Showing posts from December, 2015

Leafs Are Getting A New Look For Next Season

This is the logo for the Toronto Maple Leafs. One that has been mostly untouched since the 1970s and symbolizes a passionate fan base in a great Canadian city with a proud history of winning.

Well, after this year, it will no longer be the logo.

According to a report by jersey expert Chris Creamer, the Leafs are currently undergoing a major design change for their jersey and logo. It is said to be a "combination of the past and a nod to the future."

Here's the current jersey scheme to give you an idea of what will be no more after this season.

The timing of this move is an interesting one for sure, given that next season will be the Leafs centennial season. What is unclear, at least at this moment, is whether or not the change is for next season only or the new look going forward. Along with the new league-wide design change (as Adidas will succeed Reebok as the jersey provider), this drastic change will have some fans worried about what will change.

I, myself, am both e…

Free Agents Available the Leafs Could Target

The halfway mark of the season is inching closer and closer with each passing day, and the Leafs's positioning in the standings is as expected. And with the focus beingon buildingtowards amore successfulfuture, that is a good thing.
With that said, the Leafs still need to get more prospects and draft picks to get there, which can be acquired by trading away strong veterans to contenders. The Leafs already have a few on their roster, including P.A. Parenteau, Brad Boyes, Matt Hunwick, Shawn Matthias, and Daniel Winnick among others.

The Leafs have enough room to add at least one more veteran to the mix via free agency, in the hopes of acquiring another young asset and giving the prospects already on the roster more time to grow. Here are four possible players (ranked from least likely to most likely) the Leafs could sign to a low risk, high reward contract.

Sean Bergenheim

A natural left winger, Sean Bergenheim would be a great depth scoring option for the Leafs to use this season.…

Stamkos to Toronto Rumours Heating Up

It seems as though the possibility of Steven Stamkos coming to the Maple Leafs isn't such a pipedream after all. Yesterday, TSN and Sportsnet hockey panels were discussing Stamkos's future beyond this season as his contract is set to expire. With the possibility of losing a former first overall pick for nothing, Tampa Bay Lightnings GM, Steve Yzerman must be desperately doing everything in his power to keep Stamkos a Lightning for life. As of this point, however, that isn't the case as contract talks have not gone anywhere. However, that hasn't stopped Stamkos from having a little fun with Leafs Nati0n, as he did today liking a particular tweet regarding himself and the Leafs: Why he chose to like this particular tweet is anyone's guess at this point. Maybe he just wanted to watch the video later on as it caught his interest. Maybe he is just playing the devils advocate and is messing with the fans of both the Leafs and the Lightning (He has done something like th…

What To Do With The Leafs Goalie Situation

I'm sure most of you reading this may have already heard, but if you haven't, Garret Sparks made Leafs history last night by getting a shutout in his first NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers. While of course, there were some doubts as to if it actually happened, it was still a memorable night for Leafs Nation in what has been a miserable season thus far.

Which brings us to the current goaltending tandem that the Leafs currently have this season. When the Leafs opened up their schedule against the Canadiens, Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer were the goalies. It didn't seem that bad at first, as both goalies were given a fresh start and a new opportunity to prove their worth to the organization. After all, one just signed a two-year contract while the other may be heading for free agency. 
As the season wore on, however, that view has changed drastically. It began with a poor preseason for Bernier, and continued with allowing the first shot he faced in his firstfew start…