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Stephane Robidas Ready For The Mentor Role In Toronto

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, They have a forward who ranked in the top five in league scoring and a goaltender who was amongst the league’s best. But ask Stephane Robidas what attracted him to the Toronto Maple Leafs and he immediately says the team’s defence. “Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner,” Robidas said from his off-season home in Sherbrooke, Que...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' James Reimer says he has no issues with Randy Carlyle

The Toronto media nicknamed him “Sunny Jim” because of his boundless optimism in the face of Leafs turmoil. So you knew that the returning James Reimer could not let any ill will linger between himself and Randy Carlyle, coming off that March 29 game in Detroit that summed up the coach’s frustration with a season headed south. With Reimer unable to steal a point in a very...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Daniel Winnik To 1-Year Contract

TORONTO — Center Daniel Winnik has signed a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with the Anaheim Ducks. Winnik, joining his fifth NHL team, had a career-high 30 points (six goals, 24 assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 76 games last season. He had one assist and two penalty minutes in nine playoff games. The 29-year-old Toronto...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Reimer Is Now Happy In Toronto

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, Perhaps the realization on both sides that the market for goalies is limited — there are still a number of unrestricted free-agent netminders available — and the return for Reimer would be small. Perhaps it was the realization by Reimer that the opportunity to be a starter would be no better anywhere else. Perhaps it was the...
Via Kukla's Korner
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: Some Ducks Go To Toronto

Where do the Ducks go? Some go to Toronto.#163381353 / gettyimages.comThat's right, 29 year old left wing Daniel Winnik is heading home.Craig Custance of ESPN has the details,Winnik's one-year deal worth $1.3 million. Nice signing for the Maple Leafs.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) July 28, 2014Winnik is coming off a career season, where he set new highs for assists ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to one-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed UFA forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal on Monday afternoon. Daniel Winnik signs a one-year deal with the #leafs. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 28, 2014 Winnik, 29-years-old, scored 30 points (6 goals, 24 assists) with the Anaheim Ducks last season, while averaging 15 minutes a night. Winnik […]
Via The Hockey Report
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Daniel Winnik Signs With The Toronto Maple Leafs

via the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year contract. Winnik, 29, played 76 games for the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14, registering career highs in assists (24) and points (30) while adding six goals, 23 penalty minutes and a plus...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Is Analytics the Answer in Toronto?

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports I loved Moneyball. Any film that combines Brad Pitt’s rugged looks with Jonah Hill’s surprising range is bound to be good. Throw in a subtle and under rated performance by the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and you’ve got yourself an Oscar nominee any day of the week folks. I’ve heard the book is great, but I’m a millennial and tend...
Via The Sideline
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Toronto Maple Leafs Embracing Analytics

#451336652 / gettyimages.com “Out with the old and in the new,” seems to be the motto of the Toronto Maple Leafs front office entering the 2014-2015 NHL season. While they have certainly made some moves to shake up their on-ice talent, the biggest changes are coming by way of management within the front office. New president of the team Brendan Shanahan (who has only been president...
Via Beyond The Benches
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Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Let Down By Leafs One Last Time At Funeral

It’s always a running joke in major sports towns with teams that haven’t won in a long time, “I want [insert favorite team here] to be the pallbearers at my funeral, so they can let me down one last time.” The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967 and the joke seems to […] The post Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Let Down By Leafs One Last Time At Funeral...
Via Diehardsport
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Leafs re-sign Reimer to two-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have ensured they’ll enter next year with the same goaltending duo as last year, re-signing restricted free agent netminder James Reimer to a two-year deal. He will partner with Jonathan Bernier to split starts in net. Since joining the Leafs in 2010, Reimer has started at least 34 games in ever season since then. Last year he posted career worsts in overall...
Via Around The Rink
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons weighs in on Kyle Dubas’ ‘gutsiest’ move and Sheriff…Claude?

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons spends a significant portion of his Sunday notebook fighting the anti-advanced stats fight (again). In doing so, however, he does make one astute point about new Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas, and it's a point that the "Boy Genius, Master of Advanced Stats" narrative has ignored. Dubas made some very "gusty" calls...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Pallbearers wear jerseys for fan funeral so Leafs can 'let him down one last time'

Pallbearers dressed up in Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys to make their friend's last wish come true.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 15 Screenshot: James van Riemsdyk

[s/t @Rammer34]. Here's another cool close-up screenshot from NHL 15: Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk. Check out Seth Jones here.
Via Talk Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign James Reimer

photo credit: bridgetds via photopin cc NHL- 26 year-old goaltender, James Reimer, signed a two-year contract yesterday with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The contract is worth $4.6 million over the two years. Reimer lost his position as starting goaltender last season to Jonathan Bernier. In my opinion, Reimer needs to get out of Toronto and have a fresh start, where he can regain his...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: The Return of Optimus Reim

James Reimer has returned!James Reimer and TOR have settled on a two-year deal— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 25, 2014#168633577 / gettyimages.comWhich is surprising when you consider that he asked for a trade out of Toronto last month.In any event, both sides win with this deal. The 26 year old James Reimer gets a two-year deal worth $4.6M, a raise over the $1.8M he made...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs, Goalie James Reimer Agree On Two-Year Contract

TORONTO — Goalie James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a two-year contract Thursday. Reimer, a restricted free agent, was scheduled to go to arbitration Monday. He will get $2.6 million this season and $2 million in 2015-16. Reimer lost the starting job to Jonathan Bernier last season, but was forced into service with Toronto’s playoff...
Via NESN.com
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James Reimer Settles On A Contract With Toronto Before Arbitration

James Reimer and TOR have settled on a two-year deal — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 25, 2014   The AAV is $2.3M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 25, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
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Maple Leafs News: Analytics Master Kyle Dubas the New AGM

It's either a sign of the Apocalypse or merely the 21st century, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have just unabashedly embraced advanced analytics.#165438566 / gettyimages.comI know, I thought Hell would freeze over first too.Kyle Dubas, the 28 year old wunderkind General Manager of the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, has almost literally gone from rags to riches in terms...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Booth: Playing for Leafs was ‘childhood dream’

Despite the fact he grew up in Michigan, David Booth says it was “a childhood dream” to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity,” Booth, who often travelled to Toronto to play in tournaments as a kid, told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Thursday. “I grew up watching Hockey Night [in Canada] in Detroit so it’s very, very exciting for me....
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Dion Phaneuf’s Puck Possession

Dion Phaneuf was a star as soon as he entered the NHL.  He was a Calder Trophy nominee in the strong class of 2005/06 where he beat out Henrik Lundqvist to earn a nomination alongside Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin.  The next season he made the First All Star Team and was nominated for the Norris Trophy as best defenceman in the NHL.  His career was then on a Hall of Fame...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: William Nylander

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ offseason has not produced glamorous free agent signings or blockbuster trades. The roster as it stands today is what will be on the ice against the Montreal Canadians on October 8th. Not much different from last year’s roster and the minor changes to this year’s club gives nothing of optimism for the upcoming season. The optimism lies in this...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing Moneyball In Toronto?

from Kavitha A. Davidson at Bloomberg View, After missing the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs think it's time for a different approach. And the success of the Oakland A's this season should give them hope. The Leafs have fired assistant general managers Dave Poulin and Claude Loiselle, replacing both with "boy wonder"...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs news: David Booth heads to Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced they signed free agent David Booth to a one year deal. Loxy!!-Wikimedia CommonsAccording to reporter James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, David Booth's contract is worth 1.1 million dollars for the year. Booth has struggled the past three years. It lead to his former team, the Vancouver Canucks to use a compliance buyout to buyout his final...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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