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Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. The drama surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs has reached yet another level as they head toward the finish of a disappointing campaign. That doesn't mean the Tampa Bay Lightning consider them to be any less of a threat. Toronto seeks back-to-back road wins for the first time in more than four months as it visits Tampa Bay...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf, Elisha Cuthbert, & Joffrey Lupul threaten TSN with lawsuit over broadcast Tweet

Toronto Maple Leaf Dion Phaneuf, his wife Elisha Cuthbert (left), & teammate Joffrey Lupul have threatened TSN with a lawsuit. TSN was broadcasting tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and the tweet, “I want the leafs to keep lupul solely based upon the fact that he banged phaneuf’s wife” from a user named @Aadragna21 made TV.Vancouver-based lawyers Gall Legge Grant &...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers sign emergency goalie during game due to injuries

Robb Tallas has 99 career NHL appearances to his name, and he came dangerously close to adding No. 100 — as a 41-year-old. The Florida Panthers goaltending coach nearly was called on for action Tuesday night as the Panthers hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tallas was signed to an emergency contact after both of the Panthers’ goalies — Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya — went...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN

The problems with networks broadcasting average users’ tweets with a particular hashtag are numerous, but it’s rare to see them spark a potential lawsuit. That’s what’s happened in the wake of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage show Monday, though, which was pulling in tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and broadcast the tweet “I want the leafs to keep lupul solely...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel rips media for treatment of Dion Phaneuf

Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel blasted the Toronto media for the way it treats captain Dion Phaneuf on Tuesday. Phaneuf, who was rumored to be on the trade block leading into Monday’s deadline, has been criticized for poor play and being a poor captain.   “I think the way the media treats Dion Phaneuf in this city is embarrassing,” Kessel said to reporters....
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its treatment of Dion Phaneuf (video)

Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel has finally had it with what he perceives as the shoddy treatment that Dion Phaneuf has been forced to endure this season, especially from the media. The typically media-averse Kessel, who leads the team in both goals (23) and points (50) stood in the locker room and chastised the...Read More The post Phil Kessel blasts Toronto media for its...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Making sense of two weeks of Toronto Maple Leafs trades

Another Toronto Maple Leafs trade period has come and gone, with this one being particularly active in terms of player movement. Trade deadline day itself may have been a bit of a disappointment in terms of big names moving places, but that was to be expected with so many high-end players being moved in the days […] The post Making sense of two weeks of Toronto Maple Leafs trades...
Via Along the Boards
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Rips Media For Criticism of Dion Phaneuf

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was one of the names who was discussed in several rumors but, ultimately, didn’t get moved before yesterday’s NHL trade deadline. Like many other Leafs players, the 29-year old defenseman has received quite a fair share of criticism from the media for the team’s struggles this season, as well Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs burned on Twitter by frustrated fan

The Toronto Maple Leafs can’t beat anyone this year, including some random guy on Twitter in a war of words. The Leafs are marred in yet another miserable season, and they found out the hard way that if you’re going to give someone a hard time on social media, you better be ready for what’s bound to follow. A Leafs fan on Twitter recently vented his frustrations about the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joffrey Lupul ticked at TSN for allowing adultery tweet on air

Toronto Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul went off on TSN Monday after they allowed a tweet about him sleeping with a teammate’s wife on air during their coverage of the trade deadline. The tweet was a silly one sent by a fan about Lupul supposedly having sex with Dion Phaneuf’s wife, actress Elisha Cuthbert. The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joffrey Lupul wasn’t happy TSN ran an inappropriate Tweet

TSN’s trade deadline coverage featured Tweets from hockey fans scrolling at the bottom of the screen. You can probably guess where this story is going, but a fan sent in an inappropriate Tweet about Joffrey Lupul which made it on the air. Here’s a screenshot: The Tweet wasn’t as bad as Dustin Penner’s the other day, but it obviously isn’t appropriate for live television...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joffrey Lupul is not happy with TSN over this hashtag blunder

TSN’s non-stop NHL trade deadline coverage had an interesting moment when this tweet flashed across the screen.  It appears that someone was not monitoring the #TradeCentre hashtag closely enough.  At least we know this tweet making a joke at the expense of Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul didn’t come from Dustin Penner… So this happened, lol. #TradeCentre @mlse pic.twitter.com...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Bernier is the Key to the Maple Leafs Rebuild

Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends the goal as teammate Nazem Kadri #43 checks Adam Lowry #17 of the Winnipeg Jets during NHL game action February 21, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) As the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to blow up their roster and attempt to rebuild, a serious question heading into the...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Explaining the Maple Leafs-Blue Jackets trade

One of the more notable trades Thursday was also the one that left a ton of people scratching their heads. In case you missed it: the Toronto Maple Leafs shipped out struggling forward David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets for injured and potentially retiring forward Nathan Horton. I know what you’re asking: What? How? Why? Who? All of the questions. Luckily for you...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Late comeback falls short as Flyers fall to Toronto

  View image | gettyimages.com The effort was there. The Flyers dictated play for most of the night. Jonathan Bernier played like the number one goaltender the Leafs envisioned him to be. Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak and Dion Phanuef all scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night. It was a back and forth start. Both teams exchanged...
Via Flyerdelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Clarkson is a Blue Jacket

The worst contract in the NHL is now a member of our Columbus Blue Jackets. David Clarkson will trade in the Toronto blue and white for the Union Blue. Nathan Horton will now be paid by the Toronto Maple Leafs for the remainder of his contract. Spin this deal however you like. The team has already trotted out a few angles: – David Clarkson will be paid to at least play hockey...
Via BS Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade Nathan Horton to Toronto Maple Leafs

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Prior to tonight's game with the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced that the club had traded injured right winger Nathan Horton to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for right winger David Clarkson. "There's a good chance that he might never play again," Kekalainen said of Horton. "This deal's all about financials...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trade David Clarkson to Blue Jackets

The hockey world is in shock, just a short while ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs were able to pull off the impossible. Trading David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Nathan Horton. Clarkson, 30, has struggled since signing a seven-year, $36.75 million contract with Toronto in the summer of 2013. In 118 games over two seasons, Clarkson recorded 15 goals, 11 assists...
Via Hockey Fan Land
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs trade David Clarkson to Blue Jackets For Nathan Horton

The Toronto Maple Leafs found a way to trade the contract of underachieving forward David Clarkson, something very few people thought would be possible. Clarkson signed a seven-year, $36.7 million contract with the Leafs before the 2013-14 season and failed to meet expectations with just 15 goals in 118 career games with the Original Six club. On Thursday, the Leafs traded him...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Trade that Doomed the Maple Leafs

I know what you’re thinking. Another article about Phil Kessel and the infamous trade that brought him to Toronto. Well, if that was your guess you would be wrong. No, this article discusses another trade, the one that started the downward trend for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the decision that will haunt management for a […] The post The Trade that Doomed the Maple Leafs appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Olli Jokinen on Leafs: “a lot of negative energy around here”

Like a dark cloud in the air, Olli Jokinen can feel it. No, it’s not a storm brewing. That’s just the negativity hovering over the Toronto Maple Leafs and all they do. The losing continues for the Leafs and they’ve already begun the process of selling off assets, beginning with Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli. […] The post Olli Jokinen on Leafs: “a lot of negative energy...
Via Two Pad Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Kings are interested in Roman Polak

The LA Kings are making yet another late push into the playoffs and they’re looking to build upon that success by stocking up on an asset or two at the trade deadline. One of the areas they’d like to improve is on defense, but they’re hoping to do so without breaking the bank. According to The Globe and Mail, the Kings are interested in a defender they’re pretty familiar...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs interim coach rips team's effort with great quote

The Toronto Maple Leafs fired Randy Carlyle in early January, inserting Peter Horachek in what in hindsight can be considered an unsuccessful effort to provide a jolt to a team that has been under-performing all season. The decision to give Carlyle his walking papers came to a head after the Leafs dropped 12 of 14...Read More The post Maple Leafs interim coach: Team’s ‘give...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs expected to be a busy team at the trade deadline

Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs have been begging for changes after watching their team slump in the Atlantic and fade out of the playoff picture. According to Sportsnet.ca, those changes may be coming as the Maple Leafs are expected to be one of the busiest teams at the NHL trade deadline. The report, one which originated from Damien Cox and was passed on by Elliotte Friedman, details...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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