Opinion: Leafs should be considered Stanley Cup contenders

The Toronto Maple Leafs will not only make the playoffs again this season but will also emerge as legitimate contenders for the Stanley Cup. Despite their devastating Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins in the opening round of last season’s playoffs, the Leafs left an impression, proving that they could play with the heavily-favoured […]

AHL’s Marlies ready for new season challenges

Dallas Eakins, the coach for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, knows the challenges facing his team for the upcoming season. Toronto largely flew under the radar last year, and surprised some by making it to the 2012 Calder Cup final. The team, however, won’t be able to catch the opposition by off guard this […]