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Maple Leafs Trying to Move Tyler Bozak

The Toronto Maple Leafs are trying to move Tyler Bozak before the 2015 NHL trade deadline. The Leafs are entering a full rebuild, according to Leafs president Brendan Shanahan. Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf are being shopped, and now there are increased rumors about other Maple Leafs. Bozak plays on the Leafs top line. He has 16 goals and 21 assists in 58 games played this season. The 28
Via NHL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Shanahan given the green light to rebuild the Maple Leafs

Sitting 25th overall in the NHL and in a good spot when it comes to a top draft pick next season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have given team president Brendan Shanahan the authority to strip the team down and erase Bryan Burkes mistakes. According to Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail, Shanahan received approval from […]
Via The Majors National
15 days ago  |  Discuss

On this day: Brett Hull scores 700th career goal (VIDEO)

It’s still amazing to look back and think of the team the Red Wings were able to construct prior to the days of the salary cap. I think at times we often forget that at one time Detroit had Sergei Fedorov, Brett Hull, Nicklas Lidstrom, Steve Yzerman, Dominick Hasek, Luc Robitaille, Brendan Shanahan, a young Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg as well as Brett Hull all on one team...
Via The Majors Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leaf Fans Are Experiencing Déjà Vu

View image | gettyimages.com With 35 games remaining in the 2014-2015 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs are seven points behind the Boston Bruins for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. While the Bruins are a far cry away from last year’s first place finish in the conference, the Maple Leafs are in a very familiar position. Toronto finished nine points out of...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite loss, Blue Jackets will see more hugs

After being challenged by team President Brendan Shanahan on Friday morning, the on-again, off-again Toronto Maple Leafs utilized their speed and skill, with a bit of puck luck, to send the Blue Jackets back to Columbus with a loss. Scoring four goals in the first frame, the Maple Leafs made them chase the game, ultimately beating their conference opponents 5-2. The bookended a road...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs announce Horachek will coach for rest of season

TORONTO -- Peter Horachek will coach the Toronto Maple Leafs for the rest of the season. Team President Brendan Shanahan said Friday the club won't hire a full-time coach until after the season, meaning Horachek will remain behind the bench. Horachek was promoted to interim head coach Wednesday, a day after Randy Carlyle was fired. ''Were going to wait until the offseason,'' Shanahan...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs: Peter Horachek to coach team rest of season

TORONTO (AP) Peter Horachek will coach the Toronto Maple Leafs for the rest of the season. Team President Brendan Shanahan said Friday the club won't hire a full-time coach until after the season, meaning Horachek will remain behind the bench. Horachek was promoted to interim head coach Wednesday, a day after Randy Carlyle was fired. ''Were going to wait until the offseason,'' Shanahan...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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
November 10, 2014  |  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

5 things to watch in the Atlantic Division

After beating Boston in the second round of the playoffs, Montreal could be the favorite going into this season, but Boston and Tampa Bay are not far behind. All three teams have a good shot at winning the division.  Beyond those teams, the division isn’t very strong.  Ottawa and Buffalo don’t look like playoff teams leaving Toronto, Detroit, and Florida as possible bubble...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 27, 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...
Via Two Pad Stack
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 the...
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 of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 24, 2014  |  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
July 22, 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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
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...
Via Puckrant.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Carlyle Gets Two-Year Extension From Toronto Maple Leafs

Randy Carlyle will remain the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs after receiving a two-year extension, the team announced Thursday. Carlyle’s future with the team was up in the air after the Leafs collapsed down the stretch and failed to make the playoffs after dropping 12 of their last 14 games, in addition to the hiring of new team president Brendan Shanahan. “It was important...
Via NESN.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting Randy

Reports from several sources in the city of Toronto have confirmed that Randy Carlyle will return as the Maple Leafs bench boss next season. He has reportedly signed a two-year extension with the club. The men beside Carlyle on the bench this coming season will not be the same, however, as reports have suggested that three assistant coaches have been fired. This is Brendan Shanahan...
Via Puckrant.com
May 08, 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 Brendan...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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