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MAPLE LEAFS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Guy Boucher on the Toronto Maple Leafs coaching radar

Toronto is about as hectic of a hockey market as there is. Coaches and players are constantly under scrutiny from the public eye, with every move and action being dramatically magnified by the microscope of the fans and media. When coaches agree to come to Toronto, that pressure is something that has to be considered. If you don’t like being scrutinized, it isn’t the job for...
Via Bloguin Best
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Walker Cup teammates advance to U.S. Amateur Four-Ball semifinals

  Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Tuesday by beating a pair of California brothers. Smith and White didn't lose a hole at Olympic Club in beating Jason Higton and Ryan Higton of Fresno in their quarterfinal match. They closed out the Higtons with a par on the 16th hole, 3 and 2. Smith, a former...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft

It is no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs will likely not be Stanley Cup contenders for the next couple seasons, if any time soon at all. So, without playoff hockey, Maple Leafs fans will likely turn their attention to the NHL Entry Draft. With two first-round picks, including the fourth overall selection, it is […] The post Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft appeared...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which NHL teams need the biggest overhaul?

It can be a rebuild or you can miss the playoffs by a few points, either way several teams this offseason need to make adjustments to compete in the near future. These are the teams with the most pressing needs. Toronto Maple Leafs TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 8: The current Toronto Maple Leafs team take in a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Leafs 64′ Stancley...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto's draft stock improves thanks to Chicago win

Maple Leafs fans did have a rooting interest in these playoffs -- they had to hope the Blackhawks would beat the Predators in order to improve Toronto's standing in this year's draft. Although the first half of the NHL draft order was determined on April 18, the remaining spots are determined by how the playoff teams do in the postseason.Toronto acquired a first-round draft pick...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

“Yesterday was just the beginning” for Toronto Maple Leafs

A devastating campaign for the Toronto Maple Leafs officially ended on Monday, and emotions were running high as most players vacated their lockers for the final time this season. After missing the playoffs for a second straight season, drastic changes are expected in order to bring respectability back to a franchise that was once one […] The post “Yesterday was just the beginning”...
Via Along the Boards
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs firings a long time coming

It’s hard to imagine anyone being too surprised to see both general manager Dave Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horacheck fired. Both men are now former employees of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. Brendan Shanahan didn’t waste anytime cleaning out the offices with the news coming less than 24 hours after the team’s season finale against […] The post Toronto Maple...
Via Along the Boards
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fire GM, interim head coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Sunday that general manager David Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horachek have been relieved of their duties. The club announced that coaches Steve Spott, Chris Dennis and Rick St. Croix (goaltending) have also been relieved of their duties while Steve Staios will resume his duties as M\manager of player development. Nonis was named senior...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fire GM Dave Nonis, head coach Peter Horachek

Sweeping changes were expected for the Toronto Maple Leafs after an abysmal season, and the club is wasting little time. General manager Dave Nonis was and head coach Peter Horachek were fired Sunday, the team announced. Most of the coaching staff was also let go as part of the ongoing efforts to clean house in one of the NHL’s most passionate markets. One person who won’t...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf to reporter: 'Have you played sports before?'

Dion Phaneuf was interviewed following his team’s 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets and he provided an interesting response when asked about whether or not he was embarrassed by the Maple Leafs’ most recent loss. Phaneuf thought carefully before responding, but his answer shed some light on what the captain thinks about his current situation. “Have you played sports...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (4/8/15) vs Toronto Maple Leafs

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs this evening by the score of 5-0. In a less than stellar showing for the Leafs, the Blue Jackets spanked the Leafs to extend their point streak to ten games. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: All Four Lines It is a beautiful, beautiful time out on the ice when you get all four lines rolling perfectly...
Via BS Hockey
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri Quits Toronto Maple Leafs (April Fools’ Prank)

The Toronto Maple Leafs were out celebrating April Fools’ Day this morning at the Mastercard Centre with allegations of Nazem Kadri leaving the team. Kadri had allegedly announced to his teammates that he was quitting the Maple Leafs at this morning’s practice. According to the Maple Leafs’ interim head coach Peter Horachek, Kadri made the announcement... The post Nazem Kadri...
Via The Garbage Time
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel, David Booth Get Into Fight At Maple Leafs Practice (Video)

It hasn’t been a banner year for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The lowly Leafs, who are coming off their seventh straight loss, have found a home near the bottom of the standings this season. Things have been frustrating to say the least for Toronto, but they reached a new low Friday at practice as Phil Kessel and David Booth got into an altercation. The incident occurred during a...
Via NESN.com
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Could Have a Bright Future with James Van Riemsdyk’s Leadership

James Van Riemsdyk #21 of the Toronto Maple Leafs protects the puck against Mikael Backlund #11 and Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 13, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The sky is falling for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The team is 27-38-6 and is dwelling in the basement of the Eastern...
Via The Sports Journal
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Kadri sent home

Things looked bright for the Toronto Maple Leafs heading into this season. The hiring of advanced stats guru Kyle Dubas as Assistant General Manager and Brendan Shanahan as President of Hockey Operations signaled a change in the Leafs’ front office. Many speculated that General Manager Dave Nonis and then Head Coach Randy Carlyle were on the hot seat with the additions of Shanahan...
Via isportsweb.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fun quotes from the Maple Leafs about Blues’ blowout win

The Blues’ 6-1 win over the Maple Leafs was a pretty lopsided affair. It took over 10 minutes for the Leafs to register their first shot on goal and the Blues had no issues moving the puck around the ice in a dominant display. There are a lot of ways you could describe the 6-1 beating if you’re a Blues fan, but it’s always more enjoyable hearing from the players who were on...
Via Frozen Notes
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN

The problems with networks broadcasting average users’ tweets with a particular hashtag are numerous, but it’s rare to see them spark a potential lawsuit. That’s what’s happened in the wake of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage show Monday, though, which was pulling in tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and broadcast the tweet “I want the leafs to keep lupul solely...
Via Awful Announcing
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its treatment of Dion Phaneuf (video)

Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel has finally had it with what he perceives as the shoddy treatment that Dion Phaneuf has been forced to endure this season, especially from the media. The typically media-averse Kessel, who leads the team in both goals (23) and points (50) stood in the locker room and chastised the...Read More The post Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs burned on Twitter by frustrated fan

The Toronto Maple Leafs can’t beat anyone this year, including some random guy on Twitter in a war of words. The Leafs are marred in yet another miserable season, and they found out the hard way that if you’re going to give someone a hard time on social media, you better be ready for what’s bound to follow. A Leafs fan on Twitter recently vented his frustrations about the...
Via NESN.com
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Joffrey Lupul is not happy with TSN over this hashtag blunder

TSN’s non-stop NHL trade deadline coverage had an interesting moment when this tweet flashed across the screen.  It appears that someone was not monitoring the #TradeCentre hashtag closely enough.  At least we know this tweet making a joke at the expense of Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul didn’t come from Dustin Penner… So this happened, lol. #TradeCentre @mlse pic.twitter.com...
Via Awful Announcing
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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