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Dismal season takes toll on Maple Leafs' brand

TORONTO (AP) The blue-chip Toronto Maple Leafs brand survived bad seasons in the past. But this season took its toll. ''I'll tell you there's a bunch of us down here that are losing sleep about it,'' said Dave Hopkinson, chief commercial officer for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Toronto finished 27th in the league with a 30-44-8 record, losing 34 of its last 43 games and...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shanahan says more changes are coming after coach, GM fired

TORONTO (AP) Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan says more changes are coming in Toronto as he starts to build a ''resilient'' team with ''character.'' Shanahan addressed reporters a day after a housecleaning that saw the firing of general manager Dave Nonis, interim head coach Peter Horachek and key members of the scouting staff. Shanahan said the players as a group failed to...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs firings a long time coming

It’s hard to imagine anyone being too surprised to see both general manager Dave Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horacheck fired. Both men are now former employees of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. Brendan Shanahan didn’t waste anytime cleaning out the offices with the news coming less than 24 hours after the team’s season finale against […] The post Toronto Maple...
Via Along the Boards
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs clean house, firing GM, interim coach, staff

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired general manager Dave Nonis, interim coach Peter Horachek and his staff after the team's worst season in almost 20 years. Nonis was dismissed Sunday with three years left on his contract. The Leafs went 30-44-8 with 68 points, the fewest in an 82-game season since 1996-97. Toronto was in a playoff position in early January when club...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' sorry season leaves Toronto in tatters

It was Jan. 7, 2015, and it was Peter Horachek's first day of his new job as the interim head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He drew up some drills, talked to the team and then took the ice for practice. Horachek promptly fell flat on his behind. If any one visual encapsulated the Leafs season, it was that moment: a coach, ready for a new start and a clean slate, and the next...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Monstrous offseason will define Brendan Shanahan tenure

When Brendan Shanahan accepted the job as team president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, I’m sure he had every reason to believe he was walking into a great position. He inherited a decent roster that had played solid hockey in two previous seasons.  From the outside looking in, he also appeared to have a good general manager and […] The post Monstrous offseason will define Brendan...
Via Along the Boards
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs F Kadri to be held out of next two games

TORONTO -- Toronto team president Brendan Shanahan says forward Nazem Kadri will be held out of the Maple Leafs' next two games. Kadri missed a team meeting Sunday and was made a healthy scratch for Monday's game. Shanahan says that after consulting with general manager Dave Nonis and the coaches, the organization wants to make a bigger point by keeping Kadri out for Wednesday's...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Shanahan says forward Nazem Kadri will miss next 2 games

TORONTO (AP) Toronto team president Brendan Shanahan says forward Nazem Kadri will be held out of the Maple Leafs' next two games. Kadri missed a team meeting Sunday and was made a healthy scratch for Monday's game. Shanahan says that after consulting with general manager Dave Nonis and the coaches, the organization wants to make a bigger point by keeping Kadri out for Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  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
February 12, 2015  |  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
February 10, 2015  |  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

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

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 Garbage Time
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
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