Wayne Gretzky jokes he was worried about Auston Matthews breaking his scoring record

Wayne Gretzky must think very highly of Auston Matthews, jokingly admitting that he was worried about his scoring record after watching Matthews’ four-goal debut. Speaking with Sportsnet, Gretzky, who scored 92 goals in the 1981-82 season with the Edmonton Oilers, said his mind was racing after watching the 2016 number one pick score four times. “I’m thinking, ‘OK,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Maple Leafs Need To Improve Defense

Let’s start this with some good news. On Saturday, the Toronto Marlies beat the Manitoba Moose 4-2. That brings them to a record of 3-1. Now for the bad news. Also on Saturday, the Toronto Maple Leafs had a 4-2 lead over the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period and once again gave it up. They gave two goals in the last three minutes of regulation and would go on to lose 5-4 in...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: Gotta See It: Matthews feeds Nylander with a nice cross-ice pass for goal

Watch as a nice feeds from Auston Matthews sets up William Nylander for a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Suffering From One Fatal Flaw

The Toronto Maple Leafs have only played four games this season and problems have already arisen. They currently hold a 1-1-2 record which, at first glance, doesn’t look too bad. After all, that means they have managed at least a point in three of four games. However, when you look at how the Leafs have lost, it gets a bit worse. The Leafs have scored first in every game so far...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Are the Maple Leafs learning from their losses?

Or is goaltending the issue? Lots to talk about in this week's mailbag.
Via Breakaway Blog
3 days ago

WATCH: Gotta See It: Hyman taken down by Folin’s slew foot

Watch as Maple Leafs rookie Zach Hyman is taken down by Wild defenceman Christian Hyman with an obvious slew foot.
Via SportsNetCanada
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Patrik Laine scores a hat trick to win it in OT

The first-ever meeting between Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine was one to remember. The battle between two of the top rookies in the NHL was a crazy game in which Laine came out on top after finishing his hat trick with an OT winner. This entire sequence was pretty awesome to watch. Matthews broke in and was denied, sending Laine the other way to win it for the Jets. After...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Auston Matthews has the best-selling jersey in the NHL

Auston Matthews has taken the NHL by storm. His four-goal debut led to a mad rush by Maple Leafs fans and hockey fans around the world to try and buy anything with the rookies name on it. All of that buzz has made Matthews’ sweater the best-selling in the NHL and one tough item to find. Since going on sale on Thursday, Auston Matthews has best selling jersey in the NHL, according...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock goes from coaching hockey's best team to NHL's worst

TORONTO (AP) Mike Babcock talks and walks - or jogs after a morning skate or practice - like a man full of confidence. Two Olympic gold medals along with Stanley Cup and World Cup titles will do that. Babcock is embarking on his second season in charge of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL's worst team last season and one of the league's most storied franchises. Two weeks ago, Babcock...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs at a glance

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS LAST SEASON: 29-42-11, 69 points. Finished last in Atlantic Division and NHL. COACH: Mike Babcock (second season, 14th NHL season) ADDED: C Auston Matthews, D Roman Polak, G Frederik Andersen. LOST: F P.A. Parenteau, F Brad Boyes, G Jonathan Bernier. PLAYER TO WATCH: Auston Matthews. Coach Mike Babcock said he plans to start Matthews as the team's No. 1...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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