Maple Leafs Rumors & News

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Leafs' Bernier will be back, what about Reimer?

    Toronto Sun "One needs an operation. The other could decide, if he hasn’t already, that he needs a new address. The off-season for the Maple Leafs’ goaltenders will take divergent paths, but at least Jonathan Bernier, who will have sports hernia surgery on Wednesday, knows where he will be when the Leafs..." April 15

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Bernier to have sports hernia surgery "Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier will undergo surgery for a sports hernia and will require two to three weeks of rehab, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Bernier missed the Leafs’ final four games of the regular season after suffering a lower-body injury against the Boston Bruins April..." April 14

  • Ottawa Senators knock off Leafs in final Battle

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators at least bid their faithful a fond farewell. Playing their final home game of this terrible season at the Canadian Tire Centre, the Senators sent the sea of blue home in sadness with a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Not only did the Senators ensure they’ll finish..." April 13

  • Leafs Recall Two From Marlies "The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled forward Peter Holland and defenceman Petter Granberg from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Saturday. Granberg, 21, was Toronto’s fourth choice, 116th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The native of Gallivare, Sweden has..." April 12

  • Maple Leafs name Shanahan new President, Alternate Governor "The Toronto Maple Leafs have named Hockey Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan the hockey club's president and alternate governor. Shanahan joins the Maple Leafs to oversee all team operations for the 97-year old franchise and will begin his new role immediately. He will be formally introduced..." April 12

  • Bjugstad scores twice to lead Panthers to 4-2 win over Leafs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With both the Panthers and Maple Leafs headed for an early vacation next week, Thursday's matchup was virtually meaningless, other than draft position. Tell that to rookie center Brandon Pirri, a Toronto native, who continued to pass his auditions for a future role on the Panthers when he..." April 11

  • Maple Leafs sign Rupert to entry-level contract "The Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday signed forward Ryan Rupert to a three-year entry-level contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Rupert, 19, had 73 points (21 goals, 52 assists), 54 penalty minutes and a plus-36 rating in 68 regular-season games for the London Knights of the Ontario..." April 10

  • Brendan Shanahan to be named president of Maple Leafs

    Toronto Star "The intriguing concept of Brendan Shanahan joining the Maple Leafs has been rattling around the restless mind of Tim Leiweke for months. But after an explosion of speculation from a variety of media outlets in the past 48 hours forced the idea to be fast-tracked, that concept is about to turn..." April 10

  • MLSE's Leiweke reaches out to Shanahan for Leafs job "The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to a hometown great to boost their front office. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Tim Leiweke has reached out to NHL Director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan in regards to a "top hockey..." April 10

  • Bolts win, but loss of Bishop could be devastating

    Tampa Tribune "Five minutes into Tuesday’s 3-0 victory against Toronto, the Lightning already lost something big. Sure, Ondrej Palat scored twice and Victor Hedman had a goal and two assists to lift Tampa Bay to within two points of Montreal for second place in the Atlantic Division, which would carry home..." April 09

  • Maple Leafs at Lightning: What bettors need to know "Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning (-180, 5.5) The Toronto Maple Leafs attempt to keep their fading playoff hopes alive with three games on the road to end the regular season, starting with a visit to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. The Maple Leafs have played one more game and..." April 08

  • Big Dave Bolland deal won’t fix what ails Maple Leafs

    The Globe and Mail "There’s no question that what happened to Dave Bolland’s season was a tragedy. A hometown hero, in his first season with the team he grew up cheering for, has a great first 14 games and then suffers a devastating injury in the 15th, enough to ruin any chance of making much of an impact on the..." April 08

  • 9d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Lupul is going to have knee surgery. Three-week recovery

  • Jets deliver blow to Maple Leafs' playoff hopes

    Winnipeg Sun "It’s a role that carries minimal significance in the grand scheme of things, but since the Winnipeg Jets have been reduced to being a spoiler, they have chosen to embrace the situation as they close out the regular season. In their first game since officially being eliminated from the playoffs,..." April 06

  • 11d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs sent Ashton down and have brought up Drew MacIntyre. Bernier could go on LTIR here at some point if needed.

  • 11d
    Toronto Maple Leafs @MapleLeafs

    Randy Carlyle: Joffrey Lupul is a game-time decision. #TMLtalk

  • 12d
    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Jonathan Bernier has a MCL strain. Out at least three weeks.

  • Leafs’ OT win keeps playoff hopes alive another day

    Toronto Star "In a different situation, you might argue this was a victory that happened in such a way that a team could really build on it. But for the Maple Leafs, there really isn’t time for that, is there? Not enough games left to build up a head of steam. Just maybe enough to to squeak into the second..." April 04

  • 13d
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Lower body injury for Lupul.

  • Maple Leafs snap eight-game slide with 3-2 win over Flames

    Toronto Sun "When you read the following, keep in mind that this is no April Fool’s prank. a) The Maple Leafs actually won a game. b) David Clarkson actually scored a goal. c) Toronto’s playoff hopes are actually still alive, albeit wafer-thin and slim. d) The Leafs actually received help on the..." April 02

  • Maple Leafs are 'tuning' out

    Toronto Sun "The media quickly dubbed it The Day The Music Died. Randy Carlyle certainly noticed when he walked through the players quarters before Monday’s practice that the high-decibel modern music mix had been turned low or off completely. The coach interpreted the gesture two ways. As a fan of ’70s-era..." April 01

  • Detroit 4, Toronto 2: Darren Helm nets first career hat trick in Red Wings' win

    Detroit Free Press "Darren Helm was off balance, and it didn’t matter. His speed is his strength, and Saturday night, he blew the Leafs out of their own garden. Helm used his first career hat trick to provide the Detroit Red Wings with a 4-2 victory at Air Canada Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs, ensuring..." March 30

  • Leafs need to regroup ahead of ‘biggest game of the year’

    Pro Hockey Talk "At this rate, this generation of the Toronto Maple Leafs will be best known for its remarkable collapses. After going from 28-19-6 to 35-37-10 in 2011-12 and their late collapse in Game 7 of the first round in the 2013 playoffs, Toronto is once again faltering with seven straight regulation time..." March 29

  • Flyers back to winning ways with decision over Leafs

    Courier-Post "There didn’t need to be much discussion about consecutive losses during the Flyers’ playoff push. Had the Flyers dropped another one, the slope would have been extremely slippery. Instead, they looked revitalized by a day of rest and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2. It was a big difference..." March 29

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Blues are dominant in win over Toronto

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues’ 5-3 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night was as dominating a performance as fans will see in a game that wasn’t decided until the final moment. The Blues posted 49 shots in the game and led by three goals entering the third period before the Maple Leafs, who put everything into..." March 26

  • Maple Leafs sign 2009 fifth-round pick Knodel "The Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday signed defenseman Eric Knodel to a one-year, entry-level contract for the 2014-15 season. Financial terms of the contract were not released. Knodel also signed a professional tryout agreement to spend the rest of the 2013-14 season with the Maple Leafs'..." March 25

  • 22d
    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Bernier starting for Toronto. #stlblues

  • Penalty killers, and Jon Merrill help lift Devils to 3-2 win over Maple Leafs

    Newark Star-Ledger "With 10 games remaining on their schedule, the Devils are five points out of a playoff spot. In today’s NHL, that is a significant amount of ground to make up. And yet it, they are convinced they can do it. “Absolutely. We all believe in here. There’s not a doubt in anyone’s mind in this..." March 24

  • Maple Leafs desperately need Bernier back

    Toronto Sun "The long-awaited return of rugged forward David Bolland couldn’t come at a more crucial time for an increasingly desperate Maple Leafs team. And now the other big question: When will goaltender Jonathan Bernier join him in the lineup to help salvage a season rapidly slipping away? A week and..." March 23

  • Canadiens hold on for win over Leafs

    Montreal Gazette "Tomas Plekanec scored at 11:14 of the third period to give the Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. A Canadiens’ power play had just expired when Plekanec beat James Reimer from a sharp angle. The Leafs had tied the score at 3-3 when Nazem..." March 23

  • 25d
    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Leafs send Carter Ashton down. Making some room for Bolland.

  • Carlyle: Bolland ‘probable’ to return vs Habs "Randy Carlyle stepped up to the microphone and knew the question about Dave Bolland’s status was coming. "Who?" Carlyle said with a laugh. "Bolly is actually having an assessment done right now and I would say that he’s a probable for us for tonight." That’s no certainty, but it’s the..." March 22

  • James Reimer will ask for trade from Toronto after season "James Reimer has had an interesting run in Toronto. That run could come to an end in the not-too-distant future. After he led the Maple Leafs to the playoffs last season, the Leafs brought in Jonathan Bernier and he has been the starter this season, not Reimer (he has done well with it so hard..." March 22

  • Maple Leafs' Ranger released from hospital "Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger was released from the hospital Wednesday evening after being assessed following an injury suffered in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ranger was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in the first period after being injured on a hit from behind...." March 20

  • Lightning top Maple Leafs, 5-3, on road

    Tampa Tribune "Steven Stamkos, playing Wednesday in his hometown for the first time since suffering a broken leg, registered a hat trick, naturally. Stamkos registered his seventh career hat trick with three consecutive goals for the natural hat trick as Tampa Bay beat Toronto 5-3 at Air Canada..." March 20

  • 28d
    Leafs PR @LeafsPR

    Paul Ranger was taken to local hospital for precautionary assessment this evening during tonight's game. He is stable, conscious and alert.

  • Gustav Nyquist scores twice as Red Wings earn crucial victory over Maple Leafs

    Detroit News "They keep losing players, but they keep hanging around the playoff picture. Who knows if the Red Wings will ultimately qualify for the postseason. It’ll likely be close either way. But give them credit for sticking around and not going out easy — if they ultimately go out at all. Behind..." March 19

  • 30d
    Toronto Maple Leafs @MapleLeafs

    Carlyle: Bernier had an MRI today and has a low grade groin strain. Believed to be day-to-day. #TMLtalk

  • Capitals 4, Maple Leafs 2

    CSN Washington "The Caps dominated the first period, grabbing a 3-0 lead on power-play goals by Troy Brouwer [19th] and Joel Ward [20th] and an even-strength goal by Jason Chimera [13th], but the Maple Leafs roared back, getting a late goal from Troy Bodie in the first period and another by captain Dion Phaneuf..." March 17

  • Bernier injured in Leafs win against Kings

    Toronto Sun "James Reimer got bonked in the head and then stood on his head. Not a bad night for the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender, who was not even supposed to be in goal against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night at the Staples Center. With Jonathan Bernier gone after the first period because of..." March 14

  • Sharks stay hot, rout Maple Leafs

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks aren't showing any respect for their Original Six elders from the Great White North these days. San Jose skated away with a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night in a wild game that featured two goals by Joe Pavelski and a Gordie Howe hat trick -- a goal, an..." March 12

  • Maple Leafs down Ducks in Carlyle’s Anaheim return

    Toronto Star "If Randy Carlyle came to Anaheim looking for closure against the team that fired him his new team — the Maple Leafs — did their best to give it to him. Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak each had a goal and two assists and Jonathan Bernier stopped 43 shots as the Leafs beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1..." March 11

  • Maple Leafs beat Flyers in overtime

    Toronto Sun "In a coming week when their West Coast body clocks will be severely tested by time change, at least the Maple Leafs know their Bodie clock is working fine. Badly needed secondary scoring, especially with a post-Olympic penchant for blowing third-period leads, appeared in some unusual forms..." March 09

  • 39d
    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Leafs recall Frazer McLaren from Marlies of AHL. Carlyle said that was an option with Clarkson "questionable" vs. #Flyers.

  • Clarkson doubtful for Leafs vs. Flyers

    Toronto Sun "Another night, another lineup shuffle for the Maple Leafs. That seems highly probable, anyways, after David Clarkson's latest setback. Moments after hitting the ice for Saturday morning's game-day skate, the Leafs forward shuffled back into the dressing room, leaving his status in doubt..." March 08

  • Maple Leafs won't have easy time on road to playoffs

    Toronto Sun "Buckle up, Maple Leafs fans. The road to the Stanley Cup playoffs isn’t about to get any more smooth. That became fact on Wednesday when general manager David Nonis decided to take all of his irons out of the fire and stand pat as the National Hockey League’s trade deadline came and..." March 06

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