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MAPLE LEAFS RUMORS & GOSSIP

“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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs firings a long time coming

It’s hard to imagine anyone being too surprised to see both general manager Dave Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horacheck fired. Both men are now former employees of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. Brendan Shanahan didn’t waste anytime cleaning out the offices with the news coming less than 24 hours after the team’s season finale against […] The post Toronto Maple...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fire GM, interim head coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Sunday that general manager David Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horachek have been relieved of their duties. The club announced that coaches Steve Spott, Chris Dennis and Rick St. Croix (goaltending) have also been relieved of their duties while Steve Staios will resume his duties as M\manager of player development. Nonis was named senior...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colton Orr call-up a farewell to a good soldier and a mindset

With the team lacing up the skates for the final time tonight, the trainwreck that has been the 2014-15 Toronto Maple Leafs will finally be coming to an end. At this point, the fans couldn’t be more excited, and the players are looking forward to hitting the links and getting away from the media for the next […] The post Colton Orr call-up a farewell to a good soldier and a...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf Asks Reporter “Have You Ever Played Sports Before?”

The Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf got very testy with a reporter after their latest loss (5-0 to Columbus). He was asked if he was embarrassed at all and Phaneuf thought for a moment before saying “have you ever played sports before?” Then he went on to say that it was embarrassing. The Leafs are […] The post Dion Phaneuf Asks Reporter “Have You Ever Played Sports Before...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf to reporter: 'Have you played sports before?'

Dion Phaneuf was interviewed following his team’s 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets and he provided an interesting response when asked about whether or not he was embarrassed by the Maple Leafs’ most recent loss. Phaneuf thought carefully before responding, but his answer shed some light on what the captain thinks about his current situation. “Have you played sports...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' sorry season leaves Toronto in tatters

It was Jan. 7, 2015, and it was Peter Horachek's first day of his new job as the interim head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He drew up some drills, talked to the team and then took the ice for practice. Horachek promptly fell flat on his behind. If any one visual encapsulated the Leafs season, it was that moment: a coach, ready for a new start and a clean slate, and the next...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (4/8/15) vs Toronto Maple Leafs

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs this evening by the score of 5-0. In a less than stellar showing for the Leafs, the Blue Jackets spanked the Leafs to extend their point streak to ten games. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: All Four Lines It is a beautiful, beautiful time out on the ice when you get all four lines rolling perfectly...
Via BS Hockey
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs end the year with the fewest road wins of any NHL team

The Toronto Maple Leafs completed the 41-game road portion of their 2014-15 schedule with a 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The loss, a blowout in which the Leafs weren’t even a little competitive, perfectly summarized how the team played away from home this season. In fact, the club will end the year with the league’s worst road record. Maple Leafs finish the 41 game...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Fall To Reimer And The Leafs 3-1

Just a day after clinching a playoff spot and setting the franchise record for wins, the Tampa Bay Lightning fell behind 2-0 in the first period and couldn’t overcome it, losing to the Maple Leafs 3-1 in Toronto. A brilliant 40 save performance by Toronto goalie James Reimer led the Leafs to victory. The first period saw the Lightning come out a little flat, give up two goals and...
Via Lightning Shout
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kadri's goal, assist propel Maple Leafs to win over Lightning

  Nazem Kadri had a goal and assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs played the role of spoilers in a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lighting on Tuesday night. One day after the Lightning secured a playoff spot, they fell behind 2-0 after a sluggish spell midway through the first period. Kadri's goal at 8:53 marked the first time the Maple Leafs (29-42-6) had the lead in a game in 541:08...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kessel and Booth briefly fight during practice

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a frustrated group and tempers finally boiled over during the team’s practice on Friday. Phil Kessel and David Booth engaged in a brief altercation during a scrimmage before it was broken up by the other players. These things happen and shouldn’t be blown out of proportion, but it’s difficult not to do so considering the team in question is the...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel, David Booth Get Into Fight At Maple Leafs Practice (Video)

It hasn’t been a banner year for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The lowly Leafs, who are coming off their seventh straight loss, have found a home near the bottom of the standings this season. Things have been frustrating to say the least for Toronto, but they reached a new low Friday at practice as Phil Kessel and David Booth got into an altercation. The incident occurred during a...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs See Sell-Out Streak End

For the first time in 13 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs have failed to sell out a game. In their match last night against the Minnesota Wild, which saw the home team fall 2-1 in a tightly contested showdown, the Air Canada Centre had an emptiness to it that hasn’t been seen in over a... The post Toronto Maple Leafs See Sell-Out Streak End appeared first on The Garbage Time.
Via The Garbage Time
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs forward says dressing room is 'pretty screwed up'

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been the equivalent of a garbage fire this season according to the local media, the team’s fans and just about everyone who has watched the team. The dressing room appears to be in an awkward state following repeated quotes from the team’s management criticizing players as well as a recent statement from Jonathan Bernier in which he compared the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Coach Peter Horacheck Finds a Friend in Morgan Rielly

Nail Yakupov #10 of the Edmonton Oilers battles for the puck against Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 16, 2015 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images) The Toronto Maple Leafs were fed up with Randy Carlyle.  The Maple Leaf’s fired their head coach on January 6th of this year, marking what will be...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Could Have a Bright Future with James Van Riemsdyk’s Leadership

James Van Riemsdyk #21 of the Toronto Maple Leafs protects the puck against Mikael Backlund #11 and Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 13, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Mandatory Credit: Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images) The sky is falling for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  The team is 27-38-6 and is dwelling in the basement of the Eastern...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Brennan & Brendan Leipsic As Teammates

TJ Brennan and Brendan Leipsic played against each other for the first half of the season, but were both traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs organization before the trade deadline. Now, the Marlies are making a push for the playoffs, and the two key additions are going to be a big part of it. The post TJ Brennan & Brendan Leipsic As Teammates appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
March 12, 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

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
March 02, 2015  |  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
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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