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Daniel Winnik claims Leafs don't need 'full rebuild"

The Leafs don't have much from last season that they would like to repeat -- not the losses, not the off-ice battles and not the questions of leadership issues.But Daniel Winnik, a former Leaf player who spent the second half of last season with the Penguins before returning to Toronto as a free agent, said improving on last season does not necessarily require a full rebuild. "I...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leafs' Komarov makes Estonian hockey debut in charity game

Leafs center Leo Komarov is staying sharp this offseason in ways that also help out the community. The forward recently played in a charity hockey game with former NHLers in Tallinn, Estonia to support the plight of local children.According to Toronto fan website Editor in Leaf, 75 percent of the proceeds from the game went toward children with cancer while 25 percent of proceeds...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthias thrilled for opportunities with Babcock, Maple Leafs

Center Shawn Matthias grew up in the Toronto area, so when he had the chance to sign with his hometown team this summer, he jumped at it. Matthias ended up inking a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs worth a reported $2.3 million on July 6.Aside from returning home, Matthias said playing for coach Mike Babcock was big draw in favor of Toronto."This is where I wanted to go, and [Babcock...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacques Lemaire Joining the Maple Leafs and What it Means for Toronto

NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 23: Head coach Jacques Lemaire of the New Jersey Devils speaks to the media after their game against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on December 23, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Isles defeated the Devils 5-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) People like their constants in life.  We relish the predictability because it provides stability...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Where do the Maple Leafs Rank?

View image | With the major offseason moves made, the NHL has entered its lull stage.  We figured this was the best time to debut our NHL power rankings series. To see where Ted Van Green ranks Nazem Kadri, Dion Phaneuf, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, click the link below: NHL Power Rankings Link
Via TopSportsReport
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier strikes deal with Leafs at zero hour

Jonathan Bernier and the Maple Leafs had already started their arbitration hearing and submitted their cases. But before the arbiter could hand down the ruling, the two sides came together and came up with a compromise: A two year deal with a $4.15 cap hit in each season. Bernier was a stellar backup with the L.A. Kings, but with the Leafs his minutes rose to over 3,000 a season...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting The Toronto Maple Leafs Lineup – Forwards Edition

View image | It has been a busy off season in Toronto with a lot of changes. Predicting a Maple Leafs depth chart at this point is quite challenging, especially considering training camps haven’t even opened, but it is good to experiment with some names and situations. Even though the Leafs have off loaded Phil Kessel, there are still a lot of term and dollars...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

What Will Next Season Bring For the Maple Leafs?

View image | Will the Toronto Maple Leafs be better in 2015? This is a very popular question during the dog days of summer. Will they be a bottom five team again? Will they make a playoff push? The 2015-2016 Toronto Maple Leafs will be one of the most unpredictable teams in recent years. Similar to the Oilers, nobody really knows how they will perform over the...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to make small, but impressive moves

The Toronto Maple Leafs entered this offseason with a clear direction – to rebuild the right way. Aside from the Phil Kessel trade, there haven’t been any big moves. For the most part, the Leafs have kept their strategy of signing low-risk, medium reward players like Shawn Matthias, P.A. Parenteau and Mark Arcobello to one-year deals with the likelihood of flipping them later...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

Is it too late to nominate a late entry to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eat contest this weekend? Because Phil Kessel seems like a worthy contender. The polarizing forward was traded Wednesday from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins in what was the biggest move of one of the NHL’s busiest days of the year. Thus ends Kessel’s contentious time in Toronto where he and...
July 02, 2015  |  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...
July 01, 2015  |  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
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Would Accept Trade To NYR

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Rangers are on Toronto Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel’s list of 8 teams he would accept a trade to, in addition to Boston, Chicago, LA, Minnesota, Montreal, Philly and Pittsburgh. Welcome to silly season. This comes in addition to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reporting from Calgary earlier this morning about the Buffalo Sabres having an...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 15, 2015  |  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
June 13, 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

“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”...
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April 14, 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...
April 12, 2015  |  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
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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