Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • 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.

  • 14d
    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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    Ken Campbell @THNKenCampbell

    With a day to go, J. Reimer, C. Franson, M. Bartkowski and M. Ekholm have filed for arb. Teams have filed for R. O'Reilly, M. Frolik.

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    Josh Rimer @JoshRimerHockey

    Hearing that Maple Leafs have some interest in signing Nikolai Khabibulin to back up Bernier. It may not happen but told there's interest.

  • Maple Leafs' Frattin not haunted by goal that got away

    Toronto Sun "You can’t blame Matt Frattin for selective memory loss on his last spotlight moment as a Leaf. With Toronto up 4-2 in that fateful Game 7 in Boston some 14 months ago, Frattin forced a turnover by the Bruins at the Toronto line with three and half minutes to play. He swept in for a breakaway on..." July 04

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    Alex Seixeiro @alexfan590

    #Leafs confirm one-year deals with Mike Santorelli, Petri Kontiola and Troy Bodie.

  • 22d
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Leafs have agreed to a 1 year deal with Mike Santorelli, $1.5 mil.

  • 22d
    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Petri Kontiola's KHL buyout has officially been processed. The Finn has agreed to terms with the #leafs on a $1.1M, one-year deal.

  • Leafs sign Finnish centre Kontiola to 1-year deal

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking overseas to bolster their depth at centre. Sportsnet has learned that the team is on the verge of signing free agent Petri Kontiola to a one-year contract. Sources indicate that the deal will be completed as soon as the player gains his official release from..." July 03

  • Maple Leafs' James Reimer files for salary arbitration

    TheScore.com "With no trade in sight to end the impasse between the Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender James Reimer, Reimer has filed for salary arbitration. Reimer posted his highest career goals-against average (3.29) last season, winning just 12 games in 36 appearances despite recording a good..." July 03

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Cody Franson won't sign qualifying offer, which was for $2-million. He'll get a raise into at least $2.5-million range, if they keep him.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Cody Franson was TOR player going to MTL for Gorges. Would have think he's still in play with TOR acquisition of Polak and Robidas.

  • 23d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Hurricanes sign Drew MacIntyre. Not coming back to Toronto.

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    The #Pens have re-signed forward Marcel Goc to a one-year contract. More details: http://t.co/87Zk146ZXL pic.twitter.com/oejTAFazFQ

  • Blue Jackets acquire Jerry D'Amigo, conditional pick from Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Frattin

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Jerry D’Amigo and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. D’Amigo, 23, appeared in 22 games with Toronto..." July 01

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    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    Josh Gorges makes it clear on Sportsnet he just couldn't get over MTL's bitter rivalry with TOR to agree to join the Leafs.

  • 24d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs gave qualifying offers to Spencer Abbott, Carter Ashton, Jerry D'Amigo, Cody Franson, Jake Gardiner, Peter Holland and James Reimer.

  • 24d
    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    David Bolland remains open to all options in free agency; hasn't ruled out a return to the #leafs.

  • 24d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing TOR GM Dave Nonis went overseas in the last two days for a face-to-face meeting with Leo Komarov

  • 24d
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Toronto still waiting and hopeful Josh Gorges will have a change of heart. Otherwise, interest shifts to D.Boyle or Stephane Robidas. #FAF

  • 24d
    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Leo Komarov is on his way back to the #Leafs on a four-year deal.

  • 24d
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Robidas to Leafs. Working on details.

  • 24d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Told there remains some interest from the Leafs in bringing back TJ Brennan. Was AHL defenceman of the year.

  • 25d
    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Josh Gorges situation in MTL problematic for all. MTL had deal with TOR but Gorges refused to waive modified NTC to go to TOR. Still won't.

  • 25d
    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    With #Leafs Reimer request 2b traded, strong speculation off #NHL draft floor were talks btw #Leafs / #Jets. Could b revisited at later date

  • 25d
    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #leafs will buy out the remaining two years of Tim Gleason's contract. He'll count $1.333M against their cap for the next four years.

  • Nonis: Gunnarsson departure means Gardiner, Rielly need to step up

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the curious trades made on Saturday involved the Toronto Maple Leafs. They dealt defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and the 90th overall pick to the St. Louis Blues for Roman Polak. While that deal netted the Leafs a physical blue liner, it also sent Dion Phaneuf‘s top-pairing partner out of..." June 29

  • Leafs, Penguins among teams interested in Martin Brodeur

    CBSSports.com "What is the market for an unrestricted free-agent goaltender likely playing the last season of his career at 42 years old and put up a .901 save percentage last year? Pretty good it sounds like, actually. According to Louis Jean of TVA Sports, goaltender Martin Brodeur's agent says the veteran is..." June 29

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    TOR sends Gunnarson to STL in exchange for Polak. #TSN

  • 26d
    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    MTL D Josh Gorges' name is out there in trade talk. TOR made a pitch for Gorges but no CDN team is on list of 15 teams he can be dealt to.

  • Maple Leafs take Swedish forward Willie Nylander with No. 8 pick

    Toronto Sun "He looks like the next time he shaves could well be his first, but newest Maple Leaf Willie Nylander has the skill to be a man among boys. Highly coveted by scouts for his high-end hands and speed, the son of long-time NHLer Michael Nylander was selected eighth overall by Toronto general..." June 28

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    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Mike Kelly @MikeKellyNHL

    Hearing Panthers seriously considering an offer from the Maple Leafs for the #1 overall pick. JVR centerpiece with others going to FLA

  • Leafs' Tim Leiweke didn't want Darryl Sutter in L.A.

    Toronto Sun "When Dean Lombardi was about to hire Darryl Sutter as coach of the Los Angeles Kings, he did what all general managers must do. He went to his boss and informed him of the move he was prepared to make. The conversation didn’t go well. Lombardi was told in no uncertain terms that hiring..." June 22

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    A couple of interesting free agent options returning to NHL this year - Leo Komarov & Peter Mueller. Mueller led Swiss league in goals.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    At least 8 teams have shown interest in acquiring the 1st pick overall from the Panthers. Van, Cgy, Edmtn and Tor among them.

  • Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis talks draft, Bolland and trades

    Toronto Sun "Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis was one of several special guests at a charity fundraiser put on by Toronto businessman Mike Wilson on Wednesday night. All proceeds went to the Safe School Network and the theme of the night was facing off against LGBTQ bullying. Our Steve Buffery caught up..." June 19

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