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Author: Kenneth Stapon

The Toronto Maple Leafs Will Go as Far as Frederik Andersen Takes Them

With the Toronto Maple Leafs jumping out to 3-1 to start the year, and the offence clicking on all cylinders, Torontonians are ready to plan the parade route down Yonge Street. The cynic inside all of us, says let’s all take a deep breath. After all, we are only three games in. That same cynic, however, must also confess that the Leafs look good. If the Leafs are going to make a run this season, it won’t come down to Auston Matthews, William Nylander or Mitch Marner, but the brick wall behind the whole operation: Frederik Andersen. The Toronto Maple Leafs Will Go...

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Joffrey Lupul Trips Up, Says Toronto Maple Leafs are Cheaters

at Pepsi Center on December 21, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The relationship between Joffrey Lupul and his former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs has been, at the best of times, a bit tumultuous. And with the winger recently being vocal over social networking, it may be at its worst point ever. Let’s just say his accusations were not received well. And despite the apology which he issued Wednesday evening, the fact of the matter is this: The prospect that he is not in proper shape to play hockey, and thus failed the team physical, does not seem far fetched. With...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Roster Preview, 50 in 50: James van Riemsdyk

TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 1: James van Riemsdyk #25 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates in the warm-up prior to play against the Detroit Red Wings during the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic at BMO Field On January 1, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) James van Riemsdyk is coming off the most productive offensive year of his career. Entering the final year of his contract in 2017-18, JVR will be looking to cash in on his offensive upside, while helping the Toronto Maple Leafs improve on their playoff berth last season. James van Riemsdyk...

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