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Toronto Maple Leafs fans are a different breed, as recently evidenced by a fan named Brian Floyd. Floyd apparently infused his love of the Leafs and hot summer sun in a unique way recently. The Toronto fan (and that’s certainly putting it lightly) decided he was going to get himself a new Maple Leafs jersey, only not how you might expect him to do so. Floyd instead strategically applied sunscreen to his back and went outside and sat in the sun. That’s all he did. After a while, he became sunburned. And when he did, the name “Reimer” and number “34″ appeared on his back as a tribute to Leafs goalie James Reimer. Floyd applied the sunscreen in a way that when he eventually burned, the sunscreen would cover up skin to make the name and number readable. Check it out below. @theCHIVE NHL training camp is ONLY 1 month away! Pretty sure I'm ready. #leafs #itsadeepburn #worthit— Bryan Floyd (@YourFavRadioGuy) August 15, 2013 Stick tap to Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog an...

Maple Leafs GM focused on deals for Kadri, Franson

With less than four weeks remaining before training camp opens Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis said Friday his goal of re-signing restricted free agents Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson has not changed. The Maple Leafs have a shade under $5 million remaining under the NHL salary cap according to They can be over the cap by 10 percent until rosters have to...

The Toronto Maple Leafs are pretty cool

@MapleLeafsJedi totes. — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 15, 2013

Markham, ON’s mayor believes that an building an NHL-sized rink won’t yield a second team in Toronto

The probability of the Toronto Maple Leafs agreeing to allow another NHL team to horn in on its monopoly on the hearts and wallets of Canada's most populous city is incredibly small, despite the fact pundits insist that a second NHL team in Toronto "makes too much sense" to not be awarded to the city at some point in the near future. That's my take, anyway, and...

Mike Augello: '14 Filled With Contractual Conundrums

A number of Toronto Maple Leafs began skating at the team’s practice facility in Etobicoke, ON this week, as the start of training camp is less than a month away. The club still has some contractual situations to resolve for the upcoming season, as restricted free agents Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson remain unsigned, but if GM Dave Nonis thinks things have been challenging this...

Hockey Talk Picking Up As We Head To Late August

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - Statistics do lie: Nazem Kadri finished just three points behind John Tavares in league scoring last year. But Tavares finished third in the Hart Trophy voting, ahead of Jonathan Toews, and is pretty much a consensus pick for Team Canada in Sochi while the Leafs are still trying to figure out exactly what they have in Kadri. - A player...

Mike Augello: Nonis: “We Have Enough Cap Space”

Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis is not concerned about having enough cap space to get defenseman Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri signed before the start of training camp in mid-September. "From our standpoint, we have enough cap space in our minds to get both players signed and that's what we intend to do," Nonis told’s Dan Rosen on Friday. "There are...
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