Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • Dreger: Stars, Ducks, others interested in Leafs' Franson

    Nichols on Hockey "“In terms of the interest and activity leading toward a trade, yeah, I think it’s there. And we’re going to hear more about Cody Franson and the interest that teams have in him in the days and weeks ahead. I mean, that’s obvious because he’s a pending unrestricted free agent. He’s a big..." January 27

  • No contract talks yet between Maple Leafs, Bernier "This might be the worst stretch of Jonathan Bernier's brief and mostly impressive career as a Maple Leaf. Over his last 10 starts Bernier holds an unflattering .891 save percentage, both he and his teammates sliding in a stretch that looks like it will cost the club yet another playoff..." January 27

  • Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf out ‘week to week’ with injury

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs will be without captain Dion Phaneuf with an “upper body injury” as they return from the all-star break, with a long uphill climb to a playoff spot. Leaf coach Peter Horachek said after practice Monday that Phaneuf was hurt in the last game against Ottawa and played through..." January 26

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    Dave Feschuk @dfeschuk

    Hearing Dion Phaneuf missed practice today with a hand injury and is expected to be out a while, per NHL source. #leafs

  • Maple Leafs push centennial wish list at all-star bash

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs, with a contingent sweet talking other teams here, are expected to bring an all-star game and outdoor game to Toronto for their centennial season in 2016-17. The draft, however, is not expected to be in Toronto that year. Few were talking publicly about the Leafs’ plans on..." January 25

  • Toronto to get All-Star Game and outdoor game in 2017: Source

    The Hockey News "The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2017 with the All-Star Game and an outdoor game, a source with close ties to NHL ownership told And it looks as though the Winter Classic for 2016 will be held in Boston at Gillette Stadium with a game against the..." January 25

  • Maple Leafs prospect Nylander goes pointless in Marlies debut

    Toronto Sun "They say you never forget your first time. That won’t apply to William Nylander and his initial foray into professional hockey in North America. Nylander, wearing No. 62 for the Toronto Marlies at the FirstOntario Centre on Friday night, did not register a point in his American Hockey League..." January 24

  • Five potential trade destinations for Phil Kessel "Phil Kessel is an elite goal scorer. Phil Kessel is the best player on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Phil Kessel is a lightning rod for criticism and it’s rather unfair. As the Maple Leafs continue to spiral out of contention in the Eastern Conference, a reorganization of the team’s core group of..." January 23

  • Six Toronto Maple Leafs players who could be traded after the all-star break

    National Post "And now, finally, the all-star break. If the Maple Leafs decide to blow it up, here are six pieces they need to keep For the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have lost 14 of their last 17 games, the six-day hiatus could not come at a better time. Eventually, however, the team has to return to what..." January 23

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Leafs and Kadri have discussed range of $, but not term. No offer has been made yet...and doesn't sound like Tor is in a rush.

  • Senators add to Leafs' anguish, but it wasn't easy

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators are headed into the All-Star break with renewed hope about a possible surge into a playoff spot. The Toronto Maple Leafs? Not so much. Wednesday offered up more of the same sad story in a season that has gone from good to bad to worse to abysmal. The Senators struck early..." January 22

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in All-Star draft "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Maple Leafs, Kadri begin negotiating long-term deal

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly taken a step toward ensuring forward Nazem Kadri remains with the organization for the foreseeable future. The Maple Leafs have opened negotiations with Kadri on a potential long-term contract, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports. The team opened talks..." January 22

  • Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf might face discipline

    Toronto Sun "Dion Phaneuf has been in enough hot water with the Maple Leafs' bitter fan base of late. Will he find himself in the same situation with the league? During a first-period exchange with the Senators' Milan Michalek, Phaneuf appeared to take the feet out from the Ottawa forward in what some..." January 22

  • Welcome Mike Santorelli to the trade rumor mill

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Toronto Maple Leafs have collapsed. Again. According to Sports Cub Stats, their chances of making the playoffs have fallen from a high of 95.2 percent in mid-December to just 8.0 percent today. And that means they should be sellers come the March 2 trade deadline. One player whose name is..." January 21

  • Khudobin lead Hurricanes to 4-1 win over Maple Leafs

    Canes Country "Khudobin wins fifth straight start and Carolina is now 6-2-1 in January The Carolina Hurricanes took advantage of a struggling team and defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1 on Monday night at the ACC. The Canes won back-to-back road games for the first time this season and now have a 6-2-1..." January 20

  • Charges laid for Maple Leafs jersey thrown on ice "You can toss your hat on the ice to celebrate a hat trick, but don’t even think about throwing a jersey in protest of a team’s poor performance. Fans throwing jerseys on the ice has become an act all too familiar for the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs, who lost their fifth straight game on..." January 20

  • Maple Leafs hear the trade rumours

    Toronto Sun "When a team’s coach gets fired because of poor play and then it goes 1-5 under its new coach, trade rumours start flying. They have started flying in Toronto. One rumour has the Maple Leafs interested in Colorado Avalanche centre Ryan O’Reilly. While this may or may not be true, if you’re a..." January 19

  • Leafs work to quiet trade talk, end slide

    Toronto Star "The trade rumours continued to fly around the Maple Leafs Sunday — and they weren’t even on the ice. The Carolina Hurricanes visit the Air Canada Centre on Monday night and the Leafs, coming off four straight road defeats, need a win for several reasons, notably to quiet all the speculation as..." January 19

  • ‘This trip was extremely disappointing,’ says Leafs’ Phaneuf

    Pro Hockey Talk "Have the Toronto Maple Leafs hit rock bottom? Who knows. This could get much worse before it gets better. They’re now seven points out of the final Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference. On Saturday, the Leafs were shut out on the road against the St. Louis Blues. As for this four-game..." January 18

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    #Avs putting out feelers on Ryan O'Reilly as they search for D help. 2 teams showing interest include #Sabres #Leafs

  • Don Cherry to Phil Kessel: ‘Forget about back-checking’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Phil Kessel is in a funk – just two goals in his last 14 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a funk – shut out in two of their last three games prior to puck drop on Saturday. But Don Cherry, during his Coach’s Corner segment, had some advice for Kessel, Toronto’s embattled star and the..." January 18

  • Patrick Marleau ends goal drought as Sharks upend Maple Leafs

    San Jose Mercury News "Patrick Marleau managed to avoid the longest goal-drought of his career Thursday night. He drove the net, threw a 15-foot backhand into the crease, then watched the puck pinball around for what proved to be the winning goal as the Sharks opened their seven-game homestand with a 3-1 victory over..." January 16

  • Leafs and Jets reportedly had conversations with the Kings regarding Mike Richards

    Pro Hockey Talk "In an attempt to gauge interest in Mike Richards the L.A. Kings reportedly had conversations with both the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs. According to hockey insider Pierre LeBrun, talks stalled as a result of the money remaining on Richards’ deal. The 29-year-old still has five..." January 16

  • Leafs should look at Sharks' captaincy model

    Toronto Sun "The Maple Leafs took steps to take some heat off of Dion Phaneuf’s game-to-game performance by bringing in a couple of veteran defencemen. Would they consider easing his role as captain in a similar manner? This season in San Jose, the Sharks dealt with a perceived team-wide leadership issue by..." January 16

  • Perry's Hat Trick Leads Ducks to 4-0 Win Over Maple Leafs

    Anaheim Calling "The Ducks carried the play from start to finish, led by Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, who dominated almost every shift they took. First Period Recap: Skating up top with the Twins, Patrick Maroon had the first chance of the game on a wraparound that Jonathan Bernier swallowed up. On the next..." January 15

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    Leafs PR @LeafsPR

    #Leafs Booth has a fractured nose following last night's game at ANA. He's still being monitored & status for tonight is not yet determined.

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    Andrew Walker @FAN590Walker

    Hearing #Marlies Brad Ross is latest #Leafs pick to be handed PED suspension.

  • Another Maple Leafs farmhand suspended for PED violation "For the second time this season, a player within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization was suspended for violating terms of the performance enhancing substances program. Brad Ross, who plays for the Leafs' top farm club, the Toronto Marlies, received a 20-game suspension from the American Hockey..." January 14

  • Kings lock down in 2-0 win over Leafs

    Jewels From The Crown "Kopitar's goal 37 seconds in stands up to the end, as Martin Jones picks up a long-awaited shutout. I have never been so thrilled to see a defensive struggle. After allowing 49 goals in their prior 14 games (including 15 in the last three losses), it was a huge relief to see the Los Angeles..." January 13

  • Leafs recall first-rounder Nylander (to AHL)

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled first-round pick William Nylander from Sweden’s MODO, and while that seemingly only amounts to him moving on to the AHL, it was enough of a development to generate a widespread reaction this morning. (For what it’s worth, the Leafs themselves haven’t announced..." January 12

  • Phil Kessel is Maple Leafs' all-star rep

    Toronto Sun "After a week of being the focus of media and critics alike, Phil Kessel was targeted again on Saturday, this time by the NHL. Only in this instance, it was a good thing. Kessel was named Saturday as the Leafs' lone representative as the league announced the full roster of players that will..." January 11

  • Horachek to coach Leafs for rest of season "Peter Horachek will coach the Toronto Maple Leafs for the rest of the season. Team President Brendan Shanahan said Friday the club won't hire a full-time coach until after the season, meaning Horachek will remain behind the bench. Horachek was promoted to interim head coach Wednesday, a day..." January 11

  • Johansson, Fehr each score twice as Capitals rake Maple Leafs, 6-2

    Washington Post "The reactions Marcus Johansson allows himself after scoring goals typically waffle on the thin emotional spectrum between mild celebration and indifferent acceptance. Even in his most triumphant moments, like during Wednesday night’s 6-2 blowout over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Washington..." January 08

  • Maple Leafs coach Peter Horachek looking for 'D' from Phil Kessel

    Toronto Sun "With one former coach of Phil Kessel dissing him, and another fired in part because he couldn’t squeeze more of a two-way game out of him, Kessel was striving to get off on the good side of interim Maple Leaf coach Peter Horachek. “I talk to Peter, I think we have a good relationship,” Kessel..." January 08

  • Maple Leafs recall Carrick from AHL’s Marlies "The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled forward Sam Carrick from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. Carrick made his NHL debut on Nov. 1 against the Chicago Blackhawks and has been held pointless in five games with the Maple Leafs this season. " January 07

  • Randy Carlyle says Maple Leafs didn’t tune him out

    Toronto Star "After the game in Winnipeg, Randy Carlyle knew it in his bones. His tenure as 37th coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs was coming to an end. “Walking off the ice in Winnipeg, I felt that might be my last game, yeah.” It showed on his downcast face, too, behind the bench at the MTS Centre,..." January 07

  • Leafs name Horachek interim head coach "The Toronto Maple Leafs named Peter Horachek as the team's interim head coach on Wednesday. General manager David Nonis said Steve Staios, the Maple Leafs' manager of player development, will support the coaching staff on the bench and in practice. On Tuesday, head coach Randy Carlyle was..." January 07

  • Maple Leafs have big name possibilities to replace Carlyle

    Yahoo! Sports "Was there a Mike Babcock bat signal in the Toronto sky Tuesday morning? It’s hard to think that the most coveted pending free agent in NHL coaching history, who currently happens to be the Detroit head coach, wouldn’t be move the needle to some degree with the firing of Randy Carlyle as the..." January 07

  • Report: Staios to go behind Leafs’ bench

    Pro Hockey Talk "With Randy Carlyle fired and Peter Horacheck named interim coach there’s still one spot behind the Toronto Maple Leafs bench, which is vacant. According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, Steve Staios, the club’s player development advisor will move down stairs and join Horacheck and assistant coach..." January 07

  • Phil Kessel calls reporter 'an idiot' after Randy Carlyle firing

    USA Today "Times are tense in Toronto. After much speculation, the Maple Leafs fired head coach Randy Carlyle early Tuesday morning to stem the tide of a team that GM Dave Nonis says is “trending the wrong way.” Despite being fourth in the Atlantic Division and clinging to a wild-card Stanley Cup playoff..." January 06

  • Leafs Fire Randy Carlyle "David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday morning that head coach Randy Carlyle has been relieved of his duties. Assistant coaches Peter Horachek and Steve Spott will handle coaching duties in the Club’s next game Wednesday night as the..." January 06

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Nonis: Leafs are ‘capable,’ but also ‘movable’

    Pro Hockey Talk "In attempting this morning to explain the decision to fire coach Randy Carlyle, Toronto GM Dave Nonis sent two clear messages to his players. First, he said they were capable of performing the way management expects them to. “They’re able to, we’ve seen it,” said Nonis. “It’s not that we..." January 06

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Jonathan Bernier starts tonight for the Leafs in Minnesota. James Reimer likely to follow tomorrow in Winnipeg.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Leafs announce they've recalled Greg McKegg from the Marlies of the AHL and put Joffrey Lupul (lower body) on IR.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Peter Holland also has returned to Toronto to be evaluated further for what the #Leafs are calling an upper-body injury.

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Leo Komarov has been activated from IR. Good sign to him returning tonight.

  • Panthers roar back with four-goal third period to down Maple Leafs 6-4

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The surging Panthers may have played their worst defensive period of the season in a wild, six-goal second frame, but the two main blue-line culprits did more than atone for their gaffes. The team's top defensive tandem of Dmitry Kulikov and Willie Mitchell were on the ice for three of the..." December 29

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    #FlaPanthers going w/ Roberto Luongo v James Reimer and the #Leafs here in scenic and sunny Sunrise, FL