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The Hockey Guys:
Toronto Maple Leafs
Photo courtesy of Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency
By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
Dave Nonis could have a busy few months ahead. And his decisions could impact the Leafs now and moving forward.
Nonis traded a 4th liner in Mike Brown to Edmonton and Matt Frattin is coming off a knee injury.
An issue that promises to be interesting to watch will be finding a spot for Joffrey Lupul, expected to return in the next week or two from an arm injury.
“He has not had any setbacks,” said Nonis when addressing Lupul’s recovery.
So who sits when Lupul returns? Does he play on the top line with Kessel, despite the solid play of James van Riemsdyk.
Funny to think that finding a spot for Lupul to play may be a difficult one, eh? Not many would have made that claim at the start of the season. Again it is not a big issue, but goes to show the Leafs depth this year.
On the defensive side of things, the Leafs signed blueliner Korbinian Holzer to a 2-year deal. So he looks to be part of the im...
BEST OF MAXIM
HIT TO THE HEAD
Welcome to the NHL, David Dziurzynski. The Senators rookie dropped the gloves for the first time in his NHL career Wednesday night, but he picked the wrong man to go up against. Dziurzynski didn’t stand a chance against Maple Leafs enforcer Frazer McLaren, who dropped the 23-year-old to the ice with a series of hard rights. The Senators’ Twitter account reported that the forward suffered...
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Frazer McLaren knocked out Ottawa Senators forward Dave Dziurzynski during a fight in the first minute of Wednesday night's game at the Air Canada Centre.
The fight lasted under 20 seconds, with McLaren dropping Dziurzynski and knocking him out of the game just three seconds into his first shift. The Senators later announced that Dziurzynski had...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year contract extension.
The deal Tuesday keeps Holzer under contract with the NHL club through 2014-15 season. Financial details weren't immediately available.
The 25-year-old Holzer has appeared in 16 games with Toronto this season. He has two goals, 19 penalty minutes and is tied for third on the team...
Frazer McLaren needed eight stitches to close the cut on his chin from a fight, another four for a gash on his cheek carved open by a stick later in the game.
Still, it was McLaren who delivered the most damaging blow of the night.
Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists to help the Toronto Maple Leafs hold off the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Wednesday in a game highlighted by a knockout...
Here in the US, we tend to not notice most Canadian musicians (until they have a big hit on radio, right Barenaked Ladies?). Lost in the shuffle is old time Canadian folk singer, Stompin’ Tom Connors. Now being a folk singer (and Canadian), he never really became popular here in the States. He had a few hits, and became very well known in Canada. There is one song of his...
NYR sign UFA OA F Josh Nicholls, 20, of Saskatoon Blades. 41 goals and 73 points in 65 GP this season. Originally drafted by TOR in 2010.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 4, 2013
McKenzie adds that the 20-year old Nicholls, who was a 2010, 7th round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs, signed a standard three-year entry level deal, which has an annual cap hit of...
While the Bruins dropped the puck Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, it appears the team’s front office may have been up to some work as well.
According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Carl Soderberg is hoping to join Boston after the conclusion of his team’s playoff run.
The 27-year-old led the Swedish Elite League in scoring and is widely considered to be...
After an ugly and dissapointing loss the Bruins have a shot to bounce back against their North East Division foes. The Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs have lost their glory and are a big reason the Bruins will be great for years to come.
In September of 2009 the Bruins traded Phil Kessel to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a first round and second round pick in 2010 and a first in 2011...
The Maple Leafs may not have had much success on the ice in recent years, but the city of Toronto has had something to celebrate.
Longtime Leafs captain Mats Sundin was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, capping off a 18-year career with the honor. Sundin was just the second Swedish player to be inducted, and the first to make it on his first year of eligibility.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have extended their surge as their offense has continued to improve. The opposite has been true for the Ottawa Senators, who have seen the goals continue to dry up during a three-game losing streak.
The Maple Leafs go for their third straight win overall and second in as many home games against the Senators this season Wednesday night.
Toronto (14-9-0) has...
I would like to continue my rant about how NHL players are some of the toughest folks in the sporting world, and the below video will speak for me. Check out how Frazer McLaren left David Dziurzynski not moving on the ice following their scrap during the beginning of the Senators and Maple Leafs game on Wednesday night. Dziurzynski left the game with an obvious concussion.
The Maple Leafs will need to put forth a better effort against the division and provincial rival Ottawa Senators than they have put forth in their first two outings this season.
Toronto was fortunate in the previous contest at the ACC in mid-February, as they were outplayed by the injury riddled Sens throughout most of the game, but earned a 3-0 victory mostly on the strength...
8 a.m. ET: The Northeast Division is arguably the best in the league, and a lot of that has to do with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ resurgence.
While former general manager Brian Burke was fired before the start of the season, his plan is still in place, and it’s finally starting to see success. The Leafs come into Boston on Thursday and they are coming in hot. Toronto sits just...