August 14th, 2015 In Devils History, Maple Leafs Management, News, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Maple Leafs continue to build a stockade of management and coaching talent, both young and old, carrying impressive resumes. The newest acquisition: Jacques Lemaire. Toronto has signed Lemaire as a special assignment coach, according to the team. The long, long relationship between Lemaire and incoming general manager Lou Lamoriello...

August 13th, 2015 In Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have invited Vladimir Dzurilla, goaltender for the Czechoslovakia national hockey team, to their training camp this September in Peterborough. Dzurilla is 23 years old and has played for Slovan Bratislava in the Czechoslovakian Elite league since the 1959-60 season. He has been a goalkeeper for the national team since...

August 10th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Management, Maple Leafs Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

When Brendan Shanahan was introduced as Maple Leafs President, he promised a culture change. We now have a clear indication as to what he meant. Shanahan is laying the groundwork for, what he hopes will become, a future dynasty. For the first time (in decades, if ever), the Maple Leafs are drafting prospects with immense skill and...

August 10th, 2015 In Advanced Stats, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs are heading into the 2015-16 season with very modest expectations of themselves. After finishing 27th in the league last year, the Leafs downgraded much of their roster to leave spots for much younger players with solid potential. Despite having multiple prospects with sky-high potential, the Maple Leafs are likely to...

August 8th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Goaltending, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

James Reimer has been a good soldier for the Toronto Maple Leafs during his tenure with the team. However, that tenure might be coming to an end. Reimer was drafted by Toronto in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft. He didn't debut with the Leafs until the 2010-11 season when the Leafs were dilapidated by injuries to their...

August 8th, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

We're still a season away from the 2016 NHL Draft. That's about ten months between now and next June. So why write about it now? Well, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be a team that might not be all that exciting to watch. The most excitement during the season will probably center around which players on one-year deals overachieve and get traded at...

August 7th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Management, Toronto Maple Leafs, Uncategorized 0 comments

As Morgan Rielly enters his third NHL season this October, and (hopefully) his first as the #1 Dman on the Leafs, he also enters the last season of his entry-level contract. This means that the Leafs best defensive prospect/young player is due for a pretty good raise, and that the Leafs have a tough choice to make: Do they sign him long-term...

August 6th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Goaltending, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender Jonathan Bernier finally agreed upon a new contract a few days ago. While Bernier got close to what he wanted in money, the term of the deal doesn't really work out in his favor. Bernier's deal is only two years long. Its no secret that he still needs to establish himself as a No. 1 goalie in the NHL, let...

August 5th, 2015 In Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Months of debate and speculation is essentially the norm in hockey mad Toronto. Every decision, whether it is big or small, is put under the microscope in order to analyze every potential scenario. One of the biggest decisions of the off season was who the Maple Leafs would select in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Much of that decision hung on the...

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