Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • Toronto approached Chiarelli before he took Oilers job

    Pro Hockey Talk "Peter Chiarelli is already at work assessing the Edmonton Oilers depth chart. The newly appointed President of Hockey Operations and GM of the Oilers was reportedly at prospect Leon Draisaitl‘s game with the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night. With Chiarelli on the scouting trip was former GM..." April 26

  • Leafs prospect William Nylander’s confidence grows with Marlies

    Toronto Star "Switching leagues is one thing, but moving continents in midseason is an uncommon path to the NHL. But Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander, who began this season in Sweden and will finish it in the American Hockey League, believes he made the right choice by staying in North America after the..." April 24

  • Maple Leafs' former GM Dave Nonis looks back at time with team in first interview after firing

    Toronto Sun "The meeting was called for early Sunday, the morning after the NHL regular season had ended. At first, Dave Nonis thought nothing of it — he thought it would be a continuation of his Saturday conversation with Brendan Shanahan. At first, he figured it would be business as usual. “A part of me..." April 24

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 24

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadlephia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 23

  • Candid Randy Carlyle wants back in

    Winnipeg Free Press "Randy Carlyle is sitting just under the roof of the Honda Center and about as far away from the ice as possible. He hates it. "I’m ready to coach again. I’m ready to coach now. It’s not that I’m going crazy, but I love coaching," said the 58-year-old Carlyle, looking and feeling better than he..." April 20

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Brendan Shanahan on picking at no. 4: "I think most teams you're just looking for the best guy available."

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Shanahan requested and was given permission from the Arizona Coyotes to speak with Sean Burke earlier this week. Ongoing discussions.

  • Shannahan promises more changes- 'yesterday was just the beginning'

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday’s housecleaning was “just the beginning” for the Toronto Maple Leafs. That was the word today from club president Brendan Shanahan, the day after GM Dave Nonis, coach Peter Horachek, and others were fired. In other words, don’t be surprised if some big-name players are headed out..." April 14

  • Win over Leafs earns Atlantic crown

    Montreal Gazette "It wasn’t pretty, but the Canadiens locked up first place in the Atlantic Division as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in a shootout Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. That’s the good news — the bad news is Montreal faces a tough test in the first round of the playoffs when they..." April 12

  • Maple Leafs fire GM Nonis, interim coach Horachek "The Toronto Maple Leafs fired general manager David Nonis and interim coach Peter Horachek on Sunday. Toronto, which did not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a second straight season and the ninth time in the past 10 seasons, also relieved assistant coaches Steve Spott and Chris Dennis,..." April 12

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    Toronto Maple Leafs @MapleLeafs

    The #Leafs have relieved Director of Pro Scouting Steve Kasper and Director of Player Development Jim Hughes of their duties. #TMLtalk

  • Maple Leafs clinch fourth-worst record

    Toronto Sun "The Leafs secured their miserable place in the standings last night, ensuring they will finish the season with the fourth-worst record in the league. Thanks to a 3-1 win by Carolina over the Philadelphia Flyers, the Hurricanes can’t be caught. As such, the Leafs will have 9.5% lottery odds..." April 11

  • Maple Leafs coach Peter Horachek: ‘I’m not retiring’

    Toronto Star "Peter Horachek likely will be behind the Maple Leafs bench for the last time Saturday when the playoff-bound Montreal Canadiens visit to close out the NHL regular season. The Leaf coach said, however, that he doesn’t expect to have any extra emotions attached to the game. Speculation is that..." April 10

  • Jackets dominant in win over Maple Leafs

    The Cannon "Aside from pride, there was nothing on the line for either team this evening. Don't tell that to the Jackets though, who have been the league's hottest team over the past month, and they continued that hot play in a dominant win over the Maple Leafs. It was clear early on that the Jackets..." April 09

  • Kypreos: Leafs’ Phaneuf upset he wasn’t traded "It was apparent after the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday that captain Dion Phaneuf is running out of ways to describe his disappointment in the 2014-15 campaign. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, it’s not just the losing Phaneuf is upset about. “I..." April 09

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    The Leafs are about to fall to 1-21-3 on the road in 2015.

  • Maple Leafs recall Colton Orr for season-ending game against Montreal

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs have recalled Colton Orr for the last game of the season Saturday against Montreal, a game which could also be the final one in the veteran enforcer’s NHL career. Orr was recalled Thursday from the Marlies prior to practice to set up what is expected to be his farewell, and to..." April 09

  • Dylan Strome flattered by Leaf fans' excitement

    Toronto Sun "More than 10 weeks before the biggest day of Dylan Strome's hockey life - a.k.a. the 2015 NHL draft in Sunrise, Fla. -- a blue-and-white Maple Leafs jersey already has been made up in his honour, complete with his name and trademark No. 19 stitched neatly on the back. "Someone actually sent me..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Leafs do Sens no favours by winning in shootout

    Toronto Star "“Always the Leafs.” That’s what a member of the Ottawa media grumbled in the press room after Toronto had beaten the Senators 3-2 Sunday night in a shootout, hurting their provincial rivals’ chances at catching the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Back in the Leaf dressing room,..." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • McDavid rooting for Leafs regardless of draft lottery

    Toronto Sun "With the concept of tanking swirling throughout the hockey world, Connor McDavid sat in front of the tube to watch some of the Sabres-Maple Leafs game on Wednesday night. Here's the ironic part. It's no secret that a significant chunk of Leafs Nation, much like the loyal Sabres fan base in..." April 05

  • Sabres chip away at deficit, top Leafs

    Buffalo News "It’s not a surprise the Sabres beat Toronto in Buffalo. That’s a regular occurrence. It’s how they did it that has folks questioning whether the Sabres really could end up in 29th place and have their future determined by pingpong balls. The Sabres got unlikely appearances on the score sheet..." April 02

  • Leafs bounce Bolts for second win in a row

    Toronto Sun "Perhaps next season won’t be so bad after all. There’s no telling yet what the Maple Leafs will look like once the roster overhaul is completed this summer, but you know Morgan Rielly is going to be part of what’s left moving forward. It’s probably safe to put Nazem Kadri in that category as..." April 01

  • Warrant issued for former Maple Leaf Deveaux "A warrant for the arrest of former NHL player Andre Deveaux has been issued by Swedish authorities following his vicious on-ice attack of an opponent prior to playoff game, according to a Reuters report. Deveaux’s Rogle BK, based out of Angelholm, was set to face Vasteras IK in second-tier..." March 31

  • Columnist: Leafs ‘almost rubbing it in people’s faces’ with ‘lack of effort’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sportsnet’s Stephen Brunt sure didn’t pull any punches when he went on 960 The FAN radio in Calgary to talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs. You can listen to the audio here (starts at around the 5:00 mark), but following is a partial transcript: “I think part of what’s gone on here is that..." March 31

  • What the Leafs have left to play for in the final six games

    Toronto Star "There appears to be two guiding philosophies for the Maple Leafs as they wind down the final six games of their season. One — don’t worry about losses. In fact, lose them all if it will improve the team’s chances at landing the first overall pick, which would bring Connor McDavid to Toronto to..." March 30

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs sent TJ Brennan down today. Marlies are trailing the final playoff spot by four points with three games in hand. Dogfight to get in.

  • Leafs Offseason: Babcock Or No Babcock, Change Is Afoot

    Complex "The consensus in Toronto seems to be that if Mike Babcock doesn’t sign a contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings, the club he has led for the last decade, than the man with the .581 career winning percentage, two Olympic gold medals and a Stanley Cup ring would be the man to lead the Maple..." March 28

  • Panthers' second-period surge buries Maple Leafs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers have taken their long-shot pursuit of a place in the playoffs to the cradle of hockey. Their aim to endure a rapid-fire four-city Northern tour in six days passed the first hurdle Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over the hapless Maple Leafs at Air Canada Center. Toronto native..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • NHL's 'McDavid-Eichel' draft lottery to be held April 18 "Soon, one of the biggest questions in hockey will have an answer. That day will come on April 18 when the NHL draft lottery is held to determine which team will have the right to draft sensational teenager Connor McDavid of the OHL Erie Otters at the NHL draft in June, sources tell..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Leafs could be prime to pick OHL scoring champ Dylan Strome

    Toronto Sun "If the Leafs don’t get the chance to go big in this June’s NHL entry draft, will they be able to go Strome? The team will need some good fortune with the lottery balls to catch the big prize, Erie Otters superstar Connor McDavid. But it’s possible that they may need a different form of luck to..." March 25

  • Wild stretches road winning streak to nine, beats Maple Leafs

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As successful as the Wild has been on the road since Devan Dubnyk arrived in Minnesota in January, it’s not as if the Wild keeps strutting into arenas and trouncing opponents. The Wild has grinded out road win after road win this second half of the season, and that was unsurprisingly the case..." March 24

  • The Leafs are so bad that attendance is finally down

    Blog TO "Has it finally happened? Are the Toronto Maple Leafs so bad that attendance at the Air Canada Centre has taken a hit? If last night's game against the Minnesota Wild is any indication, fans seem to have reached a new level of frustration with the poorly performing team. Last night's announced..." March 24

  • Sens win, inch closer to Bruins

    Ottawa Sun "A loss Saturday night would have left a sour taste in the mouths of the Senators and their faithful. Fortunately, this victory tasted pretty sweet and the burgers were flying. It wasn’t pretty it, just looked that way as the Senators and Andrew (The Hamburglar) Hammond earned the 19,194 on..." March 22

  • Maple Leafs’ dressing room ‘pretty screwed up,’ player reveals

    National Post "While Phil Kessel was getting defensive about a reporter’s insinuation that he and some other core players had checked out and were no longer giving their full effort, a few stalls over a fringe Toronto Maple Leafs forward was shedding light on just how dysfunctional the dressing room had become..." March 22

  • Maples Leafs sign Penn State scoring standout Casey Bailey

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Toronto Maple Leafs announced the signing of free agent forward and Penn State University scoring standout Casey Bailey to a two-year entry-level contract on Saturday. Bailey, who just completed his junior year and had one more year of eligibility left, led Penn State in goals with 22 this..." March 22

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    More Soshnikov: 'I could stay in the #KHL for another year, but #TML are going to rebuild so there's a good chance to make the roster'

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    Igor Eronko @IgorEronko

    #TML newcomer Nikita Soshnikov to TASS: '#Leafs made an offer a month ago. It's been a longstanding dream to get to the #NHL so I accepted'

  • Carrick joins Maple Leafs with Sharks, old pal in town

    Toronto Sun "If these are throwaway days for the Maple Leafs, Sam Carrick will tell you otherwise. "Whatever they want me to do," said the Marlies centre, who has been granted another opportunity at the NHL level due to a hole at centre left by Peter Holland's injury and Nazem Kadri's suspension. "If they..." March 19

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Maple Leafs' Kadri on suspension: 'I'm not going to sit here and whine about it'

    The Score "Nazem Kadri isn't going to dwell on his latest circumstance after learning he will miss the Toronto Maple Leafs' next four games for hitting Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser in the head. "It's obviously hard to deal with," Kadri told David Alter of "I'm not going to sit here..." March 18

  • Kadri delivers concussion, suspended four games "A week after Nazem Kadri was suspended by his own team for three games, the Toronto Maple Leafs forward was dealt a ban of another kind. Kadri was suspended four games by NHL’s department of player safety Wednesday for delivering an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers forward Matt..." March 18

  • Oilers’ great start helps snap seven-game winless streak

    Edmonton Journal "It’s been said it’s not how you start, but how you finish. But that’s not what they were saying in the Edmonton Oilers’ quarters. The Oilers, a team which has not made good starts a habit, scored four goals on seven shots in the first 11 minutes of Monday’s game with the Toronto Maple Leafs..." March 17

  • Oilers' Matt Fraser injured after hit to head by Nazem Kadri "Scary moment for Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser on Monday night when he was hit in the head by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri midway through the third period. Fraser immediately dropped to the ice and struggled to skate off under the assistance of two teammates. Kadri was given..." March 17

  • Kadri to have hearing for Fraser headshot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Toronto forward Nazem Kadri‘s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month continues. Having already served a team-issued suspension for behavioral issues, Kadri now faces discipline from the league after catching Edmonton’s Matt Fraser with an elbow on Monday night. The NHL’s Department of..." March 17

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