Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!

The trade deadline has passed, we've spent all weekend going over and over and over the deals, so I will pass on that topic thank you.

With nothing up ahead until the playoffs, we're onto standings watch. Will the Maple Leafs be a wild card or division playoff team?

Can the Marlies and Growlers grab another cup? Will Toronto TBA be the first PWHL champion? Let's see where they stand.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are currently 3rd in the Atlantic Division with 82 points. They are nine back of the Boston Bruins who are 2nd with 91, and ten back of the first place Florida Panthers at 92.

At 8 points head of fourth place Tampa Bay it's a little cocky to say we don't need to worry about them, but I would only consider it because they are the closest Wild Card team to Toronto. After then it's the 10 points back Detroit Red Wings.

For the Leafs it's basically a matter of Boston and Florida fighting for first place, and we get the loser. I'm cheering for redemption. Bring on the Bruins.

The Toronto Marlies aren't the dominant team they were in 2018, but they're currently in a playoff spot. The top five teams from their North Division make the playoffs and the Marlies are fourth, but tied with the Belleville Senators at 61 points.

Marlies go back to school Wednesday after failing to win on the weekend
The Marlies need good marks on their pop-quiz today to stay in contention for the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Anything higher than 3rd is pretty much out of the question, as they are 10 points back of 2nd place Cleveland Monsters who are tied with the Syracuse Crunch at 72 points.

They are only 1 points ahead of the 5th place Rochester Americans, 3 over the 6th place Laval Rocket, and 5 up on Utica Comets. It's a tight race at the bottom of the division.

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The AHL playoffs are weird and constantly changing. Every division has a different format, and the North Division has 4th and 5th place have a 3 game series to determine who will play the 1st place team.

Right now it would be the Marlies vs the 5th place Rochester Americans to see who would face the Syracuse Crunch.

Out east the Newfoundland Growlers sit 3rd in the North Division at 61 points.

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12 back of 2nd place Norfolk Admirals, 17 from 1st place Adirondack Thunder. 3rd seems to be the top they can reach, but they have the Worcester Railers on their heels, just 5 points back at 56.

Right now the Growlers would face the 2nd place Norfolk Admirals, the same franchise that ended the Marlies Calder Cup run in 2012.

Behind them the Maine Mariners and Reading Royals have 53 points each, and in last place the Trois-Rivières Lions have 52. It's a tight race for the final playoff spot.

Back in Toronto, the PWHL TBA's are on top of the league, well tied with Montréal but the website has them first because they have one more regulation win. Toronto could be the first PWHL champion, because if we know anything it's that Toronto can only win with six teams in a league.

The PWHL playoffs let the first place team pick their opponent between 3rd and 4th place.


Minnesota are 3 points back of Toronto, and Boston seems like the preferred opponent as they are 10 behind Toronto.

Ottawa and New York aren't too far back, with 17 points each they could snag that final playoff spot from Boston.

Just imagine. We could have both top level Toronto teams drop Boston in the first round of the playoffs.

The only big news we were waiting on is if Philadelphia Flyers coach John Tortorella faces any supplemental discipline for refusing to leave the bench after being given a game misconduct.

The NHL put out a statement last night after dinner, saying he is suspended for two games and fined $50,000.

Just in time for the Leafs to visit Thursday night, which is their next game on the schedule.

It'll be fun!

Have a great day!