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2 hrs ago | Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove

10 Questions: Part 1 - Will Randy Carlyle Change?

JUNE 27: Head Coach Randy Carlyle and Brendan Shanahan, President of the Toronto Maple Leafs speak prior to the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Instead, Toronto's front office opted to extend the former Norris trophy winner.

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4 hrs ago | Editor in Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: Rookie Tournament Progress; Tim Leiweke Controversy

Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; William Nylander puts on a team sweater after being selected as the number eight overall pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Maple Leafs have played two games so far in their rookie tournament and have had a moderate amount of success.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Petter Granberg, Frederik Gauthier, NHL Players, NHL Northeast Divison

8 hrs ago | Pension Plan Puppets

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #5 Peter Holland

A part-time Maple Leaf last season, Holland enters the year looking to solidify his place in the NHL as a meaningful contributor. Drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 Draft by the Anaheim Ducks , Holland had earned an opportunity to break through to the NHL, only trapped behind a number of other established NHL calibre centres, there wasn't really anywhere for Holland to stay.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Peter Holland, NHL Players, Joffrey Lupul, Colton Orr, Carter Ashton, Tyler Bozak

19 hrs ago | TSN.ca

Siegel: Leafs prospect pool deepest on defence

LONDON, Ont. Tomas Kaberle was the 204th selection at the 1996 draft in St. Louis, the second to last player the Maple Leafs would draft on a day that saw the Senators pick Chris Phillips first overall.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Petter Granberg, Stuart Percy, Morgan Rielly, NHL Players, Ottawa Senators, Erik Karlsson

Sun Sep 14, 2014

SLAM! Sports

Ottawa Senators rookies serve Maples Leafs a beatdown

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Viktor Loov is tackled by Ottawa Senators forward Buddy Robinson after Loov caught Senators forward Darren Kramer off guard with an open ice hit during their 2014 NHL Prospects Tournament game at Budweiser Gardens in London on Sunday September 14, 2014. Max McCormick scored twice for the Ottawa newcomers as they got into the spirit of the rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs by scoring a hard-fought 6-2 victory Sunday night at the Budweiser Gardens.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andrew Hammond, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Ottawa Senators, NHL Northeast Divison

The Toronto Star

Maple Leafs' math whiz embraces hockey analytics

If you put a spreadsheet in front of most hockey players, explaining to them that their possession numbers aren't very good given their favourable zone starts, their eyes would mostly glaze over. Most players don't give one whit about fancy stats and the analytics craze that's engulfed some NHL teams - including the Maple Leafs - this summer.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Josh Leivo, Frederik Gauthier, NHL Players

Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove

Rookie Tournament Game #2 - Maple Leafs vs. Senators

It's not a particularly strong lineup the Maple Leafs will be trotting out this afternoon. A new line of camp invitees plus Connor Brown enter the fray while William Nylander, Josh Leivo and David Broll get the game off.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Garret Sparks, Josh Leivo, David Broll, Carter Verhaeghe, Jonathan Bernier, NHL Players

Pension Plan Puppets

Petter Granberg

Petter Granberg is a large-ish 22 year old, Swedish defensemen who played a regular shift for the Marlies last season. He has the reputation of stay-at-home defenseman with a steady, safe approach.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove

Rookie Tournament Game #1: Maple Leafs vs. Blackhawks

For the most diehard supporters of this team, this weekend always represents the earnest beginnings of the new Leaf season - the annual prospects showcase known as the Rookie Tournament. Maple Leafs 2013 and 2014 first round picks William Nylander and Frederik Gauthier will be skating on the top two lines tonight.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Garret Sparks, David Broll, Carter Verhaeghe, Frederik Gauthier, NHL Players

TSN.ca

Siegel: Leafs' Nylander sets sights on first NHL training camp

For the Maple Leafs top prospect, the player they selected with the eighth overall pick this past June, this weekend's rookie tournament in London is simply the test run before his first NHL training camp gets underway next week. A long-shot to make the leap as a teenager, the slyly confident Nylander doesn't intend to temper his expectations.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Leo Komarov, Petri Kontiola, Matt Frattin, Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, NHL Players

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Mirtle: Leafs prospect depth still a key concern

William Nylander poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number eight overall pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. William Nylander poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number eight overall pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Andreas Johnson, Nazem Kadri, Stuart Percy, Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, NHL Players

The Toronto Star

Tim Leiweke player 'character' shot sparks buzz

Tim Leiweke, soon-to-be former president of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment , has called out some unnamed players whose “character is just terrible,” suggesting local teams are “doomed for failure” because of it. The comments were made during a Thursday talk to a Ryerson MBA class while discussing the Leafs' expanded use of analytics.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel, NHL Players, Soccer Players, Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC, US Soccer

Pension Plan Puppets

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #6 Stuart Percy

Stuart Percy continues to be a solid option at lower levels, after a solid first season in the AHL. Is the NHL far off? Percy played his junior hockey here in the GTA, with the Mississauga Steelheads , though judging from attendance figures not many Leaf fans in the area bothered to come out and watch.

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BleacherReport

Burning Questions as Toronto Maple Leafs 2014 Training Camp Approaches

The Toronto Maple Leafs ' 2014-15 NHL season is just weeks away, with training camp and exhibition games right around the corner. Fans should be excited to see how the many changes made to the roster, particularly in the bottom-six forward group, will impact the team.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, James Reimer, Nazem Kadri, Tyler Bozak, Jake Gardiner, Phil Kessel, NHL Players

TSN.ca

's 2014-15 NHL Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

With the NHL regular season right around the corner, TSN.ca profiles each team leading up to puck drop. Next up is the Toronto Maple Leafs whose biggest summer moves weren't made on the ice, but behind the bench and in the front office.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Leo Komarov, Morgan Rielly, NHL Players, Stephane Robidas, Mike Santorelli, Phil Kessel

Canada.com

Toronto's Phil Kessel and Vancouver's Christopher Tanev battle it out in a game at Rogers Arena.

When the Toronto Maple Leafs make their way out West in March and play the Vancouver Canucks, the game is scheduled for 4 p.m. locally as usual, but that should change. And for very good reason.

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Related Topix: Sports, Phil Kessel, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Vancouver Canucks, NHL Northwest Division, NHL Northeast Divison

Pension Plan Puppets

Enormous Amounts of Gut Instinct

Tim Leiweke, the soon to be ex-CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, was the guest at a Ryerson Univeristy discussion on Law, Business, and Politics yesterday and let me tell you, he can quit soon enough. This guy is absolutely clueless.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Canada.com

Defencemen Tallinder, Mikkelson to attend Maple Leafs camp on tryouts

In search of depth on the blue line, the Toronto Maple Leafs invited defencemen Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp on professional tryouts. The six-foot-four Swede was part of a couple of long playoff runs with the Sabres earlier in his career and also spent three years with the New Jersey Devils.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Cody Franson, Stephane Robidas, Dion Phaneuf, Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, NHL Players

Editor in Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: Morgan Rielly Looks To Improve

Apr 8, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Morgan Rielly, NHL Players, NHL Northeast Divison, Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Southeast Division

Sporting News

Winter Classic 24/7 is dead; Wings, Leafs may have killed it

JUST IN: Sources tell me HBO is done w/ the NHL in terms of producing a 24/7 Series, revolving around Winter Classic or otherwise... That means we'll miss out on Teuvo Teravainen's delightful postgame quotes and various cool montages. Some other stuff too, probably.

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Related Topix: Sports, Mike Babcock, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Phil Kessel

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