Leafs have a new jersey and we hope they never wear it

Let’s start off by saying that the Reverse Retro jerseys by Adidas are overwhelmingly good and this was a great project by the NHL to effectively grab our cash. Now let’s take a look at the Leafs jersey that leaves us wanting…

Woven from the fabric of legends.
Introducing the #LeafsForever adidas #ReverseRetro jersey. Hitting the ice in 2021. pic.twitter.com/FFcAw8DTGt
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 16, 2020

Now, that’s an unfortunate looking jersey. The fact that the Leafs use grey as a means to spice up their bland blue and white colour scheme points to one of the biggest problems with anything th Leafs will be able to accomplish. Secondly, the logo is a Leaf. Unless you are going to go away from it completely, it’s always going to be different shades of underwhelming.
In an attempt to mix some elements, like grey, the cool Ballard era jersey template, and one of the lesser know Leafs logos, we’ve wound up with something one of our writers suggests would be most likely found on the shelf at Walmart.
Here are some of their other thoughts:
Nick Richard: I hate this jersey so much. I really …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Eurotrip: Jesper Lindgren to MODO

It probably goes without saying that the Leafs are now looking at any and all options for finding European clubs for their players, and yesterday they found a landing spot for Jesper Lindgren with MODO.
From the MODO team site:
MODO Hockey can today announce that defender Jesper Lindgren has been contracted as a loan from the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. “We are very happy that” Jeppe “has clearly shown that he wants to return to MODO and this solution with Toronto is very good for us. As a player, he has clear top qualities as an offensive back, but has also taken big steps in his entire game in recent seasons “, comments MODO Hockey’s sports manager Fredrik Glader.
That puts Lindgren, Korshkov, and Lehtonen overseas so far, and it’s doubtful those will be the last, as hockey won’t resume in North America until December.
Lindgren wasn’t a standout in his year with the Marlies, and perhaps some extra hockey can get him on track to compete for a bigger role with the AHL club in December.
 

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

I’m not sure if this Stanley Cup will mean more, but it definitely won’t mean less

I’ll preface this by saying the NHL is right now in midst of what I think is the most crucial period of this potential restart, and if they mess it up, everything goes to pot. The ongoing training camps all over North America should make people uneasy about what could happen in the next two weeks, especially considering some of the extreme hot spots in the southern States. Why this stage of the league’s attempt to get back on its feet wasn’t centered in the two hub cities as well, I’ll never know. But this is where we are, and all we can do is hope everyone gets into their bubbles safe and hassle-free. From there I think things get easier.
The league has been on shutdown so long I almost forget what it’s like to argue about sports, but one constant discussion point that’s circled this potential restart is whether or not this upcoming playoff will be “legit” for lack of a better term. In other words, will there be an asterisk next to the Cup winner due to these strange circumstances? Is it going …

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Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation

Who do the draft experts see as potential targets for the Leafs in the 2nd and 3rd rounds?

Yeah, no one is specifically saying these are the players the Leafs are looking at. Even in Toronto no one is putting in that leg work for picks outside the first round, and we’re relying entirely on who ranked at 53rd and 84th overall on draft lists to project potential targets for the Leafs.
No matter how we get there, the results are pretty encouraging as some of these players listed seem like steals or worthwhile projects for development.

53rd Overall
84th Overall 
Dobber Prospects
Anttoni Honka-D
Yes, he’s the brother of Julius Honka and most scouts seem to paint him with the same brush of being an offense first defenseman who needs to work on his game in his own zone. That might mean some work is required, but it seems like getting him at 53 would be a steal
Justin Bergeron-D
He’s technically an overager, but was one of the youngest eligible players last year, so if you treat him like a first year eligible he’s a find at 84. He’s part of a strong QMJHL program which is a plus, and could be AHL eligible a season from now.
Bob McKenzie
Antti Tuomisto-D
Some …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Yes, you should absolutely blow those savings on Leafs playoff tickets

It goes without saying – not everyone can afford Leafs playoff tickets. I won’t tell you to go broke or give up your rent or stop eating or anything delusional like that. But if you’re middle class, figuring how to spend that extra cash you’re debating on spending on new piece of lawn furniture or a vacation you’ll forget what month you took it in two years from now, bite that bullet and create yourself a lifetime memory. Do it at least once, if you can.
What’s it like? Deafeningly loud, to start. At its loudest the Scotiabank Arena makes conversation impossible.
When Auston Matthews scores in the second period to put the Leafs up a score against the Bruins, your loudest screams of his name are drowned out by the chorus twenty thousand strong. The SBA’s regularly cold, dead heart comes to life.

It’s coloured with vibrant blues and whites that for the first time all season blur the line between the rich and the poor seats. After Auston scores the go-ahead powerplay goal he feels an earthquake beneath his feet; the SBA shaking on its foundation, set in motion by helicopter rally …

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Author: Jake T / The Leafs Nation