Many teams in the NHL are entirely dependent on their goaltending. They live and die by their goalie, so to speak. A team could lose any one of its star players, but the worst thing that could happen would be to lose its starting goalie to injury. And on Saturday night against their rival Buffalo Sabres, the Toronto Maple Leafs lost goaltender Frederik Andersen to injury. Andersen...
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A Masterton nomination is not always about a setback or illness, but can be about dedication and sportsmanship.
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Workhorse goalie Frederik Andersen eases injury fears with full-speed practice after jaw injury vs. Sabres. Leafs playing it safe and will start Curtis McElhinney against Panthers.
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Mike Babcock says Toronto’s top prospect could have been called up sooner if he hadn’t been hurt while with the Marlies.
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Toronto Maple Leafs and Team USA forward James van Riemsdyk said on Monday that he supports the U.S. women’s national team players. The U.S. women’s players are currently boycotting the World Championships, which begin on Friday, over a wage and “equitable support” dispute with USA Hockey. According to TSN’s Mark Masters, van Riemsdyk said after the Leafs practice on Monday...
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This is a good sight for Leafs and fans, as Frederik Andersen is already back on the ice testing out the injured shoulder, sustained on Saturday vs. the Sabres.
The current Toronto Maple Leafs rookie record for goals is held by Wendel Clark who chats with Sportsnet about rooting for Auston Matthews and the young players and jokingly says he cuts their sticks before games.
William Nylander’s assist on this fairly ugly goal from Josh Leivo extended his point streak to 10 games, breaking the 73-year-old Maple Leafs record for rookie point streak.
Saying it’s been a long road for T.J. Brennan is a bit of an understatement. The Moorestown, New Jersey native packed his bags in 2006 to play for the now defunct St. John’s Fog Devils of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Drafted in 2007 by the Buffalo Sabres, Brennan took his lumps in the AHL for the better part of two seasons with the Portland Pirates before he...
The NHL has had a long list of highly questionable ideas. Whether we’re talking about the infuriating “intent to blow” rule or the infamous Guardian Project, some ideas have been worse than others. One recent change, giving each team in the league a five-day bye week, was one of those good ideas on paper which failed to pan out as expected. The bye week was originally intended...
Too often big hits around the NHL fall into a controversial category where the magnitude of the hit is diminished due to a debate over the legality of the play. Sometimes – not often enough – a hit comes around where even fans of the opposing team have to applaud.Josh Manson of the Anaheim Ducks delivered one of the biggest, cleanest hits you’ll see in the modern NHL during...
Mitch Marner sat out his fifth straight game on Satuday with an upper-body injury, failing to impress Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. Babcock expressed frustration about Marner’s absence, telling media members Marner looked like “the best player” at practice. He was unsure why Marner was forced to sit. Babcock is reportedly frustrated with the medical staff holding out...
Toronto is paying homage to their pre-Maple Leafs roots.The team announced they’ll wear Toronto St. Pats jerseys on March 18th. Before becoming the Maple Leafs, the organization was known as the St. Pats from 1919-1927, winning a Stanley Cup in 1927. The look is a throwback design on their old shirts. What do you think of the look? St. Pat jerseys: yay no nay?
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