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6 hrs ago | Pension Plan Puppets

[Weekend FTB] Die, August, Die

Two weeks until rookie camp, three weeks until pre-season, and four-and-a-half weeks until the regular season.

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10 hrs ago | Editor in Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: August 30, 2014

Mike Minard - an ex-St. John's Maple Leafs goalie and current assistant coach of the Portland Pirates of the AHL was sentenced to two months in prison Wednesday after pleading no contest to charges of sexual misconduct.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Pension Plan Puppets

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #16 Frederik Gauthier

That might seem a little bit unfair, but let's think about this for a second. Teams plan all season for the Entry Draft; scouting hundreds of players, watching thousands of games, conducting countless interviews.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The London Free Press

Popular former Knight, David Bolland, now with Florida Panthers, will have his number retired Oct. 15

Twelve years ago, the only thing hockey fans in London knew about David Bolland was that he came from Brendan Shanahan's hometown of Mimico.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, NHL Hockey, Nazem Kadri, NHL Players, NHL Northeast Divison

The Toronto Star

Maple Leafs top pick William Nylander headlines rookie camp roster

Maple Leafs fans will get their first glimpse of William Nylander , the team's top pick from the June draft, in action next month in London as the 18-year-old headlines the list of players invited to a four-day rookie tournament.

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BleacherReport

Ranking the 5 Most Important Players on the Toronto Maple Leafs Roster

The Toronto Maple Leafs will have a revamped roster entering the 2014-15 season, although the core players remain unchanged.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel, NHL Players, Stephane Robidas, Tyler Bozak, Morgan Rielly

Octopus Thrower

Quick Look At The Detroit Red Wings Division Rivals: Toronto Maple Leafs

Mar 29, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings center Riley Sheahan gets ready to face off against Toronto Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak at Air Canada Centre.

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Pension Plan Puppets

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #17 Tom Nilsson

Another year, another jump up the rankings for the rugged defensive defenceman out of Sweden, who comes across the pond to test himself in the AHL this season.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, NHL Hockey, Petter Granberg, NHL Players, Morgan Rielly, Stuart Percy, Korbinian Holzer

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Toronto Star

NHL expansion team in Toronto expensive idea

For years, the Toronto Maple Leafs have fought tooth and nail to keep another NHL team out of southern Ontario.

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Boston.com

Is the NHL Soon Looking at a 34-Team League? Thankfully, They Say, 'No'

Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto.

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Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove

How will Maple Leafs forward moves impact team shooting percentage?

Over the past two off seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made a fairly significant number of moves to their group of forwards beyond their core of Kessel, JVR, Bozak, Lupul and Kadri.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Leo Komarov, Mike Santorelli, David Clarkson, NHL Players, Dave Bolland, NHL Northeast Divison

Pension Plan Puppets

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #18 Garret Sparks

Sparks made a smooth transition to the professional ranks. Now he has a chance to solidify his place in the Maple Leafs depth chart.

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Sabre Noise

Rochester Americans Announce Preseason Schedule

On the eve of the release of the AHL's regular season schedule, the Rochester Americans announced a pair of preseason games to be held in early October.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Rink Royalty

Crisis in Canada: Goaltenders

Jan 18, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien stands on the bench in front of fans dressed as goalies against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.

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Pension Plan Puppets

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #19 Fabrice Herzog

It shouldn't really come as a surprise. It's tough to find too much game action on television for the leagues these sorts of players populate, and I'm not really in the habit of scouring the Internet for streams of Swedish U20 leagues.

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Pension Plan Puppets

2013-14 First Half Zone Entries For Leafs Forwards

Peter Holland's play entering the neutral and offensive zones is similar to several of the team's top offensive players and suggests he deserves better minutes and linemates than he received last season One of the more interesting developments in hockey statistics over the past few years has been the tracking of statistics that attempt to tell us ... (more)

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Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove

Tuesday Mashup: Leafs Links

NOVEMBER 2: Alexandre Burrows #14 of the Vancouver Canucks and Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs drop their gloves to fight during their NHL game at Rogers Arena on November 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Pension Plan Puppets

[Tuesday's FTB] Summertime, And The Livin' Is Easy

To be perfectly honest with you, there weren't a ton of stories worth checking out yesterday.

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The Toronto Star

Maple Leafs: Carlyle accepts Challenge as team braces for change

Leafs forward Nazem Kadri dumps a bucket of icy Gatorade on coach Randy Carlyle as part of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday at the MasterCard Centre.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

MSNBC

Fanspeak: Mats Sundin voted greatest Maple Leaf in franchise history

This summer, NBC Sports' social media team is conducting the #NHLGreatest initiative, designed for fans to choose the best player in each franchise's history.

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