Found December 30, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:
In case you don’t have HBO or have yet to watch 24/7, the channel’s documentary series on the Red Wings and Maple Leafs’ road to the Winter Classic, here’s a great clip from the latest episode. It features a special moment during a recent matchup between the two teams, during which Todd Bertuzzi takes a shot on net after the whistle and knocks the water bottle of Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier off the top of the net. Leafs forward David Clarkson – who Bertuzzi dubs as “the bottle police” – takes exception and voices his opinions to Bertuzzi, who just can’t seem to understand why Clarkson cares so much about a damn water bottle. While it seems quite ridiculous that two grown ass men would feel the need to have a lengthy argument about a water bottle, it’s an unwritten rule in hockey that you should never knowingly shoot the puck on net after the whistle has been blown. And given Bertuzzi’s history of blatant disrespect towards the belongings of other players – whether it be their water bottle or their spine – I have no problem with Clarkson calling him out. Never disrespect the H20. The post The Toronto Maple Leafs are very protective of their water bottles appeared first on The Nosebleeds.

Nazem Kadri rumoured to be available in a trade

Are the Maple Leafs shopping Nazem Kadri on the trade market? A report out of the New York Post and Sportsnet suggested that the Leafs would be open to trade offers for the struggling centre. “Boy oh boy, would the Maple Leafs love to find a taker for Nazem Kadri,” read a report in the Post on Sunday. Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet tweeted on Monday that two NHL clubs reported that...

Dion Phaneuf signs 7-year deal with Toronto Maple Leafs

Entering the 2013-14 NHL season the Toronto Maple Leafs had several pending free agents they needed to make important decisions about, none bigger than Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf. The day before the first game of the season the club…Read more →The post Dion Phaneuf signs 7-year deal with Toronto Maple Leafs appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Tyler Bozak makes impressive return to Leafs

After missing the entire month of December with an oblique muscle injury, center Tyler Bozak returned to the Maple Leafs' lineup Sunday night and played a key role in Toronto's 5-2 victory over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.Bozak was a sparkplug, turning in a plus-2 and notching three assists in the win, two of them on Phil Kessel's 19th and 20th goals of the season...

Toronto Maple Leafs get two big wins

It’s been quiet in Leaf Nation this week as the National Hockey League took three days off to observe Christmas. However, just before Christmas, the Toronto Maple Leafs lost 2-1 in a shoot out to the New York Rangers, but it is a little of a  win for the team as Toronto scored the tying goal with under a minute to go in regulation. A familiar problem for the Leafs this season...

Kessel scores 2, leads Maple Leafs over Hurricanes

Phil Kessel scored twice, reaching the 20-goal plateau for the sixth straight season, to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday night. The speedy Leafs forward could have had more, but he failed to score on two breakaways. Nikolai Kulemin, Paul Ranger and Dion Phaneuf, with an empty-net goal with 8 seconds remaining, also scored for Toronto. Nathan...

Dion Phaneuf’s New Deal May Be One Chain Too Many For Cap-Strapped Leafs

By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Getty Images Trade deadline season is quickly approaching, and it appears that some general managers are attempting to deal with their own prior to focusing their attention on the outside trade market. With rumors currently swarming that Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Dion Phaneuf is on the cusp of signing a long-term extension, the Leafs appear to be poised...

Leafs beat Wings on Kozak's SO goal in snowy Winter Classic

A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey. Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal and Jonathan Bernier made two saves in the heart-pounding final moments, lifting the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over Detroit at the snowy Winter Classic in front of the largest crowd to watch a hockey game. The announced attendance Wednesday of 105,591 surpassed the 104,173 who saw...

Maple Leafs top Hurricanes 5-2

No matter how cold it gets outside at the Big House in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, the Maple Leafs have turned down the heat in the Air Canada Centre. For all the problems they’ve encountered from U.S. Thanksgiving until Christmas, the New Year and the second half of the NHL schedule will arrive with a glimmer of optimism. With a 5-2 home win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday...

'Canes upended by Maple Leafs

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Phaneuf Inks Extension with Leafs by   Curtis Morrison

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, widely considered the team’s best blue-liner, has signed a 7-year extension with the club that will last until the end of the 2020-2021 NHL season. Phaneuf joins star forward Phil Kessel and offseason acquisition David Clarkson as the only Leafs with contracts longer than 5 years. While the team has not announced the money [...]

Red Wings-Maple Leafs Alumni Showdown Tweetapalooza (and rosters from Bill Roose)

The Red Wings and Maple Leafs' alums skated at Comerica Park prior to tomorrow's Alumni Showdown (the games start at 1 and 3:30 PM on FSD and the CBC, but NBCSN will air the second game at 4 PM for some reason), and in absence of anything more substantive to do, I'm going to Tweet the pertinent pictures that I've spotted (and there are more, many many more): Continue...

Maple Leafs-Red Wings Preview

As the novelty of playing hockey outdoors seems to be wearing off, the NHL is hoping bigger is better at the Winter Classic. The league has been playing at least one game outdoors annually since 2008 other than last season because of the lockout. The popularity of the concept is being tested by putting six games in the elements this season. With a lot more fans and two Original...

Seven-Year Contract Extension For Dion Phaneuf In Toronto

The #Leafs have signed Dion Phaneuf to a seven-year contract extension: #PhaneufSigned — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) December 31, 2013
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