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Daniel Winnik Signs With The Toronto Maple Leafs

via the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year contract. Winnik, 29, played 76 games for the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14, registering career highs in assists (24) and points (30) while adding six goals, 23 penalty minutes and a plus...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Embracing Analytics

#451336652 / gettyimages.com “Out with the old and in the new,” seems to be the motto of the Toronto Maple Leafs front office entering the 2014-2015 NHL season. While they have certainly made some moves to shake up their on-ice talent, the biggest changes are coming by way of management within the front office. New president of the team Brendan Shanahan (who has only been president...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Let Down By Leafs One Last Time At Funeral

It’s always a running joke in major sports towns with teams that haven’t won in a long time, “I want [insert favorite team here] to be the pallbearers at my funeral, so they can let me down one last time.” The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967 and the joke seems to […] The post Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Let Down By Leafs One Last Time At Funeral...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leafs re-sign Reimer to two-year deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have ensured they’ll enter next year with the same goaltending duo as last year, re-signing restricted free agent netminder James Reimer to a two-year deal. He will partner with Jonathan Bernier to split starts in net. Since joining the Leafs in 2010, Reimer has started at least 34 games in ever season since then. Last year he posted career worsts in overall...
Via Around The Rink
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign James Reimer

photo credit: bridgetds via photopin cc NHL- 26 year-old goaltender, James Reimer, signed a two-year contract yesterday with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The contract is worth $4.6 million over the two years. Reimer lost his position as starting goaltender last season to Jonathan Bernier. In my opinion, Reimer needs to get out of Toronto and have a fresh start, where he can regain his...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: The Return of Optimus Reim

James Reimer has returned!James Reimer and TOR have settled on a two-year deal— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 25, 2014#168633577 / gettyimages.comWhich is surprising when you consider that he asked for a trade out of Toronto last month.In any event, both sides win with this deal. The 26 year old James Reimer gets a two-year deal worth $4.6M, a raise over the $1.8M he made...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs, Goalie James Reimer Agree On Two-Year Contract

TORONTO — Goalie James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a two-year contract Thursday. Reimer, a restricted free agent, was scheduled to go to arbitration Monday. He will get $2.6 million this season and $2 million in 2015-16. Reimer lost the starting job to Jonathan Bernier last season, but was forced into service with Toronto’s playoff...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs News: Analytics Master Kyle Dubas the New AGM

It's either a sign of the Apocalypse or merely the 21st century, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have just unabashedly embraced advanced analytics.#165438566 / gettyimages.comI know, I thought Hell would freeze over first too.Kyle Dubas, the 28 year old wunderkind General Manager of the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds of the OHL, has almost literally gone from rags to riches in terms...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Booth: Playing for Leafs was ‘childhood dream’

Despite the fact he grew up in Michigan, David Booth says it was “a childhood dream” to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity,” Booth, who often travelled to Toronto to play in tournaments as a kid, told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Thursday. “I grew up watching Hockey Night [in Canada] in Detroit so it’s very, very exciting for me....
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: William Nylander

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ offseason has not produced glamorous free agent signings or blockbuster trades. The roster as it stands today is what will be on the ice against the Montreal Canadians on October 8th. Not much different from last year’s roster and the minor changes to this year’s club gives nothing of optimism for the upcoming season. The optimism lies in this...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs news: David Booth heads to Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced they signed free agent David Booth to a one year deal. Loxy!!-Wikimedia CommonsAccording to reporter James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, David Booth's contract is worth 1.1 million dollars for the year. Booth has struggled the past three years. It lead to his former team, the Vancouver Canucks to use a compliance buyout to buyout his final...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Culture Change Officially Underway

TORONTO, On. — When the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to bring in Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan as its new president of hockey operations, the one statement the three-time Stanley Cup champion made that stood out was his desire to “change the culture in Toronto”, and with the hiring announcement of 28-year-old advanced stats specialist Kyle Dubas on Tuesday, the culture change...

Are the Toronto Maple Leafs For Real?

Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio   Is Dave Nonis in denial? Does he REALLY think the 2012-13 Maple Leafs – a team that blew THAT lead against Boston – should be in some way reunited? Or is he just going with guys he has a history with, knowing they can’t get the job done and will at the end of the day miss the playoffs making it possible – POSSIBLE...
Via The Hockey Guys
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Franson, Maple Leafs avoid arbitration with new deal

Defenseman Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with a last-minute agreement. The Leafs extended Franson a one-year deal at $3.3 million, thus rendering Monday's scheduled arbitration hearing needless according to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. This is the third consecutive one-year deal Franson has signed as a restricted free agent. He will now become...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons discusses Clarkson and the remaining free agent everybody insists is a ‘steal’

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons offers a little less time to hockey notes in the middle of the summer, and aside from his weekly anti-Corsi rant, here's the gist of his hockey commentary from his Sunday notebook: What happens if David Clarkson is as inept in Year 2 with the Leafs as he was in Year 1? Do they want a $5-million player on their fourth line (who isn’t...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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