Found July 12, 2012 on The Hockey Guys:
Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Just like Toronto Maple Leafs fans everywhere, Stuart Percy watched last month’s NHL Draft eager to see who the Leafs would take. So when Toronto selected a pair of highly skilled defenceman in Morgan Rielly and Matt Finn in the first two rounds, Percy would have had every reason to have been bothered. After all, Percy was a Leafs 1st round pick last year. But the 19 year-old insists he has no trouble it. “I’m not too worried about it,” said Percy, who was captain of his Ontario Hockey League team in Mississauga, Ontario last year and is expected to be the leader on the team again this season. “Teams are going to draft or sign a handful, if not 10 more defenceman, before I get to the system. We got a couple of great young defenceman. It’s great to have all that skill on the back end.” “You just kind of expect it,” added the Oakville, Ontario native. “You just have to keep an open mind and enjoy the competition.” Percy is a smooth skat...

Yet another Gotye Parody: Disgruntled Toronto Maple Leafs Fan

((ht: puckdaddy)) Saw this on the ever popular Puck Daddy blog on Yahoo Sports and feel compelled to share it. As we all know, the Sports landscape...and others has been littered with countless spins on the popular song by Gotye, "Somebody that I used to know". In today's version, Andrew Damelin, a not-so-happy fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs laments his teams...

James Van Riemsdyk Will Start at Centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs Training Camp

  While some players, particularly power forward Rick Nash, don’t want to play hockey in Toronto because they feel their every move will be scrutinized, James van Riemsdyk can’t wait to become the centre of attention for the Maple Leafs, literally. The 6’3″, 200 pound forward spoke to reporters in Toronto on Wednesday for the [...]

An Introduction to the Newest Toronto Maple Leaf: James van Riemsdyk

(Peter J. Thompson/National Post) By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) He stood in the middle of the dressing room on a hot July day, and James van Riemsdyk must have wondered what he was getting himself into it. In came eight television cameras, countless microphones and note pads as the Toronto media anxiously filed into the room, to hear from the Toronto Maple Leafs forward, who...

Winger van Riemsdyk will get a chance to center Leafs' top line

After years of miscasting unsuitable forwards for the role of No. 1 center, the Toronto Maple Leafs might just have stumbled on one by accident. Coach Randy Carlyle is going to give newcomer James van Riemsdyk a chance to play the middle on the top line between Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel, even though the winger has not appeared there in his three-year NHL career. The experiment...

Rick Nash Probably Won’t Be Suiting up with the Toronto Maple Leafs Next Season

It makes perfect sense doesn’t it? Most GTA born youth who grow up playing hockey dream of one day suiting up for the blue and white. Not Brampton-raised Rick Nash, who is currently looking for a way out of the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets. The power forward has revealed six teams that he would approve [...]
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