Found January 02, 2012 on
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By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk)
There was plenty of news to go around Leaf Nation on Monday. From waivers to injured players to interesting practice strategies, the Toronto Maple Leafs had a rather eventful day. For all the dayâs news and some added opinion, read on.
Leafs place Dupuis on waivers
It was announced on Monday morning that the Maple Leafs had placed forward Philippe Dupuis on waivers. Dupuis was unable to produce and wasnât helping the leagueâs worst penalty kill whatsoever, making the move a no-brainer.
In 30 games this season, Dupuis didnât manage to register a single point and owned a minus-2 rating to go along with 16 penalty minutes. This is one reason why the move was made,Â according to head coach Ron Wilson.
The move seems to be a reasonable one; whatâs the point of keeping around a guy who wasnât getting to job done offensively and was struggling to fill his role as a solid penalty killer? This means more ice time is probably on the w...
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Joffrey Lupul totaled a goal and three assists as Toronto ripped Tampa Bay, 7-3, at Air Canada Centre.
The Ducks have acquired left wing Luca Caputi from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for left wing Nicolas Deschamps.
Caputi, 23 (10/1/88), has appeared in 21 contests for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, c...
A thin defense looks bad as two goalies face a total of 42 shots.
As we get set to enjoy the 2012 Winter Classic, talk turns to the event and potential host for 2013. The Detroit Red Wings could be considered the early favorite. According to ESPN.com's Scott Burnside, "multiple sources" have implied Detroit is a "distinct possibility" as venue for the next event. And Burnside claims the club as host makes sense on a number...
Joffrey Lupul had a goal and three assists, and the Toronto Maple Leafs killed four early power plays -- including a two-man advantage -- in a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.