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What’s the Deal with Jake Gardiner?

When GM Brendan Shanahan signed restricted free agent Jake Gardiner to a five-year, $20.25M deal in the summer, Leaf fans figured management had finally seen the light. Along with super sophomore Morgan Rielly, Gardiner represented the future of the Leafs defence corps, a wheel-housing defenceman that could skate himself out of trouble and give the […] The post What’s the Deal...
Via Two Pad Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Shanahan brings optimism to Maple Leafs

Forgive Toronto Maple Leafs fans if they are thinking championship after hiring three-time Stanley Cup champion and Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan as team president. But hope is a necessary panacea for a fan base that hasn't celebrated a Stanley Cup championship since 1967, and watched the Maple Leafs miss the playoffs in a drama-filled 2013-14 season, finishing 12th in the Eastern...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Department of Player Safety: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Stephane Quintal is the new NHL senior vice president of player safety. That should be big news, right? Quintal, who has been serving as the head of player safety on an interim basis since April, when Brendan Shanahan left to become President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, has earned the praise of Gary Bettman and […] The post NHL Department of Player Safety: Meet the New Boss, Same...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Quintal to continue as NHL head of player safety

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has decided to keep Stephane Quintal in his role as the league's senior vice president of player safety, dropping the interim tag for the former defenseman. Quintal replaced Brendan Shanahan when he left the position in April to become president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The league says Monday that it interviewed many qualified candidates and decided...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephane Quintal Named Senior VP Of NHL Player Safety

Former Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Stephane Quintal has been named Senior Vice President of Player Safety, taking over for Brendan Shanahan. The NHL announced the news Monday. “Stephane Quintal has been dedicated to the mission of the Department of Player Safety since its creation for the opening of the 2011-12 season and has demonstrated over the last several...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2014  |  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,...
Via NESN.com
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Dubas – Shanahan’s Choice For Leaf’s GM?

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” – Salvador Dali Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with four facts: Brendan Shanahan did not hire Dave Nonis as General Manager (GM) Dave Nonis did not hire Kyle Dubas as assistant GM Kyle Dubas’ ambition...
Via The Sideline
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Embracing Analytics

#451336652 / gettyimages.com “Out with the old and in the new,” seems to be the motto of the Toronto Maple Leafs front office entering the 2014-2015 NHL season. While they have certainly made some moves to shake up their on-ice talent, the biggest changes are coming by way of management within the front office. New president of the team Brendan Shanahan (who has only been president...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 28, 2014  |  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
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Hire 28-Year-Old Assistant GM Kyle Dubas In Front Office Shake-Up

Brendan Shanahan is trying to bring moneyball to Toronto. The president of the Toronto Maple Leafs announced the dismissal of Claude Loiselle and Dave Poulin from assistant general manager duties in favor of 28-year-old Kyle Dubas, who is known as the Billy Beane of hockey. “Kyle is a young executive that has made a strong name for himself in hockey with a progressive style, work...
Via NESN.com
July 22, 2014  |  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...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Shanahan Returns To Twitter In Hilarious Fashion

He may lurk in the shadows, but Brendan Shanahan sees your dumb tweets…and he’s not afraid to make you pay. Before Thursday night, Shanahan hadn’t tweeted or retweeted anything since April 7th – four days before he left his position as the NHL’s director of player safety to become president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. But, after an idiotic troll called him out during Game...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Keeping Carlyle fine with me

  Last week newly minted Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan made his first major decision as a member of the club, deciding to keep head coach Randy Carlyle around for two more years. Based off the reaction on Twitter, many Leafs supporters are upset with the move; those same fans were the ones who spent the final month of the season calling for the coach's head...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Carlyle is probably not going to get fired

So sorry, Leafs fans. Leafs meetings continue in Vegas. The fact Carlyle hasn't been fired to this point indicates he will back for another season on Leafs bench. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 8, 2014 With Carlyle probably staying put, that can lead one to assume that Dave Nonis’ job is secure. Heck, everyone’s job is secure. It’s unsure what new team president...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs introduce Shanahan as team president

TORONTO (AP) Brendan Shanahan is officially on the job in the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office.
Via FOXSports.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hockey Guys Podcast Episode 20: Shanahan Joins Leafs, Playoff Talk

  We love and encourage all our listeners to give us feedback and your thoughts on what we discussed on the show. If you have something to share, send a tweet to Hunter, James or John and speak your mind. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #THGTalk to ask the guys a question; your tweet will be read on the air along with your twitter handle! Click here to listen to the latest episode...
Via The Hockey Guys
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Shanahan headed to Leafs, Stephane Quintal to be his successor

     After three years, Brendan Shanahan as announced that he will be leaving his position as the NHL director of player safety in order to become the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Shanahan, a Toronto native, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year, with 21 seasons of NHL experience, and 1,524 games in his books.     Shanahan will begin his new role immediately...
Via BruinsLife
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Shanahan Officially Hired As Toronto Maple Leafs’ President

TORONTO – Brendan Shanahan will run the Toronto Maple Leafs after handing out NHL player suspensions the last three years. Shanahan became the team president Friday, leaving his job as NHL director of player safety. He took over the disciplinarian job from Colin Campbell and will be replaced by Stephane Quintal. Shanahan, a Toronto native, played 1,524 career NHL games in 21 years...
Via NESN.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs appoint Brendan Shanahan as club president

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on April 11 that 45-year-old Brendan Shanahan has been appointed as the NHL cub’s new president and alternate governor. Shanahan will take over the roles with immediate effect and will be officially introduced to the media at a press conference in Toronto on April 14. According to a press statement released by the Leafs, Shanahan will be overseeing...
Via Hockey Fan Land
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephane Quintal Succeeds Brendan Shanahan As NHL Discipline Czar

There’s a new sheriff in town. With Brendan Shanahan leaving his post as NHL director of player safety to become team president of the Toronto Maple Leafs (a move that was made official Friday), the league has announced former NHL defenseman Stephane Quintal as his successor, at least through the end of this season. “Effective with Thursday night’s games and for the balance...
Via NESN.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

President of Operations finds unique place in NHL

TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to hire NHL director of player safety and Mimico, Ontario native, Brendan Shanahan as its’ new President of Hockey Operations. Shanahan, according to multiple sources, is expected to resign from his position as the National Hockey League’s director of player safety and join the Maple Leafs this weekend as they finish off...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Rumor: Is general manager Dave Nonis safe

Following yet another collapse from the Toronto Maple Leafs down the stretch it was inevitable that there would be changes made to the front office and on ice components of the organization. The hiring of Brendan Shanahan as president of hockey operations looks like it could mean other changes in the front office as well.>With seven free agents on the roster alterations to the...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Shanahan to become president of Toronto Maple Leafs

Brendan Shanahan has been a key part of the NHL league office since 2009, and became the NHL’s senior vice president of player safety and hockey operations in 2011. But his time with the league office will reportedly end soon, as he will reportedly resign his position and become the president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Toronto Star first broke the story and is claiming Shanahan...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

REPORT: Brendan Shanahan tabbed for Toronto Leafs President

Popular Detroit Red Wings and 16-time NHL All-Star Brendan Shanahan is reportedly poised to leave his National Hockey League office role as disciplinarian for the Toronto Maple Leafs front office.  According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com, the Ontario native may be officially announced as early as Friday morning: Brendan Shanahan appears set to leave his job as NHL disciplinarian...
Via Around The Rink
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Brendan Shanahan Hired as President of Maple Leafs

  According to a report via Damien Cox of The Star, the Toronto Maple Leafs are on the verge of giving Brendan Shanahan the opportunity to turn the fortunes of the franchise around. Shanahan, according to multiple sources, will resign his position as the NHL’s director of player safety as early as Friday and immediately join the Leafs this weekend as the team closes out a disappointing...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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