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Brophy: Thoughts and observations as the off-season winds on

Some hockey thoughts from a scribe who wonders what the heck happened to the off-season: MATTHEWS’ CONTRACT: I was like many others who wondered what the heck the Toronto Maple Leafs were doing by dragging out No. 1 draft pick Auston Matthews’ contract negotiations. Toronto GM Lou Lamoriello is notorious for being tight-fisted with bonus money and there was fear he was trying...
Via The Hockey News
16 hours ago

Peter Holland Clears Waivers

Peter Holland cleared waivers Saturday, which could bode well for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Holland’s arbitration hearing is set for Monday, July 25, but the Leafs placing Holland on waivers was a tactical move that will help them through the process. Peter Holland clears waivers. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) July 23, 2016 Placing a player on waivers prior to their arbitration...
Via The Hockey Writers
18 hours ago

Maple Leafs sign Connor Carrick, waive Peter Holland

Carrick was often best defenceman on ice for Marlies during AHL playoffs.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

Maple Leafs Place Peter Holland on Waivers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed forward Peter Holland on waivers, reported Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman on Friday. Earlier this offseason, Holland, 25, elected to go to arbitration with the Maple Leafs and is set for an arbitration hearing on July 22. During the 2015-16 regular season, Holland had career highs in games played (65) and points (27). Since being...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Maple Leafs sign No. 1 pick Auston Matthews to 3-year deal

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry-level contract. Matthews had 24 goals and 22 assists in 36 games last season for the Zurich Lions in Switzerland and had nine points for the United States at the world hockey championship. The 18-year-old from Scottsdale, Arizona, immediately became the face of the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs banners taken down at Air Canada Centre

Wendel Clark present as banner dropped from rafters, with new ones set to go up later this year as part of club’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

Phil Kessel shares Stanley Cup with children's hospital

Penguins winger Phil Kessel spent the six seasons leading up to his time in Pittsburgh with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s clear that he still has a soft spot for the city. It was Kessel’s turn to spend 24 hours with the Stanley Cup trophy, and he put it to good use. Kessel returned to Toronto and brought the Cup to The Hospital for Sick Children, a place he had visited...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Booth still has nightmares about John Tortorella

David Booth and John Tortorella only spent one season together with the Vancouver Canucks, but the two may have had a more colorful relationship than previously believed. During their time together, the two reportedly had a heated confrontation after Tortorella believed Booth showed up late to practice (Booth disputed this claim) and at one point Torts publicly called Booth a ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Highs, lows of expanded NHL development camp coverage

Attention around the NHL’s summer development camps has certainly grown over the last several years.Not that there’s anything wrong with that — having an eye on camps gives both media and fan bases alike a gander at prospects within the organization and player development as a whole. And for fans who have an extra hard time getting through the offseason, prospect scrimmages...
Via Yardbarker
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs trade Jonathan Bernier to Ducks for conditional pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded goaltender Jonathan Bernier to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional 2017 draft pick, the team announced on Friday. The Leafs were eager to move their former starting goalie and his $4.15 million cap hit following the acquisition of Frederik Andersen. After signing Andersen to a five-year deal, Bernier saw the writing on the wall. Why...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Walker: Matthews almost broke my ankle

Maple Leafs prospect Jack Walker talks with the media about doing development drills with #1 pick Auston Matthews.
Via SportsNetCanada
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin Looks forward to getting better under Babcock

Newest Maple Leaf Matt Martin tells Blundell & Co. that he’s really looking forward to expanding his game and getting better under Mike Babcock, and molding in nicely with all the young talent in Toronto.
Via SportsNetCanada
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernier 'a little suprised' at length of Andersen deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs made some noise heading into the 2016 NHL Draft by trading for goaltender Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks. Shortly after landing Andersen, the Leafs wasted little time locking him up to a five-year contract. The move caught some off-guard, but one of the least surprised was Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier. The one thing that did surprise Bernier was...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs select Auston Matthews with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs are pinning their future on Arizona-born center Auston Matthews.Amid chants of "Go Leafs, Go!" the 18-year-old from Scottsdale was selected by Toronto with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night. Though the Maple Leafs had kept their decision under wraps since winning the draft lottery...
Via Associated Press
29 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
May 05, 2016  |  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
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