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Mike Augello's Archive

Leafs Q & A - New Year’s Day Edition

January 1, 2019 - 2:41 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have the NHL’s second-best record (26-11-2), but unfortunately are 10 points behind the league leading Tampa Bay Lightning and at the halfway mark look to be in line for a first round matchup against eithe...

Bruins remain Leafs roadblock, Andersen not ready for Wild

January 2, 2019 - 5:35 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs will reach the halfway point of the regular season on Saturday and in spite of possessing the NHL’s second-best record, they trail the Tampa Bay Lightning by 10 points for top spot in the Atlantic Division...

Sparks in concussion protocol, Hutchinson to start; Leafs vs. Wild

January 3, 2019 - 11:11 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs net concerns have reached a new level, as the club announced that goaltender Garret Sparks would not be available for the club’s contest against the Minnesota Wild at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday afternoon...

Sparks out, Andersen getting closer, Hutchinson will go vs. VAN

January 4, 2019 - 5:21 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending situation was clarified a bit on Friday, as Frederik Andersen took part in his first practice since before the Christmas break and backup Garret Sparks was diagnosed with a concussion. "It's...

Mid-term report card - Part I, Leafs face Canucks without Pettersson

January 5, 2019 - 12:37 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to get back on the winning track against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday after a pair of home losses to the NY Islanders and Minnesota Wild. Toronto had been extremely success...

Leafs dominate Canucks; Is Hamilton the answer to Toronto’s top 4 D need???

January 6, 2019 - 1:07 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs were able to put forth a successful effort in a 5-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, using their speed and passing ability to create scoring chances and take advantage o...

Hutchinson starts again, Leafs vs. Preds; Mid-term report card - Pt II

January 7, 2019 - 4:06 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to follow up a solid effort on the weekend in a victory over Vancouver against the Nashville Predators at Scotiabank Arena. The Predators are in a tight race for top spot in the Central Division...

Leafs outclassed by Preds; Mid-term report card - Part III (Forwards)

January 8, 2019 - 7:23 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter There have not been many times this season when the Toronto Maple Leafs were clearly not at the same level as their competition, but that was definitely the case in the 4-0 loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday. “I thought...

Hyman returns, Andersen ready by weekend, Dubas does Russia

January 9, 2019 - 6:59 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to mix things up with their struggling special teams, as the club practiced with some revamped power play units prior to leaving for Newark, where they play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. T...

Ranking the assets for deadline deals; Leafs vs. Devils

January 10, 2019 - 5:53 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs hope to get back on track on the road, as they take on the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark on Thursday. The Leafs have lost three of their last four games and have struggled in convertin...

Hyman a difference maker in win over New Jersey

January 11, 2019 - 12:10 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs got back to their winning ways, sweeping their season series with the New Jersey Devils with a 4-2 victory at the Prudential Center in Newark on Thursday. The Leafs was mostly attributable to the scoring gen...

Andersen out with flu, Leafs face Bruins in final regular season meeting

January 12, 2019 - 1:11 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have not forgotten their previous meeting with the Boston Bruins, but while trying to keep things in perspective, they hope to leave their Atlantic Division rival with something to think about in their fina...

Quality depth and defensive miscues at the heart of loss to Bruins

January 13, 2019 - 3:16 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter All things are possible in sports. Teams that are not the best can win a series or even a championship if fate is on their side, but more often than not, the better and more complete teams are victorious. The Toronto Maple Lea...

Andersen, Sparks ready to return; Leafs vs. Avalanche

January 14, 2019 - 5:10 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to get back in the win column as they host the Colorado Avalanche at Scotiabank Arena on Monday. The Leafs have been a .500 club (4-4-0) with Frederik Andersen out injured, but after participating i...

Gardiner’s troubles symptomatic of Leafs failures to build up defense

January 15, 2019 - 4:53 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The struggles of the Toronto Maple Leafs continued on Monday, as Carl Soderberg scored the game-winner midway through the third period in a 6-3 Colorado Avalanche at Scotiabank Arena. Soderberg scored a hat trick and the the unit...

Leafs willing to move ‘19 top pick, Babcock reuniting old line combo

January 16, 2019 - 6:29 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter What price will the Toronto Maple Leafs be willing to pay for a top-four defenseman? TSN’s Pierre LeBrun indicates in his column in The Athletic that the club would be willing to part with the club’s 2019 first round pick as...

Is a defensive shakeup coming?? Leafs vs. Lightning

January 17, 2019 - 12:56 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs hope to break out of their recent struggles but will face a difficult challenge, taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Thursday. The Lightning have the NHL’s best record at 36-9-2 and lead t...

Leafs split in Sunshine State after lackluster loss to Panthers

January 18, 2019 - 11:42 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter After an impressive victory over the NHL’s best team in Tampa Bay on Thursday, the Toronto Maple Leafs completed their two-game road swing through Florida with a 3-1 loss to the Panthers at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL on Friday...

Leafs telling teams Kapanen, Sandin not available in D-man deal

January 19, 2019 - 9:30 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have less than five weeks until the NHL trade deadline to upgrade their blueline, but it appears that GM Kyle Dubas has parameters of what he is willing to give up in exchange for depth on defense. Accord...

Calculating the potential cost for Muzzin, Gudas; Leafs vs. Coyotes

January 20, 2019 - 2:54 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping to shake off some inconsistency and struggles on home ice, as they take on the Arizona Coyotes at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday. The Leafs are playing their third game in four nights and after a lack...