It's that time of the year again... Almost. The preseason schedule for the Leafs kicks off on Sunday and Monday with a home-and-home against the Ottawa Senators. Then the Buffalo Sabres, but we'll get to them later. Here's what you need to know:
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Ottawa Senators
Canadian Tire Centre
Broadcast on Sportsnet One
Start time 2:00pm Sunday
That will be followed by a game in Toronto on Monday.
Ottawa Senators @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Broadcast on Sportsnet and NHL Network
Start time 7:00pm Monday
Then it's a game against Buffalo on Wednesday and we're off to the races.
Presumably, and based on previous Septembers, the Leafs will send one squad that they've been practicing with (probably Nylander, Rielly, and friends) and keep the other group in Toronto. It won't be long before we see an NHL/AHL split, then just one group, then it'll be the regular season and we didn't even notice.
Sorry to the folks saying Logan Cooley is the greatest player in NHL history, this was a pretty cool first goal, but 19-year-old Matthews was better. And the bar for an international debut is score at the World Cup, then four in your season opener.
Pulled a newspaper from out of town. Get to know the Washington Capitals this morning!
Back to the local newspaper.