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  • Jake Muzzin exits vs. Lightning with hand injury

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin exited Tuesday's contest versus the Tampa Bay Lightning with a hand injury and won't return, the team announced. Muzzin blocked a Victor Hedman shot late in the second period and didn't come out for..." February 26

  • What is the Maple Leafs’ bigger concern: Defence or goaltending?

    Sportsnet "After a long stretch of uneven play, a familiar question is coming from fans and media once again: What’s wrong with the Toronto Maple Leafs? As usual, the focus has been on the Leafs’ defensive play, or lack thereof, with leads evaporating and goalies being lit up on..." February 26

  • Maple Leafs will be tested by loss of Jake Muzzin’s leadership

    Sportsnet "To understand how quickly Jake Muzzin became part of the Toronto Maple Leafs fabric, it’s instructive to reflect on his uneasy beginning with the team. "There’s no question about it: It’s not perfect, it’s what we got," former..." February 26

  • Jake Muzzin out four weeks for Maple Leafs with broken hand

    NHL.com "Jake Muzzin is expected to be out four weeks for the Toronto Maple Leafs because of a broken left hand. The defenseman was injured blocking a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman in the second period of a 4-3 win Tuesday. Muzzin has 23 points..." February 26

  • Emergency backup goalie rules expected to be discussed at GM meetings

    NHL.com "The emergency backup goalie procedure for NHL games is expected to be discussed at the general managers meetings that begin next week, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Tuesday. The emergency backup (EBUG) is in the spotlight again after David Ayres played for the Carolina..." February 26

  • Kyle Dubas has no ‘magical solution’ to fix Maple Leafs’ issues

    Sportsnet "For the other Canadian teams — those arms-loading, playoff-chasing outfits who operate in the parity-party Pacific Division, and those two shrewdly realistic sell-what-we-can lottery clubs to the mecca’s east — 2020’s trade deadline day was about just..." February 25

  • With new contract, Leafs hope Jake Muzzin's voice gets louder

    TSN "The Leafs hope the voice of Jake Muzzin will become even louder in the dressing room now that the defenceman has inked a four-year extension. "This signing is significant in terms of just giving him the ability to know that he's really in this with us,"..." February 25

  • Why Tyson Barrie wasn’t dealt by Maple Leafs at trade deadline

    Sportsnet "Tyson Barrie lived to fight at least another 40 days with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the passing of Monday’s trade deadline wasn’t without its stresses. “I’m glad I made it through,” he told reporters Tuesday before facing the Tampa Bay..." February 25

  • Kyle Dubas figures he got bulk of Leafs trade work done earlier

    Toronto Sun "As he did a year ago when he acquired Jake Muzzin a month before the NHL trade deadline, Kyle Dubas got his heavy lifting done well in advance of the deadline this year. That’s how the Maple Leafs general manager was viewing it after adding defenceman Calle Rosen and forward..." February 25

  • Which NHL teams hold most draft picks after 2020 trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s 2020 trade deadline has come and gone, with a total of 31 trades comprising the final day before the cut-off. Now, rosters are set and teams begin either their climb to the Stanley Cup Playoffs or their road to the NHL draft. For the first of those groups, deadline day..." February 25

  • Maple Leafs expect Morgan Rielly, Cody Ceci to return some time in March

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs expect both Cody Ceci and Morgan Rielly to return some time in March, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported during Hockey Night in Canada.  Ceci has been sidelined since early February with an ankle injury,..." February 24

  • Trade Deadline Day Broken Down By Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2020 trade deadline was extremely busy, with more than 30 transactions taking place before the bell rung. It’s hard to keep track of everything as it is happening, so we’ll break it down by team: Anaheim Ducks Added: Joel Persson (EDM)February 24

  • PSD NHL Trade Tracker
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Follow along as the NHL Trade Deadline ticks away. We will be updating you all day long as trades flow through. Follow us on Twitter @PSDnews for immediate breaking trades! February 24

  • Maple Leafs Sign Defenceman Jake Muzzin to Four-Year Contract Extension

    NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed defenceman Jake Muzzin to a four-year contract extension. The average annual value of the contract is $5.625 million.  " February 24

  • Red Wings claim F Dmytro Timashov off waivers

    Click on Detroit "The Detroit Red Wings have picked up forward Dmytro Timashov off of waivers.    " February 24

  • Maple Leafs Acquire Calle Rosen From Avalanche for Michael Hutchinson

    NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Calle Rosen from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for goaltender Michael Hutchinson. Rosen, 26, has appeared in eight games with the Avalanche in 2019-20, recording a pair of assists. In 35 games with the..." February 24

  • Zamboni Goalie David Ayres Not Interested In Tryouts with Other NHL Teams

    TMZ "Here he is ... David Ayres -- the Zamboni driver was called out of the stands to play goalie for the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes team on Saturday ... and he's a rockstar!!! The story is amazing ... the 42-year-old was sitting in the stands at the Maple Leafs vs...." February 24

  • Maybe the Maple Leafs would have been better off with Mike Babcock and Lou Lamoriello after all

    Toronto Star "Mike Babcock has to feel vindicated. Lou Lamoriello, too. Both were removed from their positions of employment with the Maple Leafs despite turning the NHL’s worst team into a 100-point club, and both were replaced by younger men with a progressive outlook supposedly..." February 24

  • Tyson Barrie would be missed if traded at deadline

    TSN "What's it like experiencing the trade deadline in Toronto?  "It's a little different," said a smiling Tyson Barrie. "I skyrocketed there to No. 5 on the (TSN) Trade Bait (list) so it happens quick, but it’s nothing I..." February 24

  • 'It's like losing a brother': The human aspect of the NHL trade deadline

    NBC Sports Washington "The NHL trade deadline is always a fun time for fans. It's a time for buyers to bring in the final key pieces of a Stanley Cup roster or maybe those one or two players needed to complete a run to the playoffs. For sellers, it is time to move players away and begin looking towards the..." February 24

  • 25 NHL trade candidates: Who will stay, who will go?

    680 News "As the weeks leading up to the deadline have played out, a few players from our list have been dealt away and crossed off. But with the height of trade season upon us, we still have 25 candidates who could be dealt before 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday. It’s crunch time, and teams are..." February 24

  • Losing to Their Own Zamboni Driver Cements Maple Leafs as Funniest Franchise in Professional Sports

    12 Up "In sports, the term miracle is very tightly used, bestowed only upon the truly extraordinary moments, worthy of a movie adaptation. On Saturday, the sports world got a miracle worthy of a Will Ferrell movie adaptation.  42-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs Zamboni driver David..." February 23

  • The Auston Matthews Effect revitalized hockey in Arizona, but what comes next?

    ESPN "Driving down 32nd Street in north Phoenix, it's easy to miss the large building to the right. It's nondescript, the brick painted white, the roofing a greenish-gray. At first glance, it looks like it could fit into any old business park. Then its sign explains the size: Black..." February 21

  • Scrappy Kasperi Kapanen’s emotion gives Maple Leafs jolt of energy

    Sportsnet "For the biggest tilt of the Toronto Maple Leafs season, Kasperi Kapanen arrived wide awake and started right on time. After supplying an emotional punch to his club’s most complete effort of 2019-20, the oft-criticized forward left with a black-and-blue,..." February 21

  • 2020 NHL Trade Deadline primer: Toronto Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "While the Toronto Maple Leafs’ wild inconsistency, rash of injuries and some train-wreck third periods have led a segment of observers to conclude that this roster and this season isn’t worth further investment, the general manager wants to seize every spring that he can roll..." February 21

  • Multiple teams interested in Maple Leafs' Tyson Barrie

    The Score "Tyson Barrie is garnering attention from opposing clubs. Several teams reached out to the Toronto Maple Leafs about the defenseman following a flurry of trades involving blue-liners around the NHL and amidst Toronto's ongoing struggles, TSN's Bob..." February 21

  • Trade rumour round-up: Canucks interested in Tyson Barrie, might move Troy Stecher

    Vancouver Courier "The NHL trade deadline is just a few short days away, which means the rumours and reports are flying. The Canucks, in the thick of a playoff race, are likewise in the thick of these rumours. For the first time in five years, they’re heading into the trade deadline clearly as..." February 21

  • Sabres to waive Zach Bogosian to terminate deal

    TSN "The Buffalo Sabres will place Zach Bogosian on unconditional waivers at Noon ET for contract termination after the veteran defenceman refused to report to the AHL's Rochester Americans, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. Bogosian was suspended by..." February 21

  • Oilers looking to add forward prior to Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers are looking to add a player or two prior to the NHL Trade Deadline to help secure a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, general manager Ken Holland said Thursday. "You can say we're first place in the [Pacific Division], but we're also [four] points from..." February 21

  • Seven trades we'd like to see before the NHL trade deadline

    ESPN "As we approach the NHL trade deadline on Monday, there's some mild trepidation around the league that player movement on deadline day could be slower and less consequential than in years past. There are any number of reasons for that. The standings currently look..." February 21

  • Why the Maple Leafs traded for Denis Malgin

    Sportsnet "The arrival of Denis Malgin is further evidence of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ advantage. The NHL operates under a restrictive salary cap, absolutely. All 31 franchises must play by those rules. But if you’re the mighty Maple Leaf Sports &..." February 20

  • Insider Trading asks: is Tyson Barrie on the market?

    Pension Plan Puppets "I saw the headline for tonight’s Insider Trading, and I sighed. But then I listened to it, and I sighed harder. I’d assumed this was the same old, “Yes we’ll listen to any offer,” sort of talk from Kyle Dubas. Hell, he’ll listen if you have an offer..." February 20

  • 3 teams that should trade for Dustin Byfuglien

    The Score "Dustin Byfuglien doesn't appear likely to play an NHL game this season, but he's suddenly an intriguing option ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline. The Winnipeg Jets are reportedly attempting to exhaust all options on potential deals for the imposing..." February 20

  • Maple Leafs Acquire Max Veronneau From Senators

    Silver Seven "With their second trade in as many days, the Ottawa Senators have completed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, sending winger Max Veronneau to the 6ix, in exchange for former Sens centre prospect Aaron Luchuk. The swap also contains a..." February 20

  • 5 players who would benefit from a change of scenery

    The Score "Sometimes players just don't work with certain teams for intangible reasons. They could be newcomers who don't gel properly or veterans simply needing to move on and reignite their game. A change of scenery can sometimes go a long way toward revitalizing careers. Ahead of next..." February 20

  • Leafs’ Andreas Johnsson expected to miss six months after knee surgery

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson is expected to miss six months after undergoing knee surgery on Wednesday. Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe announced last week that Johnsson would require surgery on his knee. " February 19

  • Which Maple Leafs goalie should start Thursday vs. the Penguins?

    Sportsnet "Let’s call it a goalie non-controversy. If the playoffs started today the Toronto Maple Leafs would have a spot in them (barely) and there’s no doubt who the starter would be. Frederik Andersen is the guy here and, really, it’s going to take a lot..." February 19

  • Maple Leafs acquire Denis Malgin from Panthers for Mason Marchment

    Pension Plan Puppets "Earlier today, the Maple Leafs announced that they traded winger Mason Marchment to Florida, receiving centre Denis Malgin in return. Marchment, 24, had played a handful of games on the Leafs this season, not making a particularly strong impression. However, he was a strong AHL player..." February 19

  • Maple Leafs lacking sense of urgency as missing playoffs grows more real

    Sportsnet "This feels like a defining moment. The Toronto Maple Leafs hit rock bottom in this arena for the second time in three months and this time there’s no coach to toss overboard. The wheels were set in motion for Mike Babcock’s firing following a 6-1 loss here to..." February 19

  • Darren Dreger: Belief is Jake Muzzin has extension in place

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with defenceman Jake Muzzin, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. "I believe there's an agreement in place for Jake Muzzin to extend with the Toronto Maple Leafs..." February 19

  • Beyond Rentals: 10 trade deadline targets who won't become UFAs this summer

    The Hockey News "With the trade deadline one week away, the focus in all trade chatter tends to shift to the rentals. And, hey, not without reason. Given the teams in true Stanley Cup contention are up against the cap or will have major contract concerns to address in the off-season, the best course of action..." February 19

  • How the Seattle NHL franchise is bringing hockey to everyone

    ESPN "Kyle Boyd was a high school history teacher who had recently relocated to Seattle because his wife got a new job. He grew up playing hockey, and one weekend last year, decided to go skating because he missed it. He drove 45 minutes to a rink in the suburbs for an open skate. The ice was packed..." February 19

  • Leafs shake up D pairings

    TSN "It appears that the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sheldon Keefe is switching things up on the back-end.  During Toronto's Tuesday morning skate Rasmus Sandin joined Tyson Barrie, while Martin Marincin stepped in to play..." February 18

  • Leafs core should learn from Penguins’ consistency in search for success

    Sportsnet "There’s a lot these Toronto Maple Leafs would love to emulate about the Pittsburgh Penguins. We’re talking about stuff that goes well beyond the championship banners hanging inside PPG Paints Arena or the gaudy list of individual awards and honours listed..." February 18

  • Four potential trade destinations for Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "The last time a potential Joe Thornton trade was even conceivable was back in 2014. The San Jose Sharks had finished second in the Pacific Division and met the rival Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs. San Jose dominated the early part of the series,..." February 18

  • Why the Maple Leafs should sell at this year's trade deadline

    Yahoo! Sports "Now that we’ve finished putting our faith in false Twitter idols, it’s time to talk seriously about this year’s trade deadline — arguably the most important of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ current contention era. With teams around the league frantically..." February 18

  • 5 teams that need to make a move before the trade deadline

    The Score "The right trade can go a long way in vaulting a contender closer to the Stanley Cup. With the Feb. 24 trade deadline around the corner, we've identified five teams vying for playoff berths that need to make a move to bolster their respective lineups. Note: Deadline cap space..." February 18

  • Sheldon Keefe; “This is the worst we have been in a very long time”

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove "Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team’s 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night, dropping the Leafs’ record to 31-21-8 on the season. For the first ten minutes of the first period, I thought we were fine. Not a lot was happening, really, either way. I..." February 17

  • Toronto Maple Leafs have cap room to make trades at deadline

    Sportsnet "This was supposed to be the year the Toronto Maple Leafs were haunted by the salary cap. When they made Mitchell Marner the NHL’s second-highest paid winger on the second day of training camp, it looked like they were bound to have a season so tight to the..." February 16

  • Toronto, Jake Muzzin Close To A Four-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs only has five defensemen on their current roster under contract for next season with Jake Muzzin and Tyson Barrie scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1. That may be changing. The Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby writes that the..." February 16