Tag Archives: Toronto Maple Leafs

Blast From the Past: Mats Sundin

Joel Dorcas | April 30th, 2020

Mats Sundin was the first European born player to be drafted first overall in the NHL and shares the distinction as one of the longest-serving captains born outside of North America.  He became the first European captain in Toronto Maple Leaf history in 1996-1997 and will go down in Leaf history as one of their best ever. Let’s dig into another Blast From the Past and take a closer look at the great career of 6’5″ center, number 13 Mats Sundin. Continue reading


NHL DFS Ice Picks March 12th, 2020

Joel Dorcas | March 12th, 2020

10 games to sort through on this full Thursday NHL card. We will go over Detroit at Washington, Pittsburgh at Columbus, Vegas at Minnesota and Nashville at Toronto to give you our best recommendations at Center, Winger, Defenseman, and goalie. Strap yourself in, let’s make some Ice Picks! Continue reading

NHL DFS Ice Picks March 5th, 2020

Joel Dorcas | March 5th, 2020

Tuesday went fairly well as the Penguins and Knights got the job done for the most part. Only the Maple Leafs failed to come up on the winning end. More on them in a bit. Tonight we will tail the Leon Draisatl-led Oilers, the Bruins and yes, again, the Toronto Maple Leafs- (hey they lead the league in offense, my hand is forced). The Ice is ready my friends, time to make our Ice Picks! Continue reading

NHL DFS Ice Picks March 3rd, 2020

Joel Dorcas | March 3rd, 2020

The calendar has flipped over to March which means we have only about a month of the regular season left. The action is only going to intensify from here on out so buckle down and enjoy the ride. Tonight is a typical full schedule. My focus will be on three teams who line up really well in their respective matchups. If you’re ready, join me to make some selections for today’s Ice Picks! Continue reading

NHL DFS Ice Picks February 22nd, 2020

Joel Dorcas | February 22nd, 2020

Who’s ready for some Saturday night puck action? Tonight the Leafs look to build off a big 4-0 victory over the Penguins. The Avalanche look to get some revenge in California and the Vegas Golden Knights aim to continue their winning ways at home to the Panthers. Here we go again! Cue up the Ice Picks! Continue reading

NHL DFS Ice Picks February 3rd, 2020

Joel Dorcas | February 3rd, 2020

With the Super Bowl in the books, we can transfer our attention to the NBA and NHL before springtime kicks MLB back into gear. Monday we have three games on the docket. Leading the way in terms of goal scoring appears to be the Philadelphia Flyers at the Detroit Red Wings as well the Florida Panthers at the Toronto Maple Leafs. Let’s breakdown the action and make some Ice Picks! Continue reading

NHL DFS Ice Picks January 14th, 2020

Joel Dorcas | January 14th, 2020

Good day puck heads and DFSers welcome back into Tuesday’s edition of Ice Picks! We will continue on with a generalized game preview of some feature matchups on a very full docket. Let’s break it down and hop into it! Continue reading

NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks January 4th, 2020

Joel Dorcas | January 4th, 2020

A couple of hot teams lead the way along with a couple powerhouse teams in favorable matchups for this Saturday’s edition of Ice Picks. The Maple Leafs and Canucks are stringing together wins like nobody’s business while the Lightning and Avalanche look to pounce on teams of a lesser caliber. Time to grind and dig, time to make some Ice Picks! Continue reading

What each NHL team is wishing for in the New Year

Nick Jehamy | January 1st, 2020

Happy New Year to all! With the new year and new decade here and the season just about halfway over, let’s take a look at what each team is wishing for in the new year as the second half of the season commences. Continue reading

NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks December 27th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | December 27th, 2019

Happy Holidays Puck Lovers! Hopefully, everyone is enjoying some sort of holiday break. The NHL returns to action with a full schedule of 11 games Friday after a brief hiatus for Christmas. Of all the games, we are targeting the Maple Leafs at New Jersey, Columbus at Washington, the Hurricanes at the New York Rangers and the Vegas Golden Knights visiting the Anaheim Ducks. Let’s dig out the sticks and gloves and make some Ice Picks! Continue reading

Why Coaches’ Conduct Needs To Be Addressed

Carson Babbini | December 20th, 2019

Recently in the NHL news cycle, it seemed that every other day we would hear new allegations about coaching misconduct. Over the course of what seems like months, but in reality, has only been less than a month since the allegations against former Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters from his days as the head coach of the Rockford Ice Hogs in the AHL. Soon after those allegations came out, more came out against Peters from his days in Carolina. Now accusations have come against former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock, Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford, and former Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery. This is a disturbing trend that needs to end. Here are a few reasons why.

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NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks December 17th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | December 17th, 2019

Welcome back into Ice Picks, in our last edition our headliner, Evgeni Malkin, was a late scratch Thursday due to an illness. This core selection ended up being a wash, and in turn, scratched out any potential of cashing. Lesson learned, always check updates before puck drop. On to tonight. We have the L.A. Kings visiting the Bruins, Buffalo at Toronto, Minnesota at Vegas and just one piece coming from the Anaheim at Philadelphia matchup. Y’all know the drill, it’s time for Tuesday’s Ice Picks! Continue reading

NHL Coaches Under Fire, Dallas the Next in Line of Firings

Nick Jehamy | December 11th, 2019

On the morning of Tuesday, December 10th the Dallas Stars announced the firing of head coach Jim Montgomery. The reason given for this mysterious firing was “unprofessional conduct”. No further details were released on the matter. Montgomery is now the third head coach released within the last month, the first being Mike Babcock in Toronto, and the second being Bill Peters in Calgary. 

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The NHL Weekly Roundup: Week 7

Nick Jehamy | December 8th, 2019

Week seven of the NHL Weekly Roundup is here with another great week of hockey behind us! With the resignation of former head coach Bill Peters, we saw the Calgary Flames win both of their matchups this week under new coaching. The Bruins continue their points streak going 2-0-1 on the week, but taking a surprising overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. We also saw two skaters tally their 100th career goal during this past week, one being Washington Capitals John Carlson and the other being the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Victor Hedman. Speaking of Carlson, let’s look at our stars of the week!

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NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks November 27th, 2019

Joel Dorcas |November 27th, 2019

Because of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the usual schedule has been modified. As a result, Wednesday has a full offering of 13 games. The following will be where we pick players for roster construction: Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche and finally, the Carolina Hurricanes at the New York Rangers. Ler’s go down to ice level and make some Ice Picks! Continue reading

NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks October 26th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | October 26th, 2019

Happy weekend everyone, lots of high-profile games on this nine-game evening slate. The Leafs and Habs renew their rivalry in Montreal, the surging Blue Jackets visit the Flyers, Calgary and Winnipeg meet up for an outdoor game for the Heritage Classic, and finally, in perhaps the game of the night, the high-flying Nashville Predators visit last year’s President’s trophy winners, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Let’s dig into it and make some Ice Picks!

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NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks October 12th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | October 12th, 2019

Saturday night is usually a big night in NHL and tonight is no different as we have 11 games to choose from on the main slate. Tonight the focus will be Boston hosting the Devils, the Jets and Blackhawks in Chicago, the surging Carolina Hurricanes looking to stay undefeated versus the Blue Jackets and the Maple Leafs looking to rebound at Detroit. Let’s drop the puck and make some Ice Picks. Continue reading

NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks October 10th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | October 10th, 2019

Thursday night is a full schedule for some puck action. All toll we have 11 games to choose from. There is bound to be a game or two you can bounce back and forth with the Thursday night NFL offering which could get out of reach with the Patriots envolved. My projections forecast Tampa Bay and Toronto, San Jose/ Chicago, St. Louis at Ottawa and Edmonton at Jersey as great games to target for offensive production. Sharpen the skates, time for Ice Picks! Continue reading

Five For Thought: The Regular Season Continues

Carson Babbini | October 9th, 2019

Welcome to the second edition of Five For Thought! With an exciting first week of the season now in the books, we look ahead to the second week of the season and what to look forward to!

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RFA Report: Mitch Marner

Dom Lunardo | September 18th, 2019

The crown jewel and hometown boy who grew up a die-hard Maple Leafs fan has signed on the dotted line, officially ending #MarnerWatch. After a rather extended and emotionally draining contract dispute between the Toronto Maple Leafs and talented forward William Nylander, that ended on December 1, 2018, it was quite evident that Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas had no intention of letting the Mitch Marner contract situation drag on this time around. After both sides reached an agreement, much to the joy of Maple Leafs fans, let’s take a closer look at Mitch Marner’s new deal.

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Maple Leafs Forward Nazem Kadri Suspended for the Rest of the First Round

Joel Dorcas | April 16th, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs super pest Nazem Kadri has been handed a pretty significant suspension.  This isn’t the first time for Kadri to be punished by the NHL Continue reading

NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks March 23rd, 2019

Joel Dorcas | March 23rd, 2019

In this edition of Ice Picks, we will target favorites who have a distinct edge over their counterparts. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the slumping New York Rangers, Vegas will look to continue their dominance in a home matchup to the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal, winners of their last two, are home to the struggling Buffalo Sabres, and the Flames look to continue their strong play of late in Vancouver. Let’s break it down! Continue reading

NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks March 19th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | March 19th, 2019

The choices are not so obvious this time around for DraftKings selections for Tuesday. Bound to be quite a bit of variance, so perhaps GPP’s is the way to go tonight. My top game to target is Washington at New Jersey followed by Toronto at Nashville, and Columbus at Calgary. Here we go! Continue reading

NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks March 16th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | March 16th, 2019

A number of great options to target for Saturday’s NHL slate. Narrowing down this slate was somewhat difficult but there is no denying the value in the following contests. Calgary Flames at Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning and finally, the battle of Ontario-Leafs at Senators. Let’s get to it! Continue reading

NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks March 9th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | March 9th, 2019

Welcome back everyone to a weekend edition of DraftKings Ice Picks. Hope everyone is having fun this season playing NHL DFS. The season is winding down and it will be soon time for the best time of the year for hockey fans, the Playoffs! As usual, my games to focus on is three or four matchups. Leading the way, Senators at Bruins, Red Wings at Lightning, Leafs at Oilers and Penguins at Blue Jackets. Let’s get to it! Continue reading

NHL Trade Deadline Review: Atlantic Division

Filip Canda | March 1st, 2019

The month of February has passed and there are less than 20 games left to be played for each team in the NHL. In the Atlantic Division, once again, we have the three strongest teams in the Eastern Conference. Where do all the teams in the Atlantic Division stand following the NHL Trade Deadline? Continue reading

NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks February 21st, 2019

Joel Dorcas | February 21st, 2019

Thursday, February 21st’s NHL card has 11 games on tap. Two games have me very intrigued and lead the way by a good margin over the rest of the offerings for high event matches. Washington at Toronto and San Jose at Pittsburgh(especially) could go off for a plethora of goals. Also, Buffalo at Tampa Bay and New York Islanders at Edmonton are on my radar.

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Intriguing Exchange Upcoming? Former Bruins Defenseman Draws Interest in Toronto

Filip Canda | February 19th, 2019

The Toronto Maple Leafs are still trying to upgrade their defense. That is nothing new or surprising. Earlier in January, they pulled the trigger and acquired Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings. The Leafs gave up their first-round draft pick in order to gain Muzzin. Nevertheless, Toronto is still seeking for a right-handed defenseman, as Muzzin is left-handed one. They may not be even close to done with scouting the trade market.

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NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks February 12th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | February 12th, 2019

A full Tuesday slate of games in the NHL brings us 12 games to pick from for our DFS lineups. Capitals/Blue Jackets, Hurricanes/Senators, Flames/Lightning, Flyers/Wild, Rangers/Jets, Leafs/Avalanche appear to be the best games to target at first glance.

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Auston Matthews Signs Five Year Extension With Toronto Maple Leafs

Carson Babbini | February 5th, 2019

The Toronto Maple Leafs made a move that they decided to get done sooner rather than later today as the team announced that superstar center Auston Matthews has been signed to a five-year extension worth $58.178 million, paying Matthews $11.634 million per year. The contract will begin during the 2019-2020 season.

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Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Jake Muzzin

Carson Babbini | January 28th, 2019

The first big deal of the Trade Deadline season went down tonight as it was announced that the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenseman Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings. In exchange, the Kings acquire right winger Carl Grundstrom, rights to defenseman Sean Durzi, and a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

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NHL DFS DraftKings Ice Picks January 23rd, 2019

Joel Dorcas | January 23rd, 2019

Minnesota WIld v Montreal Canadiens : News Photo

We have six games on the docket this evening. Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes at Vancouver Canucks round out my top three. *Keep in mind, the League will be going on an extended all-star break until Monday, January 28th* Let’s get to it!

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Minnesota’s Resilience in Huge Win, Dubnyk’s Responds to Early Goal

Filip Canda | January 4th, 2019

In their last 15 games, the Wild have won just five times. Just two teams have been worse than the Wild in the meantime and they are the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes. After a very strong start to the season, the Wild are struggling and seemingly cannot catch a break.

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Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Michael Hutchinson

Joel Dorcas | December 29th, 2018


The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a minor acquisition by trading away a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Florida Panthers for career back-up goaltender Michael Hutchinson.

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NHL DFS: Blue Line Report (DFS Plays) Saturday 12/29

Givanni Damico | December 29th, 2018

Saturday is a huge slate and I know many people avoid playing all-day slates, so these DFS plays will be for the main slate which starts at 7:00 E.T.

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NHL DFS: Blue Line Report (DFS Plays) Friday, 12/28

Givanni Damico | December 28th, 2018

I always find small slates like Friday’s (three-game) much tougher than big slates because there is less room for error and if you don’t hit the nail on the head and other people do, you might lose everything.

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Today’s NHL DFS Plays

Givanni Damico | December 22nd, 2018

Here are my NHL DFS plays for today, December 22, 2018.

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NHL Eastern Conference Breakdown

Givanni Damico | December 9th, 2018

In my opinion, the Eastern Conference is the more exciting conference of the two in the National Hockey League. I am going to be highlighting a player or an exciting line from each team to watch out for as you get your fill of hockey this year.

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Atlantic Division – Where They Stand and Where They Are Going

Justin Bonhard | December 7th, 2018

The Atlantic Division has been nothing short of insanity in the first 28 games of the 2018-19 season. Each team is hovering around .500 in the standings and the storylines are laid out for an explosive finish. Can Buffalo shock the world and take the Atlantic title? Will Boston creep up towards the end? Will it be a race to the finish for Toronto and Tampa Bay for not only the Atlantic title but the Presidents’ Trophy? There isn’t another division in the National Hockey League that has as much potential for a storied season as the Atlantic.

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