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KOSHAN: Relationship between Marleau and Leafs’ Matthews, Marner endures

KOSHAN: Relationship between Marleau and Leafs’ Matthews, Marner endures

The bromance involving Patrick Marleau, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner hasn’t lost its spark. Never mind that the veteran Marleau hasn’t been a Maple Leafs teammate since Toronto traded him to the
KOSHAN: Five of the Leafs’ worst losses of the season, in review

KOSHAN: Five of the Leafs’ worst losses of the season, in review

From blowing a big lead on opening weekend to being beaten by an emergency backup goaltender, the Maple Leafs treated themselves to some embarrassing performances before the 2019-20 National Hockey
The best of times: Five of Koshan’s top memories in covering sports

The best of times: Five of Koshan’s top memories in covering sports

Sportswriters at the Toronto Sun have been tasked with reliving some of our top moments covering, or witnessing, games and events during our respective careers. The list could be pages long, but
Matthews’ charge to 50, Keefe takes over, Hyman’s play among Leafs highlights

Matthews’ charge to 50, Keefe takes over, Hyman’s play among Leafs highlights

He scored the game-winning goal in the Maple Leafs’ season opener and scored the game-winning goal in what could be the final regular-season game of 2019-20. They were two of the 47 goals Auston
Leafs return home, where it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for the past few months

Leafs return home, where it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for the past few months

Different location, same issues. One of the last thoughts Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe left the media to ponder late on Friday night following the loss in Anaheim was the club’s play on home ice.
Leafs end California trip with another offensively challenged loss

Leafs end California trip with another offensively challenged loss

ANAHEIM — What a long, strange, bad trip it was. Check that. The Maple Leafs’ swing through California wasn’t necessarily long, just the normal three-games-in-four-nights that usually make up the tour
Matthews putting more tricks in his bag as his goals continue to mount for Leafs

Matthews putting more tricks in his bag as his goals continue to mount for Leafs

SAN JOSE — Bob Boughner was half-joking, but his point about Auston Matthews was well-made. “Every time you turn the TV on, he is scoring,” Boughner, the interim coach of the San Jose Sharks, said on
Game Day: Maple Leafs at Lightning

Game Day: Maple Leafs at Lightning

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Tuesday, 7 p.m., Amalie Arena TV: Sportsnet Ontario; RADIO: 1050 AM THE BIG MATCHUP C Auston Matthews vs. G Andrei Vasilevskiy The Maple Leafs can’t score
Ugly Leafs effort proves costly, go figure, against Crosby and Co.

Ugly Leafs effort proves costly, go figure, against Crosby and Co.

PITTSBURGH — You didn’t really think the Maple Leafs were going to climb out of a deep hole against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, did you? Against a Penguins team that now has 22 wins on
Crosby well aware of Leafs’ Matthews/Marner threat

Crosby well aware of Leafs’ Matthews/Marner threat

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby didn’t have to watch much game video to know the dual threat that Maple Leafs youngsters Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have the potential to pose on each shift. “Between
‘THEY CREATE A LOT’: Pens’ Crosby praises Leafs’ Matthews and Marner

‘THEY CREATE A LOT’: Pens’ Crosby praises Leafs’ Matthews and Marner

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby has some concerns when he ponders playing against the Maple Leafs duo of Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. “I’d say a lot,” the Pittsburgh Penguins captain said on Tuesday
GAME DAY: Maple Leafs at Penguins

GAME DAY: Maple Leafs at Penguins

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (31-21-8) at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (36-15-6) 7 p.m. Tuesday, PPG Paints Arena, Sportsnet, The Fan 590 BIG MATCHUP Auston Matthews vs. Sidney Crosby A potential matchup of Matthews,
Leafs test Keefe’s patience with breakdowns

Leafs test Keefe’s patience with breakdowns

Sheldon Keefe has granted the offensively gifted Maple Leafs more rope, but so often they trip over the rigging when pushed into a defensive posture. The play of the Leafs on Wednesday in New York —
Game Day: Panthers at Maple Leafs

Game Day: Panthers at Maple Leafs

FLORIDA PANTHERS (28-17-5) at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-17-7) Monday, 7 p.m., Scotiabank Arena, TV: TSN4; Radio: 590 AM THE BIG MATCHUP Aaron Ekblad vs. Auston Matthews Aaron Ekblad gets the hard
Leafs’ Matthews on Nylander: ‘Everybody’s thrilled with the way he has been competing’

Leafs’ Matthews on Nylander: ‘Everybody’s thrilled with the way he has been competing’

Looking back on it, William Nylander’s contract situation with the Maple Leafs during the first couple of months of the 2018-19 season had a ripple effect. Talk of Nylander’s future often was a topic
SIMMONS: Playoffs start now for the on-the-fringe Maple Leafs

SIMMONS: Playoffs start now for the on-the-fringe Maple Leafs

The question was never asked during training camp in St. John’s — not once — because no one thought it was a question of any substance. Do you think you’ll make the playoffs? It wasn’t asked after
Leafs great Vaive sees 50 in Matthews’ sights, if not beating his record 54 goals

Leafs great Vaive sees 50 in Matthews’ sights, if not beating his record 54 goals

Rick Vaive was having a fine time at the Maple Leafs’ Blue & White gala at the Royal York earlier this month when he bumped into Auston Matthews. “I said to him, ‘Are you going to break the
Leafs, Andersen mail it in, head off to bye week with dismal loss to Blackhawks

Leafs, Andersen mail it in, head off to bye week with dismal loss to Blackhawks

Pathetic, really. The Maple Leafs slinked into their bye week on Saturday night and said bye-bye to their playoff spot. The aim for many players as they get away from their livelihoods is to forget
Game Day: Blackhawks at Maple Leafs

Game Day: Blackhawks at Maple Leafs

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Saturday, 7 p.m., Scotiabank Arena TV: CBC, Sportsnet Ontario; Radio: 590 AM THE BIG MATCHUP RW Patrick Kane vs. C Auston Matthews These two always put on a
Game Day: Flames at Maple Leafs

Game Day: Flames at Maple Leafs

CALGARY FLAMES (25-18-5) at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (25-16-6) Thursday, 7 p.m., Scotiabank Arena TV: TSN4; Radio: 590 AM THE BIG MATCHUP Matthew Tkachuk vs. Auston Matthews Tkachuk is at the centre of a