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Title - Rob McPhee
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Follow Me on TwitterRob was born in Toronto's East end and has been a Maple Leaf fan his entire life. He is currently a student at York University in Toronto and is studying writing. He has always loved the blues and sports of all kind. If you have any questions, feel free to contact him at rmcphee@hometownhockey.ca

Defining
Defining 'Success' for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season

Oct. 27, 2015: As the Leafs season starts to hit its stride, the team is struggling. Even with Mike Babcock at the helm the Leafs cant seem to win games. Are wins and losses the best way to gauge the success of the team this year? Is there not more to be learned from the progression of Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, Nazem Kadri, James van Riemsdyk and others? I tell you how you should approach this years Leafs' team and what they've done well thus far. FULL STORY

Maple Leafs lose in opener despite playing
Maple Leafs lose in opener despite playing 'the right way'

Oct. 8, 2015: As the NHL regular season kicked off at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the Leafs and Canadiens went head to head. For the first time in half a decade the Leafs wouldn't have superstar Phil Kessel on the team to try and help score on Hab's net minder Carey Price. With that task left to the likes of Nazem Kadri, James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul, the Leafs struggled in their first game of the season. Dion Phaneuf, Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner all impressed on the blue line, however Jonathan Bernier left some large question marks in net. The Toronto Maple Leafs have a long season in front of them with lots of questions that need answering. FULL STORY

Toronto Maple Leafs 2015-16 Season Preview
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Toronto Maple Leafs 2015-16 Season Preview

Oct. 7, 2015: Wednesday night see's the NHL 2015/16 season officially begin as the Leafs take on the Habs. After a disastrous year last season the Leafs have entered a full rebuild. They hired Mike Babcock as head coach of the Leafs and Sheldon Keefe as the head coach of the Marlies. They traded away superstar Phil Kessel among others and hired storied executive Lou Lamoriello as General Manager. On top of that they have overhauled the entire roster and built a deep roster of prospects. There's a lot of change within the Maple Leafs and I break all of it down. FULL STORY

Moving on from Phil Kessel; the Future of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Moving on from Phil Kessel; the Future of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jul. 2, 2015: In the last week the Toronto Maple Leafs' rebuild officially began. The Leafs drafted Mitch Marner, & signed a few depth free agents. However the most important aspect to the rebuild is the fact that they traded Phil Kessel to Pittsburgh. Do Dion Phaneuf, Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul all face similar fates? What can be expected of the Leafs' now that they have lost their top goal scorer? FULL STORY

Phil Kessel
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Phil Kessel's trade list includes Montreal Canadiens among others

Jun. 14, 2015: As the NHL Draft approaches, trade rumours surrounding Leafs' superstar winger Phil Kessel have reached new heights. Kessel has a limited no trade clause, which entitles him to name 8 teams he'd allow a trade to. He also comes with an $8 million cap hit. Is it a coincidence that his list of teams are all tight against the salary cap? Or is Kessel actively trying to prevent a trade from happening? FULL STORY

The Leafs
The Leafs' land Mike Babcock

May. 20, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs' did what most considered to be an impossibility today, and landed free agent coach Mike Babcock. Babcock will be the 30th coach in team history and signs a record breaking contract. The mammoth contract will see him in Toronto for the next 8 years and be paid $50 Million US dollars for his services. Can Babcock and Shanahan turn the Leafs' around? Many consider this the best shot the Leafs have had in years to finally get it right. FULL STORY

The simple reason why I trust Brendan Shanahan
The simple reason why I trust Brendan Shanahan

May. 15, 2015: As the offseason progresses, Toronto fans are starting to get impatient with the lack of development in their front office. With still no GM hired, and a coaching hire unlikely until Mike Babcock makes his decision, Leaf fans are beginning to get restless. Some have even started to question Team President Brendan Shanahan. There is however, an element of Shanahans leadership that makes me confident he will hire the right GM. FULL STORY

Phil Kessel is not the Leafs
Phil Kessel is not the Leafs' problem on defence

Mar. 25, 2015: Phil Kessel has again found himself the centre of attention as he has the worst +/- stat in the NHL. Many are being critical of his defensive play, but is that the real problem? How much responsibility should Phil Kessel be taking for the teams defensive struggles? Does his plus/minus stat tell us the whole story? Do his linemates Tyler Bozak and JvR deserve some of the blame? FULL STORY

Leafs find a tolerable way to lose to the Senators
Leafs find a tolerable way to lose to the Senators

Mar. 22, 2015: Just after it was announced that the Leafs had signed NCAA standout Casey Bailey, they took on the Ottawa Senators. The Leafs would fall 5-3 to the Sens despite a push for a comeback from players like Leo Komarov. The Leafs' continue their race to the bottom as their top line of Kessel, Bozak and van Reimsdyk continue to be invisible on the ice. FULL STORY

Leafs fall to Oilers as poor starts fuel the tank
Leafs fall to Oilers as poor starts fuel the tank

Mar. 17, 2015: The Leafs fell 4-1 to the Oilers in a game that saw Bernier chased from the net early, a hit to the head by Nazem Kadri which will result in a suspension and a storyline that Leaf fans are getting sick of at this point. FULL STORY


11Leafs
12Leafs
13Maple Leafs set a franchise record with another road loss
14How Tyler Bozak is hurting Phil Kessel
15To Rebuild or to Re-tool? What to do about the Leafs
16The Maple Leafs trading for Ryan O
17Leafs poised for improvement despite losing in Horachek
18The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired Head Coach Randy Carlyle
19The Lightning bully the Leafs, as Toronto gets handed back to back defeats
20Maple Leafs impress as they battle back against the Kings
21Maple Leafs extend win streak to 4 games, as they beat the Red Wings
22The Leafs salary cap woes: Why Cody Franson might be on his way out of town
23The Leafs
24Predators thrash Leafs 9-2 in despicable home ice performance
25It
26Crosby and the Penguins shut down the Leafs
27Kessel and the Leafs beat up the Bruins
28Leafs
29Reimer carries the Leafs to a victory over the Blackhawks
30The Leafs get embarrassed on home ice against the Boston Bruins
31The Leafs
32The Leafs and Corsi - From Lupul to Kessel
33Leafs Look To Bounce Back After Roller Coaster Weekend
34Maple Leafs play well but fall to Habs in season opener
35Shanahan takes first step in reshaping the Maple Leafs organization
36Maple  Leafs play  it safe during opening  day of Free Agency
37Leafs building around Phaneuf? Roman Polak acquired from the Blues
38Leafs Steal A Natural Goal Scorer with the 8th Pick
39Less Than 24 Hours Until Draft Day: Are The Leafs Ready To Make A Move?
40Jake Gardiner and the Toronto Maple Leafs blueline
41Senators need to show patience when it comes to Jason Spezza
42Maple Leafs would be wise to keep Phaneuf around
43Maple Leafs Madness Weeks Before The Draft




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Penguins Fall To Bears 2-0 Series Even 1-1
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DeSmith Gets First Shutout As Penguins Take Hershey 4-0. Game 1 Round 2
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