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...

September 26th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Management, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Despite having, by all accounts, a great training camp, Leafs prospect William Nylander seems destined for the Toronto Marlies and the AHL. The reasons are many, but most prominent among them: The Leafs don't want to rush their prospects. You don't want to burn a year of the player's entry-level contract. As Babcock says, they want their...

September 25th, 2015 In Hockey History, Maple Leafs History, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

There is probably no more controversial figure among NHL coaches than Punch Imlach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. It seems, that when it comes to the bombastic Toronto coach and general manager, you either love him or you hate him. One thing is indisputable: the man knows how to build a winning hockey club. Never Played Pro George (Punch) Imlach is...

September 25th, 2015 In Maple Leafs Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs made more cuts to their training camp roster Wednesday. Seven players in total were cut, reducing the number of players in camp to 46. Four players were re-assigned to the Toronto Marlies. Let’s take a look at them. Casey Bailey It’s quite obvious that the Maple Leafs will have a very veteran-laden team. What’s...

September 25th, 2015 In Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Toronto is the hockey mecca of the world. There is always something going on, whether that involves players, the coaching staff or the front office brass. With the beginning of the preseason, there has been a ton of news to talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs. The news itself is as diverse as the team. The Maple Leafs have been excellent through...

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