What does the future hold for James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak?

Also, comparing the 1979 and 2003 drafts, the New York Rangers to the Maple Leafs, and wondering about expansion draft possibilities. So much is happening in Breakaway's weekly mailbag.
Via Breakaway Blog
6 hours ago

Grabner scores 2 goals as Rangers top Maple Leafs 5-2

TORONTO (AP) Michael Grabner scored two goals against his former team, helping the New York Rangers snap a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Pavel Buchnevich, Brady Skjei and J.T. Miller added goals for New York, and Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves following a series of rough outings. Tyler Bozak and Zach Hyman scored for...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Leafs fall to Rangers at ACC

Zach Hyman short-handed goal highlight of the night for blue and white.
Via Toronto Star
17 hours ago

WATCH: Miller fires shot off Hunwick’s head and finds the back of the net

Watch as J.T. Miller fires a shot of Matt Hunwick’s head and into the back of the net to put the Rangers up 3-1 on the Maple Leafs.
Via SportsNetCanada
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Frankie Corrado’s return to Leafs right on time with Rielly hurt

An injury to Morgan Rielly means Frankie Corrado, who’s been a healthy scratch almost all season, will finally lace up for the Leafs.
Via Toronto Star
19 hours ago

Game-changing defence Kadri’s security blanket: Feschuk

Leafs centre Nazem Kadri gets coach Mike Babcock’s seal of approval with air-tight all-round game.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

WATCH: Rielly: The way it looked pretty much the way it felt

Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly is in a joking mood the day after his scary looking lower body injury, says it’s day-to-day right now and that’s good news.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MacLean: Gardiner looks ready to take on Rielly-like workload

HC’s Doug MacLean tells Dean Blundell & Co. that Jake Gardiner is thriving under Mike Babcock, and would be able to step up and take on more minutes if Morgan Rielly’s injury is significant.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthews caps 3-goal burst, Leafs beat Sabres 4-3

TORONTO (AP) Auston Matthews, Leo Komarov and Matt Martin each scored in a nine-minute span in the second period and the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 13 games. Toronto came back after trailing 2-0 through 20 minutes, getting its first victory this season when behind after one period (1-8-1). It wasn't all rosy...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Protected Maple Leafs at Halfway

The Toronto Maple Leafs have played 41 games this season and the halfway point of their 2016-17 season has arrived. With the expansion draft coming at the end of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have been and will be scouting players that they could take. With every team guaranteed to lose a player in the draft, one has to wonder who the Golden Knights will take from the Leafs...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

What’s Behind the Maple Leafs’ Success?

It was supposed to be a down year for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team that officially started its rebuild last season was by all accounts going to be a bottom feeder and continue the rebuilding process by finishing low and drafting high. No one passed that message on to the team’s rookies, however, because all of them are having fantastic seasons and are driving the Maple Leafs...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Nylander, van Riemsdyk score early, Maple Leafs beat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) William Nylander and James van Riemsdyk scored in the first period, Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Friday night. Connor Brown and Connor Carrick also scored to help the Maple Leafs win for the seventh time in nine games (7-1-1). Toronto moved four points behind Philadelphia for the second wild card in...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cory Schneider mishandles the puck, gives the Leafs an easy goal

Cory Schneider had a night to forget on Friday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, getting pulled in the first period after allowing three goals on just five shots. One of those goals was of the extremely embarrassing variety as he played the puck too slowly and was left watching Connor Brown score an easy goal. Did Schneider not realize Brown was skating in to apply some pressure...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Are this Year’s NHL Rookies Truly a Cut Above the Rest?

Hockey fans know that something really good must’ve happened when an NHL player is trending on Twitter for a change. But on opening night for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews’ four-goal performance not only would dominate Twitter, but would seemingly reach every part of the sports world. Heck, they might’ve even covered it on (American) SportsCenter. Luckily for the...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Fun graphic compares Auston Matthews’ age to Jaromir Jagr’s long career

Jaromir Jagr’s career has been insane, and we’ll never get tired of looking at graphics that put his storied run into perspective. When the Florida Panthers recently competed against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the 44-year-old Jagr battling against the 19-year-old Auston Matthews was a story in itself, which inspired one awesome graphic. Via Reddit Hockey: The layout and design...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs’ Frank Corrado on being benched: Everyone gets a chance to play except me

NHL teams carrying extra depth players who check in and out of lineups isn’t something new. But, when those players don’t play in any games and are stuck in no man’s land with their team not wanting to send them to the AHL for fear of being claimed on waivers, it becomes a problem. Take Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Frank Corrado. The 23-year-old defenseman has appeared in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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