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Stephane Robidas Ready For The Mentor Role In Toronto

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, They have a forward who ranked in the top five in league scoring and a goaltender who was amongst the league’s best. But ask Stephane Robidas what attracted him to the Toronto Maple Leafs and he immediately says the team’s defence. “Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner,” Robidas said from his off-season home in Sherbrooke, Que...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' James Reimer says he has no issues with Randy Carlyle

The Toronto media nicknamed him “Sunny Jim” because of his boundless optimism in the face of Leafs turmoil. So you knew that the returning James Reimer could not let any ill will linger between himself and Randy Carlyle, coming off that March 29 game in Detroit that summed up the coach’s frustration with a season headed south. With Reimer unable to steal a point in a very...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Daniel Winnik To 1-Year Contract

TORONTO — Center Daniel Winnik has signed a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with the Anaheim Ducks. Winnik, joining his fifth NHL team, had a career-high 30 points (six goals, 24 assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 76 games last season. He had one assist and two penalty minutes in nine playoff games. The 29-year-old Toronto...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Reimer Is Now Happy In Toronto

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, Perhaps the realization on both sides that the market for goalies is limited — there are still a number of unrestricted free-agent netminders available — and the return for Reimer would be small. Perhaps it was the realization by Reimer that the opportunity to be a starter would be no better anywhere else. Perhaps it was the...
Via Kukla's Korner
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: Some Ducks Go To Toronto

Where do the Ducks go? Some go to Toronto.#163381353 / gettyimages.comThat's right, 29 year old left wing Daniel Winnik is heading home.Craig Custance of ESPN has the details,Winnik's one-year deal worth $1.3 million. Nice signing for the Maple Leafs.— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) July 28, 2014Winnik is coming off a career season, where he set new highs for assists ...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Winnik Signs With The Toronto Maple Leafs

via the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year contract. Winnik, 29, played 76 games for the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14, registering career highs in assists (24) and points (30) while adding six goals, 23 penalty minutes and a plus...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Embracing Analytics

#451336652 / gettyimages.com “Out with the old and in the new,” seems to be the motto of the Toronto Maple Leafs front office entering the 2014-2015 NHL season. While they have certainly made some moves to shake up their on-ice talent, the biggest changes are coming by way of management within the front office. New president of the team Brendan Shanahan (who has only been president...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Let Down By Leafs One Last Time At Funeral

It’s always a running joke in major sports towns with teams that haven’t won in a long time, “I want [insert favorite team here] to be the pallbearers at my funeral, so they can let me down one last time.” The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967 and the joke seems to […] The post Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Let Down By Leafs One Last Time At Funeral...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leafs re-sign Reimer to two-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have ensured they’ll enter next year with the same goaltending duo as last year, re-signing restricted free agent netminder James Reimer to a two-year deal. He will partner with Jonathan Bernier to split starts in net. Since joining the Leafs in 2010, Reimer has started at least 34 games in ever season since then. Last year he posted career worsts in overall...
Via Around The Rink
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs, Goalie James Reimer Agree On Two-Year Contract

TORONTO — Goalie James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a two-year contract Thursday. Reimer, a restricted free agent, was scheduled to go to arbitration Monday. He will get $2.6 million this season and $2 million in 2015-16. Reimer lost the starting job to Jonathan Bernier last season, but was forced into service with Toronto’s playoff...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Booth: Playing for Leafs was ‘childhood dream’

Despite the fact he grew up in Michigan, David Booth says it was “a childhood dream” to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity,” Booth, who often travelled to Toronto to play in tournaments as a kid, told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Thursday. “I grew up watching Hockey Night [in Canada] in Detroit so it’s very, very exciting for me....
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: William Nylander

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ offseason has not produced glamorous free agent signings or blockbuster trades. The roster as it stands today is what will be on the ice against the Montreal Canadians on October 8th. Not much different from last year’s roster and the minor changes to this year’s club gives nothing of optimism for the upcoming season. The optimism lies in this...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs news: David Booth heads to Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced they signed free agent David Booth to a one year deal. Loxy!!-Wikimedia CommonsAccording to reporter James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, David Booth's contract is worth 1.1 million dollars for the year. Booth has struggled the past three years. It lead to his former team, the Vancouver Canucks to use a compliance buyout to buyout his final...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Culture Change Officially Underway

TORONTO, On. — When the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to bring in Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan as its new president of hockey operations, the one statement the three-time Stanley Cup champion made that stood out was his desire to “change the culture in Toronto”, and with the hiring announcement of 28-year-old advanced stats specialist Kyle Dubas on Tuesday, the culture change...

Are the Toronto Maple Leafs For Real?

Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio   Is Dave Nonis in denial? Does he REALLY think the 2012-13 Maple Leafs – a team that blew THAT lead against Boston – should be in some way reunited? Or is he just going with guys he has a history with, knowing they can’t get the job done and will at the end of the day miss the playoffs making it possible – POSSIBLE...
Via The Hockey Guys
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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