October 2nd, 2015 In Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Since the Toronto Maple Leafs entered their official rebuilding phase, one consistent message has been put forward by the members of the front office and the coaching staff. They have preached patience for the team and for its younger skilled players. That means the Leafs need to send down their young studs, including most notably, William...

October 1st, 2015 In Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The National Hockey League exhibition season got underway last night in Peterborough, Ontario. The Toronto Maple Leafs took on the New York Rangers and lambasted the Broadway Blues by a score of 8-1. The game was a study in contrasts. Toronto was by far the better conditioned of the two clubs, owing to their week head start to training camp....

September 29th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Transactions, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Andrew Campbell to a two-year, two-way contract, the team announced on Tuesday. Campbell had previously been on an AHL only deal with the club, but was attending NHL training camp. The 27-year-old Caledonia-native played 33 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season, the most he's played with...

September 29th, 2015 In Free Agents, Maple Leafs Transactions, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

It's amazing what a change in management can do for an NHL franchise. For the last few years the Toronto Maple Leafs have been widely considered to be one of the NHL's worst-managed organizations. When you make decisions like the Tuukka Rask/Andrew Raycroft trade and the albatross David Clarkson contract it's easy to see how that stigma could...

September 28th, 2015 In Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

In 2004, Lou Lamoriello, then-GM of the New Jersey Devils, drafted Travis Zajac with the 20th overall pick. Now that his long tenure with the Devils is over, it seems that Lamoriello might want to reunite with his former No. 1 center. Elliotte Freidman of Sportsnet, in his 30 thoughts feature, said that more than one NHL exec believe that to be...

September 27th, 2015 In New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Last week in his 30 Thoughts column, Elliotte Friedman wrote that the Leafs are interested in Lou Lamoriello's former player Travis Zajac.  Immediately, I went to dismiss the idea as preposterous, but like so much in life, after thinking it through it turns out to be a much better idea than it at first seems. Before getting into why I think...

September 27th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Prospects, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have trimmed their training camp roster to 42. Devin Setoguchi and Curtis Glencross were released from their pro tryout contracts while Mitch Marner has been sent back to junior. They also sent goaltender Rob Madore down to the Toronto Marlies. First, lets talk about the veterans. Neither player had a point in the...

September 27th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Transactions, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

In camp on a professional tryout contract, Brad Boyes appears to be the last man standing in the slew of PTOs the Maple Leafs brought in. The Leafs are signing Boyes to a contract, according to The Globe & Mail's James Mirtle. The contract is for a single year and is worth $700,000, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Boyes becomes a...

September 27th, 2015 In Previews and Predictions, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Coming off another disappointing season in 2014-15, ‘there will be pain’ seems like it will be the slogan for the 2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs. For a team with such a deep historical background and fan expectations heavily weighted on their shoulders, the Maple Leafs have experienced one of the toughest decades in franchise history. Since...

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