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Maple Leafs hiring ExtraSkater.com founder, creating analytics department

Ever since it debuted, the hockey stats site ExtraSkater.com has been a mandatory destination for fans seeking a user-friendly, easy-to-understand approach to advanced analytics like corsi ratings. This season, its founder will bring that insight exclusively to the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to multiple sources, Darryl Metcalf is one of three advanced stats analysts that are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Name Brandon Pridham Assistant To The GM

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, The Toronto Maple Leafs announced the appointment of Brandon Pridham today as the assistant to the general manager, David Nonis. In his new role, Pridham will assist with salary cap analysis, contract negotiations and collective bargaining agreement interpretation for the team. Pridham joins the club from the National Hockey League where he...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leafs sign top pick Nylander

The Maple Leafs announced some news we had been anticipating for a few weeks, signing their 2014 first round pick William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract. There’s nothing much to say about this move other than the fact it was inevitable and only a matter of time until a deal was agreed upon. […]
Via The Hockey Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Sign William Nylander to Entry-Level Contract

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed 2014 first-round draft pick forward William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract. Nylander was selected by Toronto eighth overall at the NHL Entry Draft in June. Nylander, 18, registered one goal, six assists, seven points and six penalty minutes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign William Nylander To A Three-Year Entry Level Contract

from the Toronto Maple Leafs, David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed 2014 first-round draft pick forward William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract. Nylander was selected by Toronto eighth overall at the NHL Entry Draft in June. “Not only does William Nylander bring a high...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL’s ‘30 in 30’ series: Maple Leafs face significant questions

Today, NHL.com's "30 in 30" series profiles the Toronto Maple Leafs, and NHLcom discusses "advanced stats" angle as it applies to the Leafs' roster (see: Kyle Dubas' hiring as the Leafs' assistant GM), Jake Gardiner's contract extension, the Leafs' top prospects and the team's front office and roster turnover--as well as the goaltending...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' Phaneuf to meet with Shanahan

Time for the commandant and his captain to discuss strategy, logistics and morale. After confirming in the spring he would not strip Dion Phaneuf of his “C” when the Maple Leafs dressing room soured, Brendan Shanahan is soon to have his one-on-one talk with Phaneuf to see how he might become a more effective leader and the Leafs a better team. “We’ve scheduled some time...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Takes Photo With A Fan Wearing His Stupid Face On A Shirt

It seems like forever ago that the world was blessed with the masterpiece that was Phil Kessel’s Team USA Olympic headshot. His disheveled take on ‘Blue Steel’ captivated the world, stole our hearts and moistened our underpants. Yes, many moons have passed since that amazing photograph was captured, but the world has not forgotten. Not now, not ever. In fact, Kessel’s big...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Why August is my least favorite month

Happy International Left-handers Day everyone! August 13th is a day when myself and a (left)handful of people recognize and celebrate the people who live on the fringe of society by being southpaws. So take a moment and remember the great left-handed shots the National Hockey League has every seen (i.e. Gretzky, Messier, Jagr). This opening may seem “left-handed”, but consider...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel Helps Leafs Introduce New In-Arena Host

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been on the hunt for a new in-arena host and the search has come to an end. Leafs Phil Kessel sat down with Lauren Howe to get the scoop on how she landed the job. The post Phil Kessel Helps Leafs Introduce New In-Arena Host appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Antoine Bibeau

Antoine Bibeau has come out of nowhere to become the hottest new prospect in the Maple Leafs system. The French-Canadian netminder showed his potential in this year’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs (QMJHL), leading the Val-d’Or Foreurs to a Presidents’ Cup Championship and a bid in the annual Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Memorial Cup tournament. There he...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Gardiner signs five-year deal with Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that defenseman Jake Gardiner has signed a five-year contract. According to multiple media reports, the deal is worth $20.25 million (an average annual value of $4.05 million). “He had a great year last year,” Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis told the Toronto Star. “He’s clearly still improving. This isn’t a player who has...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Jake Gardiner To 5-Year, $20.25 Million Contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Jake Gardiner to a five-year contract worth $20.25 million, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Jake Gardiner's #leafs extension doesn't include any no-movement protection, Sportsnet has learned. Great deal for both sides.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 29, 2014 The 24-year-old blueliner was a restricted free...
Via NESN.com
22 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Top free agents still out there

The Toronto Maple Leafs have filled up most of their roster thus far in free agency, addressing holes at the center position, and the need for a veteran defenseman. With training camp still two months away, there is plenty of time for the organization to fill up a few empty slots on the depth chart before camp. There are 18 players already signed for the 2014-15 season, and...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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