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Daniel Winnik wants to shoulder the blame for the Leafs' penalty kill issues

Daniel Winnik's teammates and Toronto columnists have frequently singled the 30-year-old veteran out as a positive influence on the team this season, but it appears Winnik does not think quite as highly of himself. The winger told TSN he blames himself for the team's struggles on the penalty kill so far this season. Toronto has the sixth-worst penalty kill in the league with a 75...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnik plays non-analytics role on stats-heavy Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a very analytics-minded team, as much of their front office changes over the past few years have involved bringing on statistically-minded executives. But summer signee Daniel Winnik is in Toronto this year to play an opposite role. The 30-year-old spent half of the season in Pittsburgh last year before returning to Toronto as a free agent over the summer...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Winnik claims Leafs don't need 'full rebuild"

The Leafs don't have much from last season that they would like to repeat -- not the losses, not the off-ice battles and not the questions of leadership issues.But Daniel Winnik, a former Leaf player who spent the second half of last season with the Penguins before returning to Toronto as a free agent, said improving on last season does not necessarily require a full rebuild. "I...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Daniel Winnik

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Daniel Winnik. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)     At the end of February, the Penguins acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Zach Sill, a 2015 fourth-round draft pick and a 2016 second-round draft pick. The 29...
Via The PensNation
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

All About Daniel Winnik

A pending free agent at the end of the season who was playing a productive role on a floundering team, Daniel Winnik had become one of the more sought after players as the trade deadline approached, and the Penguins were the team to pull the trigger.  The Pens needed to get a little bigger while adding depth to their group of forwards, they killed those two birds with the addition...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Acquire Forward Daniel Winnik From Leafs Via Trade

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired gritty forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Zach Sill and a pair of draft picks. The 29-year-old Winnik had seven goals and 18 assists in 58 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He led Toronto with a plus-15 and 50 blocked shots. Winnik gives Pittsburgh experienced depth at forward as the team tries...
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Daniel Winnik is back at practice and will return to the lineup tonight

It is hard to believe that less than a week after taking a scary fall in Denver, Daniel Winnik has returned to practice and will be on the ice Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins.  #458544300 / Stephen Whyno from The Canadian Press reported that Winnik skated by himself on Monday, took part in Tuesday’s practice and will return to the lineup Wednesday...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Daniel Winnik leaves game on stretcher

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without forward Daniel Winnik for an undetermined amount of time after a scary moment against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver last night. According to, Winnik was knocked unconscious when he landed awkwardly after taking a hit from Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda. #456910776 / Winnik absorbed the hit while coming up to the...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Daniel Winnik To 1-Year Contract

TORONTO — Center Daniel Winnik has signed a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with the Anaheim Ducks. Winnik, joining his fifth NHL team, had a career-high 30 points (six goals, 24 assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 76 games last season. He had one assist and two penalty minutes in nine playoff games. The 29-year-old Toronto...
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: Some Ducks Go To Toronto

Where do the Ducks go? Some go to Toronto.#163381353 / gettyimages.comThat's right, 29 year old left wing Daniel Winnik is heading home.Craig Custance of ESPN has the details,Winnik's one-year deal worth $1.3 million. Nice signing for the Maple Leafs.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) July 28, 2014Winnik is coming off a career season, where he set new highs for assists (24) and...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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