The Maple Leafs kids were more than all right during the 2016-17 season.
It was a bloody fashion crime that even Don Cherry is pleading guilty to.
Mike Babcock trusts that Mitch Marner will be fine.
So the Washington Capitals did win the Presidents’ Trophy during the regular season after all.
TORONTO — To many Maple Leafs, the joys of playoff hockey are a new experience. But for the former Marlies in their group, it would be a shock to their body clocks if they weren’t playing now.
TORONTO — The Maple Leafs first home playoff game of their much-hyped second century belonged to the kids.
As Frederik Andersen walked down the hallway at the Verizon Center just after midnight Sunday, followed not far behind by Kasperi Kapanen, a thought occurred: Almost everything about this young and growing Maple Leafs team comes back to Phil Kessel.
WASHINGTON — This is a series. More than even that. This is a coming out party for a franchise that has been down far too long.
Matthews versus Ovechkin.