2017 Penguins

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Mar 30, 2024; Buffalo, New York, USA;  Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) reacts after scoring his 60th goal of the season against the Sabres. Matthews' chase for 70 goals will be a story to watch as the NHL regular season winds down.

Toronto Maple Leafs Tidbits and Reflections as the Playoffs Draw Near

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Florida Panthers

Florida Opponents Offer Playoff Dress Rehearsal For the Toronto Maple Leafs

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St. Louis Blues v Toronto Maple Leafs

Many Reasons to Love This Edition of the Toronto Maple Leafs Despite Their Flaws

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Vancouver Canucks

Matthews and Keefe Were Right to Call the Toronto Maple Leafs "Immature"

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Mar 11, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) battles with Connor McDavid (97) of the Edmonton Oilers.

Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday Tidbits and Weekend Review

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Mar 23, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Joel Edmundson (20) in a post-whistle scrum during Saturday night's game.

McCabe and Edmundson Provide a Blueprint For Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Success

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Feb 21, 2024; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Zach Hyman (18) celebrates after scoring a goal.

The Success of Zach Hyman Must Torment the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Philadelphia Flyers

Fixing Their Special Teams Play Is the Top Priority For the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs

Marner's Injury Allows the Toronto Maple Leafs to Assess Forward Lines

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New York Rangers v Toronto Maple Leafs

A Stretch Run Checklist For the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Buffalo Sabres v Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs Need New Additions to Help With This Significant Weakness

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins

The Toronto Maple Leafs Continue to Be No Match For the Boston Bruins

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