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Roman Polak faces hearing for hit on Bjorkstrand

Leafs defenceman was handed a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.
Via Toronto Star
2 hours ago

Maple Leafs get away with a penalty killing mistake against Columbus

Mike Babcock's choice not to put a player in penalty box to serve Roman Polak's major for boarding turns a five-minute penalty kill into a seven-minute penalty kill.
Via Breakaway Blog
12 hours ago

WATCH: Babcock takes blame for penalty mistake: “Never going to happen again”

Mike Babcock could laugh about it after the game, but he assured the media he would never make the same decision he made during the Maple Leafs PK that added an extra two minutes of short-handed play.
Via SportsNetCanada
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nylander sparks Leafs past Blue Jackets

Maple Leafs vault Bruins for third in Atlantic. William Nylander sets Leaf rookie mark, hits goal milestone.
Via Toronto Star
13 hours ago

WATCH: Maple Leafs kill nearly 7 minutes short-handed because of empty penalty box

With nobody in the box to serve Roman Polak’s five-minute major, the Maple Leafs were forced to play almost two full minutes extra with four players until they could get a whistle.
Via SportsNetCanada
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gotta See It: Nylander hits the bullseye for 20th goal this season

William Nylander scored his 20th goal of the season on a night where he extended his point streak to nine games, tying a franchise rookie record.
Via SportsNetCanada
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Leafs better with Rielly back up to speed

Morgan Rielly returns to full strength and gives Leafs extra gear with playoffs in reach.
Via Toronto Star
15 hours ago

William Nylander, Mitch Marner eye Maple Leaf rookie records vs. Columbus

But the Maple Leafs collection of first year players will not set any combined team rookie records.
Via Breakaway Blog
1 day ago

Maple Leafs look like they're for real

A tidy 5-1-1 run in their last seven games includes three wins in which the opponent scored first.
Via Breakaway Blog
2 days ago

T.J. Brennan Deserves a Chance in the NHL

Saying it’s been a long road for T.J. Brennan is a bit of an understatement. The Moorestown, New Jersey native packed his bags in 2006 to play for the now defunct St. John’s Fog Devils of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Drafted in 2007 by the Buffalo Sabres, Brennan took his lumps in the AHL for the better part of two seasons with the Portland Pirates before he...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL admits their current bye week format didn’t work

The NHL has had a long list of highly questionable ideas. Whether we’re talking about the infuriating “intent to blow” rule or the infamous Guardian Project, some ideas have been worse than others. One recent change, giving each team in the league a five-day bye week, was one of those good ideas on paper which failed to pan out as expected. The bye week was originally intended...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Manson runs over James van Riemsdyk with a huge hit

Too often big hits around the NHL fall into a controversial category where the magnitude of the hit is diminished due to a debate over the legality of the play. Sometimes – not often enough – a hit comes around where even fans of the opposing team have to applaud.Josh Manson of the Anaheim Ducks delivered one of the biggest, cleanest hits you’ll see in the modern NHL during...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock appears to take issue with Leafs’ medical staff over Marner

Mitch Marner sat out his fifth straight game on Satuday with an upper-body injury, failing to impress Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock. Babcock expressed frustration about Marner’s absence, telling media members Marner looked like “the best player” at practice. He was unsure why Marner was forced to sit. Babcock is reportedly frustrated with the medical staff holding out...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs to wear throwback Toronto St. Pats jersey

Toronto is paying homage to their pre-Maple Leafs roots.The team announced they’ll wear Toronto St. Pats jerseys on March 18th. Before becoming the Maple Leafs, the organization was known as the St. Pats from 1919-1927, winning a Stanley Cup in 1927. The look is a throwback design on their old shirts. What do you think of the look? St. Pat jerseys: yay no nay?
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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