Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock: No captain for Maple Leafs in 2017-18
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Toronto played the 2016-17 season without a captain. Mike Babcock told reporters on Thursday at the team's media day that the Leafs will go another season without a captain, quelling any speculation Toronto would bestow the letter on any roster player for the 2017-18 season. The #leafs won't have a captain this season, per Mike […]

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Patrick Marleau thanks San Jose with full-page newspaper ad
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Shortly after Patrick Marleau signed a three-year contract in free agency with the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this summer, the San Jose Sharks took out a full-page newspaper ad in the Mercury News thanking Marleau for all of his contributions over the past 19 seasons. This weekend Marleau returned the favor and took out a […]

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Connor Brown looking to add more offense for Maple Leafs
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The 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs had an embarrassment of riches when it came to rookie talent, with Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Connor Brown all having breakthrough years. Together that quartet combined to score 101 of the team’s 250 goals.

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Capitals' Tom Wilson still feels the love in Toronto
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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson hasn’t worn out his welcome in Toronto despite starring versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. The morning after Tom Wilson countered Mike Babcock with the decisive moment in Game 1 between the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs last spring, wherein the 23-year-old wrecker needled hockey fans in his hometown with the bullet he […]

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John Tavares and the one-year Maple Leafs fantasy
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When an NHL insider puts forth an outlandish notion, it’s usually born from one of two places: Their own attention-seeking imagination, or from a seed planted by someone else, perhaps during an informal chat or a over beer in Toronto. Craig Button is an NHL insider for TSN, and recently proffered a whopper: What if New […]

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It’s Toronto Maple Leafs day at PHT
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Mike Babcock, Auston Matthews, and the rest of the Toronto Maple Leafs made impressive strides last season. With some big contract decisions looming as Matthews and others will soon see entry-level deals dry up, Toronto invested in some pricey, older players who’ve experienced virtually everything you can in the sport. PHT will dive into the […]

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Assessing the good and bad with Patrick Marleau's contract
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Patrick Marleau’s three-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs isn’t without risk. The start of free agency meant washing away remnants of a rebuild for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lou Lamoriello struck a whopping three-year, $18.75-million contract with Patrick Marleau, a decorated winger who’s been scoring in the NHL (or more specifically with the San […]

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Patrick Marleau leaves Sharks for Leafs, Carey Price commits to Canadiens
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The second day of NHL free agency was a boon for hockey in Canada as one team locked up its franchise goalie and another gave its young star a new winger. Carey Price, considered the best goaltender in the world, signed an eight-year extension with the Canadiens that means he'll likely finish his career in […]

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Mike Babcock doesn’t seem too worried about Marleau’s age
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The Toronto Maple Leafs committed three years to free agent Patrick Marleau on Sunday, signing the now former San Jose Sharks forward. Marleau won’t reach his lofty numbers achieved five, six, seven or eight years ago. Toronto’s bench boss Mike Babcock coached Marleau with Team Canada in the 2010 and 2014 Olympics.

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Morning Skate: Will Leafs' Vegas side deal get them Colin Miller?
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There remains some question as to which Boston Bruins player will end up getting selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft in Las Vegas, but the high probability is that it will be a defenseman, either Adam McQuaid or Colin Miller. If Vegas does end up making the pick for the player to […]

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Report: Leafs targeting Colin Miller in expansion draft deal
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There remains some question as to which Boston Bruins player will end up getting selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft in Las Vegas, but the high probability is that it will be a defenseman, either Adam McQuaid or Colin Miller. If Vegas does end up making the pick for the player to […]

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Maple Leafs reportedly won't let Avalanche interview Dubas after all
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Kyle Dubas, who is reportedly being courted by the Colorado Avalanche, was Brendan Shanahan’s first hire with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014. The Maple Leafs appear to have gotten cold feet over the possibility of losing assistant GM Kyle Dubas. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said Friday morning that the Maple Leafs have rescinded their decision to let […]

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