Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • 13h
    Mark Spector @SportsnetSpec

    Kadri (lower body) out tonight, Babcock says. Cowen won't play either.

  • Leafs' Nazem Kadri fined $5,000 for throat-slash gesture

    Toronto Sun "Nazem Kadri won’t serve time, but he will be a little lighter in the wallet for Tuesday night’s tantrum in Calgary that included a throat slash gesture to Flames captain Mark Giordano. The NHL announced Thursday morning that Kadri would be fined $5,000 US, the maximum allowed by the Collective..." February 11

  • Greening set to join injury-depleted Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "Colin Greening’s time in Toronto will begin as a member of the Maple Leafs rather than their American Hockey League affiliate down the street. The 29-year-old winger is expected to practice with the NHL team in Edmonton on Wednesday afternoon after being acquired from Ottawa in the nine-player..." February 10

  • Flames pull out victory over Maple Leafs on newsworthy day

    Calgary Herald "There was nothing normal about Tuesday’s game. Calgary Flames stars Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and Lance Bouma were healthy scratches. Former Calgary Flames star and Toronto Maple captain Dion Phaneuf had been traded to the Ottawa Senators earlier in the day, so he wasn’t making his..." February 10

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • NHL reviews apparent throat-slashing gesture made by Nazem Kadri

    SB Nation "There's no doubt that Nazem Kadri was getting roughed up a bit on Tuesday night, but his reaction could land the talented young Toronto Maple Leafs center in a lot of hot water with the league. Early in the second period against the Calgary Flames, Kadri was the victim of a hard hit in the..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Hearing lots of Dion Phaneuf trade chatter. Starting to think he could actually be dealt before the deadline.

  • Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in 9-player deal

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs have put the Battle of Ontario on hold in order to make a nine-player trade involving Dion Phaneuf. Heading to Toronto is Jared Cowen, Colin Greening, Milan Michalek, Tobias Lindberg, and a second-round pick in 2017. In addition to Phaneuf, the..." February 09

  • Leafs get ready to rearrange the roster

    Toronto Star "Ever tight lipped, Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello at least acknowledges now is the time that he, the team’s pro scouting staff and the rest of the front office staff earn their keep. The trade deadline is three weeks away — 3 p.m. on Feb. 29. By then, this particular group of..." February 09

  • Maple Leafs without Bozak, Lupul, Matthias on road trip

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without a trio of key forwards for at least the start of their upcoming Western Conference road trip. The team announced Monday that Tyler Bozak, Joffrey Lupul and Shawn Matthias will not travel with the team as the Maple Leafs prepare for a Tuesday game in..." February 08

  • Mike Babcock's opinions on concussions proves the NHL has an ignorance problem

    SB Nation "If you're wondering just how much of a hill the NHL has left to climb when it comes to concussion awareness around the league, look no further than one of the sport's best coaches. Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock completed his 1,000th career game this week, and was mingling with..." February 08

  • Joffrey Lupul reflects on a changing NHL, and where he fits in it

    Sportsnet "Joffrey Lupul is one of the dwindling number of NHL players who remembers what the league was like before the salary cap. Before every team was turning the keys over to the kids. Asked this week what had changed since his rookie season in 2003-04, the Toronto Maple Leafs winger replied:..." February 07

  • Good deed pays off for Lazar, who nets two as Senators roll over Leafs

    Ottawa Citizen "Curtis Lazar has learned a few moves since he arrived in the NHL. Perhaps the best one he made was off the ice, as it turns out a good deed can bring good karma. Struggling to score before the Senators faced their arch-rival Toronto Maple Leafs in the latest round of the Battle of Ontario,..." February 07

  • Maple Leafs get shootout win over Devils

    Toronto Sun "Rate this a near perfect 10. On a Thursday night set aside to honour Darryl Sittler’s 10-point night, the misfiring Leafs were a couple of minutes away from another frustrating close defeat. Until Tyler Bozak’s 10th goal of the year forced overtime, goalie James Reimer won his 10th of the..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Maple Leafs' offence comes to life in OT win over Bruins

    Toronto Sun "As the majority of NHL teams launch into the post all-star break battle for a playoff spot, the Maple Leafs are fighting for their professional lives. And they know it. The deeper they go into this season that was always going to be hopeless in terms of the standings, the more they stand the..." February 03

  • Toronto Maple Leafs unveil new logo for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "The Maple Leafs are reaching into their past for a look they hope will signify a brighter future. The new logo the organization unveiled Tuesday night is actually a throwback to the crest worn by Toronto teams in the 1940′s, 1950′s and 1960′s. But the 31-point Leaf is a significant departure..." February 03

  • Maple Leafs' Grabner undergoes six root canals

    Toronto Sun "No one heard much from Michael Grabner during the NHL all-star break — something to do with multiple root canals from that shot block he took in the mush last Tuesday in Florida. “Six root canals,” Grabner confirmed Monday. “I broke five teeth and one was loose. The nerves were probably going..." February 02

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • Komarov makes amends with Letang at All-Star weekend

    The Score "Leo Komarov used his unlikely All-Star inclusion to clear some outstanding air. The sandpapered Toronto Maple Leafs winger apparently sought out fellow All-Star Kris Letang (perhaps at Tootsies?) to apologize for an ugly hit from behind he threw on the oft-injured Pittsburgh Penguins blue-liner..." January 31

  • Maple Leafs to unveil new logo on February 2

    Sportsnet "The wait is almost over. The Toronto Maple Leafs will unveil a new logo and sweater for the 2016-17 season, the franchise’s centennial anniversary, on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Maple Leafs’ logo has not undergone a major overhaul since 1970 and the current emblem has been in use since..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Leivo loaned to Marlies, will attend AHL All-Star game

    Sportsnet "Forward Josh Leivo was loaned by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies on Thursday. Leivo, 22, has skated in four games with the Maple Leafs so far this season with no points and two penalty minutes. He has 11 goals and 19 assists in 35 games with the..." January 29

  • William Nylander set for return to Marlies lineup

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander will return to the lineup for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies versus the Grand Rapids Griffins Friday. Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe announced that Nylander will suit up for the Marlies for the first time since December 18 following..." January 29

  • Leafs' Morgan Rielly shrugs at untouchable tag

    Toronto Sun "If it’s fact that Morgan Rielly is the safest player on the Maple Leafs roster in terms of not getting traded before the Feb. 29 deadline in the National Hockey League, the 21-year-old defenceman isn’t sure he agrees. “I don’t know if that’s true and I don’t put a whole lot of merit into what..." January 29

  • Reimer decision signifies start of heavy lifting for Shanahan, Lamoriello

    The Score "The sledgehammer is infallible. It doesn't require skill, precision, refinement, rigor, or exactness. Apply strength; damage done. Still, it's been the weapon of choice for Brendan Shanahan, Lou Lamoriello, Kyle Dubas, and a Toronto Maple Leafs management team that's wielded the handheld..." January 29

  • Vasilevskiy makes parents proud, anchors Bolts’ shutout of Toronto

    Tampa Tribune "Andrei Vasilevskiy flashed a shy smile, shrugged his shoulder slightly in a sheepish manner. The 21-year-old Lightning netminder with an outgoing personality rarely opens up much about himself while still trying to get comfortable with a new language. But after the former first-round pick..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • 15d
    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Grabner, who took puck to the face last night, is questionable for tonight's game in TB

  • 15d
    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Corrado in tonight, per Babcock

  • Barkov ignites three-goal outburst, leads Panthers to 5-1 victory over Leafs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In a noon press conference Tuesday, Panthers budding star center Aleksander Barkov officially signed a $35.4 million, six-year contract extension. About eight hours later Barkov showed why the Panthers are making this 20-year-old Russian-Finn a cornerstone building block of a franchise headed..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • How taxes could impact Stamkos signing with Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Tampa Bay Lightning are the only pro team Steven Stamkos has known. The first-overall pick from 2008 has made a life for himself in Florida, but the face of the franchise has to make a decision on his hockey future and time is slowly winding down. As a pending unrestricted free agent,..." January 27

  • 17d
    Leafs PR @LeafsPR

    The @MapleLeafs have added Nick Spaling to the active roster and have placed James van Riemsdyk on the injured reserve list. #TMLTalk

  • Mike Babcock wants Jaromir Jagr's autograph: 'He's that good'

    The Score "As the hockey world prepares to focus its attention on Nashville and the upcoming NHL All-Star festivities, Mike Babcock and his Toronto Maple Leafs get set to face the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. One player set to feature in both is Jaromir Jagr, who'll captain the Atlantic Division squad...." January 25

  • Reimer wants ‘to be a Leaf my whole career,’ but isn’t sure what management thinks

    Pro Hockey Talk "James Reimer picked a great season to have a great season. A pending unrestricted free agent, Reimer has started 21 games for the Maple Leafs and has a .937 save percentage. Of the 35 NHL goalies that have started at least 20 games this season, that’s the highest save percentage of them..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Leafs Trying to Deal Bernier

    The Globe and Mail "Lou Lamoriello is going to work. The Toronto Maple Leafs general manager has been heavy on the phone in recent days, calling teams around the NHL to weigh the trade market and let other executives know what he has to offer. With a little more than a month until the trade deadline and 36..." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Eller's shootout goal lifts Habs over Leafs

    Montreal Gazette "Lars Eller scored the winning goal in the fifth round of a shootout to give the Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre. The Canadiens took a 2-0 lead in the first period, but Toronto chipped away and tied the score despite being limited to 15..." January 24

  • Assessing the trade value of the Maple Leafs’ pending UFAs

    Sportsnet "With the Toronto Maple Leafs currently sitting 11 points out of the playoffs, the focus now is less on the postseason race and more on dealing with the team’s pending free agents. The Leafs have seven significant UFAs, and will need to decide whether to re-sign those players or to move them in..." January 24

  • Executives forecast lucrative long-term deal for James Reimer

    TSN "It could be fleeting, or it could be the statistical foundation for a more solid future. Either way, the fact James Reimer leads the NHL in save percentage shows the work he has put in over time is paying off. But will there be a pay off at the end of the season if the 27-year-old Maple Leafs’..." January 23

  • Report: Nikita Zaitsev expected to sign with Maple Leafs next season

    The Score "Russian defenseman Nikita Zaitsev has told teams he intends to sign a one-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs next season, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported Friday. The undrafted 24-year-old is currently playing in his seventh season in the KHL, and third with CSKA..." January 23

  • Jordan Staal scores in OT and Hurricanes beat Leafs 1-0

    Toronto Star "Like a suspense novel, the Maple Leafs keep you guessing until the end. Whether it’s last-minute goals, as in games with Boston or Philadelphia in the last week, or playing in their 12th overtime game of the season, as they did Thursday night, the outcome is never a sure thing. Toronto held..." January 22

  • Hunwick scores in dying seconds as Leafs snap skid in Philly

    Toronto Sun "Three goals in a victory? The Maple Leafs gladly took it on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, ending a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. Matt Hunwick scored his first goal as a Leaf, drilling a point shot past Flyers goalie Steve Mason with 7.5..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports