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Maple Leafs News: The Return of Optimus Reim

James Reimer has returned!James Reimer and TOR have settled on a two-year deal— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 25, 2014#168633577 / gettyimages.comWhich is surprising when you consider that he asked for a trade out of Toronto last month.In any event, both sides win with this deal. The 26 year old James Reimer gets a two-year deal worth $4.6M, a raise over the $1.8M he made...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs, Goalie James Reimer Agree On Two-Year Contract

TORONTO — Goalie James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a two-year contract Thursday. Reimer, a restricted free agent, was scheduled to go to arbitration Monday. He will get $2.6 million this season and $2 million in 2015-16. Reimer lost the starting job to Jonathan Bernier last season, but was forced into service with Toronto’s playoff...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: Analytics Master Kyle Dubas the New AGM

It's either a sign of the Apocalypse or merely the 21st century, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have just unabashedly embraced advanced analytics.#165438566 / gettyimages.comI know, I thought Hell would freeze over first too.Kyle Dubas, the 28 year old wunderkind General Manager of the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, has almost literally gone from rags to riches in terms...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Booth: Playing for Leafs was ‘childhood dream’

Despite the fact he grew up in Michigan, David Booth says it was “a childhood dream” to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity,” Booth, who often travelled to Toronto to play in tournaments as a kid, told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Thursday. “I grew up watching Hockey Night [in Canada] in Detroit so it’s very, very exciting for me....
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf’s Puck Possession

Dion Phaneuf was a star as soon as he entered the NHL.  He was a Calder Trophy nominee in the strong class of 2005/06 where he beat out Henrik Lundqvist to earn a nomination alongside Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin.  The next season he made the First All Star Team and was nominated for the Norris Trophy as best defenceman in the NHL.  His career was then on a Hall of Fame...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: William Nylander

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ offseason has not produced glamorous free agent signings or blockbuster trades. The roster as it stands today is what will be on the ice against the Montreal Canadians on October 8th. Not much different from last year’s roster and the minor changes to this year’s club gives nothing of optimism for the upcoming season. The optimism lies in this...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs news: David Booth heads to Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced they signed free agent David Booth to a one year deal. Loxy!!-Wikimedia CommonsAccording to reporter James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, David Booth's contract is worth 1.1 million dollars for the year. Booth has struggled the past three years. It lead to his former team, the Vancouver Canucks to use a compliance buyout to buyout his final...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It's A Young Man's Game: Maple Leafs hire 28-year-old stats man as assistant GM

You can always bank on the Maple Leafs to make the headlines.But instead of blowing another postseason lead or simply missing the playoffs all together, the Leafs are making headlines in a much different way: by way of innovation. New Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas (via lfpress.com)On Tuesday, the Leafs announced the hiring of 28-year-old Kyle Dubas to serve as their assistant general...
Via BruinsLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Culture Change Officially Underway

TORONTO, On. — When the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to bring in Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan as its new president of hockey operations, the one statement the three-time Stanley Cup champion made that stood out was his desire to “change the culture in Toronto”, and with the hiring announcement of 28-year-old advanced stats specialist Kyle Dubas on Tuesday, the culture change...

Leafs Name Kyle Dubas Assistant General Manager

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis. As part of a front office restructuring, the club also announced the departures of Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin and Vice President and Assistant General Manager Claude...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs Announce Management Changes

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis. As part of a front office restructuring, the club also announced the departures of Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin and Vice President...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Toronto Maple Leafs For Real?

Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio   Is Dave Nonis in denial? Does he REALLY think the 2012-13 Maple Leafs – a team that blew THAT lead against Boston – should be in some way reunited? Or is he just going with guys he has a history with, knowing they can’t get the job done and will at the end of the day miss the playoffs making it possible – POSSIBLE...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson, Maple Leafs avoid arbitration with new deal

Defenseman Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with a last-minute agreement. The Leafs extended Franson a one-year deal at $3.3 million, thus rendering Monday's scheduled arbitration hearing needless according to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. This is the third consecutive one-year deal Franson has signed as a restricted free agent. He will now become...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons discusses Clarkson and the remaining free agent everybody insists is a ‘steal’

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons offers a little less time to hockey notes in the middle of the summer, and aside from his weekly anti-Corsi rant, here's the gist of his hockey commentary from his Sunday notebook: What happens if David Clarkson is as inept in Year 2 with the Leafs as he was in Year 1? Do they want a $5-million player on their fourth line (who isn’t...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Top free agents still out there

The Toronto Maple Leafs have filled up most of their roster thus far in free agency, addressing holes at the center position, and the need for a veteran defenseman. With training camp still two months away, there is plenty of time for the organization to fill up a few empty slots on the depth chart before camp. There are 18 players already signed for the 2014-15 season, and...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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