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Toronto goaltending sensation James Reimer misses practice

James Reimer was missing from practice Wednesday after leaving practice early Tuesday. Tom Szczerbowski Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY SportsAll good things come to an end, but is James Reimer's run as Toronto's go-to netminder on the line?It certainly does not look good. Reimer missed practice Wednesday after leaving practice early Tuesday with an undisclosed injury. Reimer was able...
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Report: Maple Leafs are no longer the NHL’s most valuable franchise

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had their fair share of issues on the ice. Those issues are reportedly starting to be seen off the ice as Forbes has released their financial evaluation of all 30 NHL teams and the Maple Leafs have fallen from the top spot. The accuracy of this report is highly questionable, but it should provide plenty of discussion. The review, which can be seen in...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

So about that Maple Leafs resurgence

Toronto was doing so well for the last few weeks, and then they had to play Boston. Ugh, the Bruins. First, the Bruins won in Boston by shutting out Toronto, and now, they won the back end of their home and home, with a shootout victory against the Maple Leafs. Things were looking up! They were stopping the puck, they had a new coach they…. *sigh* They’re still the Maple Leafs...
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Report: Cocaine testing coming to the NHL by end of season

It has been reported by TVA Sports reporter Renaud Lavoie that the league “should” include testing for cocaine by the end of this season. Lavoie broke the news on Twitter today but as of right now nothing has been finalized. The next couple of tweets come courtesy of Lavoie. All the NHL drug-testing should include cocaine test by the end of the season if everything is going...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NHLer Ian White arrrested, facing weapons charges

When NHL commissioner Gary Bettman mocked the NFL and said back in October 2014, “Our players know what’s right and wrong,” he couldn’t have been more wrong. Another week has passed and another NHL player (albeit a retired skater) has been charged with a crime. Former defenseman Ian White, 31, was arrested late last week and charged with multiple weapons offenses...
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Maple Leafs Slowly Turning It Around Following Mike Babcock Hire (Video)

The past 11 seasons haven’t been kind to the Maple Leafs. Toronto’s only playoff appearance during that span came against the Boston Bruins in the 2012-13 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. But the switch to Mike Babcock at coach has the Maple Leafs excited about the future. “It’s one of those big ships where it’s slowly turning,” NESN’s Billy Jaffe said on “Bruins...
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Leafs and Red Wings trending in two different directions post Babcock decision

When Mike Babcock made the decision to leave Detroit and come to Toronto, it dramatically changed the trajectory of both franchises. The Maple Leafs would go from having a pair bumbling coaches whose decisions were constantly second-guessed, providing ample fodder to the Toronto media, to one of the best coaches in the game who was respected league wide. The Red Wings went from a...
Via Bloguin Best
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Nazem Kadri: Maple Leafs wins last season were 'mentally exhausting'

Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs said coming to the rink is a lot more fun this season. John E. Sokolowski John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY SportsThe Toronto Maple Leafs are having a lot more fun under new coach Mike Babcock this season than they had under former coaches Randy Carlyle and Peter Horachek last season, and the difference has been tangible this November as the Leafs...
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James Reimer is not celebrating Jonathan Bernier's blown shot at starting job

James Reimer said he feels for goaltending partner Jonathan Bernier. John E. Sokolowski John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY SportsIt looks like James Reimer will be the starting goalie for the Maple Leafs for now after a disastrous start by Jonathan Bernier against the Rangers Sunday accompanied by strong performances of late by Reimer have made Reimer the top choice in net. But Reimer...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zuccarello strikes again, gives Rangers last minute over Toronto

Mats Zuccarello has owned the Toronto Maple Leafs this year. He has six points in the two games against Toronto this year, and has scored four goals in those games. Tonight he buried one in the final minute to give the Rangers a 4-3 win in a snoozer at MSG. Antti Raanta was great, as […]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jonathan Bernier lets in embarrassing goal from the red line

Sometimes when you are a team expected to be in the lottery of the NHL draft, when it rains it pours. It would seem that this trend isn’t different for the Toronto Maple Leafs. While playing above their perceived level for now, it is expected that the team will end up near the top of the draft. Johnathan Bernier is trying to do his part in contributing to the tank. You almost...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Break up the Maple Leafs!

TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 7: Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple leafs celebrates a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on February 7, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Leafs defeated the Oilers 5-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) Toronto has won 3 games in a row! That’s a bona fide streak! They defeated the Vancouver Canucks...
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Mixed feelings among NHL coaches in regard to net size

The discussion over the size of nets in the NHL has grown into quite the topic of conversation—as if debating whether three-on-three OT is terrible or the coaches’ challenges are effective isn’t enough to keep everyone occupied in between watching hockey games.The lack of scoring in conjunction with the size of the nets and goalie equipment reportedly became a talking point...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is about the size of the nets. Mike Babcock talked about the need to make them bigger and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

What They Said: Pens Vs. Leafs

My God the Maple Leafs suck. How about that depth scoring??  There was a time that if Sid and Geno didn’t get on the score sheet, if was a much longer night.  This one was over pretty quick. MAF is playing like he has found the game difficulty and switched it to “blind, deaf, and hook-handed” level. But you’re not here to read what I have to say.  What did Leaf fans say...
Via The Pensblog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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