Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • Could Mike Babcock be the next coach of the Maple Leafs?

    Toronto Star "The clock is ticking on Mike Babcock's future with the Detroit Red Wings. So cue the speculation he'll be the next coach of the Maple Leafs . Babcock has one year remaining on his contract to coach the Wings with speculation rampant that the Maple Leafs are the front-runners to sign him should..." September 30

  • Maple Leafs' David Booth out at least four weeks with fractured foot

    CBSSports.com "Maple Leafs forward David Booth is expected to miss at least four weeks after he fractured his foot in a preseason game Sunday night against the Buffalo Sabres. Booth was looking for a fresh start in Toronto after being bought out by the Vancouver Canucks this summer, but it appears he'll have to..." September 29

  • Maple Leafs' Robidas aims for Oct. 3 return

    Toronto Sun "Stephane Robidas had his chin up, while David Clarkson had his cheek assessed. Having received doctors’ clearance to take part in contact drills, new Leafs defenceman Robidas was finally able to take part in a practice with abandon and an eye on getting into game action in the near..." September 28

  • Leafs’ Robidas cleared for contact, Clarkson injured

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Toronto Maple Leafs got a bit of good news and bad news Saturday. The good: offseason acquisition Stephan Robidas (broken leg) has been cleared for contact and is nearing a return. Robidas, who signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Leafs in the summer, is coming off an injury..." September 27

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    Dhiren Mahiban @dcmahiban

    #Leafs David Clarkson having his cheekbone looked at. Tallinder going for another assessment. Robidas cleared, but won't play Sunday

  • Leafs tryout Tallinder suffers separated shoulder

    Pro Hockey Talk "Henrik Tallinder left Friday’s preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres after being hit into the boards by defenseman Mike Weber and the news got worse after the contest. Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle revealed that he has a separated shoulder, per the Canadian Press. Tallinder has spent most..." September 27

  • Colton Orr turns heads at Maple Leafs training camp

    Toronto Sun "Colton Orr, who came to camp in a long-odds race for a starting job at wing, departed the first day of Maple Leaf camp in contention for the scrimmage points lead. Doing his share of the set-up work for linemate Daniel Winnik, Orr had a goal and assist in his team’s 4-0 win. He’s not forgotten..." September 21

  • Michael Nylander early feel-good story at Leafs camp

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs have so much veteran presence and depth in training camp this fall that openings on the roster appear to be few and far between. GM Dave Nonis all but announced that scenario in his address to the media when camp opened on Thursday. So the likelihood of a teenager making the..." September 21

  • Maple Leafs’ Rielly, Gardiner ramp up compete level

    Toronto Star "Morgan Rielly is on a losing streak. The Maple Leafs defenceman can’t seem to win a coin flip. That’s how he and roommate/teammate/friend Jake Gardiner decide who does what at their downtown condo. “We flip a coin to see who drives. The loser drives,” said Gardiner, taking a moment away from..." September 20

  • Leafs Announce Training Camp Roster

    NHL.com "David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday the hockey club’s 2014 training camp roster. The Leafs have invited 64 players to training camp, including 40 forwards, 18 defencemen and six goaltenders. The entire training camp roster is..." September 17

  • Maple Leafs keep a close eye on prospect Eric Knodel

    Toronto Star "Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has a home 20 minutes from the University of New Hampshire and its top-tier hockey program. Leafs development coach Bobby Carpenter lives about 45 minutes from UNH. Yes, the Maple Leafs kept a very close eye on defenceman Eric Knodel through his college career. “We..." September 17

  • Nylander dazzles in Leafs rookie debut

    TSN.ca "As far as first impressions go William Nylander performed about as well as one could expect. The Maple Leafs top prospect dazzled in his first game action in blue and white, speedy and dangerous throughout a 4-2 opening night victory from the club's annual rookie tournament in London...." September 14

  • Maple Leafs’ William Nylander main attraction as rookie camp opens

    Toronto Star "You pose the question casually to the Maple Leafs’ veteran players, because you don’t want to prejudice the answer. “Of all the changes in the off-season — the trades, the signings, the draft, the front office, the assistant coaches — what new addition excites you the most?” While the..." September 13

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Defensemen Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson will attend TOR's camp on tryout basis.

  • Abbott signs one-year contract with Maple Leafs

    NHL.com "Restricted free-agent forward Spencer Abbott signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Abbott, 26, made his NHL debut last season in an Oct. 5 game against the Ottawa Senators. He spent the remainder of the season..." September 10

  • Toronto Maple Leafs give Petri Kontiola another shot at NHL success

    National Post "Every now and then, he would get asked about it. Someone — a teammate, a journalist, a person he met on the street — would look at Petri Kontiola and wonder what happened. Why did the top forward in the 2013 world championship, an offensive playmaker who led club teams in Finland and in Russia in..." September 07

  • Maple Leafs add Bower and Sittler to Legends Row

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Johnny Bower and Darryl Sittler as the second and third members inducted into its’ legends row on Saturday. The pair join Ted Kennedy as the only other member of the Leafs to hold the honor. The legends row is a 30-foot bench outside Toronto’s Air Canada..." September 06

  • Leafs' Robidas still isn't cleared for contact

    TheScore.com "With the opening of training camp a mere two weeks away, Toronto Maple Leafs defender Stephane Robidas hasn't been cleared for contact. That probably isn't something the passionate fans in the center of the hockey universe want to hear about their club's biggest offseason acquisition, but to..." September 04

  • Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf considers change to left side

    Toronto Star "Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf touched down at the MasterCard Centre on Wednesday, skating with some of his teammates for the first time since the disastrous end of the 2013-14 season. The team’s infamous late-season collapse ushered in a summer of change: Two were fired from the front..." September 04

  • Kadri gunning for goals in contract year

    Sportsnet.ca "“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 ExtraSkater.com founder, creating analytics department

    Yahoo! Sports "Ever since it debuted, the hockey stats site ExtraSkater.com 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

    TheScore.com "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

    TSN.ca "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

    TSN.ca "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’

    Sportsnet.ca "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

    NHL.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    Sportsnet.ca "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

    TheScore.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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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