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My Leaf Blue Print: The Case For Selecting Alexander Nylander

Déjà Vu for Leafs Nation? For the first time since the 1984 to 1985 National Hockey League (NHL) season when the Maple Leafs finished in last place, which gave them the right to select future Leaf captain Wendel Clark first overall, Toronto managed to finish in the basement of the NHL standing in the 2015 to 2016 NHL season.  However, unlike the good old days some three decades...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 hour ago

Why Steven Stamkos Should Come To Toronto

Last year, I wrote about how Mike Babcock should join the Toronto Maple Leafs even though the future of the team didn’t look that great. In numerous comments, I was told that it would never happen. Why would one of the best coaches around today want to come to a team that was starting a rebuild? Well, Babcock proved me right by surprising nearly everyone by signing an eight-year...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 hours ago

Would Matthews or Laine be Better for the Maple Leafs?

The Toronto Maple Leafs dedicated their 2015-16 season to put in place a long-term rebuilding plan. They knew they were going to be a basement team. Winning this year wasn’t the goal and everyone was informed of that very early on. The true intentions of this season had three different objectives. The first was to bottom out and get the best odds at winning the NHL’s draft lottery...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Arnett Named NHL Awards Host

The noted Toronto Maple Leafs fan, Will Arnett, will be hosting the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 22. This year the NHL Awards head to a new venue located at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Excited and honored ( ‘honoured’-Cdn sp) to host this year’s #NHLAwards June 22. Sadly it excludes me from Lady Bing consideration@NHL — Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 62 players of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL Hall of Fame

Can you name the 62 players of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL Hall of Fame? Clue: Position/Years active with team
5 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the members on all 3 Stanley Cup-winning Toronto Maple Leafs teams from 1961-64

Can you name the members on all three Stanley Cup-winning Toronto Maple Leafs teams from 1961-64? Clue: Number/Position
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan's Guide the the Toronto Marlies' Calder Cup run

The Toronto Marlies, AHL farm team of the Toronto Maple Leafs, head into the Calder Cup playoffs as the favourite to win it all. Can they do it? They have to get past round one, first. Steve Dangle takes us through all things Marlies in a fan's guide to their upcoming playoff run. ---------------------------------------------- Subscribe to Sportsnet on YouTube - http://sprtsnt...
Via SportsNetCanada
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Keefe on Nikita Soshnikov

Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe sheds some light on his deployment of Nikita Soshnikov in the AHL vs. how Mike Babcock sed him in the AHL. ---------------------------------------------- Subscribe to Sportsnet on YouTube - http://sprtsnt.ca/YTSub Follow Sportsnet online - http://www.sportsnet.ca Follow Sportsnet on Facebook - http://sprtsnt.ca/YTFB Follow Sportsnet...
Via SportsNetCanada
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nikita Zaitsev will join the Toronto Maple Leafs

Russian defenseman Nikita Zaitsev is set to join the Toronto Maple Leafs, reports Aivis Kalnins of One Puck Short. Sergei Fedorov has confirmed that Nikita Zaitsev will join Leafs, stated he knew from the start of the season that they had an agreement. — Aivis Kalniņš (@A_Kalnins) April 13, 2016 The deal had been rumored for months, as Kalnins reports an agreement was reached...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dangle: Kadri & Rielly get 6 in the 6ix

What a day! The Leafs tried to steal the show on the eve of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs by signing both Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly to longterm contract extensions. Steve Dangle weighs in.
Via SportsNetCanada
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs sign Kadri, Rielly to 6-year deals

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Nazem Kadri and defenseman Morgan Rielly to new six-year contracts Wednesday, locking up two potential restricted free agents. The 25-year-old Kadri led the team with 45 points after signing a one-year deal last summer. The 22-year-old Rielly had career highs this season with nine goals, 27 assists and 36 points. He averaged...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Maple Leafs don’t plan on having a captain next season

After the Toronto Maple Leafs traded captain Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators, the team announced that it wouldn’t name a new captain during the remaining portion of the 2015-16 season. That’s a pretty common practice in the NHL as most teams wait until the summer to name the new leadership for the next season. The Maple Leafs and Mike Babcock are planning to do things a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernier Talks 4-3 Win Against Flyers

Jonathan Bernier sums up his thoughts on the Leafs 4-3 overtime win in Philadelphia on Thursday night. The post Bernier Talks 4-3 Win Against Flyers appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dachshunds don Maple Leafs, Habs gear, play some hockey (vid)

A video taking the Internet by storm — to put it mildly, it has already garnered over 19 million views on Facebook — features a pair of adorable dachshunds regaled in Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens gear playing a little bit of ball hockey. The video stars Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund and his brother Oakley. And suffice to say, these pups have some mad hockey skills...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

A Habs dog and a Maple Leafs dog faced off in a street hockey showdown

Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund and his friend Oakley played their own version of street hockey - putting the ball in your mouth is apparently allowed - wearing Canadian NHL jerseys with a miniature hockey stick attached. The Habs goalie manages to make one save, but let a goal go rolling by seconds later. 
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Does Nazem Kadri Fit In The Toronto Maple Leafs' Future?

Nazem Kadri's future with the Toronto Maple Leafs will be a growing concern as the season comes to a close. After signing a one-year deal in 2015, he will be a restricted free agent at the end of the year. Kadri has had plenty of opportunities to be a top-line center this season and embraced the role, performing well.Drafted seventh overall in the 2009 entry draft, Kadri has taken...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs stars Lupul, van Riemsdyk to miss rest of season

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs will be without forwards James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul for the rest of the season, the team confirmed Thursday. The 26-year-old van Riemsdyk broke his left foot on Jan. 9 in San Jose and was expected to miss six to eight weeks. His recovery has taken longer than expected, however, and he remains on crutches with a walking boot. Lupul, meanwhile...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

What the Sharks-Maple Leafs deal says about both teams

The most recent NHL deal took place while some of you were still sleeping, and it was another of the many moves made by the Toronto Leafs.Toronto dealt defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling to the San Jose Sharks in the wee hours Monday morning in exchange for Raffi Torres and second-round picks in both the 2017 and 2018 NHL Drafts.Here’s what the moves mean for some...
Via Yardbarker
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in blockbuster deal

We have a blockbuster trade in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, prospects Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening and Milan Michalek, prospect Tobias Lindberg as well as a second-round pick in 2017 NHL Draft. #Sens get Phaneuf...
Via The Comeback
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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