Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • Maple Leafs stay hot by crushing Ducks

    Toronto Sun "You have just defeated the top team in the NHL by a convincing 6-2 margin, two nights after beating the reigning Stanley Cup champions. You have won six in a row now and are suddenly in clear view of top spot in the Eastern Conference. You are the highest-scoring team in the league and have..." December 17

  • Leafs waive Kozun

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Toronto Maple Leafs placed forward Brandon Kozun on waivers Wednedsay, per various outlets. Kozun, 24, was one of the early-season surprises in Toronto, playing his way onto the opening-night roster on the strength of an exhibition campaign in which he racked up points (two goals, three..." December 17

  • Maple Leafs' Komarov remains out with concussion, could return this weekend

    The Score "Leo Komarov won't be back in the lineup until at least three weeks after a blindside hit from countryman Alex Ovechkin. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward, who suffered an apparent concussion as a result of the incident that took place on Nov. 29, will not play Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks." December 16

  • Reimer should get chance to help the Leafs – or someone else

    The Globe and Mail "The Toronto Maple Leafs won again, and for the seventh time in nine games, but the real story was how they did it. It was James Reimer. Playing the second half of a back-to-back down in Detroit, the Leafs were basically a no-show for most of regulation on Wednesday. They were outshot..." December 12

  • Leafs backup goalie James Reimer leads Toronto to win in Detroit

    Toronto Sun "The last time James Reimer started a game was all the way back on Nov. 15. But when he finally got his chance between the pipes again, he didn’t disappoint. Reimer made at least a half-dozen highlight reel saves among his 41 stops as Toronto defeated the Red Wings 2-1 in a shootout in Detroit..." December 11

  • Bernier, Maple Leafs down Burkie's Flames

    Toronto Sun "Jonathan Bernier can feel it and his teammates can see it. The Maple Leafs goaltender is in a groove. Good thing, too, because the Leafs continue to be a defensively inconsistent bunch. In his National Hockey League career-high ninth consecutive start, Bernier stopped all but one of the..." December 10

  • Bernier apologizes, ‘embarrassed’ after Mandela gaffe

    Toronto Star "If there was a red-faced Maple Leaf over the weekend, it was Jonathan Bernier. Invited by the Raptors to an event to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy, Bernier was cornered on the red carpet and asked about the icon. His answer suggested he thought Mandela was an athlete, not an..." December 08

  • Confidence on rise for Maple Leafs' Bernier

    Toronto Sun "Jonathan Bernier stopped a season-high 44 shots in the Leafs net. In the Canucks cage, Ryan Miller most certainly did not. As simplistic as that not-so-fancy stats analysis is of Saturday’s 5-2 Leafs win, by the time Miller was yanked 14 shots and four surrendered goals into his night, it..." December 07

  • David Booth on Torts: ‘He thought I was weird and I thought he was weird’

    Yahoo! Sports "John Tortorella's time in Vancouver will be remembered more for trying to get into the Calgary Flames' locker-room than what he got out of Canucks players. Mike Santorelli is the exception. Related Stories New Leafs winger David Booth sets a simple goal: 'staying healthy' The Canadian..." December 07

  • ‘I don’t try to hurt people,’ says Robidas after catching Matthias with elbow to the head

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, and they also face the possibility of losing forward Shawn Matthias to injury. Maple Leafs defenseman Stephane Robidas caught Matthias with an elbow to the head late in the second period, knocking Matthias out of the game. He..." December 07

  • 11d
    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Leo Komarov (concussion) not taking part so he'll definitely miss a 3rd straight game

  • New Jersey Devils Stepped Up in 5-3 Win Against Toronto Maple Leafs

    In Lou We Trust "With several players out sick or injured and winless in their last five games, the New Jersey Devils stepped up to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3. This recap focuses on the goals, the returns, and who did damage for Toronto among other thoughts. Stepping up is a common phrase in sports. It's..." December 05

  • Maple Leafs beat Stars, win fourth straight at ACC

    Toronto Sun "This time, Nazem Kadri’s first-star effort wasn’t sealed with a kiss. But if the enigmatic centre can rekindle the on-ice chemistry he exhibited with Joffrey Lupul a couple of seasons ago, Don Cherry might be puckering up and getting ready to give him another smooch on national TV. Indeed,..." December 03

  • Bernier cements status as Maple Leafs top goalie

    Toronto Sun "The dance is over. Oh sure, Randy Carlyle may one day still talk about his theoretical 1A and 1B goaltender situation — and he might even sound like he means it. But the evidence and even the coach’s words are starting to emphatically say otherwise. When Jonathan Bernier started a sixth..." December 03

  • Dreger expects Leafs to trade Kadri

    Nichols on Hockey "On how difficult the assessment of Nazem Kadri becomes, given the fact that he’ll be an RFA this summer, and he’s going to want dough: “He’s going to want it. Yeah. I would still be surprised if Nazem Kadri makes it to the trade deadline as a Toronto Maple Leaf.” They just don’t want to deal..." December 02

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    The NHL reviewed Alex Ovechkin's hit on Leo Komarov and determined it did not warrant supplementary discipline.

  • Maple Leafs honor Pat Quinn "The Toronto Maple Leafs honored former player, head coach and general manager Pat Quinn before their 6-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Quinn died in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday following a long illness. He was 71. Quinn played 99 games for Toronto from..." December 01

  • Leafs’ Holzer says he didn’t hit official on purpose

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things got heated in the later stages of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 6-2 win against the Washington Capitals on Saturday. The most costly moment might have came when Leafs defenseman Korbinian Holzer accidentally punched an official during a fight with Tom Wilson. PHT’s Dhiren Mahiban caught up..." December 01

  • Maple Leafs have Capitals’ number for once

    Toronto Star "Hey Pat. Are you there? It would be nice to think so, a benign and puckish spirit hovering above the Air Canada Centre on a night when the former Leaf coach — Quinn, Pat — was paid poignant tribute. Toronto deftly handled Washington 6-2, the prime numbers on this evening as the Leafs..." November 30

  • 17d
    Chuck Gormley @ChuckGormleyCSN

    Per NHL, no hearing scheduled for Alex Ovechkin's hit on Leo Komarov. Possibility he could be fined, however. #CapitalsTalk

  • Comeau's hat trick leads Penguins over Leafs; Crosby reaches career points

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Blake Comeau didn't complain, but he also didn't agree with the Columbus Blue Jackets' assessment of him the past two seasons. They saw him as a fourth-line winger, as someone who can provide a physical punch and not much more. Comeau believed — and still does — that he could provide some..." November 27

  • Maple Leafs Top Forbes’ List Of The World’s Most Valuable Hockey Teams "Forbes announced today the 16th annual valuation of the National Hockey League’s 30 teams. The Toronto Maple Leafs, valued at $1.3 billion, rank No. 1 on the list for the ninth consecutive year. According to this year’s valuations, the average NHL team value rose 18.6% during the past year, to an..." November 25

  • 22d
    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Joffrey Lupul confirms that he will return from injury tomorrow in Pittsburgh.

  • Pat Quinn dies at 71 "The hockey world has lost a great one. Pat Quinn, a former NHL player and head coach, died Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital, the Vancouver Giants and Hockey Hall of Fame announced. He was 71. “Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family,” Giants majority..." November 24

  • 23d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Carlyle says it's a knee strain for Polak. About four weeks estimated.

  • Leafs bank on grit to down Red Wings

    Toronto Star "There was one play that summed up the term “battle” more than any other in the Leafs’ 4-1 win over Detroit Saturday night. The tale of the tape for James Van Riemsdyk vs. Nik Kronwall, a heavyweight tilt in the third period, gives the Leafs forward the decision. It didn’t show up on the..." November 23

  • Leafs’ Lupul helps change a man’s tire, remains day-to-day with injured hand

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the wake of the disaster that started when the Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t salute their fans following a win, here’s some good public relations for the club. Forward Joffrey Lupul sent out a pair of tweets Saturday, describing how he helped an 80-year-old gentleman change a tire in the rain...." November 23

  • 26d
    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Extremely tense moment when Dion Phaneuf was questioned about why specifically scrapping fan salute helps the team

  • Van Riemsdyk sparks Leafs win over Lightning

    Toronto Star "Through the ups and downs of this young season, it often looks as if the Maple Leafs haven’t learned at all from their mistakes of last year. But there is one positive pattern: an ability to hold on to leads. The Leafs went into the third period with a 4-1 edge over Tampa on Thursday night..." November 21

  • Phil Kessel — the NHL’s angriest superstar — strikes again

    New York Post "Phil Kessel is on the Maple Leafs, because of course he is. In the ongoing saga that is the Toronto hockey franchise, Kessel is by far their best player, and is an utterly enigmatic personality. He is a cog in the wheel of a spinning hockey soap opera. He’s a young, single guy, living the life..." November 21

  • Maple Leafs put forward Matt Frattin on waivers

    Toronto Sun "The "Welcome back" mat has been pulled on Matt Frattin. Re-acquired after his edgy play helped the Leafs make the playoffs in the shortened 2013 season, Frattin was placed on waivers Wednesday morning with the hope he clears and rebuilds his game with the Marlies. "He hasn't played in a long..." November 20

  • Preds smash Leafs 9-2, tie franchise goal record

    Tennessean "The Predators jumped on the Maple Leafs early and poured on the offense late in a 9-2 win Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre. The Predators scored three times in the first period and added five goals in the third period to tie a franchise record for goals in a game. "If you work hard, you..." November 19

  • F**k no, Maple Leafs players aren't trying to get their coach fired

    SB Nation "The media wants to know and Cody Franson had the answer. Tensions are high in Toronto. After falling to the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 on Saturday, the Maple Leafs followed up the performance with a 9-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday." November 19

  • Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel on fans throwing jerseys to ice: "Classless" "The Toronto Maple Leafs have been getting it from all angles after their 9-2 loss on home ice to the Nashville Predators. The level of fan disgust is reaching explosive levels. Some fans didn't even wait until after the game to vent their frustration. In fact, one bright patron of Air Canada..." November 19

  • Nonis sticks up for Carlyle, puts onus on Leafs ‘as a group’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fire Randy Carlyle! Trade Dion Phaneuf! Just do………something! That was the impassioned plea of Leafs Nation after last night’s humiliating 9-2 loss to Nashville, a defeat that came just days after a humiliating 6-2 loss in Buffalo. But GM Dave Nonis has other ideas. “You can do a lot..." November 19

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are the worst kind of mess "The Toronto Maple Leafs are the worst kind of team for sports fans to support. There are some teams in sports that you know in a given season are going to be bad. Teams that you know from the start are undermanned, don't have the talent, and simply will not be able to compete on a nightly..." November 19

  • We need to talk about Phil Kessel needing to talk

    Yahoo! Sports "It was Summer 2013, in the bowels of the Washington Capitals’ practice facility in Arlington, Virginia. Phil Kessel was one of a few dozen NHL players attending U.S. Olympic development camp, meeting his coaches and his teammates before the Sochi Games. He also met the media, which is something..." November 18

  • Reimer's poor play ignites Maple Leafs goalie debate

    Toronto Sun "A renewed goaltending controversy is hardly one of those “pleasant problems” for coach Randy Carlyle. James Reimer triggered this one on Saturday in Buffalo for all the wrong reasons. It was a game where at the very least, he could have defended his smaller portion of the 60-40 split with..." November 17

  • 31d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs send Korbinian Holzer down.

  • Leafs put up dismal effort in loss to Sabres

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs lost their grip on their systems here Saturday night. Their fans just plain lost it. Near the end of an ugly 6-2 loss to the Sabres, it was apparent the Leafs had let the formula for the success they had the past two weeks slip through their fingers. Gone was the breakout and..." November 16

  • Dupuis scores twice in Penguins 2-1 victory over Toronto

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby has his wingman back. Pascal Dupuis was reunited with Crosby and Chris Kunitz on the Penguins top line Friday night in hopes of kick-starting an offense that was shut out by the New York Rangers three nights earlier. The move paid quick dividends as Dupuis was the only offense..." November 15

  • Leafs hand Bruins 6-1 beating

    Toronto Sun "Phil Kessel’s five-year goal rush with the Maple Leafs has one obvious blight. A severe lack of regular season red lights triggered against his former team, the Boston Bruins. The Maple Leafs winger had been held to three goals in 27 games before Wednesday night, compared to lots of damage..." November 13

  • Maple Leafs defenceman Stephane Robidas joining 900 club

    Toronto Sun "With one of its last picks in the 1995 draft, the Montreal Canadiens chose a home-province defenceman who had not done much in junior to warrant attention. On Wednesday, Stephane Robidas plays in game No. 900, the eighth-longest surviving NHLer from that draft. Many thought the 37-year-old was..." November 12

  • 36d
    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Winnik says he hopes to play tomorrow. Had no symptoms, he says, from the hit from Hejda.

  • 36d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Carlyle says Lupul is still at least a week away. Had cast removed from broken hand.

  • Maple Leafs beat Senators in rescheduled game

    Toronto Sun "Fans of the Ottawa Senators didn’t need another reminder of the kind of mastery James Reimer has over their favourite hockey team. They got it anyway at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday night, with Reimer making 38 saves in a 5-3 Maple Leafs victory, a see-saw game that didn’t turn in the..." November 10

  • Leafs recall Trevor Smith from AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled center Trevor Smith from the American Hockey League’s Marlies the club announced Sunday. The recall likely means either Daniel Winnik, who was injured Thursday night in Colorado isn’t ready to go, or Peter Holland, who briefly left Saturday night’s 5-4 win..." November 09

  • Komarov helps Maple Leafs knock off Rangers

    Toronto Star "Leo Komarov tied his career high in points Saturday night. And no, he says, it has nothing to do with the fact he’s been wearing Phil Kessel’s hockey gloves this season. “Mine haven’t arrived yet (from Russia). I’ve been wearing his all season. It’s not a big deal, just his name is there on..." November 09

  • Dan Girardi cut on neck by Nazem Kadri's skate "We've seen quite a few scary incidents when it comes to players getting cut by skates so far this season, and we had another one on Saturday night in Toronto. And New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi is a very lucky man. Late in the third period of the Rangers' 5-4 loss to the Maple..." November 09

  • Colorado Avalanche gets a much-needed win in shootout over Toronto

    Denver Post "A season of frustration almost was extended a bit further Thursday night, when the Avalanche almost found a way to lose another game. This time, the Avs found a way to win — a 4-3 shootout victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Pepsi Center — after letting a late third- period lead get..." November 07