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Maple Leafs preach patience, and that’s exactly what they should do: Cox

The objective in Toronto is that once the team does make the post-season, it’s to stay, and ultimately take a shot at the Stanley Cup.
Via Toronto Star
18 hours ago

Toronto Acquires Kerby Rychel for Scott Harrington, Pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired 21-year-old former 1st round draft pick (19th overall) Kerby Rychel from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Harrington and a conditional draft pick. That condition is a 5th round draft pick should the Blue Jackets put Harrington on waivers and he gets claimed, according to Bob McKenzie. A move with Rychel isn’t unexpected. In January...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Maple Leafs take goalie Joseph Woll on Day 2 of NHL draft

Woll, from the burgeoning hockey hotbed of St. Louis, was one of 10 players selected by the Maple Leafs on an unusual second day at the NHL draft.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

Reviewing Rounds 2-7 of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2016 NHL Draft

Maple Leafs’ brass spent Saturday filling out the rest of their 2016 NHL Draft. (Pension Plan Puppets) By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) After a historic night which saw the Toronto Maple Leafs select Auston Matthews with the No. 1 overall pick, team executives spent Saturday using the remaining 10 draft selections between the second and seventh rounds. The blue and white...
Via The Hockey Guys
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leafs Finally Get Their #1 Center in Matthews

The one thing Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans have wanted since the days of Mats Sundin is a number one center. That demand was finally answered Friday night in Buffalo after the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Auston Matthews with their 2016 1st overall NHL draft pick. There was a lot of talk leading up to the draft about whether the Leafs would instead choose Patrik Laine. Laine is going...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

WATCH: Babcock going to look after Matthews like he’s family

Mike Babcock talks with the media about the Toronto Maple Leafs drafting Auston Matthews.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matthews ready for Babcock, Toronto microscope & first hockey card

Auston Matthews took to the podium to answer questions about playing for Mike Babcock, the pressure of playing in Toronto, and his plans for his first hockey card.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Auston Matthews reacts to putting on the (new) Leafs jersey for first time

BUFFALO –– The moment was surreal. Especially considering where the Toronto Maple Leafs franchise was even two years ago. Lou Lamoriello and Mike Babcock, standing on the stage, handing a sweater to the first overall pick in the 2016 draft, representing the Blue and White? Did Leaf Nation dream this? Nope. Toronto selected what it believes will be a franchise-defining player...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

WATCH: Gotta See It: Maple Leafs draft Matthews first overall

Watch as the Toronto Maple Leafs fulfilled a moment that their fans have been waiting months for as they drafted Auston Matthews first overall at the NHL Draft.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs select Arizona-born Matthews No. 1 in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night. The 18-year-old from Scottsdale became the seventh American selected at No. 1, and first since the Chicago Blackhawks chose Patrick Kane with the top pick in 2007. Matthews grew up a Coyotes fan and spent last season playing professionally in...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Select Auston Matthews #1 Overall

With the first pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected Auston Matthews from ZSC Lions in the NLA. About Auston Matthews What is there to say about Matthews that hasn’t already been said? He has drawn comparisons to Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Toews. Had he been born a week earlier, he would have challenged Jack Eichel for the second overall pick. What...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Auston Matthews best bet for Maple Leafs’ No. 1 pick at NHL draft

The Maple Leafs have their first No. 1 overall draft pick since 1985, when they chose future captain Wendel Clark. Centre Auston Matthews is the highest-ranked player of the 2016 class.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

Maple Leafs' overhaul continues with 1st pick in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Hiring coach Mike Babcock and general manager Lou Lamoriello last offseason was the Toronto Maple Leafs' first major step in their high-priced bid to restore relevance to one the NHL's most recognized franchises. The next significant piece in the Maple Leafs' rebuilding plan will be added Friday night, when Toronto has the first pick in the NHL draft. Though...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs looking to upgrade everywhere, including in goal

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello is keen on improving his squad. The 63-year-old talked with ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun, where he was asked about improving the Leafs’ mediocre goaltending. While Lamoriello responded with a standard, “everything can be upgraded” answer, he mentioned that he’s not going to rush making a move, but that everything, goaltending...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 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

With NHL Draft Lottery win, Toronto Maple Leafs’ smart moves continue to be rewarded

Fans across Toronto lost their collective minds when NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly flipped around a card revealing a Maple Leafs logo, showing the club had won the 2016 draft lottery. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan stood on the lottery floor in shock with a childlike grin on his face. It was hard to blame him. He was the architect of a bold plan of being bad, but smart...
Via The Comeback
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Lou Lamoriello hopes the Leafs never get the first pick again

The Toronto Maple Leafs got the best news in a long time when it was revealed they won the draft lottery and will select first overall in the upcoming NHL draft. The pick means the Leafs will likely get franchise player Auston Matthews and start on an upward trend in their rebuild. While getting the first pick was a franchise-changing event, Toronto general manager Lou Lamoriello...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Arnett will host the 2016 NHL Awards

Will Arnett is scheduled host the 2016 NHL Awards on Wednesday, June 22nd at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Known for his work in "Arrested Development" and more recently his amazing job as the voice of LEGO Batman, Arnett is from Toronto and supports the Toronto Maple Leafs. He’s being called on to host the Awards after Rob Riggle hosted in 2015. Arnett had a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 26, 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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