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WATCH: Maple Leafs use first coach's challenge, win

The very first coach’s challenge occurred when the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Montreal Canadiens. Jeff Petry fired the puck into the net, but Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier appeared to be bumped by a Canadiens stick. The play was reviewed and the goal was overturned. The review went fairly quickly (the call was an obvious one), but it’s interesting to see how the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Season, The Old Same Leafs (Brutal Goaltending)

You almost feel sorry for the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is a textbook example of bad goaltending. Former Michigan Wolverine Max Pacioretty handcuffs Jonathan Bernier for a goal. Ironically, this will also go down as the first goal of the 2015-16 season.New season, same old Maple Leafs. For the 2nd straight year the Habs' Max Pacioretty scores the 1st goal of the NHL season &...
Via Goon's World
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NHL acknowledges league may have cocaine problem

  To anyone who has followed the NHL since the late 1980s/early 1990s, the comments made by Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospect Viktor Loov should come as no surprise. He told a Swedish news outlet last month that “there is a lot of cocaine” in the NHL. “There are players everywhere who do it,” he said, via Pension Plan Puppets. “If you have money you probably have easy access...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs cuts prove patience a prime part of Toronto's long-term plan

If Toronto Maple Leafs fans were hoping a rebuild would mean a better chance of seeing the team's prime prospects enjoy NHL time this season, they were sorely mistaken. The Leafs cut a slew of prospects over the weekend, a list which included fan favorites William Nylander, Connor Brown, Kasperi Kapanen and Zach Hyman. The moves are a sign that this new front office group will not...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto alternate captain Robidas could fall short of final roster

Last October, Stephane Robidas was named an alternate captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs. This October, it seems like he might lose his job with the NHL club.The 38-year-old veteran was not at practice for the Leafs Monday morning, an ominous sign with the final roster cut looming in the immediate future. According to several reports, the defenseman was not put on waivers as of...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Booth on being cut: 'Older guys are getting phased out'

After getting cut from his pro tryout with the Florida Panthers, David Booth had strong comments on how the league is changing and how youth is now being embraced. “Back in the day, it seemed like the older guys were pushing the younger guys back. Now things are reversed. The older guys are getting phased out,” he told George Richards of the Miami Herald. “I feel I’m...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto coach Babcock hopes Blue Jays distract fans from Leafs

All of Toronto is abuzz as the Blue Jays officially clinched the American League East championship for the first time in 22 years, and the Toronto Maple Leafs were quick to congratulate their sporting brethren.Plenty of players with Toronto ties across the NHL also celebrated the Jays win, but Toronto coach Mike Babcock might have some ulterior motives when he roots on the Jays in...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs: (30-44-8, 7th in Atlantic Division)Coach: Mike Babcock (527-285-119 (19 ties); 13th season, first with Toronto)Key Departures: Phil Kessel, Eric Brewer, David Booth, Colton Orr, Tim ErixonKey Additions: P.A. Parenteau, Matt Hunwick, Mark Arcobello, Nick Spaling, Daniel Winnik, Shawn Matthias, Curtis GlencrossKey Player: Jonathan BernierThis selection is essentially...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs invest in biomechanical tracking

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the latest team to use biomechanics to try to gain a competitive advantage. In a great feature on, Chris Johnston discussed the Leafs implementing a new tracking technology which the club will start to use in the near future. The Leafs are one of the NHL’s early adopters of the Catapult Sports tracking technology, which sees...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Grabner Traded From Islanders To Maple Leafs In Six-Player Deal

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Michael Grabner in a six-player trade with the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Maple Leafs gave up forwards Taylor Beck and Carter Verhaeghe, defensemen Matt Finn and Tom Nilsson and goaltender Christopher Gibson. Grabner has recorded 155 points (95 goals, 60 assists) over 317 career NHL regular-season games. He had 13 points...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock says coaching the Leafs “scares the crap out of you”

Mike Babcock knew he was taking on a challenging task when he became the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto media and fans have high expectations and have no problem driving people who don’t meet those expectations (Phil Kessel) straight out of town. Babcock has commented that he’s happy and excited for a new challenge, but he also admits he’s scared. Via the Toronto...
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September 06, 2015  |  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...
July 02, 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

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...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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