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  • Leafs among team to inquire on Alexandar Georgiev

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Toronto Maple Leafs are among the teams that have inquired about New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev. Dreger adds that there has been no offer made and the Rangers need a lot to move him.  " January 17

  • Dion Phaneuf has been hanging out with Brendan Shanahan

    Pension Plan Puppets "On TSN’s Insider Trading on January 16, Bob McKenzie talked briefly about Dion Phaneuf who has been seen around the Leafs offices lately. McKenzie explained that Paneuf has been shadowing Brendan Shanahan for a few days, and will move on in a few more to a..." January 16

  • Auston Matthews on Matthew Tkachuk: 'His stuff probably won't work on me'

    Yahoo! Sports "Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has been the centre of the NHL’s attention of late for his agitating play, but Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews believes he’s unsusceptible to the winger’s ways. In anticipation of the two facing off on Thursday night,..." January 16

  • Sheldon Keefe counting on Leafs to rally around Morgan Rielly injury

    TSN "Morgan Rielly is using crutches and says he won't be able to put any weight on his fractured foot for at least a few weeks.  "Just part of the journey, I guess," the defenceman said. "It happens to everyone, I'm not going to be overly dramatic about..." January 15

  • Defensively challenged Maple Leafs face a huge test without Morgan Rielly and Jake Muzzin on the blueline

    The Hockey News "When I look at the situation on the Toronto Maple Leafs blueline as it stands right now, I’m reminded of what my esteemed colleague and good friend Ryan Kennedy always says about sports psychology. “Sports psychology is all about lying to yourselves and others,” Ryan likes to..." January 15

  • Why the Maple Leafs Can and Should Acquire Alexandar Georgiev

    The Leafs Nation "On Saturday night Headlines, it was reported that the Rangers are fielding calls on goaltender Alexandar Georgiev. The 23-year-old has appeared in 20 games for the Rangers this season and posted a .909 SV%. For anyone unfamiliar with the Rangers goaltending situation, they..." January 15

  • 7 Maple Leafs trade targets who could help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ tumultuous season has seen a new dose of chaos thrown into the mix. If a coaching change, an off-season blockbuster deal that hasn’t panned out, and injuries to Mitch Marner and John Tavares weren’t enough to shake things up, the loss of..." January 15

  • New skills event will have players shooting pucks from stands

    The Score "The NHL is unveiling a new skills competition event at the 2020 All-Star Weekend that will feature players shooting pucks from up in the stands into targets on the ice, sources told ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. Eight players will stand in a section of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis..." January 14

  • Sheldon Keefe: Maple Leafs' lopsided loss vs. Panthers was 'a good slap in the face'

    Toronto Sun "A reminder as the Maple Leafs drag themselves home, weighed down by their first three-game losing streak under coach Sheldon Keefe. Their No. 1 goaltender, Frederik Andersen, is going to the NHL all-star game later this month. So there’s a fine netminder in there somewhere. We..." January 13

  • Maple Leafs promote top prospect Rasmus Sandin from AHL

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled defenseman Rasmus Sandin from the AHL, the team announced Monday. Sandin, the 29th overall pick in the 2018 draft, is widely considered the organization's top prospect. He's produced 15 points in 21 AHL contests..." January 13

  • Leafs' Morgan Rielly out at least 2 months with broken foot

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly will miss a minimum of eight weeks after sustaining a fractured foot Sunday against the Florida Panthers, the team announced Monday.  He briefly left Sunday's game in the first period after blocking..." January 13

  • Mitch Marner calls out Maple Leafs after blowout: ‘We need to wake up’

    Sportsnet "Mitchell Marner has been painted as the playful kid in the Toronto Maple Leafs room. When he’s not conjuring goals out of phone booths, he’s playing video games or mini sticks, stirring his ice cream into soup, or singing “YMCA” from the..." January 13

  • NHL extends agreement with Buffalo to host combine through 2022

    Buffalo News "Buffalo will remain the final stop for prospects before the National Hockey League's entry draft. The league and the Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the two sides signed a three-year contract to continue to hold the combine in KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter through 2022...." January 13

  • Women's 3-on-3 event arranged for NHL All-Star Weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey’s greatest rivalry is set to take the spotlight during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. A 3-on-3 matchup featuring the top women’s hockey players from the United States and Canada will take place at some point during the..." January 13

  • 7 Maple Leafs Notes: Why Austin Matthews can now play more minutes

    Sportsnet "As the Toronto Maple Leafs spend three days on the beach, a welcome respite from their chilly homestand, we filled our notebook ahead of Sunday’s proverbial four-point tilt versus the Florida Panthers. Here are seven things you should know. 1. Matthews munching all the..." January 12

  • Marlies’ Rob Davison suffered seizure, has been discharged from hospital

    Sportsnet "Toronto Marlies assistant coach Rob Davison suffered a prolonged grand mal seizure prior to the club’s game against the Texas Stars on Friday, but his condition has stabilized and he has been discharged from hospital, the team announced Saturday. Davison, 39, was taken..." January 11

  • Four More Players Voted In To All-Star Game

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The vote is in as four more players were added to the NHL All-Star Game as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner, Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie, St. Louis Blues’ David Perron and Vancouver..." January 11

  • 'STATE OF SHOCK': Toronto Marlies forfeit game after coach medical emergency

    Toronto Sun "Friday night’s road game between the Toronto Marlies and Texas Stars in Cedar Park near Austin was forfeited to the home team after Toronto assistant coach Rob Davison experienced a medical emergency in the visitors room prior to puck drop and the farm club elected not to..." January 11

  • Maple Leafs face intriguing conundrum with Rasmus Sandin

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have not been dressing their best six defencemen and we’re not just talking about the injured Jake Muzzin here. As head coach Sheldon Keefe experiments with defender Martin Marincin — who signed a one-year extension Friday..." January 10

  • A Complete History of the Justin Bieber-Auston Matthews Bromance

    Complex "It was the game of holiday shinny seen around the world. When Justin Bieber dropped a Maple Leafs’ group selfie on his 124 million Instagram followers shortly after Christmas, he essentially reaffirmed what Torontonians have known for years: Bieber is a BeLeafer. But the..." January 10

  • Maple Leafs re-sign Martin Marincin to 1-year extension

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenseman Martin Marincin to a one-year contract extension worth $700K, the team announced Friday. " January 10

  • Jets' Paul Maurice after wild OT vs. Leafs: 'It's a shitshow out there'

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets engaged in one of the most eventful three-on-three overtimes of the season on Wednesday night. The two teams traded chances for five minutes straight, keeping the fans on their feet. Despite the action, the game was..." January 09

  • Auston Matthews, David Pastrnak set up thrilling Maurice Richard race

    Pro Hockey Talk "For quite some time, it looked like David Pastrnak (32 goals) would run away with the Maurice Richard Trophy. While Pastrnak remains atop that race, Auston Matthews is knocking on that door with 31 goals. If they keep this up, hockey fans are in for one heck of a..." January 09

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Take Subway In Full Pads To Outdoor Practice

    TMZ "Imagine riding the subway to work on a totally normal morning ... and sharing your commute with the entire Toronto Maple Leafs roster!!! That's exactly what happened on Thursday ... when Auston Matthews and his boys headed to their annual outdoor practice by using public..." January 09

  • Potential targets for the Colorado Avalanche as we approach the NHL trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "As the 2020 NHL trade deadline draws closer, it’s only a matter of time before the rumor mill picks up steam. We’re set to hear dozens of teams and player mentioned in ‘rumors’ and ‘rumbling’ on a nearly daily basis. Some rumored trades will come to..." January 09

  • Chemistry pushing Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner to next level

    TSN "In the brief spurts that Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have been linemates the last three seasons, they’ve often expressed a desire to see the partnership continue longer. That hope has become reality under head coach Sheldon Keefe, and the partnership is proving to..." January 08

  • Maple Leafs prospect Rasmus Sandin thinks Timothy Liljegren ready for NHL

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs defence prospect Rasmus Sandin says he thinks his friend and teammate Timothy Liljegren is ready to make the jump to the NHL. Sandin, currently with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, says some good performances of late..." January 08

  • Leafs' Morgan Rielly reveals he's playing through undisclosed injury

    Yahoo! Sports "Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly is having an off year compared to his own lofty standards, but there’s a reason behind his relatively slow first half of the season. Rielly revealed to The Athletic’s Jonas Siegel that he’s been playing through..." January 08

  • NHL's Bill Daly says trend of players skipping All-Star Game 'a concern'

    ESPN "The decision by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to skip back-to-back All-Star Weekends has the NHL concerned it could start a trend among players, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "In terms of player participation, is that a concern? Yes, I..." January 08

  • NHL unveils black-and-white 2020 All-Star Game jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "The best players across hockey will convene in St. Louis this year for the annual NHL All-Star Game, and with it comes the yearly debate about whether or not the jerseys displayed on ice are aesthetically pleasing, or doomed to be forgotten at best, and ridiculed at worst. The 2020..." January 08

  • Why I Believed In Mike Babcock Too Long

    Pension Plan Puppets "By far the best thing about writing hockey articles is crowing when you’re right. It is the best, and if you haven’t done it I encourage you to take the opportunity. I was right in a piece about Zach Hyman three and a half years ago and I am going to go on about it literally until..." January 08

  • Auston Matthews: We gave Connor McDavid 'too much space'

    TSN "Connor McDavid's highlight-reel goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night capped a four-point night for the Edmonton Oilers superstar in his team's 6-4 win, which snapped the Maple Leafs' point streak at 10. McDavid finished with eight shots on goal in the game,..." January 07

  • Report: Maple Leafs, Bruins made pitch to free-agent Justin Williams

    Yahoo! Sports "Imagine if the Toronto Maple Leafs had Justin Williams — aka Mr. Game 7 — back in 2013, 2018 or 2019... things might have turned out a little bit differently. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday that the Leafs recently pitched the 3-time Stanley Cup Champion,..." January 07

  • Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews make case for Olympic participation

    Sportsnet " If you’re like John Tavares, and you watched Sunday’s epic Canada-Russia world juniors gold medal game on the edge of your seat, you probably wondered at some point why the over-19s don’t wage these types of best-on-best tournaments..." January 07

  • The Hockey Cake: Bakery error spoils young Leafs fan’s birthday cake

    Sportsnet "In 1979, author Roch Carrier famously penned a story about a young hockey fan who receives the wrong team’s jersey in the mail by mistake, much to his chagrin. Eight-year-old Jacob Bertrand of Mascouche, Que., a suburb north-east of Montreal, can relate all too..." January 06

  • Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and the value of a supporting cast

    TSN "Two of hockey’s superstars will square off Monday night in Toronto as Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6:30 p.m. ET on TSN 4). Any time you get a head-to-head matchup between players of this calibre, it is..." January 06

  • Change in philosophy has Leafs surging

    TSN "The Maple Leafs have had a dominant month offensively, scoring more goals (59) and averaging more goals per game (4.21) than any other NHL team since Dec. 1, while also boasting the best power play in the league over that stretch (36.4 per cent). And head coach Sheldon Keefe doesn’t miss..." January 06

  • Rene Fasel: NHL needs to make Olympic decision by end of August

    The Score "IIHF president Rene Fasel has set a deadline for the NHL to decide whether or not the league will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at the closing press conference at the world juniors Sunday, Fasel said he needs a decision from commissioner Gary Bettman by..." January 06

  • John Tortorella’s nonsensical fine reeks of NHL hypocrisy

    New York Post "It is always amusing when Colin Campbell leaps to the defense of the integrity of the league, as the NHL’s director of hockey operations indirectly did when castigating John Tortorella’s “unprofessional and unacceptable” Dec. 29 postgame tirade against the..." January 06

  • Why Pierre Engvall deserves to stick with Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "Pierre Engvall had one simple thought Saturday night as his speedy linemate, Kasperi Kapanen, danced New York Islanders defenceman Noah Dobson one-handed off the rush and handed him a beautiful feed for the deciding goal. “Sick play,” Engvall beamed, following his..." January 05

  • Which team should the Minnesota Wild face in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic?

    Hockey Wilderness "It’s official, folks. The Minnesota Wild will finally host a Winter Classic! The big game will take place on New Year’s Day 2021 at Target Field, which can contain close to 40,000 fans. The entire week leading up to the game will essentially be one massive party,..." January 03

  • Five most underrated stars heading into 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "Like in all sports, the NHL has some players that are both overrated and underrated. Players might fall into either category because of where they play, which players they play with or their personalities both during interviews and on social media. Today, we don’t want to focus..." January 03

  • Four potential trade destinations for Rangers winger Chris Kreider

    Sportsnet "The first marquee trade chip of the season has already been dealt. With elite winger Taylor Hall shipped from New Jersey to Arizona in mid-December, the trade market has officially opened. And as is often the case with big-ticket deals, the fallout is just as important as the initial..." January 03

  • Leafs’ Kyle Dubas goes ‘above and beyond’ in support of Ilya Mikheyev after scary injury

    Sportsnet "Imagine for a second how Ilya Mikheyev must have felt. The sheer panic and terror that would come with having an artery and tendons in your right wrist severed by a skate blade. But also the fear and loneliness that would set in after surgery when you woke up in hospital, in..." January 02

  • Mason Marchment profits from Maple Leafs development staff ahead of debut

    Sportsnet "It takes a village to raise an NHLer. In Mason Marchment’s case, it took just about every available development resource the Toronto Maple Leafs have at their disposal. Standing inside Bell MTS Place hours before his debut against the Winnipeg Jets, the..." January 02

  • Maple Leafs’ Depth Players Looking For More Opportunity

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs are dealing with several injuries at the moment, with Trevor Moore, Andreas Johnsson and Ilya Mikheyev all out up front. None of the trio have a clear return date at this point, which has led to the team bringing up several of their minor league..." January 01

  • NHL All-Decade Power Rankings: Blackhawks reign supreme

    The Score "Welcome to a special edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings, which will encompass the last 10 seasons. With the new decade now underway, it's time to take one last look back at the previous 10 years and see which franchises were the class of the league. Let's rank how..." January 01

  • Breaking down the most egregious 2020 NHL All-Star team snubs

    Sportsnet "The rosters for the NHL’s four divisional All-Star squads are nearly set. After announcing the four captains earlier this month — Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin, who’s elected to skip the festivities to rest up for the..." December 31

  • Divisional imbalance sure to impact NHL playoff races

    TSN "One story I’ve been monitoring since the National Hockey League adopted a division-based playoff format at the onset of the 2013-14 regular season is how divisional imbalance influences playoff races. There were a few reasons for realignment, but the league’s primary bet..." December 31

  • Leafs sign deserving Justin Holl to three-year extension

    Toronto Sun "Welcome home, Justin Holl. And Happy New Year. The Maple Leafs, hours before taking on the Minnesota Wild not far from Holl’s home town of Edina, announced on Tuesday morning they have signed the defenceman to a three-year contract extension with an annual average..." December 31