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WATCH: Rielly jealous of Babcock’s time with Matthews?

Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly discusses his first impression of Auston Matthews, and why he was jealous that coach Babcock spent more time with Matthews than him at the World Championships.
Via SportsNetCanada
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Leafs Defense Has Many Questions

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had quite the off-season so far. They’ve seen their AHL team, the Toronto Marlies, reach the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final. They’ve watched Mitch Marner, one of their best prospects, and the London Knights make the Memorial Cup Tournament. Of course, to top it all off, they won the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery. However, they also have many questions...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Maple Leafs News: Mitch Marner and Leafs at the Worlds

With the end of the 2015-16 season, many thought that would potentially be the end of the news regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs for the year. This would not be the case, as the Maple Leafs and their many players and prospects are all doing something noteworthy. This ranges from the AHL’s Marlies, who are in a battle with the Hershey Bears to determine which club will play for...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Former Maple Leafs coach, longtime ECHL bench boss John Brophy passes away at 83

The hockey world is mourning the loss of John Brophy, 83, who is one of the most iconic minor league coaches in the history of the game and one of the winningest bench bosses in professional hockey history. In a statement released Monday, the ECHL, where Brophy coached for 13 seasons, announced his passing following “a lengthy illness.” “The entire ECHL is saddened to hear...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Thinning the Leafs roster will be a challenge over the summer

Leafs butting up against 50 roster-spot limit heading into draft and free agency. And waivers will be a factor for players like Stuart Percy and Josh Leivo.
Via Breakaway Blog
2 days ago

Former Maple Leafs coach John Brophy dies at 83

The native of Antigonish, N.S., died after a lengthy illness, the ECHL said Monday.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

Former Leafs coach John Brophy dies after lengthy illness

TORONTO (AP) John Brophy, who coached the Toronto Maple Leafs for 2 1/2 seasons before coaching in the ECHL for 13 seasons, has died. He was 83. The ECHL says Brophy, who was from Nova Scotia, died Monday morning after a lengthy illness. Brophy, an assistant, became head coach of the Maple Leafs for the 1986-87 season, leading Toronto into the second round of the playoffs. He...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: A Season in Review By the Numbers

Over the next several weeks I will be looking at each team in the NHL from an analytical perspective. What they did well, what they did poorly and what players contributed to their success (or failure). Teams will be reviewed in the order of which they finished. That should please Toronto Maple Leaf fans as they are up first. The Maple Leafs did what they set out to do, finish last...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Toronto Marlies have chance to impress wider audience

All eyes on Maple Leafs' farm team as there playoff march to be aired live on TSN
Via Toronto Star
6 days ago

Video: Toronto Marlies’ Andreas Johnson was obliterated entering the zone

The Toronto Marlies have been the toast of the AHL this season and they are the crown jewel in the Maple Leafs rebuild. Players like William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Kasperi Kapanen have all flourished in this system. As they faced the Albany Devils, they were facing a different brand of hockey. The Devils weren’t going to play by the rules. Devils defenseman Dan Kelly was thrown...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Toronto winning the first pick in the NHL draft is so important

As the NHL playoffs move through the second round, the absence of the seven Canadian teams has been palpable. Sure, it’s exciting to watch Ovi and Sid the Kid square off against each other, and seeing John Tavares carry the New York Islanders to their first playoff series victory in 23 years was nothing short of astounding. But, in the background, there are 14 general managers...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

With NHL Draft Lottery win, Toronto Maple Leafs’ smart moves continue to be rewarded

Fans across Toronto lost their collective minds when NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly flipped around a card revealing a Maple Leafs logo, showing the club had won the 2016 draft lottery. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan stood on the lottery floor in shock with a childlike grin on his face. It was hard to blame him. He was the architect of a bold plan of being bad, but smart...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Leaf’s GM Lamoriello Talks Draft

After the Toronto Maple Leafs won the first pick in the NHL Draft Lottery the Leafs have been making moves and taking names. General Manager Lou Lamoriello decided to sit down with Leafs TV where he discussed what exactly is going on with the team here. The post Leaf’s GM Lamoriello Talks Draft appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Lamoriello hopes the Leafs never get the first pick again

The Toronto Maple Leafs got the best news in a long time when it was revealed they won the draft lottery and will select first overall in the upcoming NHL draft. The pick means the Leafs will likely get franchise player Auston Matthews and start on an upward trend in their rebuild. While getting the first pick was a franchise-changing event, Toronto general manager Lou Lamoriello...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs Come Out On Top For Draft Lottery

It’s official the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the opportunity to pick the first with the draft lottery. The sequence of four numbers ‘Six, Eight, Five, Thirteen’ won the Leafs the pick for the first time in 31 years. The Leafs  finished 30th overall this season and came in to the lottery with a 20 percent  chance of winning. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan did speak...
Via Beyond The Benches
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Shanahan, Maple Leafs determined to not be a joke

Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan joins Hockey Night in Canada to talk about winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery.
Via SportsNetCanada
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Behind scenes look at Maple Leafs winning lottery

Get a behind the scenes look at the process of the Toronto Maple Leafs getting the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Via SportsNetCanada
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs win 2016 NHL Draft Lottery

After a year in which they finished with the fewest points in the NHL, there are some happy hockey fans in Toronto for once as the Leafs won the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery, and many believe the team will draft American forward Auston Matthews with the #1 overall pick come June in Buffalo. The winning combination was 5-6-8-13. The Winnipeg Jets will pick second and the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Arnett will host the 2016 NHL Awards

Will Arnett is scheduled host the 2016 NHL Awards on Wednesday, June 22nd at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Known for his work in "Arrested Development" and more recently his amazing job as the voice of LEGO Batman, Arnett is from Toronto and supports the Toronto Maple Leafs. He’s being called on to host the Awards after Rob Riggle hosted in 2015. Arnett had a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 62 players of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Hockey Hall of Fame

62 players of the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. How many of these honored NHL stars can you name? Clue: Position/Years active with team
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the members on all 3 Stanley Cup-winning Toronto Maple Leafs teams from 1961-64

19 members of the Toronto Maple Leafs were on all three Stanley Cup winning teams from 1961-64. How many of these NHL players can you name? Clue: Number/Position
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dachshunds don Maple Leafs, Habs gear, play some hockey (vid)

A video taking the Internet by storm — to put it mildly, it has already garnered over 19 million views on Facebook — features a pair of adorable dachshunds regaled in Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens gear playing a little bit of ball hockey. The video stars Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund and his brother Oakley. And suffice to say, these pups have some mad hockey skills...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs stars Lupul, van Riemsdyk to miss rest of season

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs will be without forwards James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul for the rest of the season, the team confirmed Thursday. The 26-year-old van Riemsdyk broke his left foot on Jan. 9 in San Jose and was expected to miss six to eight weeks. His recovery has taken longer than expected, however, and he remains on crutches with a walking boot. Lupul, meanwhile...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

What the Sharks-Maple Leafs deal says about both teams

The most recent NHL deal took place while some of you were still sleeping, and it was another of the many moves made by the Toronto Leafs.Toronto dealt defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling to the San Jose Sharks in the wee hours Monday morning in exchange for Raffi Torres and second-round picks in both the 2017 and 2018 NHL Drafts.Here’s what the moves mean for some...
Via Yardbarker
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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