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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Few Hockey Notes In Late August

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - A few things that make no sense regarding the NHL expansion story that got all kinds of play this week: 1. Seattle has a willing owner, a promise from the NHL, but no building to play in and no real fan base; 2. Las Vegas has a building to play in but no owner. 3. The NHL would be foolish to lump Toronto in with other expansion bids....
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PICTURE: Maple Leafs Hockey is Like Watching Paint Dry

The post PICTURE: Maple Leafs Hockey is Like Watching Paint Dry appeared first on SportsPickle.
Via Sports Pickle
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Bolland to have jersey retired by junior team

Florida Panthers’ center Dave Bolland will have his jersey retired by the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. According to The London Free Press, Bolland, who spent 254 regular season games with the Knights will have his No. 91 raised to the rafters of the Budweiser Gardens on Oct. 15. “It does mean a lot, being up there with (Rick) Nash, (Corey) Perry, Darryl Sittler...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Leafs pick Nylander set for rookie challenge

There is no such thing as meaningless competition right now for William Nylander. The Maple Leafs’ No. 1 draft pick in June wants to show he’s not all flash at this stage of his career and that he can stay in the job picture into October when training camp begins next month. So when Thursday’s scrimmage ended at the club’s practice rink, the drudgery for rookies to collect...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

You can literally watch paint dry on the Maple Leafs website

Only in Canada… The front page of the Toronto Maple Leafs' website right now. Hockey in Canada is different. pic.twitter.com/qKViNDE9mr — Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) August 28, 2014 The captivating footage from the live stream is as exciting as it sounds… For all of you that say you’d rather watch paint dry than ________, this is your test to see if that’s...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fans are going to watch paint dry

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are anxious for hockey to start. How anxious? Enough to watch paint dry on a sheet of ice. The Maple Leafs will air steaming video of the Air Canada Centre being painted. It’s silly, but the team is having a bit of fun with it as they encourage their fans to literally watch paint dry. Watch Paint Dry … Live! Watch: Livestream of the ice being painted...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fans are going to watch paint dry

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are anxious for hockey to start. How anxious? Enough to watch paint dry on a sheet of ice. The Maple Leafs will air steaming video of the Air Canada Centre being painted. It’s silly, but the team is having a bit of fun with it as they encourage their fans to literally watch paint dry. Watch Paint Dry … Live! Watch: Livestream of the ice being painted...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas getting to know NHL business, cautions against ‘magic formulas’

According to the Toronto Star's Mark Zwolinski, new Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas is working very hard to learn the ropes in Toronto... “It’s been a busy summer,” said the new assistant GM. “It’s been an interesting time to come in. In a way it worked out perfectly in that August is a quiet month in the NHL, and it let me get my feet under me. Get to know...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Kane Or Phil Kessel?

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet, Kessel will turn 27 in October, while Kane hits 26 in November. Which player would you consider a bigger gift to your team? The case for Kane: In addition to his sublime skills, Kane loves the spotlight. The guy is a star, pure and simple, a fact exemplified by his Cup-winning goal in 2010 and his Conn Smythe performance in 2013. On the ice, his...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke To Step Down

TORONTO — The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year. The company 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, who joined the group in April 2013, says he plans to own and operate his own business. In his short tenure,...
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10 days 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 days 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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
13 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
14 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
14 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
14 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...
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14 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 –...
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14 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
15 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
18 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
18 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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