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This is Nazem Kadri's opportunity.
With Tyler Bozak expected to miss at least a week because of a lower-body injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs are counting on Kadri to fill his spot as the first-line centre between James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel. If Saturday night's showing against the Pittsburgh Penguins was any indication, Kadri is well-suited for that promotion, even if it's just a short-term one.
Kadri scored the game-winning goal and felt comfortable with his new linemates almost right away.
"They're good players, so you usually just have to be at the right spot at the right time and the puck is on your stick," Kadri said. "We're all on the same page, offensively."
Of course it took some time for the new-look first line to find some chemistry.
"I think the first maybe the first period or two we were feeling each other out a little bit," van Riemsdyk said. "But the only way to really develop that chemistry is to play ...
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have another forward out of the lineup as Tyler Bozak will be out for the next 7-10 days with a lower body injury, as reported by Chris Johnston of Rogers Sportsnet. The injury comes at a difficult time for the Leafs, as Joffrey Lupul just got hurt, and Nikolai Kulemin hasn’t played since October 2nd. Through the first 11 games on the season, Bozak has three...
Earlier this year rumors started to ramp up involving the possibility of a second hockey team in the Greater Toronto Area. Those rumors only intensified when Rogers & Bell partnered up to purchased MLSE and GTA Sports and Entertainment proposed to build an NHL-size arena in Markham just outside of Toronto.
All of these intense rumors have been suggesting that there is a serious...
To an Easterner, it’s a mystery why a town in Alberta would be called Fort Saskatchewan. Isn’t Saskatchewan the province next door?
In any event, that’s where Joffrey Lupul was born three decades ago, just 10 miles or so down the highway from here. He grew up besotted with the Oilers and, for one season, was part of the oil-drop tribe.
So there will be tons of Lupuls at Rexall...
Heading into the 2013 NHL season the major topic of conversation when it came to the Toronto Maple Leafs was their goaltender situation.
The Leafs, who have both James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier in-goal, have decided to let the two battle for the top spot throughout the season. Head coach Randy Carlyle has dealt with the situation amicably. Carlyle has decided to give the net to...
Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos reported via Twitter that negotiating perimeters between the Maple Leafs and representatives for team captain Dion Phaneuf would have the pending unrestricted free agent signing a contract extension for more than $7 Million per season.
Is #Leafs Phaneuf worth 50M over 7 yrs? I'm hearing bar has been set in talks and that's where it starts...
Phil Kessel has scored five goals in three games, including a hat-trick against Anaheim, his fourth in his career.
This past week has been good for Phil Kessel. He recorded his fourth career hat-trick (second as a Leaf) in a 4-2 win the over the Anaheim Ducks, scored a goal in a 5-2 loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and scored another goal in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh...
The HockeyCentral at Noon guys on Sportsnet discuss the report from Nick Kypreos that contract talks have started with Dion Phaneuf and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kypreos states the starting point is around $50M for 7 years.
The Maple Leafs formula for victory this season has been a combination of great goaltending, effective special teams and getting outshot by at least 10 shots, which was followed to a tee on Saturday night, as James Reimer made 37 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Air Canada Center.
Nazem Kadri, who replaced the injured Tyler Bozak on Torontoâs top...
Phil Kessel has one of the most accurate wrist shots in the NHL, and he showed it off during the Toronto Maple Leafs’ game against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
During the second period, the former All-Star winger unleashed a shot from an incredibly difficult angle at the edge of the trapezoid that found the top portion of the net before Oilers goaltender Richard Bachman...
James Reimer wanted to keep things simple in his return.
It had been a while since he started a game for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
And his return came against Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the potent Pittsburgh Penguins.
''Maybe there was some circumstances surrounding the game, but honestly I didn't really pay much attention to them or think about them much,'...
James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier have provided the Toronto Maple Leafs with a trustworthy goaltending tandem, which is something the Edmonton Oilers only wish they could boast.
Both teams are dealing with their share of injuries, though.
Toronto looks to a win a fifth straight meeting with the Oilers as the teams face off Tuesday night in Edmonton.
The Maple Leafs (8-4-0) are...
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
First place in the conference, a one-two goalie punch most teams would love to have and the decision to make the star right winger the highest-paid player in team history looking like good business indeed.
Yes, these 26 days of October have been very, very rewarding for the Maple Leafs.
The fact eight wins have been racked up in...
The Maple Leafs have recalled veteran defenseman John-Michael Liles from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
Saturday Night the Penguins faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs. James Reimer managed to make 38 saves as he lead the Leafs to a 4-1 victory in Toronto.
The first period was a tough exchange for who could get the most penalties. For the most part back and forth. There were also goals. The first was scored by Pittsburgh when Pittsburgh's fan favorite Kris Letang buried...