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The Slap Shot:
With his club struggling to earn points and question marks about their overall toughness, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager placed forward Philippe Dupuis on waivers and got the good news that both Mike Brown and Mike Komisarek are on the mend.
With Dupuis on waivers (he’ll be sent down to the Marlies should he clear), recent call up Darryl Boyce will likely assume Dupuis’ meager minutes. Signed as a free agent, Dupuis did little while in the Blue and White, posting zero points in 30 games and failing to bring a measure of improvement to the Maple Leafs penalty kill, which is ranked 30th in a 30 team league.
Toronto went a paltry 4-6-3 in December, resulting in the teams slide in the eastern Conference standings from playoff team to tenth in the East.
The Maple Leafs lack of physical play, combined with some sub-par goaltending from starter James Reimer are the two main reasons for the Buds slide in the standings, as is their horrific penalty kill.
The additions of Komisarek and B...
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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 day’s news and some added opinion, read on.
Leafs place Dupuis on waivers
It was announced on Monday morning that the Maple Leafs...
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.
For the fourth time in as many weeks, a horrific second period on the road cost the Maple Leafs any chance of victory, as woeful penalty killing allowed every goal in a 3-2 loss to the Jets at the MTS Center in Winnipeg.
Toronto weathered an early siege from the hometown Jets, who were visiting Manitoba for the first time since 1996, with Manitoban James Reimer stopping all...
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...
Returning home from a four-game road trip in which they lost their last three games, the Toronto Maple Leafs hope to get 2012 off to a good start as they kick off a four-game homestand against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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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.
A thin defense looks bad as two goalies face a total of 42 shots.