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Nylander dazzles in Leafs rookie debut

As far as first impressions go William Nylander performed about as well as one could expect. The Maple Leafs top prospect dazzled in his first game action in blue and white, speedy and dangerous throughout a 4-2 opening night victory from the club's annual rookie tournament in London. Nylander, picked eighth overall at the 2014 draft, finished with one assist, responsible for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs’ William Nylander main attraction as rookie camp opens

You pose the question casually to the Maple Leafs’ veteran players, because you don’t want to prejudice the answer. “Of all the changes in the off-season — the trades, the signings, the draft, the front office, the assistant coaches — what new addition excites you the most?” While the potential answers are many, one name keeps coming up: William Nylander. “He’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Joffrey Lupol hopes to have a healthy season with Toronto

Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs hopes to have a better season. In other words, hopes to stay injured free.#482019451 / gettyimages.comLupul is probably one of the unluckiest players when it comes to injuries. Most people would say he is 'injury prone.' Injury prone is getting injured in the same place by the same things. What Lupul has is he gets into too many...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Glenn Healy On The Toronto Maple Leafs

from Katie Strang of ESPN, "I think they have certainly reshaped their team in a huge way," Healy told ESPN.com in a recent phone conversation. "They've added some players, particularly in the bottom-six position, to give them more balance and more depth. The players they picked up are Western Conference players. They've reshaped their focus." ...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers hockey star Amanda Kessel to miss season with concussion

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers women's hockey team announced Wednesday that star forward Amanda Kessel will miss the upcoming 2014-15 season due to lingering concussion symptoms. According to a release from the team, the symptoms stem from injuries suffered during Kessel's time on the U.S. Women's National Team. Kessel, the younger sister of NHL forward and former Gopher...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Spencer Abbott

Spencer Abbott will spend the 2014-15 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. The team signed the restricted free agent to a one-year contract yesterday. The decision to resign the 26-year-old forward is more for the teams AHL affiliate than the Leafs themselves. Abbott was a big piece to the Toronto Marlies making the Calder Cup finals last season, putting up 69 points...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephane Robidas’ right leg still not fully healed

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed a player that more than a few teams' fans viewed as a simple low-cost option in 37-year-old Stephane Robidas (he signed a 3-year, $9 million contract), but the Toronto Star's Kevin McGran reports that Robidas' right leg--which was broken twice last season, once while he was playing for the Dallas Stars and once while he was playing in the...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Depth Chart 2014 2015

Toronto Maple Leafs C 1. Tyler Bozak  2. Nazem Kadri  3. Mike Santorelli  4. Peter Holland 5. Petri Kontiola  L 1. James van Riemsdyk  2. Matt Frattin  3. David Booth  4. Frazer McLaren  5. Daniel Winnik  6. Jerred Smithson  R 1. Phil Kessel  2. Joffrey Lupul ...

Leafs Jake Gardiner & Morgan Reilly Talk Legends Charity Golf Classic:

The Leafs past, present and future came together to tee off at The Leafs & Legends Charity Golf Classic The event had everyone hit the links with the Leafs all in the name of charity! Watch as Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly take time to talk about teaming up with the MLSE Team foundation.   The post Leafs Jake Gardiner & Morgan Reilly Talk Legends Charity Golf Classic...
Via Beyond The Benches
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs give Petri Kontiola another shot at NHL success

Every now and then, he would get asked about it. Someone — a teammate, a journalist, a person he met on the street — would look at Petri Kontiola and wonder what happened. Why did the top forward in the 2013 world championship, an offensive playmaker who led club teams in Finland and in Russia in scoring, last just 12 games in the NHL? Why didn’t it work out? Was he too small...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Robidas Expects to be Ready for Home Opener; Not Cleared ATM

(Picture Credits: CBC.ca) Newly signed veteran defenceman Stephane Robidas has yet to be cleared for contact after breaking the same leg twice in a period of about 4 months, but expects to be be ready in time for the regular season. “I’m feeling great,” the veteran said on the Fan 590. I’ve been skating since […]
Via The Hockey Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

3 reasons why Phil Kessel is the best American skater today

The National Hockey League (NHL) is much like the United States of America; chalk full of diversity and consisting of individuals who work harder than anyone else in the world. This country was founded by immigrants and its diverse culture is what makes the United States so unique. Same with the NHL. The number of countries represented in the world’s best hockey league is abound...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

If there was a way to buy stock in the Leafs' ability to create entertainment and wonder, it'd be the world's first true perpetual motion machine.#165438566 / gettyimages.comHello! This will be a synoptic feature Mon-Sat the next five weeks to gear up for the start of the 2014-'15 season. We're going in reverse alphabetical order and alternating between the Eastern...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

You can literally watch paint dry on the Maple Leafs website

Only in Canada… The front page of the Toronto Maple Leafs' website right now. Hockey in Canada is different. pic.twitter.com/qKViNDE9mr — Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) August 28, 2014 The captivating footage from the live stream is as exciting as it sounds… For all of you that say you’d rather watch paint dry than ________, this is your test to see if that’s...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fans are going to watch paint dry

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are anxious for hockey to start. How anxious? Enough to watch paint dry on a sheet of ice. The Maple Leafs will air steaming video of the Air Canada Centre being painted. It’s silly, but the team is having a bit of fun with it as they encourage their fans to literally watch paint dry. Watch Paint Dry … Live! Watch: Livestream of the ice being painted...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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