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Randy Carlyle Under The Microscope

from Kevin McGran of the Breakaway Blog at the Toronto Star, ... But all of the storylines connect at Carlyle. He wasn't fired at season's end when the team collapsed. Some believe it was the way they played -- with fire most of the time -- that cost them a playoff spot. Continually outshot. Continually out-possessed, in the new parlance of analytics. Carlyle...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Morning Line

"We're comfortable with the character of the group -with the group coming back and the players that we added. If we had questions about their character they would've been gone in the summer." -Dave Nonis, GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  More on the Leafs from TSN.
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nylander dazzles in Leafs rookie debut

As far as first impressions go William Nylander performed about as well as one could expect. The Maple Leafs top prospect dazzled in his first game action in blue and white, speedy and dangerous throughout a 4-2 opening night victory from the club's annual rookie tournament in London. Nylander, picked eighth overall at the 2014 draft, finished with one assist, responsible for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs’ William Nylander main attraction as rookie camp opens

You pose the question casually to the Maple Leafs’ veteran players, because you don’t want to prejudice the answer. “Of all the changes in the off-season — the trades, the signings, the draft, the front office, the assistant coaches — what new addition excites you the most?” While the potential answers are many, one name keeps coming up: William Nylander. “He’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Joffrey Lupol hopes to have a healthy season with Toronto

Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs hopes to have a better season. In other words, hopes to stay injured free.#482019451 / gettyimages.comLupul is probably one of the unluckiest players when it comes to injuries. Most people would say he is 'injury prone.' Injury prone is getting injured in the same place by the same things. What Lupul has is he gets into too many...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Would You Call This A Conflict Of Interest?

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, When the Toronto Maple Leafs make their way out West in March and play the Vancouver Canucks, the game is scheduled for 4 p.m. locally as usual, but that should change. And for very good reason. While the following is a small, perhaps even niggling thing to some degree, it’s important. Over the past few years, that game...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Glenn Healy On The Toronto Maple Leafs

from Katie Strang of ESPN, "I think they have certainly reshaped their team in a huge way," Healy told ESPN.com in a recent phone conversation. "They've added some players, particularly in the bottom-six position, to give them more balance and more depth. The players they picked up are Western Conference players. They've reshaped their focus." ...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers hockey star Amanda Kessel to miss season with concussion

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers women's hockey team announced Wednesday that star forward Amanda Kessel will miss the upcoming 2014-15 season due to lingering concussion symptoms. According to a release from the team, the symptoms stem from injuries suffered during Kessel's time on the U.S. Women's National Team. Kessel, the younger sister of NHL forward and former Gopher...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Spencer Abbott

Spencer Abbott will spend the 2014-15 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. The team signed the restricted free agent to a one-year contract yesterday. The decision to resign the 26-year-old forward is more for the teams AHL affiliate than the Leafs themselves. Abbott was a big piece to the Toronto Marlies making the Calder Cup finals last season, putting up 69 points...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Upheaval at Toronto FC And Headaches for Maple Leaf Sports

I’m not a person who believes in the alleged universe-balancing force of karma, where the bad Déjà vu brings forth an action that was the result of your own misdemeanour. But as a native Western New Yorker, it’s hard to ignore the situation just around the western shores of Lake Ontario and not mull the existence of such a substance. The darling of the 2014 offseason in...
Via World Soccer Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephane Robidas’ right leg still not fully healed

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed a player that more than a few teams' fans viewed as a simple low-cost option in 37-year-old Stephane Robidas (he signed a 3-year, $9 million contract), but the Toronto Star's Kevin McGran reports that Robidas' right leg--which was broken twice last season, once while he was playing for the Dallas Stars and once while he was playing in the...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Abbott signs one-year contract with Maple Leafs

Restricted free-agent forward Spencer Abbott signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Abbott, 26, made his NHL debut last season in an Oct. 5 game against the Ottawa Senators. He spent the remainder of the season with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, where he had 17 goals and was second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Depth Chart 2014 2015

Toronto Maple Leafs C 1. Tyler Bozak  2. Nazem Kadri  3. Mike Santorelli  4. Peter Holland 5. Petri Kontiola  L 1. James van Riemsdyk  2. Matt Frattin  3. David Booth  4. Frazer McLaren  5. Daniel Winnik  6. Jerred Smithson  R 1. Phil Kessel  2. Joffrey Lupul ...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs Jake Gardiner & Morgan Reilly Talk Legends Charity Golf Classic:

The Leafs past, present and future came together to tee off at The Leafs & Legends Charity Golf Classic The event had everyone hit the links with the Leafs all in the name of charity! Watch as Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly take time to talk about teaming up with the MLSE Team foundation.   The post Leafs Jake Gardiner & Morgan Reilly Talk Legends Charity Golf Classic...
Via Beyond The Benches
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs give Petri Kontiola another shot at NHL success

Every now and then, he would get asked about it. Someone — a teammate, a journalist, a person he met on the street — would look at Petri Kontiola and wonder what happened. Why did the top forward in the 2013 world championship, an offensive playmaker who led club teams in Finland and in Russia in scoring, last just 12 games in the NHL? Why didn’t it work out? Was he too small...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs add Bower and Sittler to Legends Row

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Johnny Bower and Darryl Sittler as the second and third members inducted into its’ legends row on Saturday. The pair join Ted Kennedy as the only other member of the Leafs to hold the honor. The legends row is a 30-foot bench outside Toronto’s Air Canada Centre with bronze statues of Leafs greats from the franchise’s 97-year history. Sittler...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs Add Two More Players To Legends Row

from NHL.com, Three weeks after Ted Kennedy was named the inaugural member of the Toronto Maple Leafs' new Legends Row, longtime captain Darryl Sittler and legendary goaltender Johnny Bower became the latest players on display outside Air Canada Center. All three were honored with statues designed by noted sculptor Erik Blome. Kennedy was announced as the first former...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel A Legendary Leaf?

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, The Maple Leafs will add two more player statues to Legends Row on Saturday, working towards a total of nine to mark the club’s centennial in 2017. One more space on the granite players bench will be kept open, in the hope someone emerges from the 21st century to warrant selection. The only possible candidate on the horizon has not...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Robidas Expects to be Ready for Home Opener; Not Cleared ATM

(Picture Credits: CBC.ca) Newly signed veteran defenceman Stephane Robidas has yet to be cleared for contact after breaking the same leg twice in a period of about 4 months, but expects to be be ready in time for the regular season. “I’m feeling great,” the veteran said on the Fan 590. I’ve been skating since […]
Via The Hockey Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf And Brendan Shanahan Have A Chat

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun, “I’m not going to get into details, but we had a good meeting,” a cheery Phaneuf said Thursday, chatting with reporters after an informal team skate. “It was good to spend some time with him and have a conversation both ways. “I’m looking forward to working for Brendan. He’s done a lot for the game, he’s been around a...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs' Robidas still isn't cleared for contact

With the opening of training camp a mere two weeks away, Toronto Maple Leafs defender Stephane Robidas hasn't been cleared for contact. That probably isn't something the passionate fans in the center of the hockey universe want to hear about their club's biggest offseason acquisition, but to hear Robidas tell it, the news isn't wholly negative.
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf considers change to left side

Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf touched down at the MasterCard Centre on Wednesday, skating with some of his teammates for the first time since the disastrous end of the 2013-14 season. The team’s infamous late-season collapse ushered in a summer of change: Two were fired from the front office, three assistant coaches were let go and a half-dozen players or so were sent packing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

3 reasons why Phil Kessel is the best American skater today

The National Hockey League (NHL) is much like the United States of America; chalk full of diversity and consisting of individuals who work harder than anyone else in the world. This country was founded by immigrants and its diverse culture is what makes the United States so unique. Same with the NHL. The number of countries represented in the world’s best hockey league is abound...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

If there was a way to buy stock in the Leafs' ability to create entertainment and wonder, it'd be the world's first true perpetual motion machine.#165438566 / gettyimages.comHello! This will be a synoptic feature Mon-Sat the next five weeks to gear up for the start of the 2014-'15 season. We're going in reverse alphabetical order and alternating between the Eastern...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kadri gunning for goals in contract year

“Are you happy now that Randy Carlyle is no longer your coach?” The question, directed at Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, comes out of left field and spurs Leafs TV’s Paul Hendrick to mock-check his Twitter feed for some breaking news he might have missed. The questioner, perhaps a victim of too much talk radio or an HBO viewer who drew conclusions from last year’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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