TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS NEWS

Phil Kessel has shed 13 pounds this summer

Phil Kessel was constantly criticized during his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs for his conditioning. Despite the fact he was consistently one of the best scorers in the NHL, Maple Leafs fans thought Kessel could afford to drop a few pounds. All of this scrutiny eventually led to Kessel parting ways with the Leafs and now he’s starting a new chapter with the Pittsburgh Penguins...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Winnik claims Leafs don't need 'full rebuild"

The Leafs don't have much from last season that they would like to repeat -- not the losses, not the off-ice battles and not the questions of leadership issues.But Daniel Winnik, a former Leaf player who spent the second half of last season with the Penguins before returning to Toronto as a free agent, said improving on last season does not necessarily require a full rebuild. "I...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fans get creative with roster wishes

The Toronto Maple Leafs need some help with their roster. Last season's team could not seem to buy a win once January hit, and the Leafs are hoping to rebuild the organization in an attempt to become a legitimate competitor in the NHL.Some of the NHL's best and brightest minds are leading the charge to change things up, but Leafs fans seem to have another idea of how to improve their...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs' Komarov makes Estonian hockey debut in charity game

Leafs center Leo Komarov is staying sharp this offseason in ways that also help out the community. The forward recently played in a charity hockey game with former NHLers in Tallinn, Estonia to support the plight of local children.According to Toronto fan website Editor in Leaf, 75 percent of the proceeds from the game went toward children with cancer while 25 percent of proceeds...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs sign Devin Setoguchi to a professional tryout

Devin Setoguchi has agreed to a professional tryout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old most recently skated with the Calgary Flames and how heads to training camp with the Leafs in the hopes of resurrecting his career. At 28, Setoguchi’s career is at a crossroads and the Leafs hope to cash in with a low-risk, high-reward tryout. Setoguchi’s 12-game stint with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs sign Devin Setoguchi to a professional tryout

Devin Setoguchi has agreed to a professional tryout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old most recently skated with the Calgary Flames and how heads to training camp with the Leafs in the hopes of resurrecting his career. At 28, Setoguchi’s career is at a crossroads and the Leafs hope to cash in with a low-risk, high-reward tryout. Setoguchi’s 12-game stint with the...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthias thrilled for opportunities with Babcock, Maple Leafs

Center Shawn Matthias grew up in the Toronto area, so when he had the chance to sign with his hometown team this summer, he jumped at it. Matthias ended up inking a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs worth a reported $2.3 million on July 6.Aside from returning home, Matthias said playing for coach Mike Babcock was big draw in favor of Toronto."This is where I wanted to go, and [Babcock...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs start to trickle back to Toronto for conditioning

The weather outside is sweltering and it has been months since there was any hockey action, but the whisperings of the season to come are starting to come together as players begin to return to their NHL cities to prepare for the start of a new year. For the Maple Leafs, that means a few familiar players have returned to the home of the Marlies as they gear up to attempt to make...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacques Lemaire Joining the Maple Leafs and What it Means for Toronto

NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 23: Head coach Jacques Lemaire of the New Jersey Devils speaks to the media after their game against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on December 23, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Isles defeated the Devils 5-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) People like their constants in life.  We relish the predictability because it provides stability...
Via State of Hockey News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock puts Northville, MI home up for sale

Mike Babcock is cutting ties in Michigan and taking all of his faces north of the border to coach the Maple Leafs.  To help cut ties, Babcock recently put his Northville, Michigan home on the market. The modest 4,486 square-foot home could be yours for $799,999.00.  Maybe a bit less because when you sign an eight-year, $50 million deal like Babcock did, a couple thousand is considered...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Maple Leafs hire Jacques Lemaire as "special assignment" coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs coaching staff certainly won't lack NHL experience next season. The Leafs have hired Jacques Lemaire as a "special assignment coach." “Obviously Jacques Lemaire has a wealth of experience," Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said, via Toronto Maple Leafs P.R. department. "We had a great relationship from the 2010 Olympics and I’ve asked him to join our...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Two new signings could reflect savvy Toronto business strategy

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been spot-on in terms of offseason additions this summer, adding coveted coach Mike Babcock and long-time Devils GM Lou Lamoriello to their staff. They also dealt Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, a move which was seen as addition by subtraction in terms of clubhouse chemistry for the Leafs. But some of their more unheralded moves might reflect...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

New faces bring new comfort level for Nazem Kadri

Leafs forward Nazem Kadri had a rough 2014-15 season with the Maple Leafs. He recorded his worst point totals of his three full seasons with the Leafs, netting 39 points in 73 games, and had his commitment questioned by both the media and team officials at different points during the season.But after Toronto added coach Mike Babcock to the team this summer, Kadri says he feels more...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

8-time All-Star, 4-time Stanley Cup champion Mortson dies at 90

TIMMINS, Ontario Angus ''Gus'' Mortson, the eight-time NHL All-Star defenseman who helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win four Stanley Cup titles, died Saturday. He was 90. Mortson's family announced the death through the Miron-Wilson Funeral Home in Timmins. Morton had 46 goals, 152 assists and 1,380 penalty minutes in 796 regular-season games in 13 seasons with Toronto, Chicago and...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NHL defenseman Gus Mortson dies at age 90

TIMMINS, Ontario (AP) Angus ''Gus'' Mortson, the eight-time NHL All-Star defenseman who helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win four Stanley Cup titles, died Saturday. He was 90. Mortson's family announced the death through the Miron-Wilson Funeral Home in Timmins. Morton had 46 goals, 152 assists and 1,380 penalty minutes in 796 regular-season games in 13 seasons with Toronto, Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Where do the Maple Leafs Rank?

View image | gettyimages.com With the major offseason moves made, the NHL has entered its lull stage.  We figured this was the best time to debut our NHL power rankings series. To see where Ted Van Green ranks Nazem Kadri, Dion Phaneuf, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, click the link below: NHL Power Rankings Link http://topsportsreport.com/featured/tvgs-nhl-power...
Via TopSportsReport
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Leafs coach Ron Wilson planning for 'final chapter'

It has been three years since former Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson held a job in the NHL. It's no surprise, then, that the 60-year-old might be eyeing the end of his high-profile coaching career.Wilson will serve as the coach for the United States' World Junior Championship team this year, but instead of using that post as a launching board, TSN's John Lu reported that Wilson...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs forward keeps shot fresh on honeymoon

There's no such thing as time off from workouts in professional sports, and Leafs forward Daniel Winnik proved there's even time for practice when on a honeymoon. The forward is currently on vacation with his new wife, but he posted a photo to his Twitter account showing he figured out a way to keep working on his shot in a tropical paradise. Winnik and wife Taylor married in July...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier addresses bitterness of arbitration process

Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier has a new deal with the Maple Leafs thanks to arbitration, but the process was not easy or simple. The goalie was reportedly far apart from the Leafs as far as his ideal salary was concerned. It seems like harsh words were also exchanged. "There's obviously things they say that you don't want to hear, but at the same time I think you grow from those...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier strikes deal with Leafs at zero hour

Jonathan Bernier and the Maple Leafs had already started their arbitration hearing and submitted their cases. But before the arbiter could hand down the ruling, the two sides came together and came up with a compromise: A two year deal with a $4.15 cap hit in each season. Bernier was a stellar backup with the L.A. Kings, but with the Leafs his minutes rose to over 3,000 a season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier strikes deal with Leafs at zero hour

Jonathan Bernier and the Maple Leafs had already started their arbitration hearing and submitted their cases. But before the arbiter could hand down the ruling, the two sides came together and came up with a compromise: A two year deal with a $4.15 cap hit in each season. Bernier was a stellar backup with the L.A. Kings, but with the Leafs his minutes rose to over 3,000 a season...
Via Bloguin Best
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs, Bernier agree to 2-year, $8.3 million deal

TORONTO (AP) Goaltender Jonathan Bernier and the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to a two-year contract worth $8.3 million. The 26-year-old will count $4.15 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons. The agreement Sunday came after Bernier and the Leafs went to team-elected salary arbitration but before the arbitrator could hand down a ruling. Bernier, a native...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting The Toronto Maple Leafs Lineup – Forwards Edition

View image | gettyimages.com It has been a busy off season in Toronto with a lot of changes. Predicting a Maple Leafs depth chart at this point is quite challenging, especially considering training camps haven’t even opened, but it is good to experiment with some names and situations. Even though the Leafs have off loaded Phil Kessel, there are still a lot of term and dollars...
Via TopSportsReport
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs could be lowballing goalie Jonathan Bernier

The Maple Leafs might be seriously lowballing goaltender Jonathan Bernier if the latest report on Bernier's salary demands prove true. According to Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, Bernier and the Leafs stand at least $2 million apart in contract negotiations ahead of Friday's arbitration hearing. That price tag puts Bernier in a contract value similar to Detroit Red Wing Jimmy...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Marner signs 3-year entry-level contract with Leafs

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract. The 18-year-old Marner was selected fourth overall by the Maple Leafs in the draft. Marner finished second in Ontario Hockey League scoring last season with 126 points (44 goals, 82 assists) in 63 regular-season games with the London Knights. He added 16 points (nine goals...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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