Los Angeles Times "After the Kings made the most of their sagging energy by playing a smart, simple game on the second night of a back-to-back sequence, after they won the third period against the Maple Leafs to pull out a 3-1 victory Wednesday that extended their winning streak to five and their road points streak..." December 12
SB Nation "The worst-kept secret in the NHL is that an expansion to 32 teams is bound to happen sooner than later. Reports, rumors and speculation all make it sound as though expansion is a matter of when it's going to happen and not if it's going to happen. However, commissioner Gary Bettman stated on..." December 10
TSN.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without their top defenceman for the next couple games. Dion Phaneuf was suspended two games following his phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit from behind on Boston Bruins defenceman Kevan Miller on Sunday. Late in the Leafs' 5-2..." December 10
2014-2015 NHL salary cap projection delivered at Board of Governors meeting.Upwards of $71 million next season. CDN TV rights also ratified.
Boston Herald "In the last three games, the Bruins have now lost six players – including two more tonight — through various injuries and an imminent suspension. But not only did the B’s avoid slipping too far backward, they continued to trudge ahead. And after coming from behind to beat the Penguins on..." December 09
Toronto Sun "Not all the talk at the NHL’s board of governors meeting Monday in Pebble Beach will surround the formal agenda. Trade talk is also on the table. With only the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers willing to throw in the towel on making the playoffs, three league executives told QMI Agency..." December 08
Toronto Sun "Eugene Melnyk signs the Ottawa Senators’ paycheques, but James Reimer owns the Sens in the nation’s capital. The Maple Leafs goaltender was at it again on Saturday night, stopping 47 shots in regulation and overtime and two more in the shootout as the Leafs departed the Canadian Tire Centre..." December 08
Ottawa Sun "The legendary Harry Neale used to say the problem with his team wasn't that it couldn't win at home and couldn't win on the road. "My failure as a coach is that I can't find any place else to play," Neale would crack. The Senators, who can't win nearly often enough at home, are better on the..." December 07
TSN.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without the services of Tyler Bozak for a lot longer than anticipated, as the club has placed him on the long-term injured reserve list. As per the National Hockey League's collective bargaining agreement, Bozak must remain there for a minimum of 10 games or 24..." December 06
SB Nation "With the NHL board of governors meeting early next week in California, we'll be hearing a lot about next year's salary cap. According to TSN insider Bob McKenzie, the NHL's salary cap next season could be right back to where it was before the lockout, way up at $70M. This isn't exactly breaking..." December 06
Toronto Sun "As a youngster, Trevor Smith dreamed of one day scoring an overtime goal while wearing blue-and-white. And which Maple Leaf did he envision himself being? "Dougie Gilmour, who else?" he said. No. 93 wasn't in the house on Thursday. Fortunately, No. 23 was. That would be Smith, signed..." December 06
Carlyle says Kessel will play tonight. Colton Orr will not. Orr is dealing with an elbow issue.
Carlyle: Kessel will play tonight. Bozak out indefinitely with an oblique strain. Orr out with an elbow injury #TMLtalk
Nazem Kadri back at practice today centering top line. Cody Franson also practicing once more.
Leafs have placed Jerred Smithson on waivers.
Cody Franson says he's good to play tomorrow.
Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs injury woes — already bad — may have gotten worse with star winger Phil Kessel leaving practice early Wednesday, raising fears he might not be able to play Thursday against Dallas. Kessel told coach Randy Carlyle he wasn’t feeling right, that he tweaked something, and left for the..." December 04
TSN.ca "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle wasn't giving specifics about Tyler Bozak's upper-body injury suffered Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks, but said that the team's No. 1 centre will have an MRI to determine its severity. Bozak left the bench and went down the tunnel early in the..." December 04
San Jose Mercury News "His team ended up with a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, but midway through the game, Todd McLellan was one unhappy coach. "It was actually embarrassing for a while how poorly we were playing," said McLellan of a 12-minute stretch that saw the Sharks cough up a..." December 04
No Cody Franson for the Leafs tonight.
Carlyle confirms death in the family for Kadri. Will not play tonight.
Toronto Star "The Toronto Maple Leafs got a welcome sign when injured winger Joffrey Lupul skated for the Leafs prior to the team’s regular skate on Monday morning. The star came onto the ice by himself at about 10 at the MasterCard Centre, about half an hour before the Leafs began their..." December 02
Toronto Sun "Though Phil Kessel would like to have younger brother Blake in the Leafs organization, it doesn't appear that will happen, at least this season. Blake worked out informally with Phil and other home-sticking Leafs this past summer and his name has popped up with the Orlando Solar Bears, the East..." December 01
Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal and a short-handed goal to lead the Canadiens to a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. The pair of goals gives Pacioretty nine for the season and he’s tied for the team lead with Brendan Gallagher and Tomas..." December 01
Toronto Sun "Tough way to learn a lesson. The Maple Leafs didn’t lose on a power-play goal in overtime against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night, but the punch to the gut in the extra session certainly felt like they had. Defenceman Paul Ranger, who held the non-dangerous Ville Leino as the Sabres..." November 30
NHL.com "Christian Ehrhoff scored 38 seconds into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center on Friday. Ehrhoff's goal came just as a penalty to Toronto's Paul Ranger ended, and the shot from the point beat Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer..." November 30
The Globe and Mail "Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Rick Vaive has asked that his name be removed from the concussion lawsuit against the NHL. Vaive’s lawyer Trevor Whiffen claims the former 50-goal man wasn’t provided with a copy of the claim beforehand and that he would not have agreed to the allegations made..." November 29
Sportsnet.ca "The number of former NHL players involved a class-action concussion lawsuit against the league is growing at a rapid rate. Within 48 hours of the suit being filed in a Washington federal court, the original group of 10 plaintiffs had inflated to more than 200, according to one of the lawyers..." November 28
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Hockey, conventional wisdom holds, is a game of mistakes. Makes perfect sense in a sport that is so fast, so physical. But there were times in the Penguins' 6-5 shootout victory against Toronto Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center when they made it look as if it were a game of almost..." November 28
Toronto Sun "After grading his team an F in a few areas on Monday night, Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle could be putting the Mark Fraser-Cody Franson blueline tandem back togther. The pair was a big part of last year's playoff drive in the 48-game season, but were broken up when Fraser's skull was cracked..." November 27
Joffrey Lupul out two weeks, per Carlyle.
TSN.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without the services of forward Joffrey Lupul for about two weeks. Leafs coach Randy Carlyle confirmed on Wednesday that the forward's grade-two groin strain will sideline the former All-Star for a fortnight. Lupul was injured during Monday's 6-0 loss to the..." November 27
#Leafs announce they've signed 1st-rounder Frederik Gauthier to 3-year, entry-level contract.
Sportsnet.ca "Starting next season, Rogers Communications will be the National Hockey League’s exclusive broadcast and multimedia partner in Canada. As part of the $5.2 billion, 12-year agreement, Rogers obtains the national rights on all platforms to every NHL game through the 2025-26 campaign—including all..." November 26
TSN.ca "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul has a grade two groin strain and will not travel to Pittsburgh for the beginning of a three-game road trip on Wednesday. Head coach Randy Carlyle announced the news at the Leafs' morning skate on Tuesday. Carlyle told reporters it would be a "miracle"..." November 26
Columbus Dispatch "The longest trip of the Blue Jackets’ season — eight days, five games and 6,705 air miles if you believe Google — came to a stunning conclusion last night in the epicenter of the hockey universe. Like any good roller coaster, the youngsters (Blue Jackets players) were nothing short of ecstatic,..." November 26
As expected, Tyler Bozak has been taken off injured reserve. He returns tonight against Columbus.
Associated Press "Ten former National Hockey League players are claiming in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Washington, seeks damages to be determined at trial. The players are also seeking court-approved..." November 25
#Leafs Bozak back tonight, first game since Oct. 25
Toronto Sun "Mikhail Grabovski wouldn’t mind a do-over. When he was bought out by the Maple Leafs in July, Grabovski had some choice words for coach Randy Carlyle, telling TSN that he didn’t “feel any support from this (expletive deleted) idiot.” A couple of hours before the puck dropped between..." November 24
Toronto Sun "An improving David Clarkson left his mark for a coast-to-coast national television audience to see on Saturday night, both on the scoreboard and on Mikhail Grabovski’s bloodied face. For all those worry-warts out there who were fretting en masse when Clarkson failed to hit the back of the net..." November 24
NHL.com "Forward Connor Brown signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. Brown, 19, was a sixth-round selection (No. 156) of the Maple Leafs in the 2012 NHL Draft. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound forward leads the Ontario Hockey League in scoring with 46 points (19 goals,..." November 22
Tennessean "For so long, games for the Predators against Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier felt like an automatic loss. In his career, the young Maple Leafs netminder built an 8-1-0 record against Nashville, mostly during his time with the Los Angeles Kings. But after so many defeats, Nashville..." November 22
McLaren confirmed out.
Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri was on the Toronto Maple Leafs top line in practice Wednesday as he prepares to return from his three-game suspension. Kadri says he won’t change the way he bodychecks other players now that he is returning from a suspension. Kadri ran over Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom,..." November 21
Tyler Bozak says he won't play tonight. "Hopefully by Saturday I'll be ready to go."
Toronto Sun "Trevor Smith had some adjustment problems as a young Islanders prospect under Jack Capuano, his coach with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers five years ago. “It was just a tough transition for me, coming out of college (University of New Hampshire),” Smith said Tuesday night. “It was me, not him...." November 20
NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday signed defenseman Matt Finn to a three-year entry-level contract. Finn, selected in the second round (No. 35) of the 2012 NHL Draft, has five goals and 20 points in 21 games this season for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League, tying him for fourth in..." November 19
Phil Kessel says he's in the #leafs lineup tonight.
TSN.ca "Standing comfortably by his dressing room stall, David Clarkson refuses to dodge questions about a goal drought that's lingered 10 games into the start of his Maple Leafs career. He's willing answer queries for as long as needed. "Ask whatever you want," he says. And he understands the..." November 19