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Recent articles by Kevin:

Leafs prospect Alex Steeves is making strides with the Marlies after rookie camp disaster

Six weeks after a separated shoulder, the 21-year-old forward was back on the ice and scoring with the Marlies, who are also trying him on the penalty... → Read More

Streaking Leafs play down injury scares from Morgan Rielly and Mitch Marner

Morgan Rielly missed practice, and Mitch Marner left early after a hard hit from Jake Muzzin. Coach Sheldon Keefe was quick to calm any concerns. → Read More

Leafs mailbag: Times are good, but there’s still plenty of room on the bandwagon

Winning 15 of 17 is ridiculous, isn’t it? The Leafs lead the NHL with 17 wins — all of them in regulation or overtime. What could possibly go wrong? R... → Read More

Toronto Six to host Premier Hockey Federation all-star game: ‘Toronto is where it’s at for us’

It will be the first time the league, formerly the National Women’s Hockey League, holds its all-star game outside the United States. → Read More

Eight is certainly enough as Leafs rout Kadri and the Avalanche

Matthews, minus the moustache, records his fourth career hat trick as Leafs roll on. → Read More

Auston Matthews shaves trademark moustache after Leafs star reaches fundraising goal

Matthew said he’d shave the moustache he’s had for two years if he raised $134,000 through fan donations as part of Movember. It had surpassed $148,00... → Read More

Leafs need to be intelligent, diligent with COVID as cases rise around the NHL, Keefe says

“We’ve been fortunate to keep it outside of our room at this point,” Leafs coach says. → Read More

Joey Anderson knows all about the Maple Leafs’ depth: He’s playing his first game of the season Wednesday

The Leafs have been pleased by the play of their role players while dealing with injuries. → Read More

13 Musings: Maple Leafs fans may as well sit back and enjoy the ride

Let's muse away, on the buzz-killing salary cap, on 5-on-5 scoring, on Sweden's hottest player, an emerging star on the Toronto Six, and some Marlies ... → Read More

Leafs mailbag: Fair-weather fans, Marlies with a shot and Canada’s greatest team revisited

After U.S. Thanksgiving and all that it signifies, this week’s mail includes how players use video, which Marlies have a shot and — among many other i... → Read More

Josh Ho-Sang says coaches would warn kids not to play like him. The Maple Leafs minor-leaguer wants to change that narrative

For players who have always been the best on their teams growing up, learning defence can be the hardest part of playing professionally, a lesson the ... → Read More

As Maple Leafs search for solutions on left wing, Zach Hyman is flourishing with the Edmonton Oilers

Letting the homegrown forward go may end up being one of the decisions GM Kyle Dubas regrets the most. → Read More

13 Musings: Half of NHL teams have no cap room to make trades

We touch on Sheldon Keefe coaching the Leafs, Brendanan Shanahan's player discipline videos, and that time my Alexa tried to answer my question of Ale... → Read More

Leaf Michael Bunting adds a bit of Brad Marchand to his game. It’s a skill

Heading into Monday’s games, the free-agent pickup led the NHL in drawing penalties. Coach Sheldon Keefe welcomes the addition of that valuable elemen... → Read More

Brick Woll: Leafs rookie shuts out Islanders in road trip opener

Woll is 2-0-0 in his young career after stopping all 20 shots in his second game. He was aided by a superior defensive effort against the Isles. → Read More

Islanders fans might not love John Tavares anymore, but he’s still glad they have a snazzy new home

Before Sunday night’s game at $1.5-billion UBS Arena, the Leafs captain and former Islander took a trip down memory lane, where the traffic used to be... → Read More

Coach Sheldon Keefe’s two-year anniversary was no party for the Leafs against the Penguins: ‘We got what we deserved’

Saturday’s effort — though not as bad as the last time they met — was far from what the Leafs coach demands. It was filled missed passes, missed shots... → Read More

The Leafs are gaining faith in rookie goalie Joseph Woll. And Jack Campbell could use a break

Backup goalie Petr Mrázek just returned to practice after a groin injury. Barring a collapse, the job will be Woll’s for a while, including Sunday’s r... → Read More

Kyle Clifford returns to the Leafs organization that never wanted him to leave

The reacquired veteran winger can remain with the AHL Marlies, getting his game back on track, until the Leafs need him. → Read More

Leafs injuries pile up between the pipes

Erik Källgren suffered a concussion with the Marlies, joining Petr Mrázek and Ian Scott on the injured list. → Read More