MAPLE LEAFS RUMORS & GOSSIP

How Good was Mitch Marner’s Season?

Most hockey fans have heard about Toronto Maple Leafs’ top prospect Mitch Marner – and rightfully so. This season Marner accomplished great things, and many have questioned whether or not he could play for the Leafs next season. We all know about his point production, spectacular skill set and leadership qualities, but let’s take a look at just how good Marner was this season...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

Maple Leafs News: Marner, Marlies and World Cup

It has been an eventful week and a half for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their numerous prospects and players. The London Knights and Mitch Marner did battle for the Memorial Cup, the Toronto Marlies tried to stave off elimination in the Calder Cup playoffs and numerous Maple Leafs were named to World Cup rosters for the upcoming tournament. As always, if you’d like to read the...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Who Makes The Leafs Next Season?

It’s finally over. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ season may have ended in April, but their prospects have been playing for much longer. Unfortunately, the Toronto Marlies’ season came to an end yesterday as they were eliminated by the Hershey Bears in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals in five games. On a much brighter note, Mitch Marner, J.J. Piccinich and the London Knights...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: Rielly jealous of Babcock’s time with Matthews?

Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly discusses his first impression of Auston Matthews, and why he was jealous that coach Babcock spent more time with Matthews than him at the World Championships.
Via SportsNetCanada
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Maple Leafs coach John Brophy dies at 83

The native of Antigonish, N.S., died after a lengthy illness, the ECHL said Monday.
Via Toronto Star
8 days ago

Former Leafs coach John Brophy dies after lengthy illness

TORONTO (AP) John Brophy, who coached the Toronto Maple Leafs for 2 1/2 seasons before coaching in the ECHL for 13 seasons, has died. He was 83. The ECHL says Brophy, who was from Nova Scotia, died Monday morning after a lengthy illness. Brophy, an assistant, became head coach of the Maple Leafs for the 1986-87 season, leading Toronto into the second round of the playoffs. He...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Toronto Marlies’ Andreas Johnson was obliterated entering the zone

The Toronto Marlies have been the toast of the AHL this season and they are the crown jewel in the Maple Leafs rebuild. Players like William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Kasperi Kapanen have all flourished in this system. As they faced the Albany Devils, they were facing a different brand of hockey. The Devils weren’t going to play by the rules. Devils defenseman Dan Kelly was thrown...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

With NHL Draft Lottery win, Toronto Maple Leafs’ smart moves continue to be rewarded

Fans across Toronto lost their collective minds when NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly flipped around a card revealing a Maple Leafs logo, showing the club had won the 2016 draft lottery. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan stood on the lottery floor in shock with a childlike grin on his face. It was hard to blame him. He was the architect of a bold plan of being bad, but smart...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Leaf’s GM Lamoriello Talks Draft

After the Toronto Maple Leafs won the first pick in the NHL Draft Lottery the Leafs have been making moves and taking names. General Manager Lou Lamoriello decided to sit down with Leafs TV where he discussed what exactly is going on with the team here. The post Leaf’s GM Lamoriello Talks Draft appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Lamoriello hopes the Leafs never get the first pick again

The Toronto Maple Leafs got the best news in a long time when it was revealed they won the draft lottery and will select first overall in the upcoming NHL draft. The pick means the Leafs will likely get franchise player Auston Matthews and start on an upward trend in their rebuild. While getting the first pick was a franchise-changing event, Toronto general manager Lou Lamoriello...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
May 01, 2016  |  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
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Maple Leafs win 2016 NHL Draft Lottery

Watch as NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly draws who will draw first overall at the 2016 NHL Draft.
Via SportsNetCanada
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs win 2016 NHL Draft Lottery

After a year in which they finished with the fewest points in the NHL, there are some happy hockey fans in Toronto for once as the Leafs won the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery, and many believe the team will draft American forward Auston Matthews with the #1 overall pick come June in Buffalo. The winning combination was 5-6-8-13. The Winnipeg Jets will pick second and the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via The Comeback
April 30, 2016  |  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
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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

62 players of the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. How many of these honored NHL stars can you name? Clue: Position/Years active with team
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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

19 members of the Toronto Maple Leafs were on all three Stanley Cup winning teams from 1961-64. How many of these NHL players can you name? Clue: Number/Position
April 22, 2016  |  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
April 07, 2016  |  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
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