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Toronto Maple Leafs: Prospects impress at rookie tournament

The Toronto Maple Leafs hosted their annual Rookie Tournament this past weekend at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. The 4-team round-robin included the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, as well as the host Maple Leafs. Toronto finished the tournament 2-1, and their prospects showcased some promising impressions. The future Leafs defeated the Blackhawks...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs coach: Phil Kessel refused to do drills

Steve Spott should probably learn that in today’s day and age, everyone hears everything and even something said in confidence can spread across the internet like wildfire in a matter of moments. He learned that the hard way when he apparently told an anecdote at a coaches’ clinic last month about Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel, sparking a debate about his willingness to...
Via Sports-Glory
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp: Maple Leafs Storylines to Follow

  Training camp officially begun for the Maple Leafs with player physicals and photo shoots yesterday. On-ice testing is scheduled for today and formal practices and scrimmages will get under way Saturday and Sunday. This is the time of the year where there are many story lines to follow. Especially with a 64 man roster […]
Via The Hockey Report
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Star: Kessel not hot on Spott’s breakout strategy

#469476587 / gettyimages.comInteresting article about former Golden Gopher and Boston Bruins forward Phil Kessel. You have talented, millionaire athletes telling coaches what they will do and not do. It's a great perspective that's not put out there a lot. Dave Feschuk, Toronto Star – At least, such was the gist of an anecdote Spott shared at a coaches’ clinic at which...
Via Goon's World
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leafs Announce Training Camp Roster

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday the hockey club’s 2014 training camp roster. The Leafs have invited 64 players to training camp, including 40 forwards, 18 defencemen and six goaltenders. The entire training camp roster is below. The Leafs will open training camp at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs keep a close eye on prospect Eric Knodel

Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has a home 20 minutes from the University of New Hampshire and its top-tier hockey program. Leafs development coach Bobby Carpenter lives about 45 minutes from UNH. Yes, the Maple Leafs kept a very close eye on defenceman Eric Knodel through his college career. “We tracked him,” said Jim Hughes, the Leafs’ director of player development. At this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Line - Randy Carlyle

“This season is not about me, not at all. It’s about the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’ll never be about me. I’m a sidebar. I’m the tsetse fly on the wall. This season is about the Maple Leafs. It’s about our team. It’s about our players. It’s about our organization. “The reality is, we have to win more games. Simple as that. Winning cures pretty much everything....
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nylander dazzles in Leafs rookie debut

As far as first impressions go William Nylander performed about as well as one could expect. The Maple Leafs top prospect dazzled in his first game action in blue and white, speedy and dangerous throughout a 4-2 opening night victory from the club's annual rookie tournament in London. Nylander, picked eighth overall at the 2014 draft, finished with one assist, responsible for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Joffrey Lupol hopes to have a healthy season with Toronto

Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs hopes to have a better season. In other words, hopes to stay injured free.#482019451 / gettyimages.comLupul is probably one of the unluckiest players when it comes to injuries. Most people would say he is 'injury prone.' Injury prone is getting injured in the same place by the same things. What Lupul has is he gets into too many...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Glenn Healy On The Toronto Maple Leafs

from Katie Strang of ESPN, "I think they have certainly reshaped their team in a huge way," Healy told ESPN.com in a recent phone conversation. "They've added some players, particularly in the bottom-six position, to give them more balance and more depth. The players they picked up are Western Conference players. They've reshaped their focus." ...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Spencer Abbott

Spencer Abbott will spend the 2014-15 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. The team signed the restricted free agent to a one-year contract yesterday. The decision to resign the 26-year-old forward is more for the teams AHL affiliate than the Leafs themselves. Abbott was a big piece to the Toronto Marlies making the Calder Cup finals last season, putting up 69 points...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Depth Chart 2014 2015

Toronto Maple Leafs C 1. Tyler Bozak  2. Nazem Kadri  3. Mike Santorelli  4. Peter Holland 5. Petri Kontiola  L 1. James van Riemsdyk  2. Matt Frattin  3. David Booth  4. Frazer McLaren  5. Daniel Winnik  6. Jerred Smithson  R 1. Phil Kessel  2. Joffrey Lupul ...

Leafs Jake Gardiner & Morgan Reilly Talk Legends Charity Golf Classic:

The Leafs past, present and future came together to tee off at The Leafs & Legends Charity Golf Classic The event had everyone hit the links with the Leafs all in the name of charity! Watch as Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly take time to talk about teaming up with the MLSE Team foundation.   The post Leafs Jake Gardiner & Morgan Reilly Talk Legends Charity Golf Classic...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

If there was a way to buy stock in the Leafs' ability to create entertainment and wonder, it'd be the world's first true perpetual motion machine.#165438566 / gettyimages.comHello! This will be a synoptic feature Mon-Sat the next five weeks to gear up for the start of the 2014-'15 season. We're going in reverse alphabetical order and alternating between the Eastern...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fans are going to watch paint dry

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are anxious for hockey to start. How anxious? Enough to watch paint dry on a sheet of ice. The Maple Leafs will air steaming video of the Air Canada Centre being painted. It’s silly, but the team is having a bit of fun with it as they encourage their fans to literally watch paint dry. Watch Paint Dry … Live! Watch: Livestream of the ice being painted...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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