Why Toronto winning the first pick in the NHL draft is so important

As the NHL playoffs move through the second round, the absence of the seven Canadian teams has been palpable. Sure, it’s exciting to watch Ovi and Sid the Kid square off against each other, and seeing John Tavares carry the New York Islanders to their first playoff series victory in 23 years was nothing short of astounding. But, in the background, there are 14 general managers...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Leafs Come Out On Top For Draft Lottery

It’s official the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the opportunity to pick the first with the draft lottery. The sequence of four numbers ‘Six, Eight, Five, Thirteen’ won the Leafs the pick for the first time in 31 years. The Leafs  finished 30th overall this season and came in to the lottery with a 20 percent  chance of winning. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan did speak...
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shanahan, Maple Leafs determined to not be a joke

Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan joins Hockey Night in Canada to talk about winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery.
Via SportsNetCanada
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Arnett will host the 2016 NHL Awards

Will Arnett is scheduled host the 2016 NHL Awards on Wednesday, June 22nd at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Known for his work in "Arrested Development" and more recently his amazing job as the voice of LEGO Batman, Arnett is from Toronto and supports the Toronto Maple Leafs. He’s being called on to host the Awards after Rob Riggle hosted in 2015. Arnett had a...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: "We're not trying to rebuild slowly" - Brendan Shanahan on T&S

Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan joined #TimandSid in-studio to discuss the team's 2015-16 season, the continued rebuilding process & potential moves the team could make this offseason.
Via SportsNetCanada
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shanahan: We are confident in the way we are going

Brendan Shanahan talks with the media about Toronto finishing last in the NHL and the optimism within the organization.
Via SportsNetCanada
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shanahan on prospects: Ahead of where we thought we might be

President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brendan Shanahan, talks about the prospects within the organization and how he thinks they are ahead of schedule.
Via SportsNetCanada
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Will more current NHL players speak up about head trauma?

Perhaps it was just a matter of time before an active player entered the discussion about the NHL’s ongoing concussion case. But that didn’t make it any less impactful when Willie Mitchell pointed his finger at the league for “not doing enough” when it comes to head trauma.The NHL’s ordeal is something that SportsNet’s  Elliotte Friedman wrote "will get worse before...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL execs discussed link between fighting and head trauma in 2011 emails

Back in the late summer and early fall of 2011, the sport of hockey was rocked by numerous tragedies. The Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash killed everyone on board including notable NHL names and scrappers Derek Boogaard, Wade Belak and Rick Rypien had all died in four months. In early September, Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail wrote about howto get rid of hockey’s fighters...
Via The Comeback
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Chelios boos the fans who are booing him

Think Red Wings and Avalanche fans have forgiven and forgotten the incredible old rivalry between the two clubs? Not a chance. During the introductions of the alumni game between the two teams, fans took every opportunity to boo the players who played the biggest roles in what were some fierce games. What did Brendan Shanahan do when Avs fans booed him during the intros? He booed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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