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MAPLE LEAFS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marlies look to win Maple Leafs jobs in AHL playoffs

The Toronto Marlies aren't just in a hunt for the Calder Cup this spring; the players are also trying to prove they're worthy of NHL jobs for a team in a full rebuild next season."They’re building up currency for next year," said Marlies coach Gord Dineen to the Toronto Star. "The longer we go, the more they do, the more people will take notice. It will be fresh in people’s mind...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs could look to cash in from Kessel trade on restricted free agent market

The Leafs are in rebuild mode with very limited cap space available, so one place where they could find some valuable players could be on the restricted free agent market. Bleacher Report recently compiled a list of three RFAs for the Leafs to target, and one name could be of high interest to Maple Leafs fans.That name is Dougie Hamilton, the Bruins defenseman whom Boston selected...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto's draft stock improves thanks to Chicago win

Maple Leafs fans did have a rooting interest in these playoffs -- they had to hope the Blackhawks would beat the Predators in order to improve Toronto's standing in this year's draft. Although the first half of the NHL draft order was determined on April 18, the remaining spots are determined by how the playoff teams do in the postseason.Toronto acquired a first-round draft pick...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

At one point in NHL Draft lottery, Leafs had best odds to land Connor McDavid

Maple Leafs fans may cringe when they realize how close they were to winning the NHL Draft Lottery and, in turn, drafting Connor McDavid. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, the Edmonton Oilers won the lottery with the ball combination of 5-14-6-1. There were only 12 combinations starting with 5-14-6 and the Maple Leafs held four […] The post At one point in NHL Draft lottery...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

“Yesterday was just the beginning” for Toronto Maple Leafs

A devastating campaign for the Toronto Maple Leafs officially ended on Monday, and emotions were running high as most players vacated their lockers for the final time this season. After missing the playoffs for a second straight season, drastic changes are expected in order to bring respectability back to a franchise that was once one […] The post “Yesterday was just the beginning”...
Via Along the Boards
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs firings a long time coming

It’s hard to imagine anyone being too surprised to see both general manager Dave Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horacheck fired. Both men are now former employees of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. Brendan Shanahan didn’t waste anytime cleaning out the offices with the news coming less than 24 hours after the team’s season finale against […] The post Toronto Maple...
Via Along the Boards
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fire GM, interim head coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Sunday that general manager David Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horachek have been relieved of their duties. The club announced that coaches Steve Spott, Chris Dennis and Rick St. Croix (goaltending) have also been relieved of their duties while Steve Staios will resume his duties as M\manager of player development. Nonis was named senior...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fire GM Dave Nonis, head coach Peter Horachek

Sweeping changes were expected for the Toronto Maple Leafs after an abysmal season, and the club is wasting little time. General manager Dave Nonis was and head coach Peter Horachek were fired Sunday, the team announced. Most of the coaching staff was also let go as part of the ongoing efforts to clean house in one of the NHL’s most passionate markets. One person who won’t...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Maple Leafs’ Quality Chances Or B’s Pressure On Panthers?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf to reporter: 'Have you played sports before?'

Dion Phaneuf was interviewed following his team’s 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets and he provided an interesting response when asked about whether or not he was embarrassed by the Maple Leafs’ most recent loss. Phaneuf thought carefully before responding, but his answer shed some light on what the captain thinks about his current situation. “Have you played sports...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (4/8/15) vs Toronto Maple Leafs

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs this evening by the score of 5-0. In a less than stellar showing for the Leafs, the Blue Jackets spanked the Leafs to extend their point streak to ten games. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: All Four Lines It is a beautiful, beautiful time out on the ice when you get all four lines rolling perfectly...
Via BS Hockey
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs end the year with the fewest road wins of any NHL team

The Toronto Maple Leafs completed the 41-game road portion of their 2014-15 schedule with a 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The loss, a blowout in which the Leafs weren’t even a little competitive, perfectly summarized how the team played away from home this season. In fact, the club will end the year with the league’s worst road record. Maple Leafs finish the 41 game...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri Quits Toronto Maple Leafs (April Fools’ Prank)

The Toronto Maple Leafs were out celebrating April Fools’ Day this morning at the Mastercard Centre with allegations of Nazem Kadri leaving the team. Kadri had allegedly announced to his teammates that he was quitting the Maple Leafs at this morning’s practice. According to the Maple Leafs’ interim head coach Peter Horachek, Kadri made the announcement... The post Nazem Kadri...
Via The Garbage Time
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kessel and Booth briefly fight during practice

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a frustrated group and tempers finally boiled over during the team’s practice on Friday. Phil Kessel and David Booth engaged in a brief altercation during a scrimmage before it was broken up by the other players. These things happen and shouldn’t be blown out of proportion, but it’s difficult not to do so considering the team in question is the...
Via Bloguin Best
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel, David Booth Get Into Fight At Maple Leafs Practice (Video)

It hasn’t been a banner year for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The lowly Leafs, who are coming off their seventh straight loss, have found a home near the bottom of the standings this season. Things have been frustrating to say the least for Toronto, but they reached a new low Friday at practice as Phil Kessel and David Booth got into an altercation. The incident occurred during a...
Via NESN.com
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs See Sell-Out Streak End

For the first time in 13 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs have failed to sell out a game. In their match last night against the Minnesota Wild, which saw the home team fall 2-1 in a tightly contested showdown, the Air Canada Centre had an emptiness to it that hasn’t been seen in over a... The post Toronto Maple Leafs See Sell-Out Streak End appeared first on The Garbage Time.
Via The Garbage Time
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Leafs forward says dressing room is 'pretty screwed up'

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been the equivalent of a garbage fire this season according to the local media, the team’s fans and just about everyone who has watched the team. The dressing room appears to be in an awkward state following repeated quotes from the team’s management criticizing players as well as a recent statement from Jonathan Bernier in which he compared the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Could Have a Bright Future with James Van Riemsdyk’s Leadership

James Van Riemsdyk #21 of the Toronto Maple Leafs protects the puck against Mikael Backlund #11 and Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 13, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The sky is falling for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The team is 27-38-6 and is dwelling in the basement of the Eastern...
Via The Sports Journal
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Kadri sent home

Things looked bright for the Toronto Maple Leafs heading into this season. The hiring of advanced stats guru Kyle Dubas as Assistant General Manager and Brendan Shanahan as President of Hockey Operations signaled a change in the Leafs’ front office. Many speculated that General Manager Dave Nonis and then Head Coach Randy Carlyle were on the hot seat with the additions of Shanahan...
Via isportsweb.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN

The problems with networks broadcasting average users’ tweets with a particular hashtag are numerous, but it’s rare to see them spark a potential lawsuit. That’s what’s happened in the wake of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage show Monday, though, which was pulling in tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and broadcast the tweet “I want the leafs to keep lupul solely...
Via Awful Announcing
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its treatment of Dion Phaneuf (video)

Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel has finally had it with what he perceives as the shoddy treatment that Dion Phaneuf has been forced to endure this season, especially from the media. The typically media-averse Kessel, who leads the team in both goals (23) and points (50) stood in the locker room and chastised the...Read More The post Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Joffrey Lupul is not happy with TSN over this hashtag blunder

TSN’s non-stop NHL trade deadline coverage had an interesting moment when this tweet flashed across the screen.  It appears that someone was not monitoring the #TradeCentre hashtag closely enough.  At least we know this tweet making a joke at the expense of Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul didn’t come from Dustin Penner… So this happened, lol. #TradeCentre @mlse pic.twitter.com...
Via Awful Announcing
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs interim coach rips team's effort with great quote

The Toronto Maple Leafs fired Randy Carlyle in early January, inserting Peter Horachek in what in hindsight can be considered an unsuccessful effort to provide a jolt to a team that has been under-performing all season. The decision to give Carlyle his walking papers came to a head after the Leafs dropped 12 of 14...Read More The post Maple Leafs interim coach: Team’s ‘give...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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