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MAPLE LEAFS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto turns over new Leaf with goaltending coach's fresh style

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven't enjoyed consistent goaltending for a long time now. Over the past three years, James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier have each shined in net at different times while crashing and burning at other moments (anyone remember that Oliver Ekman-Larsson goal from center ice against Bernier?).Before Bernier and Reimer, the Leafs cycled through a string of goalies...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Lamoriello joins Leafs, but success far from guaranteed

Lou Lamoriello sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world on Thursday when it was announced that he had resigned from the cushy confines of New Jersey with the Devils as their president to become the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. If there was ever a move that went against everything you thought you knew about hockey, this was it. The Maple Leafs seem to have everything...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will Next Season Bring For the Maple Leafs?

View image | gettyimages.com Will the Toronto Maple Leafs be better in 2015? This is a very popular question during the dog days of summer. Will they be a bottom five team again? Will they make a playoff push? The 2015-2016 Toronto Maple Leafs will be one of the most unpredictable teams in recent years. Similar to the Oilers, nobody really knows how they will perform over the...
Via TopSportsReport
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: All 181 of Phil Kessel’s goals with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Have about an hour to kill? If so, here’s a pretty incredible compilation of all 181 goals Phil Kessel scored while wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform. It would have been nice to hear the actual audio as opposed to music, but it’s still an impressive video which shows how important Kessel was to the Maple Leafs. Now, how many goals will Kessel score as a member of the Penguins...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Toronto's Nazem Kadri pull off high box jump on one foot

There has been a lot of criticism of Leafs forward Nazem Kadri this offseason, and even the Maple Leafs seem to be asking Kadri to prove himself after granting him a measly one-year contract extension earlier this offseason. But Kadri apparently is hard at work getting ready to prove people wrong if a video he shared on Instagram Tuesday of himself working out in the gym is any...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to make small, but impressive moves

The Toronto Maple Leafs entered this offseason with a clear direction – to rebuild the right way. Aside from the Phil Kessel trade, there haven’t been any big moves. For the most part, the Leafs have kept their strategy of signing low-risk, medium reward players like Shawn Matthias, P.A. Parenteau and Mark Arcobello to one-year deals with the likelihood of flipping them later...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 30 For 30: Toronto Maple Leafs

View image | gettyimages.com Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a brand new series that will breakdown every NHL team this off season. You can expect to see a new post everyday until the end of July, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the off season, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will...
Via The Fantasy Fix
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

Is it too late to nominate a late entry to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eat contest this weekend? Because Phil Kessel seems like a worthy contender. The polarizing forward was traded Wednesday from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins in what was the biggest move of one of the NHL’s busiest days of the year. Thus ends Kessel’s contentious time in Toronto where he and...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins in multi-player deal

NHL free agency began Wednesday at noon, but it’s a blockbuster trade that has stole the headlines. The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded first-line right winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports the Penguins will send forward prospect Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington and a draft pick to the Leafs...
Via NESN.com
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder

According to a Sportsnet post, the Blue Jays are making for themselves.  In beginning of  June,  the Jays  had a winning streak of 3 consecutive games in a row.  However,  CBS  is not only jeopardizing the success of the team, but their own journalistic integrity as well. Last  week, CBS 2 New York created a... The post CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder appeared first...
Via The Garbage Time
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Red Wings are no longer interested in Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf

If you’re hoping the Red Wings will revisit that Dion Phaneuf trade this summer… well it looks like we’ve got some bad news for you. According to Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan, Detroit is apparently no longer interested in the Toronto veteran defenseman: @DetroitRedWings no longer interested in pursuing a trade for @MapleLeafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, I was told. — Ansar Khan...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Would Accept Trade To NYR

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Rangers are on Toronto Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel’s list of 8 teams he would accept a trade to, in addition to Boston, Chicago, LA, Minnesota, Montreal, Philly and Pittsburgh. Welcome to silly season. This comes in addition to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reporting from Calgary earlier this morning about the Buffalo Sabres having an...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Maple Leafs aim to trade Phil Kessel before the draft

Trade rumors have hung over Phil Kessel’s head ever since the Toronto Maple Leafs started slumping through the 2014-15 season. Now that the 2015 Draft is approaching, these rumors are intensifying and the latest report indicates the club hopes to deal Kessel to a new club prior to the draft. Via The Star: In particular, there’s a widespread belief, as first reported a week...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Arthur temporarily knocks TSN off the air

The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Mike Babcock as their new head coach Thursday, and Canada’s version of ESPN temporarily lost the live feed moments before the news conference began. Toronto Star columnist and TSN contributor Bruce Arthur was talking about Babcock’s competitiveness when this happened: The broadcast quickly cut to TSN’s insider panel of James Duthie, Darren...
Via Awful Announcing
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Guy loses his job for shouting idiotic NSFW meme at Toronto reporter

CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt was tired of people shouting vulgarities on live television and decided to do something. Hunt, who was outside of a Toronto FC game, had the camera rolling when a group of men yelled, “f— her right in the p—-.” This has been one of the dumbest viral trends that has popped up everywhere from ESPN to CNN during the protests in Baltimore. The original...
Via Awful Announcing
May 12, 2015  |  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
May 02, 2015  |  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
April 12, 2015  |  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

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
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