James Tanner

James Tanner

Hockey writer and part-time bee keeper.

Dec 14, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman William Lagesson (85) upends Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine (29) as they go to the boards during the second period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs Should Consider Trading for Patrik Laine

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Apr 27, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitch Marner (16) celebrates scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the third period in game four of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY

The Best Case Scenario Off-Season for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Apr 18, 2024; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27) protects the puck from Anaheim Ducks center Isac Lundestrom (21) during the first period at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs Latest Mitch Marner Rumour Is Another Loser

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May 16, 2024; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Nikita Zadorov (91) handles the puck against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period in game five of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs Need to Stop Playing It Safe and Make More High-Risk Moves

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May 3, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; during the second period in game six of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY SportsNashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) blocks the puck against the Vancouver Canucks

Juuse Saros and Nikita Zadorov Make a Good Summer for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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May 16, 2024; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks goalie Arturs Silvos (31) watches as defenseman Nikita Zadorov (91) handles the puck against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period in game five of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs Should Trade for Zadorov Rights and Sign Him Before UFA Day

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Apr 27, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitch Marner (16) scores a goal against the Boston Bruins during the third period in game four of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY

Trading Mitch Marner Just Became an Even More Ridiculous Idea

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May 31, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Edmonton Oilers left wing Zach Hyman (18) skates with the puck as Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) defends during the first period between the Dallas Stars and the Edmonton Oilers in game five of the Western Conference Final of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs Don't Regret Letting Zach Hyman Go

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Jun 8, 2024; Sunrise, Florida, USA;  Edmonton Oilers goaltender Skinner Stuart (74) blocks a shot on net by the Florida Panthers during the third period  in game one of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final at Amerant Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Looked Just Like a Toronto Maple Leafs Game!

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Apr 16, 2024; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) calls for the puck as Florida Panthers defenseman Brandon Montour (62) defends during the third period at Amerant Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs Salary Cap and Contract Information and Update

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Apr 24, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (34) get set for a face-off against the Boston Bruins in game three of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Stanley Cup Finals Start Tonight and the Toronto Maple Leafs Are on the Verge

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May 10, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Florida Panthers defenseman Brandon Montour (62) skates to the bench as the ice is littered with debris during the third period of game three of the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs Should Look to the Panthers to Fix Defense, but Not Montour

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Jan 11, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Nashville Predators goaltender Jusse Saros (74) stops a shot from Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Timothy Liljegren (37) in the first period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs Need to Make Jusse Saros Trade Now

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Apr 3, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ryan Reaves (75) lands a punch on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tanner Jeannot (84) during a fight in the third period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs Have the Most Poorly Spent $7 Million in the NHL

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May 21, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CANADA;  Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving speaks during a media conference to introduce new head coach Craig Berube (not shown)  at Ford Performance Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs Official Off-Season Game Plan

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May 4, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) participates in warmups prior to game seven of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs Massive Baggage Prevents People From Seeing the Truth

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