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Maple Leafs stocked for blue-line battle

Young defencemen pushing Hunwick and other veterans with NHL camp in full swing in Halifax.
Via Toronto Star
9 hours ago

Auston Matthews turning heads entering Maple Leafs camp

TORONTO (AP) Brooks Laich has seen top draft picks blossom in the NHL. With the Washington Capitals, he watched Alex Ovechkin burst onto the scene in 2005. Now with the Toronto Maple Leafs some 11 years later, he has a ringside seat for Auston Matthews' debut. The 19-year-old forward, the No. 1 overall pick this summer, turned heads at the World Cup of Hockey on a Team North American...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trending in right direction

Hockey is all about speed and skill, and if that trend continues the Leafs are well suited to keep up with the program.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Forgotten Prospect

To say the Leafs are stacked with elite young talent would be an understatement of massive proportions. Up front, in particular, the Maple Leafs boast an immense amount of skill. Auston Matthews, the first overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, quite obviously, leads the way, while Mitch Marner, William Nylander, Connor Brown, Nikita Soshnikov and Zach Hyman round out an exceptional...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: Friedman making sense of Leafs-Lupul situation

NHL analyst Elliotte Friedman joins Blundell & Co. to help get to the bottom of the strange Joffrey Lupul failed physical situation at Maple Leafs camp.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Molson 3 Stars: Michalek brothers sink USA

Sergei Bobrovsky continued his stellar play for Russia while Zbynek and Milan Michalek were instrumental in Czech Republic's win over USA.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs’ Joffery Lupul to Start Season on Injured Reserve

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul is unable to attend training camp and will miss the start of the regular season, he said through a statement released by the team’s media department on Thursday. Lupul will start the season on the Maple Leafs’ injured reserve list, after missing the team’s final 31 games of 2015-16 with a sports hernia injury. Lupul’s future is uncertain...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Morgan Rielly reacts like every fan watching Team North America

It isn’t up for debate. Team North America is the absolute best part of the World Cup of Hockey. The goal scored by Nathan Mackinnon was sensational, but the reaction from Morgan Rielly may be right up there. Here he is screaming like the young person he is. THIS IS IMPORTANTMorgan Rielly was mic'd up for @TeamNA_WCH's epic OT winner. #WCH2016 pic.twitter.com/ubTteh5Mo2 —...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs open training camp flying under radar — for now

Laich believes the Leafs — and their fans — will build off the momentum of the World Cup.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

WATCH: Lamoriello: Impressed with Zaitsev, Matthews’ poise during WCH

Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello was overly impressed with the WCH showings of both Nikita Zaitsev and Auston Matthews, saying “the most exciting thing is to know he’s ours.”
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Babcock close to finalizing Canadian lineup

TORONTO (AP) The Latest on the World Cup of Hockey (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Mike Babcock says he's close to finalizing Canada's lineup for its first World Cup of Hockey game Saturday night against the Czech Republic. There's plenty of fluidity in the lineup, but Babcock seems to have found linemates for captain Sidney Crosby in Boston Bruins forwards Brad Marchand and Patrice...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin tried to hide an ankle injury to play in the World Cup

Tyler Seguin will miss the World Cup of Hockey due to an ankle injury, but the star forward tried his best to play despite his ailment. Not long after it was revealed that Ryan O’Reilly would replace Seguin in the tournament, Team Canada coach Mike Babcock revealed that Seguin hid and attempted to play through the injury. Babcock’s comments, via ESPN: “He said to us,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: William Nylander channels his inner Happy Gilmore

The hockey season is almost upon us and that means golf is going to take a back seat for a few short months. Before the season starts, William Nylander is going to get a few choice swings in by channeling Happy Gilmore. William Nylander channels Happy Gilmore at the #Leafs and Legends Centennial Golf Classic Presented by @Scotiabank in support of @mlsefoundation and #MLSEFoundation...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Highs, lows of expanded NHL development camp coverage

Attention around the NHL’s summer development camps has certainly grown over the last several years.Not that there’s anything wrong with that — having an eye on camps gives both media and fan bases alike a gander at prospects within the organization and player development as a whole. And for fans who have an extra hard time getting through the offseason, prospect scrimmages...
Via Yardbarker
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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