MAPLE LEAFS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phil Kessel tells Leafs fans to 'relax' on Twitter

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel made an oopsie on Twitter yesterday, tweeting "Night fishing with friends doesn't get much better". 23 minutes later, after getting his notifications tab destroyed by Leafs fans, he realized that playoff hockey in Toronto - which did not happen this year - would have actually been better. He replied by telling Leafs Nation...
Via Talk Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel blasted by Maple Leafs fans after tweet about night fishing

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made the playoffs just once in the past nine seasons. They lost to the Boston Bruins in the opening round last season and missed the postseason this year with a 38-36-8 record. As you might expect, Maple Leafs fans are getting a bit restless. Many of them decided to take […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Loves Night Fishing, Maple Leafs Fans Are Not Amused

The Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t make it to this season’s Stanley Cup playoffs, but Leafs forward Phil Kessel is finding ways to pass the time. Kessel sent out a tweet (that has since been deleted) on Monday night that gave fans a view into his hockey-less life. “Night fishing with friends doesn’t get much better,” Kessel said in the tweet. That didn’t go down well with...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leaf fans won't let Phil Kessel fish in peace

Despite a fantastic season from Phil Kessel, the Toronto Maple Leafs missed qualifying for the playoffs after a giant mid-season collapse. Shockingly, Leafs fans still seem pretty upset about that, and they’re not letting Phil off the hook. While four NHL playoff games were on the slate Tuesday night, Kessel sent out the following tweet and let his 203,000 followers know that...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canada’s Best Racing Team partners with Leafs and Steven Mathews

Joey McColm announced via Race Time Radio last Monday night that Canada’s Best Racing Team (CBRT) has formed some new partnerships with Parts Source, the Toronto Maple Leafs (TML) and Steven Mathews. McColm announced in February at the Canadian Motorsports Expo that he will be running the full 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule for the first time since 2010. “We’ve had...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs' Jonathan Bernier to have sports hernia surgery

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that primary goaltender, Jonathan Bernier will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a  sports hernia. Bernier has been suffering from the injury for a few weeks. He was able to play through the injury and even said, "I felt pretty good,"  "It was sore but my range, my stretching was fine. I think a lot of players play through...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Not Randy Carlyle’s Fault

from Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star, As tempting and knee-jerk as it is to blame the bench boss for the calamity that befell the Toronto Maple Leafs in the last month of the season — 2-12-0 — the fault lies with a group of players who could not rally from an ever-deepening hockey stupor, failing the test of character and fortitude, time and time again. Oh, there were...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs' Bernier will be back, what about Reimer?

One needs an operation. The other could decide, if he hasn’t already, that he needs a new address. The off-season for the Maple Leafs’ goaltenders will take divergent paths, but at least Jonathan Bernier, who will have sports hernia surgery on Wednesday, knows where he will be when the Leafs open training camp in September. James Reimer? Not so much. “I have no idea, to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Phaneuf is not the answer

It seems everywhere you look fans are calling for the Toronto Maple Leafs to get rid of captain Dion Phaneuf. The season didn't end well for the blue and white, which has fans all across the country angry and upset. This anger seems to have blinded most fans into thinking the idea of trading Phaneuf actually makes sense. It doesn't. Phaneuf lead the Leafs averaging 23...
Via Puckrant.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Rumor: Is Peter DeBoer the next coach of the Maple Leafs

With the ultimate failure of the Toronto Maple Leafs to bring the end of the season home and missing the playoffs for the eighth time in nine years there is a good chance that current head coach Randy Carlyle will be dismissed within days.Greg Wyshynski at ca.sports.yahoo.com has reported that there is a possibility that Devils head coach Peter DeBoer has a contract that expires...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs Recall Two From Marlies

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled forward Peter Holland and defenceman Petter Granberg from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Saturday. Granberg, 21, was Toronto’s fourth choice, 116th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The native of Gallivare, Sweden has appeared in 70 games for the Marlies in 2013-14, his first season of professional hockey in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Rumor: Is general manager Dave Nonis safe

Following yet another collapse from the Toronto Maple Leafs down the stretch it was inevitable that there would be changes made to the front office and on ice components of the organization. The hiring of Brendan Shanahan as president of hockey operations looks like it could mean other changes in the front office as well.>With seven free agents on the roster alterations to the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Dave Bolland deal won’t fix what ails Maple Leafs

There’s no question that what happened to Dave Bolland’s season was a tragedy. A hometown hero, in his first season with the team he grew up cheering for, has a great first 14 games and then suffers a devastating injury in the 15th, enough to ruin any chance of making much of an impact on the 2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs. You can see why management wants to read into that and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Rumor: Does Randy Carlyle take the bullit for this team?

With the final few games of the season coming in the next week there will be strong pressure on the Toronto Maple Leafs to fire head coach Randy Carlyle, and the pressure will come primarily from a disappointed fan base. The fan base will not be the only source of pressure however.Wikimedia.orgWith the end of the first hockey season under the watch of MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke, who is...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan jumps onto ice in Toronto

Fans invading sporting events by running through the playing area is a pretty common occurrence. Some baseball games now feature several stoppages as a parade of idiots tries to frolic through the outfield while evading security. Hockey doesn’t suffer from that sort of behavior thanks to the tall boards and glass which serve as a handy barrier between the game and the crowd. Usually...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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