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The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 53 — David Singer of Hockey Fights

The best Toronto Maple Leafs moment since 1967. (Photo via QMI Agency) Check Out Hockey Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TheHockeyGuys Podcast on BlogTalkRadio Hunter and Chris start the show off by talking about several signings around the National Hockey League, including Ryan O’Reilly, Joel Ward, Nazem Kadri, and Shawn Matthias. The co-hosts are then joined by David Singer...
Via The Hockey Guys
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Toronto Maple Leafs Free Agency Moves

July 1st marked the first day of free agency for the 2015 NHL off season and it produced some fireworks. Before grading the Maple Leafs’ free agency moves, the Toronto Maple Leafs made a franchise altering move. On July 1st, 2015, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded their best player, Phil Kessel, to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In exchange the Leafs received Kasperi Kapanen, Scott Harrington...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs sign Nazem Kadri to 1-year extension

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract extension on Sunday. The 24-year-old Kadri finished fourth among Maple Leaf players in scoring last season with 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists) in 73 regular-season games. Kadri has appeared in 250 NHL games - all with Toronto - and has 152 points (64 goals, 88 assists). Kadri was selected by...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Analysis: Maple Leafs Trade Phil Kessel to Penguins

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 hours, you’d know that the Toronto Maple Leafs completed a blockbuster trade that sends star winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. There have been rumours surrounding this possibility for a few days now, but Brendan Shanahan finally pulled the trigger this afternoon. The Leafs also happen to be shopping Tyler...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

Is it too late to nominate a late entry to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eat contest this weekend? Because Phil Kessel seems like a worthy contender. The polarizing forward was traded Wednesday from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins in what was the biggest move of one of the NHL’s busiest days of the year. Thus ends Kessel’s contentious time in Toronto where he and...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Get Kessel

What’s the old saying? Desperate times call for desperate measures? In the wake of last season’s disappointing finish—not to mention the recent announcement that owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle are looking to sell—the Penguins went all out to regain their luster. In the biggest trade of the summer Pens GM Jim Rutherford sent perennial prospect Scott Harrington, pricey...
Via PenguinPoop
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Only in Toronto

Today was the first day of free agency, which generally is an awesome, fun filled day, but the crazy factor was kicked up a notch by the fact that Toronto traded away their best player. For the third year in a row, and despite a down year, Phil Kessel led the Maple Leafs in scoring. The Leafs are certainly a bad team all around, but the world generally understands that it’s not...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessel Trade Makes Short Term, Future Sense by @BrianK_PI

If trading Alex Goligoski for James Neal and Matt Niskanen was the trade that highlighted the best move of Ray Shero's tenure, then the Phil Kessel trade is all but guaranteed to do the same for Jim Rutherford once his time as Pittsburgh's GM has come to an end. That the Penguins were able to pull off a Kessel trade is stunning enough, but the details of the trade make the Pens an...
Via PensInitiative
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs finally move Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins

  Phil Kessel has finally been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.(Photo: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports) After all the rumors and speculations, it has finally come to pass. The Toronto Maple Leafs have finally traded star forward Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was rumored for quite a while now that the Penguins where a strong possibility to acquire the troubled winger...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire Phil Kessel

By: Joe Guzy (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Phil Kessel, a second-round draft pick, Tyler Biggs, and Tim Erixson from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Kasperi Kapanen, Scott Harrington, Nick Spalling and a first-round draft pick with the Leafs retaining 15% of Kessel’s contract putting his AAV around $6.8mil. No, your eyes...
Via The PensNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded star winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a package which includes prospect Kasperi Kapanen, defensemen Scott Harrington and a draft pick per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. The return for the star forward is a tad underwhelming. The big piece is obviously Kasperi Kapanen, an 18-year-old forward and son of Sami. He scored 11 goals with...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded star winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a package which includes prospect Kasperi Kapanen, defensemen Scott Harrington and a draft pick per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. The return for the star forward is a tad underwhelming. The big piece is obviously Kasperi Kapanen, an 18-year-old forward and son of Sami. He scored 11 goals with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel to Pittsburgh

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a full rebuild, and one of the keys to that rebuild was trading maligned star Phil Kessel. The Leafs accomplished that task within hours of the opening of free agency Tuesday, as Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos confirmed live on-air that Toronto traded Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The move was rumored to be in the works for days. NHL insider Elliotte...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel to Penguins

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, reports SportsNet. The Maple leafs get forward Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington and a draft pick from the Penguins. Kessel, 28, had 25 goals and 36 assists last season for Toronto.  The nine-year veteran had 80 points during the 2013-14 season. Kessel signed an eight-year, $64 million deal...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins in multi-player deal

NHL free agency began Wednesday at noon, but it’s a blockbuster trade that has stole the headlines. The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded first-line right winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports the Penguins will send forward prospect Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington and a draft pick to the Leafs...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking News-Sources: Penguins to acquire Phil Kessel in trade

According to high level sources to The PensBlog, Phil Kessel will be traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The players the Pens will send in return has not been made available as of yet. We will update this major story as it develops, but a huge get for the Penguins as a major scoring winger comes to Pittsburgh.
Via The Pensblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock lays out plans to run a tight ship in Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs had quite a bit of off-ice drama last season, and new coach Mike Babcock apparently will not tolerate any of that when he is the man behind the bench in Toronto. "The number-one characteristic of a Toronto Maple Leaf is a good human being. Period,” Babcock told the media. “So if you don’t fit that, you’re not going to be here. Anything that’s been...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder

According to a Sportsnet post, the Blue Jays are making for themselves.  In beginning of  June,  the Jays  had a winning streak of 3 consecutive games in a row.  However,  CBS  is not only jeopardizing the success of the team, but their own journalistic integrity as well. Last  week, CBS 2 New York created a... The post CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder appeared first...
Via The Garbage Time
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto sets price for Tyler Bozak

The Maple Leafs seem to be interested in trading as many players as possible, and according to Sportsnet's Damien Cox, the Leafs set an asking price for center Tyler Bozak at a second-round draft pick. Bozak has a contract which hints at a top-six role, as he holds a cap hit of $4.2 million per season, but the defensive aspect of his game needs some work. Bozak finished the year...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs put GM search on the backburner

Toronto still has an opening at the general manager position, but it does not look like the Maple Leafs will be filling that opening any time soon. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, a new GM is low on the summer priority list for the Maple Leafs. The Leafs fired former GM Dave Nonis on April 12, and Toronto has operated so far this offseason with a group of player personnel...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Much ado about nothing: Leafs insist talks with goalie remain amicable

It's not often that baby photos cause controversy, but when little Tyler Bernier appeared in his 10-month photo on Instagram without his customary Leafs jersey sticker, Toronto fans started to worry that the relationship between Tyler's father (goalie Jonathan Bernier) and the Leafs was beginning to sour.Then the team announced it would take Bernier, a restricted free agent, to salary...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Peguins reportedly kicking the tires on Phil Kessel

The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Jim Rutherford are searching for a top-six winger and Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting the club has some interest in acquiring Toronto Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel. Perhaps because there are so few top-six wingers in play now, the Penguins are believed to have at least a kick-the-tires level of interest in Toronto’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins reportedly kicking the tires on Phil Kessel

The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Jim Rutherford are searching for a top-six winger and Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting the club has some interest in acquiring Toronto Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel. Perhaps because there are so few top-six wingers in play now, the Penguins are believed to have at least a kick-the-tires level of interest in Toronto’s...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Olie Kolzig Shirts for Sale!

Check out who has a new clothing line - none other than legendary Caps goaltender Olaf Kolzig. For sale are an assortment of shirts, sweatshirts, and baby onesies. It's via @500LEVEL, a site for 'officially licensed, fan-designed apparel.'
Via Capitals Outsider
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Wings are no longer interested in Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf

If you’re hoping the Red Wings will revisit that Dion Phaneuf trade this summer… well it looks like we’ve got some bad news for you. According to Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan, Detroit is apparently no longer interested in the Toronto veteran defenseman: @DetroitRedWings no longer interested in pursuing a trade for @MapleLeafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, I was told. — Ansar Khan...
Via The Majors Detroit
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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