Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • Kadri gunning for goals in contract year "“Are you happy now that Randy Carlyle is no longer your coach?” The question, directed at Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, comes out of left field and spurs Leafs TV’s Paul Hendrick to mock-check his Twitter feed for some breaking news he might have missed. The questioner, perhaps a..." September 01

  • Top Leafs pick Nylander set for rookie challenge

    Toronto Sun "There is no such thing as meaningless competition right now for William Nylander. The Maple Leafs’ No. 1 draft pick in June wants to show he’s not all flash at this stage of his career and that he can stay in the job picture into October when training camp begins next month. So when..." August 29

  • Maple Leafs CEO Tim Leiweke to step down to pursue other opportunities

    National Post "It appears Tim Leiweke is into his final year as chief executive of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, having informed the company he will step down early next summer. In a release issued on Thursday morning, the company said Leiweke will continue in his job “until June 30, 2015 or until a..." August 22

  • Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri expects more out of himself this season

    Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri will be at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday to join in the latest episode of the Ice Bucket Challenge craze taking the NHL by storm. But in about three weeks, he hopes to be making a different kind of splash — at Maple Leafs training camp. And he says he’s been working harder than..." August 21

  • Maple Leafs hiring founder, creating analytics department

    Yahoo! Sports "Ever since it debuted, the hockey stats site 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..." August 19

  • Maple Leafs Sign William Nylander to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "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..." August 19

  • Report: Brendan Shanahan earns $2.5 million per season from MLSE "With Brendan Shanahan in the fold, the Toronto Maple Leafs' executive team may just earn enough money to qualify for the CBA's salary floor. Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun reported Saturday that the newly-minted president's contract with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is worth $2.5..." August 18

  • Maple Leafs' Phaneuf to meet with Shanahan

    Toronto Sun "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..." August 16

  • Giguere to announce retirement next week "According to RDS, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere will officially announce his retirement from the NHL next Thursday. The 37-year-old will remain in hockey with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada organization of the QMJHL. Giguere spent his last three seasons with..." August 16

  • Kessel says Maple Leafs will be prepared to prevent another tailspin

    Brandon Sun "Phil Kessel believes the Toronto Maple Leafs are well-positioned to avoid the late-season tailspin that cost them a playoff spot last spring. After losing 12 of their final 14 games, the Leafs have had an off-season of change, from the hiring of Brendan Shanahan as team president to changes on..." August 04

  • Leafs sign Gardiner to five-year extension "The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed restricted free agent defenceman Jake Gardiner to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the deal is worth $20.25 million with an average annual value of $4.05 million per season. The 24-year-old..." July 29

  • Maple Leafs' James Reimer says he has no issues with Randy Carlyle

    Toronto Sun "The Toronto media nicknamed him “Sunny Jim” because of his boundless optimism in the face of Leafs turmoil. So you knew that the returning James Reimer could not let any ill will linger between himself and Randy Carlyle, coming off that March 29 game in Detroit that summed up the coach’s..." July 29

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs are going to have quite a battle at forward at camp. Signed Daniel Winnik today.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    James Reimer tells the FAN 590 he didn't see "eye-to-eye" with Randy Carlyle last year, but adds: "I have no qualms about playing for him."

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    Kevin McGran @kevin_mcgran

    Nonis on Jake Gardiner talks: "Talks are on-going Things are going fine. I don't see any hiccups there.” #Leafs

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    $2.3 per year x 2 yrs for Reimer with Leafs.

  • Booth: Playing for Leafs was ‘childhood dream’ "Despite the fact he grew up in Michigan, David Booth says it was “a childhood dream” to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity,” Booth, who often travelled to Toronto to play in tournaments as a kid, told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Thursday. “I grew up watching..." July 24

  • After LeBron went home, Stamkos understands but ignores Leafs speculation

    Winnipeg Free Press "LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the near future. Naturally, Steven Stamkos was at the centre of that speculation. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain and Markham, Ont., native could be an..." July 23

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Booth contract is $1.1-million. So no risk.

  • Leafs Name Kyle Dubas Assistant General Manager "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis. As part of a front office restructuring, the club also announced the departures of Vice..." July 22

  • Cody Franson of the Leafs is on the block. Should the Oilers be interested?

    Edmonton Journal "My take Franson, 26, is 6-feet, 5-inches and 213 pounds. He shoots right and almost always plays the right side, a position where the Oilers already have Jeff Petry, Justin Schultz and Mark Fayne. Franson should be heading into the peak years of his NHL career. His coach trusted him with..." July 22

  • Do these Toronto Maple Leafs look familiar? That’s because little has changed

    National Post "Late last week, Brian Burke, the president of hockey operations with the Calgary Flames, posted a fishing tale on social media. Burke was at a British Columbia fishing lodge with two National Hockey League general managers, and through his Twitter account, he said another guest at the lodge had..." July 22

  • Cody Franson, Maple Leafs avoid arbitration with new deal "Defenseman Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with a last-minute agreement. The Leafs extended Franson a one-year deal at $3.3 million, thus rendering Monday's scheduled arbitration hearing needless according to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. This is the third..." July 21

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Franson has submitted $4.2M. TOR has submitted $2M. They can still settle beforehand.

  • Leafs CEO wants Toronto to host all major NHL events in 2017 "The Toronto Maple Leafs want everything for their birthday. And they’re telling the National Hockey League that they owe it to their fans to give it to them. The team with the longest Stanley Cup drought is looking to host every other major NHL event—the All-Star Game, the NHL Draft and the..." July 15

  • Paul Ranger signs 2-year deal with Swiss club Genève-Servette "Former Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Marlies, and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with a hockey team based in Geneva, Switzerland - most likely Genève-Servette HC of the NLA - per TSN's Darren Dreger. The 29-year-old returned to..." July 15

  • Leafs Appoint Horachek and Spott As Assistant Coaches "David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Friday that Peter Horachek and Steve Spott have been named assistant coaches on Randy Carlyle’s staff. Peter Horachek, 54, served as head coach of the Florida Panthers last season after being named..." July 12

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs re-sign Jamie Devane. Will have a shot at enforcer role, if they carry one.

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    Simon Bennett @SportsVoiceGuy

    Marlies HC Steve Spott named Leafs assistant. Led team to 45 wins, 3rd-straight North Division title and Conference final last season.

  • Maple Leafs Sign Trevor Smith "David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday the hockey club has signed forward Trevor Smith to a one-year contract. The Leafs also announced the signing of their third-round draft pick in 2014, defenceman Rinat Valiev, to a three-year entry..." July 11

  • Maple Leaf fans should expect quiet summer

    Toronto Star "Ryan Kesler would consider only two teams. Toronto wasn’t one of them. Jason Spezza had a wider list of clubs he was willing to contemplate in a trade. Toronto wasn’t one of them. Josh Gorges wouldn’t even entertain the notion of Toronto — period. Went screaming to the nether NHL regions of..." July 08

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    Ken Campbell @THNKenCampbell

    With a day to go, J. Reimer, C. Franson, M. Bartkowski and M. Ekholm have filed for arb. Teams have filed for R. O'Reilly, M. Frolik.

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    Josh Rimer @JoshRimerHockey

    Hearing that Maple Leafs have some interest in signing Nikolai Khabibulin to back up Bernier. It may not happen but told there's interest.

  • Maple Leafs' Frattin not haunted by goal that got away

    Toronto Sun "You can’t blame Matt Frattin for selective memory loss on his last spotlight moment as a Leaf. With Toronto up 4-2 in that fateful Game 7 in Boston some 14 months ago, Frattin forced a turnover by the Bruins at the Toronto line with three and half minutes to play. He swept in for a breakaway on..." July 04

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    Alex Seixeiro @alexfan590

    #Leafs confirm one-year deals with Mike Santorelli, Petri Kontiola and Troy Bodie.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Leafs have agreed to a 1 year deal with Mike Santorelli, $1.5 mil.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Petri Kontiola's KHL buyout has officially been processed. The Finn has agreed to terms with the #leafs on a $1.1M, one-year deal.

  • Leafs sign Finnish centre Kontiola to 1-year deal "The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking overseas to bolster their depth at centre. Sportsnet has learned that the team is on the verge of signing free agent Petri Kontiola to a one-year contract. Sources indicate that the deal will be completed as soon as the player gains his official release from..." July 03

  • Maple Leafs' James Reimer files for salary arbitration "With no trade in sight to end the impasse between the Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender James Reimer, Reimer has filed for salary arbitration. Reimer posted his highest career goals-against average (3.29) last season, winning just 12 games in 36 appearances despite recording a good..." July 03

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Cody Franson won't sign qualifying offer, which was for $2-million. He'll get a raise into at least $2.5-million range, if they keep him.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Cody Franson was TOR player going to MTL for Gorges. Would have think he's still in play with TOR acquisition of Polak and Robidas.

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Hurricanes sign Drew MacIntyre. Not coming back to Toronto.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    The #Pens have re-signed forward Marcel Goc to a one-year contract. More details:

  • Blue Jackets acquire Jerry D'Amigo, conditional pick from Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Frattin "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Jerry D’Amigo and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. D’Amigo, 23, appeared in 22 games with Toronto..." July 01

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    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    Josh Gorges makes it clear on Sportsnet he just couldn't get over MTL's bitter rivalry with TOR to agree to join the Leafs.

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs gave qualifying offers to Spencer Abbott, Carter Ashton, Jerry D'Amigo, Cody Franson, Jake Gardiner, Peter Holland and James Reimer.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    David Bolland remains open to all options in free agency; hasn't ruled out a return to the #leafs.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing TOR GM Dave Nonis went overseas in the last two days for a face-to-face meeting with Leo Komarov

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Toronto still waiting and hopeful Josh Gorges will have a change of heart. Otherwise, interest shifts to D.Boyle or Stephane Robidas. #FAF

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Leo Komarov is on his way back to the #Leafs on a four-year deal.