Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • Bruins outlast Leafs for shootout win

    CSN New England "GOLD STAR: Tuukka Rask was energetic around the net and ready to take on shooters in the third period and overtime when the Bruins needed him most and made 14 saves while protecting the tied game into the shootout. He stopped both James van Riemsdyk and Leo Komarov in the third period on..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Babcock wants Leafs to get in offensive zone

    Toronto Sun "The surging Maple Leafs, who have won five of seven games, get a chance at retribution when they play host to the Boston Bruins on Monday night. The Leafs (7-10-4) lost a close 2-0 contest in Boston (10-8-1) on Saturday and will be looking to rebound in the first of three games at the Air..." November 24

  • Maple Leafs sign Timashov, Nielsen to entry-level deals

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 19-year-old prospects Andrew Nielsen and Dmytro Timashov to entry-level contracts Monday. Nielsen, a defenceman, was selected 65th overall by the Maple Leafs in the 2015 NHL Draft, while Timashov was taken 125th overall. Timashov, a winger from Kirovograd,..." November 24

  • Maple Leafs' Spaling in, Winnik scratched vs. Bruins

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nick Spaling will be back in the lineup Monday against the Boston Bruins, while Daniel Winnik will be scratched to make room for his return. Spaling missed the last three games with an upper-body injury. He has two assists in 15 contests." November 23

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Former NHL player Ian White charged with weapons offences: police

    TSN "Former NHL defenceman Ian White was arrested on Friday in Winnipeg and charged with a number of weapons-related offences, Winnipeg police said. White was remanded into custody after his arrest and was scheduled to appear before a magistrate on Saturday, police spokesperson Eric Hofley told TSN...." November 23

  • Leafs prospect William Nylander making his point in AHL

    Toronto Star "The first thing most scouts, critics, and fans are saying about William Nylander this week is, “Wow.” At 19, the Calgary-born Swede guided a deep and talented Toronto Marlies club to a pair of wins over the weekend — including a 6-4 decision over the Binghamton Senators Sunday — while vaulting..." November 23

  • Tuukka Rask gets shutout as Bruins beat Maple Leafs 2-0

    Boston "Boston captain Zdeno Chara had plenty of time for once, and he made the most of it. Chara scored at 16:17 of the third period and Tuukka Rask held on for his second shutout of the season, leading the Bruins to a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. ‘‘It’s a good..." November 22

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    BOS claims Landon Ferraro on waivers. Granberg to NSH on waivers.

  • Leafs storm back in shootout win over Hurricanes

    Toronto Star "Relief. That’s what Nazem Kadri felt when his snap shot went past Cam Ward on Friday night, a third-period goal that helped the Maple Leafs rally to a 2-1 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes. “It was relief,” Kadri said, after his goal with 3:33 left in the third forced overtime and the..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Power play lights up Avalanche in Maple Leafs win

    Toronto Sun "While it’s still too early to build that James Reimer statue ex-coach Ron Wilson mockingly said fans would erect because the goaltender won a few games back in 2011, five years have shown he’s not made of straw. On a Maple Leafs team that needs strong goaltending when the league’s best shooters..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Rangers right ship in time to beat last-place Maple Leafs on Mats Zuccarello’s late goal

    New York Daily News "Celebrities are known to frequent the Garden for Rangers games. (Just look up at the Jumbotron. They’ll show you.) So on Sunday night, it was quite a thrill when Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier did his best impressions of Bill Buckner and Santa Claus. Bernier allowed a bouncing..." November 16

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Mike Babcock believes Nazem Kadri has been the Leafs best forward this year.

  • Ex-Maple Leaf, Canuck Booth flying to KHL?

    Sportsnet "Free agent David Booth appears to have found his next job. According to KHL News and some Instagram posts from both Booth and his wife, Ashley, it looks as if he will join the KHL’s Admiral Vladivostok. “Can’t wait to see our new temporary home. #Vladivostok @hcadmiral,” Ashley posted on..." November 14

  • Defence on display in Leafs’ shootout win in Nashville

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs are starting to feel pretty good about themselves. Peter Holland scored the lone shootout goal and the Leafs won their second game in a row, a 2-1 decision Thursday night over the Nashville Predators in a tightly played game. “It feels good,” Holland said. “We’re not giving up..." November 13

  • Maple Leafs take down Stars in Dallas

    Toronto Star "There have been subtle changes to Morgan Rielly’s game this season as the promising defenceman continues to grow under the stewardship of coach Mike Babcock. Rielly’s ability to control the pace of the game and to carry the puck have been his strength. But this year, Babcock is making sure he..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Daniel Winnik also expected to join team on two-game trip. Unlikely to play tomorrow in Dallas.

  • Nicklas Backstrom’s last-second goal allows Capitals to rally for win over Leafs

    Washington Post "Alex Ovechkin was airborne, leaping onto Nicklas Backstrom by the glass, swallowing him in a gleeful hug. For an early-November game, this Capitals-Maple Leafs contest had been so emotional, from celebrations to milestones to disallowed goals to last-second equalizers. It looked over Saturday..." November 08

  • Kindl scores OT winner for Wings against Leafs

    Detroit News "Jakub Kindl made like Bobby Orr on a rush up ice in 3-on-3 overtime to deliver the Red Wings their third consecutive win, 2-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night. After the only two goals of regulation both went in off the shaft of goalies’ sticks, the Wings were forced into overtime...." November 07

  • Maple Leafs' Bernier placed on IR

    Toronto Sun "Whether it be on the ice or in the trainer’s room, 2015-16 has been one throbbing pain in the you-know-where for Jonathan Bernier. Incoming coach Mike Babcock has given Bernier every opportunity to snatch the starting goaltending job on a team that has been thirsting for a dominant puckstopper..." November 06

  • NHL’s all-time biggest fighter doesn’t want his son to fight

    New York Post "It’s ironic this moment in time is when Tie Domi decides to release a book. The NHL’s all-time leader in fights is coming out with Shift Work, a memoir about his time in the game that he hopes carries as many life messages as it does stories about his playing days. But the league Domi left 2006..." November 06

  • Burmistrov scores late beauty to give Winnipeg Jets win over Maple Leafs

    Winnipeg Sun "Alex Burmistrov went from potential goat to hero in a span of two minutes and eight seconds. As the Winnipeg Jets forward sat in the penalty box serving a minor penalty for holding-the-stick that he took with four minutes and 13 seconds to play in regulation time of a tie game, time probably..." November 05

  • Babcock: ‘The net’s too small for the size of the goalies. Period’

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the record, Mike Babcock advocated for bigger nets when he was still coaching the Red Wings, so you can’t say his comments today were made out of frustration over his Maple Leafs’ scoring woes. Babcock simply believes that the NHL has failed to adapt to the ever-growing size of..." November 05

  • Leafs’ offence breaks out against Stars

    Toronto Star "So thats how it’s supposed to look. Toronto’s stuck-in-the-muck offence shook loose from one of the best teams in the NHL, grabbing a 4-1 verdict over the powerful Dallas Stars on Monday night. But while the Leafs won for just the second time this season, there wasn’t the usual celebratory..." November 03

  • Mike Babcock to lead Canada at 2016 World Cup of Hockey: Report

    Yahoo! Sports "When Team Canada takes the ice next September for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey they’ll have a very familiar face behind the bench. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock will guide Canada’s entry into the revived tournament. An official announcement is..." November 03

  • Kessel, Penguins slice and dice Maple Leafs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "If the best revenge is living well, Phil Kessel has a leg up on his former team. Kessel made a triumphant return Saturday night to Air Canada Centre as the Penguins dispatched the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-0. It was a fourth consecutive win for the Penguins (7-4-0), who have quietly..." November 01

  • Rangers’ top line reunites with a bang in commanding win over Leafs

    New York Post "Maybe it wasn’t a final, or even a midterm, but if you want to talk about acing a chemistry exam, then you’re talking about the firm of Nash, Brassard & Zuccarello at the Garden on Friday. Reunited as a line after a five-game trial separation, Rick Nash, Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello..." October 31

  • Leafs plan … nothing for Kessel’s Toronto return

    Pro Hockey Talk "The best thing about teams generating tribute videos to returning former players isn’t the music. It’s not about the great highlights, either. Really, the greatest thing is when those token gestures don’t happen. Keep in mind this is by no means official, and the Toronto Maple Leafs could..." October 31

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs have placed Nick Spaling on injured reserve. Gardiner and Bozak have been taken off.

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Maple Leafs sign Rich Clune, waive Mark Arcobello

    Sportsnet "Richard Clune has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, prompting the NHL team to place Mark Arcobello on waivers. Clune had been playing on an AHL-only deal with the Marlies, scoring two goals and five points in eight games, and joined the Leafs at practice on Thursday..." October 29

  • Coyotes withstand Maple Leafs for win in Max Domi's homecoming

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes winger Max Domi knew the prank. He actually expected it to happen to him before the first game of his career earlier in the season. “Oh, I got away with it,” Domi thought to himself. Instead, goalie Mike Smith waited until Monday to ask Domi to lead everyone onto the ice for the..." October 27

  • Leafs fall 5-3 victims to Canadiens' winning juggernaut

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: The Canadiens are only one victory away from matching the NHL record for most wins at the start of the season after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens, who improved to 9-0, needed a strong performance from goaltender Carey Price as..." October 25

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    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Jake Gardiner will not play Saturday in Montreal... Babcock thinks Bozak should be able to go v Habs

  • Sabres beat Maple Leafs, 2-1, in shootout

    Buffalo News "The Sabres and their fans got their first taste of three-on-three overtime. It was wild and filled with unreal scoring chances. But it didn’t determine a winner Wednesday. The shootout was just as fun, and it did. Tyler Ennis and Matt Moulson scored in the shootout, lifting the Sabres to a..." October 22

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Maple Leafs defenseman Gardiner out vs. Sabres "The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without defenseman Jake Gardiner when they face the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Wednesday. Gardiner is day-to-day because of an undisclosed injury. "I don't know how serious it is," Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. "Day-to-day; that usually..." October 21