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He/Him. PPP since 2017 while he majored in physics. Now a high school teacher. Also at Raw Charge. My sports heroes: Lewis Hamilton, Mats Sundin, Thierry Henry, Jarome Iginla, Serena, Fed, and Wick.

Wednesday FTB: Canadiens in cap trouble

Leafs legend Bobby Baun has passed away.

2023 Top 25 Under 25: Semyon Der Arguchintsev is 19th

Semyon Der-Arguchintsev makes our list within the top-20, but is the first player trending away from the Leafs than towards it.

Friday FTB: ladies and gentlemen, the weekend

The Leafs signed top prospect Easton Cowan to a three-year ELC with the club. He'll return back to the OHL with London this season.

Thursday FTB: comparing Jones and Samsonov

Okay, I'll start right off by saying this is a silly comparison. Martin Jones, newly minted Leaf, has really bad stopping pucks numbers and has for half a dozen years now.

2023 Top 25 Under 25: Brandon Lisowsky is 22nd

Lisowsky and Saskatoon put up the points for an eye-catching season in the WHL. What are his next steps as a leader on his team and looking ahead towards pro hockey?

Wednesday FTB: Preseason schedule? Remind me in a month

New North American sports franchises list has come out. The Toronto Raptors are now valued to be $1.2 billion more than the Toronto Maple Leafs. While this is all value for MLSE, I think it should come as no shock the Raptors are a huge franchise, and in fact

Friday FTB: How many more days of waiting?

There are 68 days until the Leafs are back.

Wednesday FTB: some unsigned RFAs in August

The NHL is down to its last two arbitration cases as we reach the last month of the offseason. Anaheim's Troy Terry and Pittsburgh's Drew O'Connor are the last hearings that are scheduled. And then there were two ✌️#FlyTogether Troy Terry - Aug 2#LetsGoPens Drew O'Connor - Aug 4https:

Wednesday FTB: who we aren't going to talk about

The Billionaire owner of the Chicago NHL team has died. Rocky Wirtz and his family have a net worth of $4.4 billion, according to Forbes. Rocky and his son Danny were the speakers at the infamous town hall in 2022 where Rocky Wirtz said "we're not going to talk

Leafs Salary Cap Scenarios

Let's do some math!

Thursday FTB: goalie math is simple, right?

Reporters are speculating that the Ilya Samsonov contract will be settled out of court, with a low multi-year deal in the low-3's.

Wednesday FTB: NHL consider their virtual boards a success

After determining their first season of virtual boards were a "success," the NHL has partnered with a company called MVP Index to provide "valuation technology" and "asset management" to improve corporate sponsor experience "based on different camera angles." I'm going to roughly summarize that to mean the alternate camera angles

Thursday FTB: Gretzky makes the case for Auston and co to take less

Wayne Gretzky was on a Leafs Nation podcast the other day where he gave the player's perspective on taking less to help the team win on the third contract. The article I get these quotes from is below. "I hope that players make as much money as they can. I

Toronto Marlies release next season's schedule

The Toronto Marlies, along with the entirety of the AHL, have released their 2023-24 schedule, including opening weekend on October 14th and 15th.

Wednesday FTB: but wait, it gets worse

Remember NFT's? The NHL thinks they're still cool.

Leafs Summer Priority List

While it's untimely to write this article in the middle of offseason madness, it's also become more clear what the Leafs' priorities – and specifically those of Brad Treliving – are during this time. Treliving joined the Leafs with T-3 weeks until the Draft. In the days that have come and gone

Treliving speaks after NHL Draft on the busy weekend ahead

Leafs GM Brad Treliving spoke to the media following the Leafs 2023 NHL Draft where they selected Easton Cowan, Hudson Malinowski, and Noah Chadwick. Some highlights: * Treliving said the Leafs tried to add some picks but said teams were very protective of their selections because the draft was so even

Tuesday FTB: how many Selkes should Bergeron have won?

The NHL Awards were last night, fighting on a Monday night with the Toronto mayoral election. McDavid won the Hart, Bergeron won the Selke, it was all quite straightforward. List of winners, voting results from 2023 NHL Awardshttps://t.co/2sMOqv5FQT — NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) June 27, 2023 I think it's

FTB: Owners, Bettman ban specialty jerseys in warmup

Gary Bettman shared with Elliotte Friedman on his podcast that the NHL will be cancelling all specialty jerseys from warmups next season. That means no Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys for auction. No Indigenous Night jerseys. No Pride jerseys. Well, it was always about caving into the homophobes that are woven

FTB: an idea so bad even Leafs fans didn't bite

Buyout TJ Brodie? What a laugh. I hope we all enjoyed that while not giving the clickbaiters the oxygen they crave. I wondered if the Leafs offseason was going to be wild – and I think guys hunting for impressions for money or clout are doing their hardest to share wild

Thursday FTB: the greatest shot from the Stanley Cup Finals

Photographer Al Powers from Las Vegas captured the most phenomenal photograph in Stanley Cup Finals history with this picture of the entire Vegas Golden Knights roster embracing each other after winning their franchise's first championship. Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Marchessault is centred, the only face beaming up to the heavens

FTB: from "Golden Misfits" to Champions

The Vegas Golden Knights are the 2023 Stanley Cup Champions following their 9-3 blowout of the Florida Panthers in five games. The Golden Knights won their franchise's first championship six years after inception, with six of their original "Golden Misfits" still on the roster (Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith, William "Wild

Weekend FTB: Leafs officially introduce Shane Doan

Shane Doan was officially announced as a special assistant to Brad Treliving on Friday. He spoke with the media virtually, you can read his quotes in the piece by David Alter below. Report: Maple Leafs hiring Shane DoanKevin Weekes with the scoop today.Cathy SquiresPPP Leafs "I don't care if

What trading a core player looks like

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a tough position when it comes to the contract situation of their three big forwards. Obviously Auston Matthews will get extended to whatever keeps him in Toronto, but the deals for William Nylander and Mitch Marner aren't as clear-cut. They aren't 22 anymore with

Friday FTB: Arizona is the new Soo

I either am too young to remember or I have a terrible memory or both because I don't remember Shane Doan's playing career. Luckily you millennials and older reminded me he was really dirty. Now he's a Leaf... special assistant to the regional general manager. Report: Maple Leafs hiring Shane
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