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Selecting Top 100 Maple Leafs lets us all be young fans again - Sportsnet.ca;

Selecting Top 100 Maple Leafs lets us all be young fans again - Sportsnet.ca

Sportsnet.caSelecting Top 100 Maple Leafs lets us all be young fans againSportsnet.caIt was the colour. Or at least the change from the black-and-white of the hockey world I'd known, to the colour of Maple Leaf Gardens. Just like in the Wizard of Oz. Black-and-white to colour. Most of the time, you see, I'd watched the Maple Leafs ...and more »

Has the World Cup of Hockey supercharged scoring at the start of this NHL season? - National Post;

Has the World Cup of Hockey supercharged scoring at the start of this NHL season? - National Post

National PostHas the World Cup of Hockey supercharged scoring at the start of this NHL season?National PostTechnically it was his NHL debut. But if we're really being honest, Auston Matthews had a heck of a head start before he exploded with four goals in the Toronto Maple Leafs' regular season opener. There was the assist he picked up against Finland at ...and more »

Arizona hockey community celebrates record debut of Auston Matthews - Cronkite News;

Arizona hockey community celebrates record debut of Auston Matthews - Cronkite News

Cronkite NewsArizona hockey community celebrates record debut of Auston MatthewsCronkite NewsSCOTTSDALE – When Auston Matthews became the first player to score four goals in his NHL debut Wednesday, the Arizona hockey community celebrated with him. Matthews, a Scottsdale native now playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, might have finally ...and more »

Down Goes Brown's Grab Bag: Auston Matthews, and Why It's OK for Fans to Overreact - VICE

Down Goes Brown's Grab Bag: Auston Matthews, and Why It's OK for Fans to OverreactVICEFans will be fans, and part of that means getting overly giddy about one game, like Matthews' stunning debut. (Editor's note: Welcome to Sean McIndoe's weekly grab bag, where he writes on a variety of NHL topics. You can follow him on Twitter.) ...and more »

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock happy with Auston Matthews but wants more from veterans - National Post;

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock happy with Auston Matthews but wants more from veterans - National Post

National PostToronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock happy with Auston Matthews but wants more from veteransNational PostLeafs get into the Fight Club. Last season, it took 27 games for the first Leaf to get in a fight, Nazem Kadri against big St. Louis Blue David Backes. Not that the team is going rogue in 2016-17, but Matt Martin was quickly engaged in Thursday's ...and more »

Auston Matthews Must Die So That Canada Can Live - VICE;

Auston Matthews Must Die So That Canada Can Live - VICE

VICEAuston Matthews Must Die So That Canada Can LiveVICEWe don't mean that literally, but maybe he should stop playing hockey before the Leafs become good and national unity crumbles. Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews celebrates a first period goal with teammate William Nylander. Photo by CP/Sean ...and more »

Who will be the Maple Leafs top 100 players? - Toronto Star (blog);

Who will be the Maple Leafs top 100 players? - Toronto Star (blog)

Toronto Star (blog)Who will be the Maple Leafs top 100 players?Toronto Star (blog)Turk Broda tops our list. Auston Matthews didn't make it, but he is part of the weekly mailbag. By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter. Fri., Oct. 14, 2016. Today the Maple Leafs will release the top 100 Leafs of all time. I had the honour of being one of the ...and more »

Maple Leafs: Remember the “Three-Day Rule” When it Comes to Auston Matthews - Tip of the Tower;

Maple Leafs: Remember the “Three-Day Rule” When it Comes to Auston Matthews - Tip of the Tower

Tip of the TowerMaple Leafs: Remember the “Three-Day Rule” When it Comes to Auston MatthewsTip of the TowerMaple Leafs fans and the Toronto media need to remember the “Three-Day Rule” when it comes to Auston Matthews. Speaking from personal experience, the best way to ruin a blossoming relationship is to smother the other person way too soon. Many of us ...and more »

Matthews proves he's setting the tone for the Leafs this season - Toronto Sun;

Matthews proves he's setting the tone for the Leafs this season - Toronto Sun

Toronto SunMatthews proves he's setting the tone for the Leafs this seasonToronto SunNo cheering in the press box, as the maxim goes. Few along press row have ever frowned on gasping. As Auston Matthews ripped his way through the Ottawa Senators and into the National Hockey League record books on Wednesday night, that was the ...and more »

Top NHL rookies to watch in 2016-17 - The Denver Post;

Top NHL rookies to watch in 2016-17 - The Denver Post

The Denver PostTop NHL rookies to watch in 2016-17The Denver PostAs the NHL season opens this week, Denver Post hockey writer Mike Chambers takes a look at the top rookies this season. Auston Matthews poses for a portrait. Jeffrey T. Barnes, Getty Image. Auston Matthews poses for a portrait after being selected ...and more »

High praise following Auston Matthews' first game with Maple Leafs - Toronto Sun;

High praise following Auston Matthews' first game with Maple Leafs - Toronto Sun

Toronto SunHigh praise following Auston Matthews' first game with Maple LeafsToronto SunWendel Clark figures the kid deserves consideration. At least if he keeps up this pace. It is the day after Auston Matthews made NHL history and the question is lightheartedly posed to Clark: With yours truly having the honour of being part of the 30 ...and more »

No.1 draft pick Auston Matthews stuns NHL in four-goal debut for Toronto Maple Leafs - Fox Sports;

No.1 draft pick Auston Matthews stuns NHL in four-goal debut for Toronto Maple Leafs - Fox Sports

Fox SportsNo.1 draft pick Auston Matthews stuns NHL in four-goal debut for Toronto Maple LeafsFox SportsAUSTON Matthews checked his phone before his NHL debut and came across text messages from former teammates. It wasn't exactly encouragement. The Toronto newcomer was in their fantasy hockey line-ups. “Hopefully, I did all right,” the 19-year-old said ...and more »

Top NHL story lines to watch in 2016-17 - The Denver Post;

Top NHL story lines to watch in 2016-17 - The Denver Post

The Denver PostTop NHL story lines to watch in 2016-17The Denver PostToronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews, right, celebrates a first period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammate William Nylander during an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Ottawa, Ontario. By Mike Chambers ...and more »

Auston Matthews' sizzling debut was a thrill for Maple Leafs fans but a potential game-changer for Arizona hockey - National Post;

Auston Matthews' sizzling debut was a thrill for Maple Leafs fans but a potential game-changer for Arizona hockey - National Post

National PostAuston Matthews' sizzling debut was a thrill for Maple Leafs fans but a potential game-changer for Arizona hockeyNational PostRon Filion was trying to run a hockey practice, but the Toronto Maple Leafs game kept getting in the way. “Coach Ron! Coach Ron!” the kids shouted when they skated onto the ice Wednesday night. “Papi just scored a goal!” Papi is the childhood nickname ...and more »

'Have you seen Auston Matthews play yet?' How an Arizona kid won over long-suffering Maple Leaf fans - National Post;

'Have you seen Auston Matthews play yet?' How an Arizona kid won over long-suffering Maple Leaf fans - National Post

National Post'Have you seen Auston Matthews play yet?' How an Arizona kid won over long-suffering Maple Leaf fansNational PostOn a late September afternoon, at a barbershop in midtown Toronto, a customer was talking about what many Torontonians do as another NHL season approaches: the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs, the man said, had been bad for so long that allowing ...and more »

Teams Ready for Stanley Cup Chase as NHL Season Begins - WRUF;

Teams Ready for Stanley Cup Chase as NHL Season Begins - WRUF

WRUFTeams Ready for Stanley Cup Chase as NHL Season BeginsWRUFThe NHL season started 2016-17 with a bang on Wednesday. Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews put on a show, scoring four goals against the Edmonton Oilers in his first game. Auston Matthews had the best NHL debut of all time. pic.twitter.com/ ...and more »

What happens to those hat-trick hats? - CBC.ca;

What happens to those hat-trick hats? - CBC.ca

CBC.caWhat happens to those hat-trick hats?CBC.caWhen Maple Leafs wunderkind Auston Matthews netted his third goal at the 1:25 mark of the second period in his NHL debut against the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night, he became an instant hockey legend, and ecstatic Toronto fans honoured a ...and more »

Leafs on Matthews range from 'he's a good player' to 'it's one night' - CBC.ca;

Leafs on Matthews range from 'he's a good player' to 'it's one night' - CBC.ca

CBC.caLeafs on Matthews range from 'he's a good player' to 'it's one night'CBC.caAuston Matthews checked his phone before his NHL debut and came across text messages from former teammates. It wasn't exactly encouragement. Matthews was in their fantasy hockey lineups and a big game would sure be nice, they said. "So hopefully I ...and more »

Leaf Phenom Auston Matthews Really Impressed Social Media - Torontoist;

Leaf Phenom Auston Matthews Really Impressed Social Media - Torontoist

TorontoistLeaf Phenom Auston Matthews Really Impressed Social MediaTorontoistThe Toronto Maple Leafs were the worst team in the NHL last year, and fans were mostly okay with the result. The Leafs have been mostly bad or mediocre-but-not-good-enough for a decade now, and getting worse and stockpiling young talent was widely ...and more »

Auston Matthews' Mom Is The Cutest: Watch Her Celebrate His Amazing NHL Debut - Hollywood Life

Auston Matthews' Mom Is The Cutest: Watch Her Celebrate His Amazing NHL DebutHollywood LifeLet it be known that NHL star Auston Matthews' #1 fan is and always will be his mom. The video of Ema Matthews watching her son score four goals in his NHL debut is seriously amazing. You have to see how Ema celebrates Auston's historic ...and more »