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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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Booth Now A Member Of The Toronto Maple Leafs

via the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday the hockey club has signed forward David Booth to a one-year contract. Booth, 29, played 66 games for the Vancouver Canucks in 2013-14, collecting nine goals, 10 assists, 19 points and 18 penalty minutes. The 6-0, 212-pound winger has registered...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson of the Leafs is on the block. Should the Oilers be interested?

 Franson, 26, is 6-feet, 5-inches and 213 pounds. He shoots right and almost always plays the right side, a position where the Oilers already have Jeff Petry, Justin Schultz and Mark Fayne. Franson should be heading into the peak years of his NHL career. His coach trusted him with the 4th amount of even strength icetime for d-men on the Leafs, but he got the second most amount...
Via Hockey Fan Land
15 hours ago  |  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
16 hours ago  |  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
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Dubas Hiring By The Leafs A Step In The Right Direction

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, To deny the significance of possession stats in hockey is to be on the wrong side of history. Before Tuesday morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs were on the wrong side of history. Suddenly, after a significant front-office shakeup, the organization is at the forefront of a movement that has already began to shift the industry … and will soon...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Leafs News: Cody Franson re-signs

As the great Steve Dangle noted Cody Franson was one of only 42 defensemen who had at least 33 points last season, that appeared to be as good a reason as any for the Toronto Maple Leafs to re-sign him, avoding arbitration. @SportChek Player Alert: #Leafs Agree To Terms With Cody Franson http://t.co/uKbixyz72s #TMLtalk pic.twitter.com/ZUkAEwRhmN— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson of the Toronto Maples Leafs is on the block. Should the Edmonton Oilers be interested?

My take Franson, 26, is 6-feet, 5-inches and 213 pounds. He shoots right and almost always plays the right side, a position where the Oilers already have Jeff Petry, Justin Schultz and Mark Fayne. Franson should be heading into the peak years of his NHL career. His coach trusted him with the 4th amount of even strength icetime for d-men on the Leafs, but he got the second most...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Leafs Name Kyle Dubas Assistant General Manager

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis. As part of a front office restructuring, the club also announced the departures of Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin and Vice President and Assistant General Manager Claude...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do these Toronto Maple Leafs look familiar? That’s because little has changed

Late last week, Brian Burke, the president of hockey operations with the Calgary Flames, posted a fishing tale on social media. Burke was at a British Columbia fishing lodge with two National Hockey League general managers, and through his Twitter account, he said another guest at the lodge had somehow reeled in a 64-pound fish. “It’s always good up there,” said Toronto Maple...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs Announce Management Changes

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis. As part of a front office restructuring, the club also announced the departures of Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin and Vice President...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Not Much Has Changed In Toronto

from Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post, The Leafs are still willing to entertain discussion, but aside from a summertime free agent signing or two, the roster of players assembled now will very likely be the roster the team fields heading into training camp this fall. “There’s still a couple little pieces there that we may have interest in,” Nonis said. “But...
Via Kukla's Korner
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson, Maple Leafs avoid arbitration with new deal

Defenseman Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with a last-minute agreement. The Leafs extended Franson a one-year deal at $3.3 million, thus rendering Monday's scheduled arbitration hearing needless according to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. This is the third consecutive one-year deal Franson has signed as a restricted free agent. He will now become...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson, Leafs Settle On Contract Before Arbitration

BREAKING: Leafs avoid arbitration with Cody Franson. One year deal: 3.3 million. — steve simmons (@simmonssteve) July 21, 2014   That's Franson. Damn spell check. — steve simmons (@simmonssteve) July 21, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: Cody Franson submits salary demands

NHL Salary Arbitration is looming around the corner. The Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson is the first player to head to arbitration if a deal is not met by Monday.jennkuhn37-flickr.com The figures must be in 48 hours before the arbitration and now that Monday is right around the corner the details for Franson and the Leafs have been publicized. Franson is proposing...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons discusses Clarkson and the remaining free agent everybody insists is a ‘steal’

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons offers a little less time to hockey notes in the middle of the summer, and aside from his weekly anti-Corsi rant, here's the gist of his hockey commentary from his Sunday notebook: What happens if David Clarkson is as inept in Year 2 with the Leafs as he was in Year 1? Do they want a $5-million player on their fourth line (who isn’t...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking Salary Arbitration

from Adam Gretz of About.com, Twenty players filed for salary arbitration before the July 5 deadline -- and three more players will be taken to arbitration by their team -- and the hearings are scheduled to begin on Monday, July 21, with Cody Franson of the Toronto Maple Leafs.    Here is a quick refresher course for how the arbitration process works. It's a process...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much Would You Pay Cody Franson In Arbitration?

What would you award Cody Franson (stats)?   Franson has submitted $4.2M. TOR has submitted $2M. They can still settle beforehand. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 19, 2014   Also, arbitrator does not have to choose those figures...can go in middle, or, in rare cases, above. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 19, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Clarkson Putting Last Season Behind Him

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, So when you ask Clarkson about the disappointment of last season, he’s swift to change the subject. You can’t blame him for not wanting to settle into a discussion of his worst year as a professional hockey player. “It’s not a secret, right? At the end of the season, I obviously wasn’t happy,” Clarkson says. “No season goes the same...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ilya Kovalchuk surprises New Jersey teammate with smelling salts (2012 Stanley Cup Finals)

We got to watch Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel in his battle against smelling salts this past season. Here's another funny clip that Reddit user bmac39 found while watching the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings. Ilya Kovalchuk decided to surprise teammate Ryan Carter with the Ammonia Inhalants. If you didn't already know...
Via Talk Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

On Steven Stamkos and the Maple Leafs

Could Steven Stamkos come to Toronto?
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs News: Peter Holland signs

 The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that they signed Peter Holland to a two year contract extension. jennkuhn37-flickr.comHolland (and Brad Staubitz) was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in November in exchange for Jesse Blacker and second- and seventh-round picks from the Anaheim Ducks. Last season Holland played with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Stephane Robidas should be 100 percent for training camp

Defenseman Stephane Robidas continues to recover from his second leg fracture of the season, in hopes of starting a strong first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to Lance Hornby of Toronto Sun, his recovery is not currently a concern moving into the season. Robidas will likely participate in training camp in September. By Resolute - Common WikimediaRobidas has been...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

BarDown: What if every NHL player went home like Lebron?

Recently, BarDown created an interesting graphic for every Canadian NHL team showing how their first lines would look if they only featured players born in the actual team's city. Above is the new Toronto Maple Leafs lineup, which looks very solid up front and on defense, but weaker than others in net. You can see all seven Canadian teams here. 
Via Talk Hockey
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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