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David Booth on being cut: 'Older guys are getting phased out'

After getting cut from his pro tryout with the Florida Panthers, David Booth had strong comments on how the league is changing and how youth is now being embraced. “Back in the day, it seemed like the older guys were pushing the younger guys back. Now things are reversed. The older guys are getting phased out,” he told George Richards of the Miami Herald. “I feel I’m...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ouch: Phaneuf delivers punishing hit to Sabres prospect

Buffalo defenseman Brendan Guhle is just an 18-year-old getting his feet wet in the NHL this season, and taking the ice against Dion Phaneuf Tuesday provided Guhle with a hard lesson about physicality in the professional ranks. Phaneuf, who has been known for his tough hits, didn't let up on the rookie when he had a chance to make contact midway through the second period. Although...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock calls out Toronto veterans following 4-0 blanking by Sabres

It's rare for a coach to value the play of his rookies over the play of his veterans, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are no ordinary team. And while new coach Mike Babcock was expected to lay down the law with the lagging Leafs, the coach is already full of criticism of his veterans before the season even began.  After the Maple Leafs lost, 4-0, to the Buffalo Sabres in a preseason...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunwick hopes to provide veteran presence in new role with Maple Leafs

Matt Hunwick will be playing for a new team this season, but he is looking to become a role model in the unfamiliar locker room. Hunwick signed a two-year contract with the Maple Leafs over the summer following a year as the seventh defenseman for the New York Rangers. At age 30, Hunwick is likely on the wrong side of the prime of his career, but he said he still believes he will...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs: (30-44-8, 7th in Atlantic Division)Coach: Mike Babcock (527-285-119 (19 ties); 13th season, first with Toronto)Key Departures: Phil Kessel, Eric Brewer, David Booth, Colton Orr, Tim ErixonKey Additions: P.A. Parenteau, Matt Hunwick, Mark Arcobello, Nick Spaling, Daniel Winnik, Shawn Matthias, Curtis GlencrossKey Player: Jonathan BernierThis selection is essentially...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs invest in biomechanical tracking

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the latest team to use biomechanics to try to gain a competitive advantage. In a great feature on, Chris Johnston discussed the Leafs implementing a new tracking technology which the club will start to use in the near future. The Leafs are one of the NHL’s early adopters of the Catapult Sports tracking technology, which sees...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Grabner Traded From Islanders To Maple Leafs In Six-Player Deal

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Michael Grabner in a six-player trade with the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Maple Leafs gave up forwards Taylor Beck and Carter Verhaeghe, defensemen Matt Finn and Tom Nilsson and goaltender Christopher Gibson. Grabner has recorded 155 points (95 goals, 60 assists) over 317 career NHL regular-season games. He had 13 points...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock says coaching the Leafs “scares the crap out of you”

Mike Babcock knew he was taking on a challenging task when he became the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto media and fans have high expectations and have no problem driving people who don’t meet those expectations (Phil Kessel) straight out of town. Babcock has commented that he’s happy and excited for a new challenge, but he also admits he’s scared. Via the Toronto...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

Is it too late to nominate a late entry to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eat contest this weekend? Because Phil Kessel seems like a worthy contender. The polarizing forward was traded Wednesday from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins in what was the biggest move of one of the NHL’s busiest days of the year. Thus ends Kessel’s contentious time in Toronto where he and...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder

According to a Sportsnet post, the Blue Jays are making for themselves.  In beginning of  June,  the Jays  had a winning streak of 3 consecutive games in a row.  However,  CBS  is not only jeopardizing the success of the team, but their own journalistic integrity as well. Last  week, CBS 2 New York created a... The post CBS Makes Toronto Maple Leafs Blunder appeared first...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Guy loses his job for shouting idiotic NSFW meme at Toronto reporter

CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt was tired of people shouting vulgarities on live television and decided to do something. Hunt, who was outside of a Toronto FC game, had the camera rolling when a group of men yelled, “f— her right in the p—-.” This has been one of the dumbest viral trends that has popped up everywhere from ESPN to CNN during the protests in Baltimore. The original...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft

It is no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs will likely not be Stanley Cup contenders for the next couple seasons, if any time soon at all. So, without playoff hockey, Maple Leafs fans will likely turn their attention to the NHL Entry Draft. With two first-round picks, including the fourth overall selection, it is […] The post Top 10 Toronto Maple Leafs prospects pre-Draft appeared...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fire GM Dave Nonis, head coach Peter Horachek

Sweeping changes were expected for the Toronto Maple Leafs after an abysmal season, and the club is wasting little time. General manager Dave Nonis was and head coach Peter Horachek were fired Sunday, the team announced. Most of the coaching staff was also let go as part of the ongoing efforts to clean house in one of the NHL’s most passionate markets. One person who won’t...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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