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2 hrs ago | Toronto Maple Leafs Hot Stove
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.
4 hrs ago | Editor in Leaf
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.
8 hrs ago | Pension Plan Puppets
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:54 pm
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