Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • Seven potential trade destinations for Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba

    Sportsnet "Simply because a player demands a trade (or asks politely) it doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee they get moved. Remember what happened with Jonathan Drouin and Travis Hamonic last season? That’s why the situation surrounding still-unsigned restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is so..." September 29

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Leafs could have the pieces to deal for Trouba

    Toronto Star "Before discussing Jacob Trouba’s future, it is worth noting three prominent NHLers demanded trades last season — Patrick Marleau, Travis Hamonic and Jonathan Drouin — and none were dealt. So asking for or demanding a trade in today’s NHL means zilch. Trouba is saying this isn’t about playing..." September 27

  • Mats Sundin impressed by Maple Leafs pick Auston Matthews

    Toronto Sun "Like most of us, Mats Sundin has spent much of the past decade wondering. When would his beloved Maple Leafs find the next showstopper, the next franchise player, the next dominant centre? Our translation: The next Mats Sundin? Then he went to the Air Canada Centre to watch his Swedes..." September 25

  • Auston Matthews already popular with Leafs teammates

    Toronto Sun "There’s a long lineup of Maple Leafs forwards looking forward to meeting Auston Matthews and not just to shake his hand and welcome him to the team. In the afterglow of the No. 1 overall pick’s coming-out performance at the World Cup of Hockey the past couple of weeks, centres and wingers alike..." September 24

  • Dreger: Kris Russell signing ‘getting closer’

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Tuesday morning: On how unrestricted free agent defenseman Kris Russell has yet to sign, and on if there is a chance the Montreal Canadiens could be in play: “Well, I guess there’s a chance. Why not. I mean, Montreal has expressed some interest...." September 22

  • Maple Leafs' Lupul Unfit to Play, Will be Sidelined to Start Season

    The Hockey News "Joffrey Lupul hasn’t played for the Maple Leafs since February 2016, and it appears he won’t be with the team come October after a physical exam reportedly revealed he’s not fit to suit up. The past two seasons of Joffrey Lupul’s career have been disappointing, to say the least. The veteran..." September 22

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Stephane Robidas takes consultant role with Maple Leafs

    Toronto Sun "Stephane Robidas has resurfaced as a Maple Leafs consultant. The 39-year-old defenceman, who injured a leg in training camp last season and did not play all year, joined assistant general manager Mark Hunter and Leaf scouts here Friday for the opening of the four team NHL rookie..." September 17

  • Laich wrote about wearing 'C' for Maple Leafs in school

    Toronto Sun "If the Maple Leafs look at Brooks Laich as short-term captain, they should know he’s done some research on the topic. “I was one of those kids, a Leafs fan growing up who wrote school papers on being captain,” Laich laughed on Monday during a break at the team’s charity golf event in Milton...." September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Tavares continues to shoot down Leafs-based UFA speculation

    Today's Slapshot "No matter how many times John Tavares declares his intention to stay with the New York Islanders, the speculation and hope that he might sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs refuse to die. Tavares, who can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018, would be eligible to sign up to an..." September 06

  • Maple Leafs' Andersen out 3-4 weeks, will miss World Cup

    Sportsnet "New Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen will be out the next three-to-four weeks and miss the World Cup of Hockey. Andersen was one of three goalies — along with Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss — on Team Europe for the upcoming World Cup. However, he was forced to leave an Olympic..." September 05

  • Maple Leafs' Andersen hurt during Olympic qualifier

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen left an Olympic qualifier for Denmark with an apparent injury. According to a report from Aivis Kalnins, Andersen was down on the ice for a couple of minutes before being pulled after a teammate crashed into him in Denmark's 3-0 loss to Slovenia." September 02

  • Lamoriello committed to Leafs' future: 'I wear blue'

    NHL.com "When Lou Lamoriello was preparing for his first season as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs a year ago, everything was so different: the city, the players, the prospects, the coaches, the scouts, members of his management staff. Pretty much everything involving his job. Though such a..." September 01

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Goaltender Jeff Glass to Receive PTO from Maple Leafs

    The Hockey Writers "The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to announce that goaltender Jeff Glass will be attending training camp on a professional tryout (PTO) contract, The Globe and Mail’s Jeff Mirtle reported on Friday. The move presumably would be made in order to secure goaltenders at Leafs training camp set..." August 27

  • Sweden adds Enroth as third goalie to World Cup roster

    TSN "The Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced Friday that Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jhonas Enroth has been added to its roster for the World Cup of Hockey. Enroth replaces Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner, who is injured. " August 26

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Maple Leafs name Mark Hunter Assistant General Manager

    NHL.com " The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the club has named Mark Hunter as Assistant General Manager. Hunter, who first joined the Leafs as Director of Player Personnel in October 2014, will share the role along with current Assistant General Manager Kyle Dubas." August 22

  • Maple Leafs sign goalie Jhonas Enroth to one-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs filled out their depth chart by signing goaltender Jhonas Enroth on Monday afternoon. Enroth, 28, will earn $750,000 on a one-year deal and is expected to be the No. 2 goalie in Toronto, behind new starter Frederik Andersen." August 22

  • Leafs prospect Grundstrom makes brutal empty-net miss

    The Score "Frolunda forward Carl Grundstrom pulled a Patrik Stefan during Champions Hockey League action Friday night, completely missing what should've been an easy empty-net goal." August 20

  • Vesey's met with all teams on his list, will discuss options Thursday

    The Score "The clock is ticking, Jimmy. As the hockey world patiently awaits what will prove to be a very drawn-out decision by Jimmy Vesey, ESPN's Joe McDonald reports that the 23-year-old Harvard product has met with all the teams on his short list." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Leafs, Devils, Pens, Isles Get First Jimmy Vesey Meetings, Columbus in Mix

    The Hockey Writers "At 12:01am Tuesday, Harvard standout Jimmy Vesey (along with a handful of other former collegiate skaters) became a free agent. While Vesey isn’t going to change a team’s fortunes, he’s a talented player who can improve a forward group. Importantly, acquiring the 23-year-old won’t cost anything..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Morgan Rielly starts World Cup preparation early

    NHL.com "Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly was already excited about playing for Team North America in the World Cup of Hockey 2016, but his expectations increased even more after having dinner with Auston Matthews in Toronto a few weeks ago. "We talked for a long time and when we started..." August 13

  • NHL hot for Jimmy Vesey, and Harvard star is narrowing list for Monday

    Boston Herald "Decision day fast approaches for former Harvard star Jimmy Vesey, who next week will make one NHL club very happy. As of midnight Monday, the high-scoring left winger will become an unrestricted free agent, and, probably, the richest member of the Harvard Class of ’16. Likely all 30 NHL..." August 11

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Where Jimmy Vesey ends up adds to summer intrigue

    North Jersey "Yet it’s also a month of great anticipation. The players will start filtering back to their respective teams’ training facilities to begin skating informally — some are already there – before training camps open next month, both for the league’s 30 teams and the eight squads participating in the..." August 09

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Jimmy Vesey becomes a free agent next week

    Die By The Blade "The story of the summer for Buffalo Sabres fans (and Bruins fans, and Leafs fans, and Blackhawks fans, and...) has been where impending free agent Jimmy Vesey will sign when he becomes a free agent on August 15th, one week from today. The Sabres, who traded a third round pick to the Nashville..." August 08

  • What will the Maple Leafs do with Joffrey Lupul?

    The Hockey News "TSN.ca’s Kristen Shilton recently listed five questions the Toronto Maple Leafs must still address this summer. Among them was what to do about right winger Joffrey Lupul. The oft-injured Lupul, who turns 33 in September, has two seasons left on his contract at an annual salary-cap hit of $5.25..." August 08

  • Auston Matthews named Swiss NLA Rookie of the Year

    Pension Plan Puppets "The thing about rookie of the year awards is they're one-shot deals. You really only get one chance at being a rookie - and while there may be good crops all around, only one of them will be recognized as having the best inaugural year of his class. So it's a tight, one-off battle. And Auston..." August 06

  • Babcock says Marner has 'good chance' of cracking Leafs roster

    The Score "As the Toronto Maple Leafs approach year two of the Mike Babcock era, one of the ongoing questions surrounding the club entering next season is the status of prospect Mitch Marner. The 19-year-old was selected fourth overall by Toronto in 2015, and has outgrown the junior level, scoring 242..." August 06

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Marner, Strome playing in junior would be Hockey Canada's gain

    Toronto Sun "The idea of winning the gold medal at the 2017 world junior championship, naturally, appeals greatly to Mitch Marner and Dylan Strome. After all, the blue-chip National Hockey League prospects were part of the Canadian side that finished sixth at the 2016 tournament in Finland, a disappointing..." August 01

  • Maple Leafs’ Michalek can help ‘show young guys the way’

    Sportsnet "Scan the 2016-17 roster of the young Toronto Maple Leafs. Of the players not cast away on Robidas Island, only one, Brooks Laich, has more National Hockey League experience than Milan Michalek, easily the most useful right-now player the club acquired from Ottawa in February’s Dion Phaneuf..." July 30

  • Maple Leafs sign Martin Marincin to two-year deal

    NHL.com " The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed defenceman Martin Marincin to a two-year contract. The average annual value of the contract is $1.25 million ($1.2M in 2016-17, $1.3M in 2017-18)." July 29

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Tavares: 'Would not count on' me joining Maple Leafs

    The Score "First, it was Steven Stamkos spurning the Toronto Maple Leafs to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now, another superstar forward says he isn't planning to play for his hometown team. John Tavares put any lingering doubts about his future to rest and dashed the hopes of Maple Leafs fans in an..." July 27

  • Maple Leafs sign Trevor Moore to 3-year, entry-level contract

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Trevor Moore to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday, the team announced. Moore joins the club as a college free agent, after going undrafted while playing the last three seasons at the University of Denver. " July 26

  • Maple Leafs sign Corrado to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration for a second time Monday by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with defenseman Frank Corrado." July 25

  • Leafs sign Holland to one-year, $1.3M deal

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Peter Holland have avoided salary arbitration with the centre signing a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the team Monday. Holland went unclaimed on waivers over the weekend." July 25

  • Leafs close to signing G Enroth

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs' search for a backup goaltender to the newly acquired Frederik Andersen could be at its end. Swedish outlet Expressen's Johan Svensson reports the team is nearing a deal with Jhonas Enroth. The 28-year-old Swede spent last season with the Los Angeles Kings, backing up..." July 25

  • With arbitration hearing looming, Corrado and Leafs aren’t that far apart

    Pro Hockey Talk "Frank Corrado should be used to waiting by now. He had to wait 28 games before the Leafs inserted him into the lineup for the first time last season and now he’s waiting for a new contract. There’s still a gap between the two sides, but it doesn’t appear to be very significant. Corrado and the..." July 24

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