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Toronto Maple Leafs Ready To Open 2013 Season

Photo courtesy of Bruce Bennett / Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Somewhere Brian Burke must be pleased. The Toronto Maple Leafs will start the year with more grit and sandpaper than it had at any point last year. Matthew Lombardi has been traded and Tim Connolly will start the year with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. The Leafs will start the season...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

An even strength offensive comparison of Kadri, Bozak, Connolly and Grabovski

Earlier today I wrote a post about Tim Connolly and his offensive production at even strength. Shortly after posting that I thought a similar article comparing the performances of Bozak, Kadri and Conolly would be an interesting piece since they are sort of competing for roster spots (more so Kadri and Connolly than Bozak though). Of course, in the mean time Connolly
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Connolly and individual PK%

Yesterday evening James Mirtle from the Globe and Mail posted an article on The Curious case of Tim Connolly and the Leafs.  It’s worth a read so go read it but the premise of the article is how the narrative around Tim Connolly in training camp is he had a poor year last year and he needs to perform better
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres blow it against the Leafs

Coming into the weekend, most Sabre fans wanted a split. A split against arguably the best team in the league and one of the worst was a fair request of our mighty Sabres. However, as of about 9:45 PM tonight, our worst fears have been realized: two games, zero points. It's a tough request to beat the Penguins. Crosby and Malkin are other-worldly players, and Jordan...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs 4, Devils 3, SO

James Reimer made 43 saves and all three Toronto players scored in the shootout to lead the Maple Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Tyler Bozak Tim Connolly and Nazam Kadri tallied against Martin Brodeur in the shootout. The Maple Leafs blew a two-goal lead in the third period before winning for only the fifth time in 22 games (5-15-2). Ilya Kovalchuk...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Randy Carlyle can't turn over new Leafs

Toronto has won just three of 10 games since taskmaster Randy Carlyle took over as coach. Their most recent losses include an 8-0 fiasco against the Bruins and a 5-2 loss at home to the stumbling Islanders. In that game Toronto mustered just 14 shots against the porous Islanders defense.So what is going wrong? Toronto Sun columnist Steve Buffery had an idea:Carlyle wants his teams...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Off-Season Bubble Boys

(Mike Segar/REUTERS) By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) The NHL’s trade deadline may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean trade speculation has stopped. With trading a sure bet to happen during the Entry Draft in mid-June and once again after the market re-opens on July 1, why not begin looking at who may and may not return with their respective team next season? Given...
Via The Hockey Guys
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs 3, Senators 1

Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist and James Reimer made 29 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Saturday night. Tim Connolly and Dion Phaneuf also scored for Toronto. Reimer won his second straight to improve to 4-0 at Scotiabank Place, allowing only Colin Greening's goal. Ben Bishop, making his sixth straight start, faced just 18 shots in...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Armstrong, Connolly Among Those Who Must Step Up For Maple Leafs

By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) While many members of the Toronto Maple Leafs have succeeded in producing positive numbers and providing the team with solid play this season, there are a few who have not. Players who have include the obvious names; Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul for example. Then there is Mikhail Grabovski, who is having another outstanding season as the number...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Leafs break four-game losing streak

Tim Connolly's overtime goal gave Toronto a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night and snapped the Maple Leafs' four-game losing streak. After the Oilers came in on a 3-on-1 rush, the Maple Leafs turned around and went up ice with a similar break of their own. Joffrey Lupul found Connolly with a pass for the winning goal at 1:39. Lupul, Matthew Lombardi and...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Still Need Considerable Work

The Maple Leafs aren’t a laughingstock any more, regardless of how they looked Saturday night while losing 5-0 to Montreal.But they aren’t very good either, so all eyes are on high-profile general manager Brian Burke as his team stumbles into the stretch run.Let us count all their problems: When Burke arrived in Toronto, he vowed to assemble a hard-nosed team that would bloody...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Live from the First Niagara Center: Leafs vs Sabres

Welcome to the First Niagara Center for Sabres and Leafs and my first foray into the press box on behalf of Buffalo Wins. Tonight's live blog will be two fold. I'll be providing my general and, as usual, long-winded commentary, as the game unfolds. But also look for some Brayden McNabb tidbits as I tease my game story to follow later on tonight. I'll be watching Brayden...
Via Buffalo Wins
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs 2, Hurricanes 1, OT

Tim Connolly scored his second goal of the game at 44 seconds of overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The Leafs center went to the goal and had an empty net to shoot at when Joffrey Lupul's shot dribbled past Cam Ward. Ward, who made 36 saves, broke his stick on a goal post in frustration after the winning goal...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Hurricanes can't hold off Leafs in OT

TORONTO (AP) -- Tim Connolly scored his second goal of the game at 44 seconds of overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The Leafs center went to the goal and had an empty net to shoot at when Joffrey Lupul's shot dribbled past Cam Ward. Ward, who made 36 saves, broke his stick on a goal post in frustration after...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Tim Connolly: The Maple Leafs’ Silent Assassin

By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) When the Toronto Maple Leafs signed veteran centre Tim Connolly to a two-year, $9.5 million contract back in July, the Maple Leafs figured they were getting a solid second line player who could fill the team’s gaping hole on the first line. The 30-year-old had scored 42 points in 68 games during the 2010-2011 season and 65 points in 73 games just...
Via The Hockey Guys
November 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Leafs cruise past Lightning

Tyler Bozak scored two goals and added an assist and Tim Connolly had a goal and two assists to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 7-1 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Clarke MacArthur, Joe Colborne, Joffrey Lupul and Joey Crabbe also scored for the Maple Leafs, who had lost four of five. Vincent Lecavalier scored for Tampa Bay, which has lost four of five. Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Lightning routed by Maple Leafs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Bozak scored two goals and added an assist and Tim Connolly had a goal and two assists to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 7-1 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Clarke MacArthur, Joe Colborne, Joffrey Lupul and Joey Crabbe also scored for the Maple Leafs, who had lost four of five. Vincent Lecavalier scored for Tampa Bay, which has lost four...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' Connolly out 10-14 days

Maple Leafs center Tim Connolly is expected to be sidelined 10 to 14 days because of an upper-body injury. The team did not elaborate on the injury Monday, but Toronto coach Ron Wilson says it is unrelated to the shoulder problem that forced Connolly to miss the team's first eight games. The most recent injury came during Saturday's 7-0 loss to the Boston Bruins. Connolly...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs put away Penguins

Phil Kessel scored his league-leading 10th goal midway through the third period to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Mikhail Grabovski, Tim Connolly and Clarke MacArthur also scored for the Maple Leafs (7-2-1). Matt Cooke, Chris Kunitz and Evgeni Malkin scored for the weary Penguins (8-3-2), who were playing for the 13th time...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Connolly Expected To Suit Up For Leafs Tonight

  Looks like Toronto’s biggest offseason acquisition is ready to go … finally. Tim Connolly looks ready to make his season debut for the Leafs tonight against the Rangers. How many games we’ll get out of him is anyone’s guess … think the over / under is around 45 on the season.The biggest question surrounding Connolly’s return though is not the impact he’ll have,...
Via Hockey Fan Land
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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