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Leiweke slated to leave MLSE, Toronto FC by next summer

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has confirmed reports that president and CEO Tim Leiweke will be leaving the company by June 30, 2015. MLSE is the parent company of Toronto FC in Major League Soccer, along with the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors of the NBA. "It's an honor to lead MLSE, a world-class organization in a city and a country so passionate...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri expects more out of himself this season

Nazem Kadri will be at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday to join in the latest episode of the Ice Bucket Challenge craze taking the NHL by storm. But in about three weeks, he hopes to be making a different kind of splash — at Maple Leafs training camp. And he says he’s been working harder than ever this summer to elevate his game to another level. “I’m working hard on my...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO Leiweke to step down

  The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year. The entity 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 joined the company in April 2013. He says he plans to own and operate his own business.
Via AP on Fox
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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO to step down

TORONTO (AP) The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year. The entity 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 joined the company in April 2013. He says he plans to own and operate his own business.
Via AP on Fox
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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO to step down

TORONTO (AP) The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year. The entity 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 joined the company in April 2013. He says he plans to own and operate his own business.
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs CEO Tim Leiweke to step down to pursue other opportunities

It appears Tim Leiweke is into his final year as chief executive of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, having informed the company he will step down early next summer. In a release issued on Thursday morning, the company said Leiweke will continue in his job “until June 30, 2015 or until a successor is appointed,” and that he is leaving to “pursue his goal of owning and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Maple Leafs hiring ExtraSkater.com founder, creating analytics department

Ever since it debuted, the hockey stats site ExtraSkater.com has been a mandatory destination for fans seeking a user-friendly, easy-to-understand approach to advanced analytics like corsi ratings. This season, its founder will bring that insight exclusively to the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to multiple sources, Darryl Metcalf is one of three advanced stats analysts that are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Name Brandon Pridham Assistant To The GM

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, The Toronto Maple Leafs announced the appointment of Brandon Pridham today as the assistant to the general manager, David Nonis. In his new role, Pridham will assist with salary cap analysis, contract negotiations and collective bargaining agreement interpretation for the team. Pridham joins the club from the National Hockey League where he...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs sign top pick Nylander

The Maple Leafs announced some news we had been anticipating for a few weeks, signing their 2014 first round pick William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract. There’s nothing much to say about this move other than the fact it was inevitable and only a matter of time until a deal was agreed upon. […]
Via The Hockey Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Sign William Nylander to Entry-Level Contract

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed 2014 first-round draft pick forward William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract. Nylander was selected by Toronto eighth overall at the NHL Entry Draft in June. Nylander, 18, registered one goal, six assists, seven points and six penalty minutes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign William Nylander To A Three-Year Entry Level Contract

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed 2014 first-round draft pick forward William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract. Nylander was selected by Toronto eighth overall at the NHL Entry Draft in June. “Not only does William Nylander bring a high...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Leafs, Sportsnet And Rogers

from Sportsnet, Fifty-one days and counting until the Toronto Maple Leafs hit the ice for the 2014-15 season, and Sportsnet and Rogers are giving fans more games and access to their beloved team with 56 games on television and 41 games on radio on Sportsnet 590 The FAN. The action gets underway onSportsnet and Sportsnet 590 The FAN at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 8 –...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL’s ‘30 in 30’ series: Maple Leafs face significant questions

Today, NHL.com's "30 in 30" series profiles the Toronto Maple Leafs, and NHLcom discusses "advanced stats" angle as it applies to the Leafs' roster (see: Kyle Dubas' hiring as the Leafs' assistant GM), Jake Gardiner's contract extension, the Leafs' top prospects and the team's front office and roster turnover--as well as the goaltending...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brendan Shanahan earns $2.5 million per season from MLSE

With Brendan Shanahan in the fold, the Toronto Maple Leafs' executive team may just earn enough money to qualify for the CBA's salary floor. Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun reported Saturday that the newly-minted president's contract with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is worth $2.5 million per season over five years.
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' Phaneuf to meet with Shanahan

Time for the commandant and his captain to discuss strategy, logistics and morale. After confirming in the spring he would not strip Dion Phaneuf of his “C” when the Maple Leafs dressing room soured, Brendan Shanahan is soon to have his one-on-one talk with Phaneuf to see how he might become a more effective leader and the Leafs a better team. “We’ve scheduled some time...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

“Thousands” Of Pre-Season Tickets Available For Toronto Maple Leafs Games

via the Toronto Star, The Maple Leafs have made available “thousands” of tickets to the public for the team’s four pre-season home games. While the number is uncommon for a franchise with a decades-long waiting list for tickets, the club targeted a large ticket offering to help make the club more accessible to fans. According to team officials, the Leafs gave season...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Takes Photo With A Fan Wearing His Stupid Face On A Shirt

It seems like forever ago that the world was blessed with the masterpiece that was Phil Kessel’s Team USA Olympic headshot. His disheveled take on ‘Blue Steel’ captivated the world, stole our hearts and moistened our underpants. Yes, many moons have passed since that amazing photograph was captured, but the world has not forgotten. Not now, not ever. In fact, Kessel’s big...
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Why August is my least favorite month

Happy International Left-handers Day everyone! August 13th is a day when myself and a (left)handful of people recognize and celebrate the people who live on the fringe of society by being southpaws. So take a moment and remember the great left-handed shots the National Hockey League has every seen (i.e. Gretzky, Messier, Jagr). This opening may seem “left-handed”, but consider...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Be The First Three Players The Toronto Maple Leafs Plan To Honor With Statues?

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, No matter the state of the hockey team in the Air Canada Centre, from now on there’ll be solid bench strength just outside. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has begun construction on its long-discussed touchstone team monument. As revealed in the Toronto Sun in January, the concept will be an evolving art piece of famous players...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHLPA to hold ‘Rookie Showcase’ photo shoot in Toronto

This is a press release about a media availability, but the NHLPA's "Rookie Showcase" is one of the more interesting events of the summer. The NHLPA and Upper Deck, the league's hockey card rights-holder, picks a gaggle of top prospects to take part in photo shoots and autograph-signings in Toronto, and the players enjoy the meet-and-greet-and-hang-out aspect of...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski Nominates Former Head Coach And GM For Ice Bucket Challenge

Former Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski still has some hard feelings towards Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle and general manager Dave Nonis. Not that nominating someone for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a bad thing, but normally you nominate your friends, not your foes. Really puts them in a tough spot […] The post Mikhail Grabovski Nominates Former...
Via Diehardsport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

It All Started With Jim Corsi

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, The first thing Jim Corsi wants the world to know? He didn’t invent the Corsi stat. If that is a mystery to you, maybe you don’t know who Corsi is or what the stat named after him represents. If so, you haven’t been paying attention to the statistics revolution in the NHL that has made the last two months hockey’s summer of...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Santorelli Out To Prove Himself Again

from Don Fennell of the Richmond Review, Mike Santorelli appears antsy. During a drill with a small group of fellow pros Wednesday at the Richmond Ice Centre, it seems clear he’s over the injury that cut short last season’s promising campaign with his hometown Vancouver Canucks. But having recently signed a one-year contract to resume his NHL career with the Toronto...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Helps Leafs Introduce New In-Arena Host

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been on the hunt for a new in-arena host and the search has come to an end. Leafs Phil Kessel sat down with Lauren Howe to get the scoop on how she landed the job. The post Phil Kessel Helps Leafs Introduce New In-Arena Host appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessel: Leafs have to “be prepared for the long season”

(AP Photo) The Toronto Maple Leafs’ attempt at playoff glory last season was a let down to say the least. Quickly losing 12 of their final 14 games, Toronto slipped away from NHL discussion. This past offseason, adding Brendan Shanahan as team president may have helped boost the team morale. Changes in the coaching staff have many players on the Leafs feeling this year could...
Via Around The Rink
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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