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Are the Toronto Maple Leafs For Real?

Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio   Is Dave Nonis in denial? Does he REALLY think the 2012-13 Maple Leafs – a team that blew THAT lead against Boston – should be in some way reunited? Or is he just going with guys he has a history with, knowing they can’t get the job done and will at the end of the day miss the playoffs making it possible – POSSIBLE...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson, Maple Leafs avoid arbitration with new deal

Defenseman Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with a last-minute agreement. The Leafs extended Franson a one-year deal at $3.3 million, thus rendering Monday's scheduled arbitration hearing needless according to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. This is the third consecutive one-year deal Franson has signed as a restricted free agent. He will now become...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: Cody Franson submits salary demands

NHL Salary Arbitration is looming around the corner. The Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson is the first player to head to arbitration if a deal is not met by Monday.jennkuhn37-flickr.com The figures must be in 48 hours before the arbitration and now that Monday is right around the corner the details for Franson and the Leafs have been publicized. Franson is proposing...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Simmons discusses Clarkson and the remaining free agent everybody insists is a ‘steal’

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons offers a little less time to hockey notes in the middle of the summer, and aside from his weekly anti-Corsi rant, here's the gist of his hockey commentary from his Sunday notebook: What happens if David Clarkson is as inept in Year 2 with the Leafs as he was in Year 1? Do they want a $5-million player on their fourth line (who isn’t...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Clarkson Putting Last Season Behind Him

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, So when you ask Clarkson about the disappointment of last season, he’s swift to change the subject. You can’t blame him for not wanting to settle into a discussion of his worst year as a professional hockey player. “It’s not a secret, right? At the end of the season, I obviously wasn’t happy,” Clarkson says. “No season goes the same...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs News: Peter Holland signs

 The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that they signed Peter Holland to a two year contract extension. jennkuhn37-flickr.comHolland (and Brad Staubitz) was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in November in exchange for Jesse Blacker and second- and seventh-round picks from the Anaheim Ducks. Last season Holland played with the Toronto Marlies (AHL) and the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Injury Update: Stephane Robidas should be 100 percent for training camp

Defenseman Stephane Robidas continues to recover from his second leg fracture of the season, in hopes of starting a strong first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to Lance Hornby of Toronto Sun, his recovery is not currently a concern moving into the season. Robidas will likely participate in training camp in September. By Resolute - Common WikimediaRobidas has been...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs are the only NHL team on Forbes Top 50 list

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the only NHL team to crack Forbes’ list of the most valuable sports franchises. The Leafs are #26 on the list of 50 organizations, worth a reported $1.15 billion. Real Madrid, the Spanish soccer giant, finished first on the list with an approximate value of $3.44 billion. Soccer dominated the list, with Barcelona and Manchester United rounding out the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Top free agents still out there

The Toronto Maple Leafs have filled up most of their roster thus far in free agency, addressing holes at the center position, and the need for a veteran defenseman. With training camp still two months away, there is plenty of time for the organization to fill up a few empty slots on the depth chart before camp. There are 18 players already signed for the 2014-15 season, and...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Holland Signs A Two-Year Contract With The Leafs

via the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the hockey club has signed forward Peter Holland to a two-year contract. Holland, 23, played 39 games for the Maple Leafs in 2013-14 collecting 10 points (five goals, five assists) and 16 penalty minutes. He recorded a career best two goals...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs CEO wants Toronto to host all major NHL events in 2017

The Toronto Maple Leafs want everything for their birthday. And they’re telling the National Hockey League that they owe it to their fans to give it to them. The team with the longest Stanley Cup drought is looking to host every other major NHL event—the All-Star Game, the NHL Draft and the Winter Classic, not to mention the anticipated 2016 World Cup of Hockey—leading up...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs want to host everything for their 100th birthday

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be celebrating their 100th birthday throughout the year of 2017. As apart of their celebration plans, the team and city are reportedly wanting to host all of the NHL’s big events. That list includes the NHL Draft, the Winter Classic, the All-Star Game and the World Cup of Hockey, which is supposed to return in 2016. The Leafs’ interest in hosting...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Toronto Maple Leafs’ free agency

The Toronto Maple Leafs have not made a big splash in free agency, and don’t expect them to as long as Brendan Shanahan is in charge. The Leafs president was quoted as saying that building a team through free agency is “a bad habit”. So, after hearing that from the Hall of Famer, it isn’t surprising that the signings he and GM Dave Nonis have made are not Sportscenter...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading James Reimer could sink Toronto Maple Leafs

John E. Sokolowski – USA Today Sports The brass of the Toronto Maple Leafs need to focus their efforts on acquiring a true bona fide number one center. A task that has eluded the Leafs since Mats Sundin retired. Yes, some people still want to argue otherwise. Lurking in the shadows lies another problem. RFA goaltender James Reimer has allegedly asked Dave Nonis and Brendan Shanahan...
Via The Sideline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Josh Leivo

Training camp is just two months away (can you believe it?!) and that means fans and the Maple Leafs organization will get a good look at some of its top prospects. Most project to return to their junior club, while others to the AHL Toronto Marlies. But with the uncertainty surrounding the bottom-six (especially the fourth-line) there will be ample opportunity for some prospects...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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