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MAPLE LEAFS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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Today was the first day of free agency, which generally is an awesome, fun filled day, but the crazy factor was kicked up a notch by the fact that Toronto traded away their best player. For the third year in a row, and despite a down year, Phil Kessel led the Maple Leafs in scoring. The Leafs are certainly a bad team all around, but the world generally understands that it’s not...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded star winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a package which includes prospect Kasperi Kapanen, defensemen Scott Harrington and a draft pick per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. The return for the star forward is a tad underwhelming. The big piece is obviously Kasperi Kapanen, an 18-year-old forward and son of Sami. He scored 11 goals with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel to Penguins

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, reports SportsNet. The Maple leafs get forward Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington and a draft pick from the Penguins. Kessel, 28, had 25 goals and 36 assists last season for Toronto.  The nine-year veteran had 80 points during the 2013-14 season. Kessel signed an eight-year, $64 million deal...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins in multi-player deal

NHL free agency began Wednesday at noon, but it’s a blockbuster trade that has stole the headlines. The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded first-line right winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports the Penguins will send forward prospect Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington and a draft pick to the Leafs...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Babcock lays out plans to run a tight ship in Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs had quite a bit of off-ice drama last season, and new coach Mike Babcock apparently will not tolerate any of that when he is the man behind the bench in Toronto. "The number-one characteristic of a Toronto Maple Leaf is a good human being. Period,” Babcock told the media. “So if you don’t fit that, you’re not going to be here. Anything that’s been...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder

According to a Sportsnet post, the Blue Jays are making for themselves.  In beginning of  June,  the Jays  had a winning streak of 3 consecutive games in a row.  However,  CBS  is not only jeopardizing the success of the team, but their own journalistic integrity as well. Last  week, CBS 2 New York created a... The post CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder appeared first...
Via The Garbage Time
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto sets price for Tyler Bozak

The Maple Leafs seem to be interested in trading as many players as possible, and according to Sportsnet's Damien Cox, the Leafs set an asking price for center Tyler Bozak at a second-round draft pick. Bozak has a contract which hints at a top-six role, as he holds a cap hit of $4.2 million per season, but the defensive aspect of his game needs some work. Bozak finished the year...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Olie Kolzig Shirts for Sale!

Check out who has a new clothing line - none other than legendary Caps goaltender Olaf Kolzig. For sale are an assortment of shirts, sweatshirts, and baby onesies. It's via @500LEVEL, a site for 'officially licensed, fan-designed apparel.'
Via Capitals Outsider
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Wings are no longer interested in Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf

If you’re hoping the Red Wings will revisit that Dion Phaneuf trade this summer… well it looks like we’ve got some bad news for you. According to Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan, Detroit is apparently no longer interested in the Toronto veteran defenseman: @DetroitRedWings no longer interested in pursuing a trade for @MapleLeafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, I was told. — Ansar Khan...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings no longer interested in Dion Phaneuf

Prior to the 2014-15 trade deadline, the Detroit Red Wings were believed to be hotly pursuing Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The two sides were unable to reach a deal before the deadline passed, but it was reported that the talks would resume over the summer. Now that the season has wrapped, it appears that the Red Wings have had a change of heart. @DetroitRedWings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS had the Mets losing to the Maple Leafs

The "Ny" Mets are not our favourite squadron. #TMLtalk pic.twitter.com/5Ggusf4of8— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) June 19, 2015[Brendan Maloy]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Maple Leafs aim to trade Phil Kessel before the draft

Trade rumors have hung over Phil Kessel’s head ever since the Toronto Maple Leafs started slumping through the 2014-15 season. Now that the 2015 Draft is approaching, these rumors are intensifying and the latest report indicates the club hopes to deal Kessel to a new club prior to the draft. Via The Star: In particular, there’s a widespread belief, as first reported a week...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock: Maple Leafs job a 'massive, massive challenge'

Mike Babcock knows the task of turning around the Toronto Maple Leafs is taller than the CN Tower. Babcock officially was introduced as the new head coach of the Leafs on Thursday, and despite a reportedly enormous contract in the NHL’s most passionate market, Babcock did all he could to temper expectations in his first news conference. “This is going to be a long process,”...
Via NESN.com
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Arthur temporarily knocks TSN off the air

The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Mike Babcock as their new head coach Thursday, and Canada’s version of ESPN temporarily lost the live feed moments before the news conference began. Toronto Star columnist and TSN contributor Bruce Arthur was talking about Babcock’s competitiveness when this happened: The broadcast quickly cut to TSN’s insider panel of James Duthie, Darren...
Via Awful Announcing
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Guy loses his job for shouting idiotic NSFW meme at Toronto reporter

CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt was tired of people shouting vulgarities on live television and decided to do something. Hunt, who was outside of a Toronto FC game, had the camera rolling when a group of men yelled, “f— her right in the p—-.” This has been one of the dumbest viral trends that has popped up everywhere from ESPN to CNN during the protests in Baltimore. The original...
Via Awful Announcing
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft

It is no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs will likely not be Stanley Cup contenders for the next couple seasons, if any time soon at all. So, without playoff hockey, Maple Leafs fans will likely turn their attention to the NHL Entry Draft. With two first-round picks, including the fourth overall selection, it is […] The post Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft appeared...
Via Along the Boards
May 02, 2015  |  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
April 12, 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
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