Three Maple Leafs Fans Charged For Throwing Jerseys Onto The Ice

Toronto started off the season badly. Then they were good for a while! Now they're really bad again. Who are the real Maple Leafs? (The bad ones.) But some fans don't really have the patience for them to figure it out. During last night's humiliating 4-1 loss to Carolina, at least four fans chucked their Leafs jerseys… » 1/20/15 12:25pm 1/20/15 12:25pm

Roman Polak Messed Up By Slapshot To The Face

This is what Roman Polak looked like an hour after taking a slapshot to the face: kind of like he's the NHL's latest mumps victim, but then tried to cut the mumps out. He was just minding his own business in the first period of Wednesday night's game against the Capitals, pushing his man away from the crease, when… » 1/07/15 9:53pm 1/07/15 9:53pm

Jonathan Bernier Humiliatingly Has No Idea Who Nelson Mandela Is

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-Apartheid leader who spent 27 years in jail before eventually being elected as the country's first black head of government. You probably didn't need that insultingly curt biography, but Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier sure could have used it a few days ago. » 12/09/14 12:49am 12/09/14 12:49am

God Help Me, I Do Care About The Maple Leafs' Stupid Salute Controversy

The Maple Leafs—or more specifically, their fans and their media—have a talent. Every controversy seems to immediately skip a stage and go directly to the meta. It's been 12 hours, and it's no longer about whether the Leafs deliberately snubbed their fans by skipping the customary stick salute after last night's win.… » 11/21/14 10:43am 11/21/14 10:43am

Watch The Emotional Ceremonies Preceding Tonight's NHL Games In Canada

This week's dual tragedies in Ottawa and Montreal have understandably driven both remembrance and national pride in Canada. On the heels of Pittsburgh's display earlier this week, a pre-game ceremony in Ottawa was simulcast to Toronto and Montreal, providing fans in those arenas the opportunity to participate in… » 10/25/14 9:29pm 10/25/14 9:29pm

The Maple Leafs' Collapse Is A Victory For Rationality

Statistics, like any science, are functionally useless unless they can be tested. The 2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs season may have been the single best test case so far for the first wave of hockey's advanced metrics—and it resulted in a rousing defeat for both the Leafs and those pundits stubbornly unwilling to look… » 4/07/14 1:44pm 4/07/14 1:44pm