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Long road paying dividends for Marlies goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo

Finnish goaltender opted to play U.S. college hockey and was rewarded with a pro contract.
Via Toronto Star
4 hours ago

William Nylander: The Center or Wing Dilemma

There has always been an appeal to looking forward to the next season as Toronto Maple Leafs fans. It used to be because of how bad the team was. Thinking of the fantastical “what if” scenarios of the next season seemed to help mask the current disappointment. For the first time in a long time, it’s different. The Leafs had a fantastic season and surpassed every and all expectation...
Via The Hockey Writers
14 hours ago

Leafs' Mike Babcock an Adams finalist for coach of the year

It's his third nomination and his first with the Leafs.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

Maple Leafs’ Mike Babcock has claim on Jack Adams Award

Coach of the year honour is about the only award Leafs bench boss does not have on his career ledger.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

WATCH: Why Lou feels so invigorated by these young Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello says from everything like the media coverage, to the city's enthusiasm, to the successes and achievements, how could you not feel invigorated by this team.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Babcock: Not deviating from plan, Boyle trade was good for our growth

Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock talks about the team’s growth, development and expectations heading into the offseason and next season, says the organization is not going to deviate from their plan.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 'Exhausted' Matthews will skip Worlds, spend time with family

Auston Matthews talks about his amazing first season and playoffs experience, and says he's exhausted and will take a bit of a break, meaning he won't be joining Team U.S.A for the World Championships.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bleached-hair Justin Bieber seen at Capitals-Leafs playoff game

The Maple Leafs ran into a force that was too strong to overcome during Game 6 of their Western Conference series with the Capitals.It was none other than Justin Bieber.Bieber was shown on TV during the game, and was seen rocking bleached hair.Here he is with his first beer, ever. Or so it looked. In case you’re wondering why the Caps emerged with a 2-1 victory in the game and...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New NHL record set as 18 first round games require overtime

The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have already been a wild ride and things are just getting started. If you haven’t been closely following all of the action, you may only know that some of the biggest teams have already been eliminated (Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild) and that a couple series ended in a hurry as there were two sweeps and two series which only needed five games...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock has bold quote after Game 5 defeat

The Toronto Maple Leafs are facing elimination in their NHL Playoff first-round series against the Washington Capitals, but coach Mike Babcock is convinced his squad isn’t done just yet.The Maple Leafs lost to the Washington Capitals 2-1 in overtime at the Verizon Center Friday, which sends them back to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for a do-or-die Game 6 on Sunday. Babcock made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Shattenkirk says the Capitals are getting too horny against the Maple Leafs

What is it about hockey that makes it so loaded with sexual innuendo? If you haven’t checked out the #HockeyPorn hashtag on Twitter (it’s safe for work unless you’re offended by lots of plays on words), you’ll see it’s loaded with references from broadcasters, coaches and even players which transform hockey commentary into something a bit dirtier.Kevin Shattenkirk’s recent...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals’ Braden Holtby successfully poke checks Leafs’ Mitch Marner at blue line on breakaway

Facing talented Maple Leafs rookie Mitch Marner on a breakaway, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby attempted one of the riskiest plays in hockey: a sprawling poke check at the blue line. Toronto caught the Capitals on their feet when Marner and Brian Boyle exited the penalty box after a 5-on-3 power play. A quick, smart outlet pass from defenseman Nikita Zaitsev sprung...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fan with mohawk and crazy blue beard has gone viral (PHOTO)

The Maple Leafs have proven they’re no pushover, as they evened their series with the Presidents’ Cup-winning Capitals at one game apiece on Saturday night. Toronto’s fan base is excited about their young, up-and-coming group of players, after previously enduring plenty of losing seasons in the past.  Leafs fans are known for their dedication and commitment to the team, no...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Wilson sneaks ridiculous goal by Frederik Andersen to win in OT

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen was nearly unstoppable during Thursday night’s playoff matchup against the Capitals.He finished the game with 41 saves, and the degree of difficulty on some of them was ridiculous. He made stops from point-block range and even stopped a few while on his backside.Holding the Capitals to just two goals in three periods of play on the road...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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