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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 Puck Drunk Love
11 hours 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
1 day 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,...
5 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs hiring founder, creating analytics department

Ever since it debuted, the hockey stats site 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
8 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
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL’s ‘30 in 30’ series: Maple Leafs face significant questions

Today,'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
10 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Why August is my least favorite month

Happy International Left-handers Day everyone! August 13th is a day when myself and a (left)handful of people recognize and celebrate the people who live on the fringe of society by being southpaws. So take a moment and remember the great left-handed shots the National Hockey League has every seen (i.e. Gretzky, Messier, Jagr). This opening may seem “left-handed”, but consider...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Antoine Bibeau

Antoine Bibeau has come out of nowhere to become the hottest new prospect in the Maple Leafs system. The French-Canadian netminder showed his potential in this year’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs (QMJHL), leading the Val-d’Or Foreurs to a Presidents’ Cup Championship and a bid in the annual Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Memorial Cup tournament. There he...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Gardiner signs five-year deal with Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that defenseman Jake Gardiner has signed a five-year contract. According to multiple media reports, the deal is worth $20.25 million (an average annual value of $4.05 million). “He had a great year last year,” Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis told the Toronto Star. “He’s clearly still improving. This isn’t a player who has...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Jake Gardiner To 5-Year, $20.25 Million Contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Jake Gardiner to a five-year contract worth $20.25 million, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Jake Gardiner's #leafs extension doesn't include any no-movement protection, Sportsnet has learned. Great deal for both sides.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 29, 2014 The 24-year-old blueliner was a restricted free...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Top free agents still out there

The Toronto Maple Leafs have filled up most of their roster thus far in free agency, addressing holes at the center position, and the need for a veteran defenseman. With training camp still two months away, there is plenty of time for the organization to fill up a few empty slots on the depth chart before camp. There are 18 players already signed for the 2014-15 season, and...
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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