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Thornton, Robertson practice, not close to returning

February 1, 2021 - 4:08 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs had what you would consider a successful road swing through Alberta, earning seven of eight points against the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. The 4-3 overtim...

Leafs Prospect Rankings - #9, Kerfoot misses practice

February 2, 2021 - 1:26 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Pierre Engvall, T...

Leafs will be well represented at Beijing Olympics

February 3, 2021 - 5:55 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The news that Doug Armstrong as the general manager for Team Canada along with a staff that includes Ken Holland, Ron Francis, Roberto Luongo, and Don Sweeney serves as a reminder that t...

Adjusting to new COVID protocols, Leafs vs. Canucks

February 4, 2021 - 12:46 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The National Hockey League has made a number of changes to their COVID protocol in the wake of the recent outbreak with the New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild, requirin...

Spezza shines in Leafs victory over Vancouver

February 5, 2021 - 11:52 AM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have enjoyed early success this season because of contributions from their core group and players lower down in the lineup. The Leafs displayed that winning formu...

Is Toronto actively looking to make a deal? Leafs vs. Canucks - Part II

February 6, 2021 - 3:15 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs coming off an impressive offensive output in a 7-3 victory on Thursday take on the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Arena in the second of a three-game series. The...

Report – Simmonds could be out six weeks, Podcast Sunday

February 7, 2021 - 2:01 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter As is normally the case with the Toronto Maple Leafs, there can never simply be a stretch of good news without something bad coming up. The Leafs 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks w...

Simmonds out with broken wrist, Sandin starts; Leafs vs. Canucks

February 8, 2021 - 1:01 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored a dozen goals in a pair of lopsided victories over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday and Saturday and will look for the sweep in the final game of the...

Third period surge salvages victory over Vancouver; New Leafs Convo

February 9, 2021 - 3:10 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter It has been said that the sign of a good team is the ability to win games even when they don’t well, and that was definitely the case with the Toronto Maple Leafs in their 3-1 victory...

Prospect Rankings - #8, Leafs vs. Canadiens

February 10, 2021 - 2:33 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Pierre Engvall, T...

Leafs with a number of "firsts" in win over Habs

February 11, 2021 - 12:39 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs are atop the NHL standings not only because Auston Matthews leads the league with 11 goals and Mitch Marner is in the top five in points, but due to the contribut...

Leafs quarterly report card gets mostly positive marks

February 12, 2021 - 3:28 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs are atop the NHL standings at the league’s quarter mark (or should I say most of the league’s quarter mark). The Leafs 11-2-1 record is fairly representative,...

Youngsters sent to Marlies to get playing time; Leafs vs. Canadiens

February 13, 2021 - 3:41 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping to widen their North Division lead as they take on the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena on Hockey Day In Canada. The Leafs beat the Habs 4-2 at t...

Podcast Sunday – Leafs Convo and Off the Post Radio

February 14, 2021 - 1:13 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Good Morning! A new #TheLeafsConvo with @IamNormanJames and @MikeInBuffalo is now available! Check it out. https://t.co/T9ms7R1Kbl— The Leafs Convo (@TheLeafsConvo2) February 1...

Thornton returns to lineup, Leafs vs. Senators

February 15, 2021 - 1:00 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to bounce back from a disappointing effort against Montreal in the first of three straight at home against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Arena....

Déjà vu all over again?Leafs blow big lead in loss to OTT, add Galchenyuk

February 16, 2021 - 2:54 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs chose the first of three games against the Ottawa Senators to reprise a notable event in the club’s past. Unfortunately that event was the three-goal collapse t...

Bounce back or warning signs of trouble, Leafs vs. Senators

February 17, 2021 - 2:43 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping that blowing a four-goal lead in a loss to the bottom-dwelling Ottawa Senators is not the beginning of patch of problems, as they take on their provinc...

Toronto put up solid defensive effort in win over Ottawa – Leafs vs. Sens

February 18, 2021 - 12:57 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs succeeded in bouncing back from blowing a four-goal lead in a 6-5 loss to Ottawa earlier this week by playing a boring but effective brand of hockey, limiting off...

Leafs big line with a bonanza in win over Sens

February 19, 2021 - 12:08 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs used their high-powered offense to cover up for any concerns of starting backup goalie Michael Hutchinson, as the top line of Joe Thornton, Auston Matthews and Mi...

Where will Toronto go for forward help? Leafs vs. Canadiens

February 20, 2021 - 1:19 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to increase their North Division lead to double digits as they take on the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Saturday. The Leafs are 2-1 against...

Podcast Sunday – The Leafs Convo and Off The Post Radio

February 21, 2021 - 10:52 AM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter It’s your favourite time of the week! We have a new episode of #TheLeafsConvo with @IamNormanJames and @MikeInBuffalo for you! https://t.co/SioPv63906— The Leafs Convo (@TheL...

Prospect Rankings - #7, Leafs without injured trio vs. Flames

February 22, 2021 - 11:25 AM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Pierre Engvall, T...

Shorthanded Leafs lethargic in loss to Flames, Andersen not practicing

February 23, 2021 - 12:59 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs were red-hot entering a two-game set against the struggling Calgary Flames, but injuries, a lack of energy, and missed opportunities resulted in a 3-0 loss at Sco...

Hyman returns, Hutchinson starts again; Leafs vs. Flames

February 24, 2021 - 3:11 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs were lethargic in a 3-0 loss to Calgary on Monday, but are hoping that the return of Zach Hyman will provide a spark as the Leafs take on the Flames in the second...

Nylander breaks through Rittich wall in overtime win over Flames

February 25, 2021 - 1:06 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter If you don’t believe that certain players have the number over certain clubs or even other players, than the career stats of Calgary’s David Rittich should provide evidence to the co...

Infirmary additions and deletions as Leafs head out West

February 26, 2021 - 4:04 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have encounter numerous injuries throughout the season, but the absences have not slowed down the club, as they lead the NHL with a 15-4-2 record, but that succes...

Matthews not in lineup for matchup with McDavid; Leafs vs. Oilers

February 27, 2021 - 2:29 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to have to shuffle players in and out of their lineup because of injury, with one centerpiece unavailable and three players returning against the Edmonto...

Podcast Sunday – The Leafs Convo and Off The Post Radio

February 28, 2021 - 1:32 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The second Spezza picked up the puck in neutral zone, I quickly muttered “fake slap shot”. He’s so good at that move. We have seen it for 20 years. pic.twitter.com/Mqsi7PPCtn&m...