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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Toronto Maple Leafs’ free agency

The Toronto Maple Leafs have not made a big splash in free agency, and don’t expect them to as long as Brendan Shanahan is in charge. The Leafs president was quoted as saying that building a team through free agency is “a bad habit”. So, after hearing that from the Hall of Famer, it isn’t surprising that the signings he and GM Dave Nonis have made are not Sportscenter...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

KHL less threatening than ever to NHL

The numbers don’t really add up, but they say an awful lot about the global hockey landscape right now. Petri Kontiola’s new one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs is worth $1.1 million — a tidy sum until you factor in that he paid a little more than $600,000 to orchestrate his exit from the Russian-based KHL. As a result, he’ll essentially be playing for less than...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Niskanen cashes in with the Caps

Defenseman Matt Niskanen has signed a 7yr/$40M contract with the Washington Capitals. RT @Real_ESPNLeBrun: Leafs sign Leo Komarov, 4 yrs x $2.95 M AAV — Dale Lamontagne (@Dale_Lamontagne) July 1, 2014 Never met him but Orpik must be a heck of a guy, brought his buddy Niskanen with him!! Welcome to DC!! #CAPS2014 — Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) July 1, 2014
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs bring back Komarov, Frattin, add Robidas

  The theme of the day for the Maple Leafs could be summed up something like this, “2012-2013 reunion!” The only season in which the Leafs qualified for the playoffs was the 2012-2013 campaign, and it featured a roster that had undergone some considerable change. Leo Komarov and Matt Frattin were players that were given […]
Via The Hockey Report
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Leo Kamarov returns to Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Leo Kamorov to a 4 year deal worth $2.95M per year. RT @Real_ESPNLeBrun: Leafs sign Leo Komarov, 4 yrs x $2.95 M AAV — Dale Lamontagne (@Dale_Lamontagne) July 1, 2014 Happy to be back in the capital of hockey..See you soon;) #MapleLeafs — Leo Komarov (@LKomarov) July 1, 2014
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Bring Back Komarov by   Bradshaw Furlong

With their second signing of the day, the Toronto Maple Leafs have brought back a fan favorite as Leo Komarov signs a four-year contract worth $2.95 million per year. Komarov was drafted in the sixth round by the Leafs in 2006 but never came over until this 2012-13 where he played 42 games and had 9 points but hit everything [...]
Via The Hockey House
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs reunite with Leo Komarov

Leo Komarov is on his way back to the #Leafs on a four-year deal. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 1, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Drawing Interest

via Katie Strang tweets, As of right now, UFA Brian Boyle is planning to test the market when free agency opens tomorrow at noon More than 10 teams expressed interest in UFA Matt Niskanen. He and his agent will narrow that list to a workable number this evening Veteran D Dan Boyle has narrowed his list down to roughly a handful of teams. Will listen to firm offers tomorrow...
Via Kukla's Korner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Finland struggles with line changes, falls all over each other (VIDEO)

YouTube Hockey line changes are better left to the professionals.  Joe Fan has no idea what exactly goes into a smooth change on the fly.  Guys on the bench recognize the end of the shift.  They prepare to hop over the boards as their teammates hop the boards or come through the door onto the bench.  Or, if you’re Team Finland, you fall all over yourself like a bunch of buffoons...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Finland Pulls Off Least Graceful Line Change In History History (GIF)

Line changes in hockey really aren’t as easy as they look — just ask Team Finland. Finland squared off against the Czech Republic in their final tune-up game before the IIHF World Championships later this month, but it appears they could use a few more practices if they hope to secure a gold medal. Practices that focus on doors and climbing over walls, that is. Blackhawks prospect...
Via NESN.com
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Finland Executes Clumsiest Line Change Ever

In their final tune up game before the World Championships, team Finland had one of the clumsiest line changes that you will ever see. Chicago Blackhawks prospect Teuvo Teravainen started it all when he went to jump the boards and a teammate opened the gate for him. Then former Leaf Leo Komarov fell down and Finnish-leaguer […] The post Team Finland Executes Clumsiest Line Change...
Via Diehardsport
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Team Finland’s really, really bad line change

A line change is one of the simple, most fundamental parts of hockey. The guys on the ice go to the bench, and the next players up for a shift get on. Easy, right? Well, apparently not for Teuvo Teravainen, Leo Komarov and Tommi Huhtala of Finland World Championship team. Teravainen tries to hop over the boards, but the gate opens, and he falls down. Komarov then falls on top of...
Via Around The Rink
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Colin Dambrauskas: Toronto Maple Leafs; Pest or Face-puncher?

Follow Colin on Twitter!: @ColinDJD An interesting topic of late concerning the Toronto Maple Leafs has been the attention toward Finnish player Leo Komarov who made his debut as a Leaf last year before heading to the KHL. A player who didn’t really score goals or put up points, Komarov won over Leafs fans with his ability to hit everything that moved on the ice. Easily...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Leaf Komarov wants back into NHL

Leo Komarov's KHL club had one flight this season of the marathon variety, precisely the kind of tiresome experience that has the former Leaf winger reconsidering his career status. “It took us 12 hours or something,” he said of the near 10,000 kilometre flight from Moscow to Vladivostok, quick to mention the one stop required to refuel along the way. It may not be in Toronto...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Team Finland Channel One Cup EHT Roster by   Steven Ellis

Below is Finland’s roster for the upcoming Channel One Cup, taking place from December 19th-22nd in Sochi, Russia. It will be tough for Finland to continue their incredible Euro Hockey Tour run this year after claiming the first two tournaments of the tour already, as names like Niklas Hagman, Semi Lepisto and Leo Komarov are all absent from the squad.
Via The Hockey House
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Augello: Komarov Contemplates Return To NHL

The days of Leo Komarov playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs may not be over. According to a report out of Russia on Saturday, the feisty winger indicated that he still has something to prove in North America and intends to return to the NHL. “I have not finished the NHL. I want to go back there.” Komarov said “After this season, I’m a free agent.â€...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Augello: KHL Konfusion With Komarov; Eakins Exodus, Ralph Not Returning

We may have not heard the last of Leo Komarov. The 26 year old winger took to Twitter on Monday and confirmed the rumors that he would be returning to Moscow Dynamo, who he had spent four seasons with before signing a one year deal with the Leafs in May, 2012. “Thank you Leafs organization, fans and all my comrades in Toronto for the opportunity you gave me. I have my...
Via HockeyBuzz
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Augello: Komarov Back To The K???

Unconfirmed reports are indicating that fiery winger Leo Komarov will be returning to the KHL. Finnish reporter Emil Elo(@emilelo) tweeted on Saturday that the Estonian born Komarov has opted to return to Moscow Dynamo of the Kontinental Hockey League, where he spent three seasons from 2009-2011 and part of the 2012-13 season during the NHL lockout. Tosiaan: tietojeni mukaan...
Via HockeyBuzz
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Augello: Who To Sign And For How Much; Bargain Buys In Free Agency #3 – Rob Scuderi

One of the main tasks facing Leafs GM Dave Nonis this summer will be to decide how many of the 13 restricted and unrestricted free agents that finished the season will be back and if so, for how much. All indications are that Clarke MacArthur and Tyler Bozak’s days in Blue and White are numbered unless they are willing to take less than what they would get on the open market...
Via HockeyBuzz
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Simmons’ Sunday column peppered with hockey talk

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons talks about Brian Burke's snub by Team USA, the inevitability of Mike Babcock being appointed Team Canada's coach for the 2014 Olympics, Jonathan Quick's second consecutive strong playoff performance and the Pittsburgh Penguins' "model" in a Sunday column jam-packed with observations about multiple sports, but it's...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Free Agents for the 2013 Off-season

Toronto Maple Leafs Free Agents for the 2013 Off-season Current Salary Cap: $70,200,000 2013/14 Salary Cap: $64,300,000 Unrestricted Free Agents Name/Age/Current Salary Clarke MacArthur Age 28 $3,250,000 Tyler Bozak Age 27 $1,500,000 Colton Orr Age 31 $1,000,000 Ryan O’Byrne Age 28 $1,800,000 Mike Kotska Age 27 $600,000 Restricted Free Agents Name/Age/Current Salary Nazem...
Via Hyped Up Hockey
May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers fall in home finale to Maple Leafs

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Phil Kessel scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Florida Panthers 4-0 on Thursday. Clarke MacArthur and Leo Komarov also scored for the Maple Leafs. James Reimer stopped 34 shots for his fourth shutout of the season. Nazem Kadri had a pair of assists. Jacob Markstrom made 13 saves for Florida, which played its final home game of the season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 1

The Toronto Maple Leafs scored four goals on their first five shots, chased Montreal goalie Carey Price midway through the first period and beat the Canadiens 5-1 Saturday night. Tyler Bozak, Leo Komarov, Jay McClement, Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel scored for Toronto, which has earned at least one point in 12 of its last 13 games (8-1-4). James Reimer stopped 36 shots for the Leafs...
Via Fox Sports
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils Left Bitter With 2-1 Home Loss to Leafs

    The New Jersey Devils needed this game. They knew that if they could beat the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, then there would be a boost in morale to do even better in the remaining regular season games. Unfortunately, they did not show up for the majority of the match and that cost them another game. Right from the start of the game, the physical tone was set. I’ll...
Via Running With The Devils
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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