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Kadri gunning for goals in contract year

“Are you happy now that Randy Carlyle is no longer your coach?” The question, directed at Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, comes out of left field and spurs Leafs TV’s Paul Hendrick to mock-check his Twitter feed for some breaking news he might have missed. The questioner, perhaps a victim of too much talk radio or an HBO viewer who drew conclusions from last year’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Few Hockey Notes In Late August

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - A few things that make no sense regarding the NHL expansion story that got all kinds of play this week: 1. Seattle has a willing owner, a promise from the NHL, but no building to play in and no real fan base; 2. Las Vegas has a building to play in but no owner. 3. The NHL would be foolish to lump Toronto in with other expansion bids....
Via Kukla's Korner
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PICTURE: Maple Leafs Hockey is Like Watching Paint Dry

The post PICTURE: Maple Leafs Hockey is Like Watching Paint Dry appeared first on SportsPickle.
Via Sports Pickle
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Leafs pick Nylander set for rookie challenge

There is no such thing as meaningless competition right now for William Nylander. The Maple Leafs’ No. 1 draft pick in June wants to show he’s not all flash at this stage of his career and that he can stay in the job picture into October when training camp begins next month. So when Thursday’s scrimmage ended at the club’s practice rink, the drudgery for rookies to collect...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

You can literally watch paint dry on the Maple Leafs website

Only in Canada… The front page of the Toronto Maple Leafs' website right now. Hockey in Canada is different. — Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) August 28, 2014 The captivating footage from the live stream is as exciting as it sounds… For all of you that say you’d rather watch paint dry than ________, this is your test to see if that’s...
Via Awful Announcing
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Maple Leafs fans are going to watch paint dry

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are anxious for hockey to start. How anxious? Enough to watch paint dry on a sheet of ice. The Maple Leafs will air steaming video of the Air Canada Centre being painted. It’s silly, but the team is having a bit of fun with it as they encourage their fans to literally watch paint dry. Watch Paint Dry … Live! Watch: Livestream of the ice being painted...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas getting to know NHL business, cautions against ‘magic formulas’

According to the Toronto Star's Mark Zwolinski, new Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas is working very hard to learn the ropes in Toronto... “It’s been a busy summer,” said the new assistant GM. “It’s been an interesting time to come in. In a way it worked out perfectly in that August is a quiet month in the NHL, and it let me get my feet under me. Get to know...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke To Step Down

TORONTO — The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year. The company announced Thursday that Tim Leiweke will stay until June 30 or a successor is appointed. The MLSE properties include the Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors and Toronto FC. Leiweke, who joined the group in April 2013, says he plans to own and operate his own business. In his short tenure,...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri expects more out of himself this season

Nazem Kadri will be at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday to join in the latest episode of the Ice Bucket Challenge craze taking the NHL by storm. But in about three weeks, he hopes to be making a different kind of splash — at Maple Leafs training camp. And he says he’s been working harder than ever this summer to elevate his game to another level. “I’m working hard on my...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs sign top pick Nylander

The Maple Leafs announced some news we had been anticipating for a few weeks, signing their 2014 first round pick William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract. There’s nothing much to say about this move other than the fact it was inevitable and only a matter of time until a deal was agreed upon. […]
Via The Hockey Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign William Nylander To A Three-Year Entry Level Contract

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed 2014 first-round draft pick forward William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract. Nylander was selected by Toronto eighth overall at the NHL Entry Draft in June. “Not only does William Nylander bring a high...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Takes Photo With A Fan Wearing His Stupid Face On A Shirt

It seems like forever ago that the world was blessed with the masterpiece that was Phil Kessel’s Team USA Olympic headshot. His disheveled take on ‘Blue Steel’ captivated the world, stole our hearts and moistened our underpants. Yes, many moons have passed since that amazing photograph was captured, but the world has not forgotten. Not now, not ever. In fact, Kessel’s big...
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Why August is my least favorite month

Happy International Left-handers Day everyone! August 13th is a day when myself and a (left)handful of people recognize and celebrate the people who live on the fringe of society by being southpaws. So take a moment and remember the great left-handed shots the National Hockey League has every seen (i.e. Gretzky, Messier, Jagr). This opening may seem “left-handed”, but consider...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Antoine Bibeau

Antoine Bibeau has come out of nowhere to become the hottest new prospect in the Maple Leafs system. The French-Canadian netminder showed his potential in this year’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs (QMJHL), leading the Val-d’Or Foreurs to a Presidents’ Cup Championship and a bid in the annual Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Memorial Cup tournament. There he...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Gardiner signs five-year deal with Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that defenseman Jake Gardiner has signed a five-year contract. According to multiple media reports, the deal is worth $20.25 million (an average annual value of $4.05 million). “He had a great year last year,” Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis told the Toronto Star. “He’s clearly still improving. This isn’t a player who has...
Via Sports-Glory
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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