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Species writes FTBs, covers the Toronto Marlies, and has things to say about hockey media when he's not lazy. He is renowned for his pasta casseroles and capacious basement resort for hockey players.

Tuesday's FTB: Let the numbered rankings begin

The Pension Plan Puppets Maple Leafs Top 25 Under 25 begins its 14th edition today with rankings #24 and #25.

Monday's FTB: If we took a holiday...

Just one day out of life, it would be... it would be so nice.

FTB: Friday News Desert

It's a news desert out there, and it's not even August yet!

Ilya Samsonov is awarded a $3.55M contract by the arbitrator

The ilya Samsonov drama is over. The arbitrator has awarded him a one year contract for $3.55M.

Friday's FTB: Bring on the arbitrator

It's judgement day for Ilya Samsonov.

FTB: Four days left until the Leafs and Samsonov go to arbitration

Like sands through the hourglass, so go the days until arbitration hearings.

FTB: The Leafs still have one other RFA to sign

Nick Abruzzese is still waiting to sign a contract.

FTB: Samsonov elects arbitration with the Leafs

The Maple Leafs have a salary arbitration case on their hands.

FTB: Free Agency day #2

We're back to do it all over again today!

FTB: So many to choose from

The Leafs picked a player who wants to grow up and be Mitch Marner.

PPP After Dark: The NHL Draft Round #1

The Leafs have the 28th pick. Will they use it or trade it? You'll find out several hours after the start.

Weekend FTB: One week to NHL free agency

This weekend is the calm before the storm.

FTB: Hockey Hall of Fame to announce the class of 2023

The next inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame will be announced this afternoon and of course everyone has opinions on who those should be.

Weekend FTB: The sun rises on the off-season

The hockey off-season started with a bang on Friday.

FTB: Will the Cup be won tonight?

The Stanley Cup Final resumes tonight in Las Vegas with the Golden Knights able to win it outright.

FTB: A quick end to the Cup Final?

These cats suddenly have no claws.

PPP After Dark: Saturday night Stanley Cup game #1

It's the Stanley Cup Final, Game #1. Talk about this, or talk about something else! It's a quiet weekend with a hockey game so let's enjoy one of these teams losing together.

FTB: Reports that Brad Treliving will be next Leafs GM

The Leafs GM search may have come to an end. Media insiders are now confident that it will be former Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving.

Weekend FTB: When will the tension break?

We remain in wait and see mode as the dust settles from the breakdown in the Leafs front office from a week ago.

FTB: A very different Maple Leafs waiting game

We were waiting to see what Dubas would do next. Now we wait to see who will be the next Dubas.

PPP Roundtable: Did Shanahan Make the Right Choice?

Two versions of Brendan Shanahan exist. V1 was ready to extend Kyle Dubas as GM of the Leafs. V2 decided on Thursday, shortly after Dubas's agent submitted a new contract offer, that he was firing that guy.

Marlies in a must win scenario for Division Final series tonight

Will Joseph Woll return and save the Marlies from elimination by the Rochester Americans?

FTB: Voters are prickly

The Maple Leafs are in silent running this week, but the Coyotes sure aren't.

PPPostseason Roundtable

We ask the big questions and give our best answers before we have any idea of what to base them on. As is tradition.

FTB: Locker Clean Out

It's locker clean out day for the Toronto Maple Leafs, or more accurately "end-of-season media availability day."
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