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MAPLE LEAFS RUMORS & GOSSIP

CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder

According to a Sportsnet post, the Blue Jays are making for themselves.  In beginning of  June,  the Jays  had a winning streak of 3 consecutive games in a row.  However,  CBS  is not only jeopardizing the success of the team, but their own journalistic integrity as well. Last  week, CBS 2 New York created a... The post CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder appeared first...
Via The Garbage Time
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto sets price for Tyler Bozak

The Maple Leafs seem to be interested in trading as many players as possible, and according to Sportsnet's Damien Cox, the Leafs set an asking price for center Tyler Bozak at a second-round draft pick. Bozak has a contract which hints at a top-six role, as he holds a cap hit of $4.2 million per season, but the defensive aspect of his game needs some work. Bozak finished the year...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Olie Kolzig Shirts for Sale!

Check out who has a new clothing line - none other than legendary Caps goaltender Olaf Kolzig. For sale are an assortment of shirts, sweatshirts, and baby onesies. It's via @500LEVEL, a site for 'officially licensed, fan-designed apparel.'
Via Capitals Outsider
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Wings are no longer interested in Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf

If you’re hoping the Red Wings will revisit that Dion Phaneuf trade this summer… well it looks like we’ve got some bad news for you. According to Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan, Detroit is apparently no longer interested in the Toronto veteran defenseman: @DetroitRedWings no longer interested in pursuing a trade for @MapleLeafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, I was told. — Ansar Khan...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings no longer interested in Dion Phaneuf

Prior to the 2014-15 trade deadline, the Detroit Red Wings were believed to be hotly pursuing Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The two sides were unable to reach a deal before the deadline passed, but it was reported that the talks would resume over the summer. Now that the season has wrapped, it appears that the Red Wings have had a change of heart. @DetroitRedWings...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS had the Mets losing to the Maple Leafs

The "Ny" Mets are not our favourite squadron. #TMLtalk pic.twitter.com/5Ggusf4of8— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) June 19, 2015[Brendan Maloy]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs hire 3 assistant coaches to fill out Babcock's staff

  The Toronto Maple Leafs have filled out new head coach Mike Babcock's staff. Jim Hiller, D.J. Smith and Andrew Brewer were hired as assistant coaches Tuesday, the NHL team said. Hiller and Brewer worked as assistants under Babcock last season with the Detroit Red Wings. ''I'm excited at the opportunity of working again with Mike, and to also add to the value that both D.J. and...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs hire 3 assistant coaches

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have filled out new head coach Mike Babcock's staff. Jim Hiller, D.J. Smith and Andrew Brewer were hired as assistant coaches Tuesday, the NHL team said. Hiller and Brewer worked as assistants under Babcock last season with the Detroit Red Wings. ''I'm excited at the opportunity of working again with Mike, and to also add to the value that both...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Would Accept Trade To NYR

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Rangers are on Toronto Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel’s list of 8 teams he would accept a trade to, in addition to Boston, Chicago, LA, Minnesota, Montreal, Philly and Pittsburgh. Welcome to silly season. This comes in addition to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reporting from Calgary earlier this morning about the Buffalo Sabres having an...
Via NY Rangers Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Maple Leafs aim to trade Phil Kessel before the draft

Trade rumors have hung over Phil Kessel’s head ever since the Toronto Maple Leafs started slumping through the 2014-15 season. Now that the 2015 Draft is approaching, these rumors are intensifying and the latest report indicates the club hopes to deal Kessel to a new club prior to the draft. Via The Star: In particular, there’s a widespread belief, as first reported a week...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Needs

View image | gettyimages.com As the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning continue to play a compelling and thrilling Stanley Cup Final the other 28 teams are gearing up for the annual entry draft. There are a number of compelling young prospects set to be selected, including the top prizes of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel who will be selected number 1 and 2 respectively...
Via TopSportsReport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Several teams have talked to the Maple Leafs about Phil Kessel

Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Phil Kessel? If they decide to keep the star for the 2015-16 season, it certainly won’t be due to a lack of interest from other teams. A report from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman indicates that several teams have already called the Maple Leafs inquiring about the asking price for Kessel. It’s not clear what that asking price is or which teams...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock: Maple Leafs job a 'massive, massive challenge'

Mike Babcock knows the task of turning around the Toronto Maple Leafs is taller than the CN Tower. Babcock officially was introduced as the new head coach of the Leafs on Thursday, and despite a reportedly enormous contract in the NHL’s most passionate market, Babcock did all he could to temper expectations in his first news conference. “This is going to be a long process,”...
Via NESN.com
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Arthur temporarily knocks TSN off the air

The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Mike Babcock as their new head coach Thursday, and Canada’s version of ESPN temporarily lost the live feed moments before the news conference began. Toronto Star columnist and TSN contributor Bruce Arthur was talking about Babcock’s competitiveness when this happened: The broadcast quickly cut to TSN’s insider panel of James Duthie, Darren...
Via Awful Announcing
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Maple Leafs hiring Mike Babcock interrupts Argonauts press conference

Sportsnet.ca There is no secret that the Maple Leafs are the top dogs in Toronto.  They surpass the Blue Jays and they definitely surpass the CFL’s Argonauts.  During a major press conference for the Argos Wednesday, (Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of the Maple Leaf Sports Network) has purchased the team and will relocate it to BMO Field), the Leafs’ hiring of Mike Babcock caused...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Guy loses his job for shouting idiotic NSFW meme at Toronto reporter

CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt was tired of people shouting vulgarities on live television and decided to do something. Hunt, who was outside of a Toronto FC game, had the camera rolling when a group of men yelled, “f— her right in the p—-.” This has been one of the dumbest viral trends that has popped up everywhere from ESPN to CNN during the protests in Baltimore. The original...
Via Awful Announcing
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft

It is no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs will likely not be Stanley Cup contenders for the next couple seasons, if any time soon at all. So, without playoff hockey, Maple Leafs fans will likely turn their attention to the NHL Entry Draft. With two first-round picks, including the fourth overall selection, it is […] The post Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft appeared...
Via Along the Boards
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

“Yesterday was just the beginning” for Toronto Maple Leafs

A devastating campaign for the Toronto Maple Leafs officially ended on Monday, and emotions were running high as most players vacated their lockers for the final time this season. After missing the playoffs for a second straight season, drastic changes are expected in order to bring respectability back to a franchise that was once one […] The post “Yesterday was just the beginning”...
Via Along the Boards
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fire GM Dave Nonis, head coach Peter Horachek

Sweeping changes were expected for the Toronto Maple Leafs after an abysmal season, and the club is wasting little time. General manager Dave Nonis was and head coach Peter Horachek were fired Sunday, the team announced. Most of the coaching staff was also let go as part of the ongoing efforts to clean house in one of the NHL’s most passionate markets. One person who won’t...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri Quits Toronto Maple Leafs (April Fools’ Prank)

The Toronto Maple Leafs were out celebrating April Fools’ Day this morning at the Mastercard Centre with allegations of Nazem Kadri leaving the team. Kadri had allegedly announced to his teammates that he was quitting the Maple Leafs at this morning’s practice. According to the Maple Leafs’ interim head coach Peter Horachek, Kadri made the announcement... The post Nazem Kadri...
Via The Garbage Time
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Kadri sent home

Things looked bright for the Toronto Maple Leafs heading into this season. The hiring of advanced stats guru Kyle Dubas as Assistant General Manager and Brendan Shanahan as President of Hockey Operations signaled a change in the Leafs’ front office. Many speculated that General Manager Dave Nonis and then Head Coach Randy Carlyle were on the hot seat with the additions of Shanahan...
Via isportsweb.com
March 08, 2015  |  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
March 03, 2015  |  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
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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