Toronto Maple Leafs

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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In praise of Randy Carlyle (and we’re as shocked as you are)
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“Carlyle’s issues in Toronto were tactical, not personal. The crash-and-bang style the Ducks won with nine years ago wasn’t high on x’s and o’s, and with a weaker roster in Toronto, Carlyle was exposed as a poor systems coach.

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Stanley Cup Jersey Fouls: Da Biebz in Toronto; Church of Alfie in Ottawa
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Jersey Fouls During the first-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Toronto Maple Leafs superfan known as Dart Guy became a viral story. In fact he became such a big deal, that it appears someone decided to immortalize him on a No. 99 Toronto jersey

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Eulogy: Remembering the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs
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Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we’re bound to lose some friends along the journey. Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello wipes the sweat from his brow and steps back to observe his latest creation. This pleases Lou.

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One move that set up Toronto Maple Leafs’ playoff magic
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Some of that is because this team of rookies, one year removed from a tank, was as unburdened of expectations as they burdened the Capitals. Some of that is because Auston Matthews plays like he’s 29. Had the Maple Leafs gotten a bounce or two – OK, a bounce or two on top of the […]

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Prediction recap: Braden Holtby finally shines in Game 5
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The Caps are headed to the second round thanks to their 2-1 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6. Here are three key observations from Game 6. 1. Overtime domination There were stretches of this game in which Toronto was the better team, but when it mattered the most, Washington delivered. The […]

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Johansson's OT goal gives Capitals series win at Toronto
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Marcus Johansson came through to help the Washington Capitals get another big overtime win in a series that had five go games go beyond regulation. Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen at 6:31 of overtime, lifting the Capitals to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game […]

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