Jhonas Enroth Was the Leafs Best Option as Backup Goalie

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been very quiet this summer. The majority of activity happened during the 2016 NHL Entry Draft with drafting Auston Matthews and later acquiring Frederik Andersen from the Anaheim Ducks, which was followed by signing Matt Martin and Roman Polak. The Leafs had filled out their roster but were still missing a backup goalie after Jonathan Bernier was traded...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 hours ago

Brandon Prust Receives PTO from Toronto Maple Leafs

Unrestricted free agent Brandon Prust has signed a professional tryout (PTO) contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, general manager Lou Lamoriello said on Monday. Lamoriello confirmed the news during an interview on Sportsnet 590’s Prime Time Sports radio show. Lamoriello confirms to #PTS that Brandon Prust has been signed to a PTO with the #Leafs. — Sportsnet590 The FAN (@FAN590...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Leafs continue goalie shakeup by signing Jhonas Enroth

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to upgrade between the pipes. Toronto announced the signing of goaltender Jhonas Enroth on Monday to a one-year, $750K deal. Now, usually a backup goaltender signing with one of the league’s worst teams isn’t a big deal, but signing Enroth is a fantastic move for the Leafs. The Swedish netminder made my “goaltenders teams should target...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Name Mark Hunter as Assistant GM

The Toronto Maple Leafs named Mark Hunter assistant general manager on Monday. Mark Hunter (Wikipedia) “Mark’s new title is essentially a formality as these are duties he’s already been performing,” said Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello. “Brendan [Shanahan] and I have been discussing this change of title since last season – as it’s a more appropriate recognition of Mark’s...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Maple Leafs name Mark Hunter as assistant GM to share role with Kyle Dubas

Job title formatlizes what Hunter has already been doing, NHL team says in statement.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

Toronto Maple Leafs in trademark battle with Snoop Dogg’s marijuana products

The Toronto Maple Leafs are facing some outside challenges from a rather unlikely source: rapper Calvin Broadus, better known as Snoop Dogg, who recently filed a trademark application in regards to his own company, Leafs by Snoop. The company features a line of marijuana products sold in retail stores in Colorado, where recreational marijuana use is legal. The trademark application...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how quickly will the Toronto Maple Leafs compete?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be a case study for analytics whether we want them to be or not. After bringing in multiple analytics consultants and assistant general manager Kyle Dubas, the target was placed firmly on their back. For better or for worse, you will see different writers pointing at the Maple Leafs as the reason why analytics are faulty and not worth your time...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs sign No. 1 pick Auston Matthews to 3-year deal

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Auston Matthews to a three-year, entry-level contract. Matthews had 24 goals and 22 assists in 36 games last season for the Zurich Lions in Switzerland and had nine points for the United States at the world hockey championship. The 18-year-old from Scottsdale, Arizona, immediately became the face of the...
Via Associated Press
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel shares Stanley Cup with children's hospital

Penguins winger Phil Kessel spent the six seasons leading up to his time in Pittsburgh with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s clear that he still has a soft spot for the city. It was Kessel’s turn to spend 24 hours with the Stanley Cup trophy, and he put it to good use. Kessel returned to Toronto and brought the Cup to The Hospital for Sick Children, a place he had visited...
Via The Sports Daily
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Highs, lows of expanded NHL development camp coverage

Attention around the NHL’s summer development camps has certainly grown over the last several years.Not that there’s anything wrong with that — having an eye on camps gives both media and fan bases alike a gander at prospects within the organization and player development as a whole. And for fans who have an extra hard time getting through the offseason, prospect scrimmages...
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July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matthews not taking development camp lightly

Even though the drills at development camp may be basic, Auston Matthews explains why he isn’t taking them lightly.
Via SportsNetCanada
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Walker: Matthews almost broke my ankle

Maple Leafs prospect Jack Walker talks with the media about doing development drills with #1 pick Auston Matthews.
Via SportsNetCanada
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin Looks forward to getting better under Babcock

Newest Maple Leaf Matt Martin tells Blundell & Co. that he’s really looking forward to expanding his game and getting better under Mike Babcock, and molding in nicely with all the young talent in Toronto.
Via SportsNetCanada
July 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bernier 'a little suprised' at length of Andersen deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs made some noise heading into the 2016 NHL Draft by trading for goaltender Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks. Shortly after landing Andersen, the Leafs wasted little time locking him up to a five-year contract. The move caught some off-guard, but one of the least surprised was Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier. The one thing that did surprise Bernier was...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs select Auston Matthews with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs are pinning their future on Arizona-born center Auston Matthews.Amid chants of "Go Leafs, Go!" the 18-year-old from Scottsdale was selected by Toronto with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night. Though the Maple Leafs had kept their decision under wraps since winning the draft lottery...
Via Associated Press
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Toronto winning the first pick in the NHL draft is so important

As the NHL playoffs move through the second round, the absence of the seven Canadian teams has been palpable. Sure, it’s exciting to watch Ovi and Sid the Kid square off against each other, and seeing John Tavares carry the New York Islanders to their first playoff series victory in 23 years was nothing short of astounding. But, in the background, there are 14 general managers...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

With NHL Draft Lottery win, Toronto Maple Leafs’ smart moves continue to be rewarded

Fans across Toronto lost their collective minds when NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly flipped around a card revealing a Maple Leafs logo, showing the club had won the 2016 draft lottery. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan stood on the lottery floor in shock with a childlike grin on his face. It was hard to blame him. He was the architect of a bold plan of being bad, but smart...
Via The Comeback
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs win 2016 NHL Draft Lottery

After a year in which they finished with the fewest points in the NHL, there are some happy hockey fans in Toronto for once as the Leafs won the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery, and many believe the team will draft American forward Auston Matthews with the #1 overall pick come June in Buffalo. The winning combination was 5-6-8-13. The Winnipeg Jets will pick second and the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via The Comeback
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 62 players of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Hockey Hall of Fame

62 players of the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. How many of these honored NHL stars can you name? Clue: Position/Years active with team
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the members on all 3 Stanley Cup-winning Toronto Maple Leafs teams from 1961-64

19 members of the Toronto Maple Leafs were on all three Stanley Cup winning teams from 1961-64. How many of these NHL players can you name? Clue: Number/Position
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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