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

It 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 ...

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

Technically 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 ...

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

SCOTTSDALE – 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 ...

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

Fans 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.) ...

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

Leafs 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 ...

Auston Matthews Must Die So That Canada Can Live - VICE

We 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 ...

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 ...

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

Maple 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 ...

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

No 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 ...

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

As 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 ...

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

Wendel 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 ...

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

AUSTON 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 ...

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

Toronto 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 ...

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

Ron 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 ...

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

On 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 ...

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

The 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/ ...

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

When 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 ...

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

Auston 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 ...

Leaf Phenom Auston Matthews Really Impressed Social Media - Torontoist

The 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 ...

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

Let 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 ...