August 26th, 2016 In Maple Leafs Goaltending, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to announce that goaltender Jeff Glass will be attending training camp on a professional tryout (PTO) contract, The Globe and Mail's Jeff Mirtle reported on Friday. The move presumably would be made in order to secure goaltenders at Leafs training camp set to open in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the World...

August 24th, 2016 In Maple Leafs Goaltending, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been very quiet this summer. The majority of activity happened during the 2016 NHL Entry Draft with drafting Auston Matthews and later acquiring Frederik Andersen from the Anaheim Ducks, which was followed by signing Matt Martin and Roman Polak. The Leafs had filled out their roster but were still missing a backup...

August 23rd, 2016 In News, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

One of the more recognizable Leafs of all-time will get a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. It was announced on Tuesday that former Toronto captain and St. Jacobs, Ontario native Darryl Sittler would be joining journalist and fashion entrepreneur Jeanne Beker, musician Corey Hart, filmmaker Deepa Mehta and director Al Waxman as the 2016...

August 22nd, 2016 In News, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Unrestricted free agent Brandon Prust has signed a professional tryout (PTO) contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, general manager Lou Lamoriello said on Monday. Lamoriello confirmed the news during an interview on Sportsnet 590's Prime Time Sports radio show. Lamoriello confirms to #PTS that Brandon Prust has been signed to a PTO with the...

August 22nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Over the past week, there have been some interesting bits of news coming from the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the midst of a full-scale rebuild, the Maple Leafs know that upgrading their front office and the coaching staff is essential if they want to succeed in the NHL today. In this edition of Maple Leafs News, we'll discuss two recent hirings...

August 22nd, 2016 In Maple Leafs Management, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs named Mark Hunter assistant general manager on Monday. "Mark's new title is essentially a formality as these are duties he's already been performing," said Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello. “Brendan and I have been discussing this change of title since last season – as it’s a more appropriate recognition of...

August 21st, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Maple Leafs History, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

From time to time The Hockey Writers' editors look back on old articles that generated some buzz. As we head towards a new NHL season and the introduction of the newest Toronto Maple Leaf Auston Matthews, we re-publish this great piece by Andrew Forbes recounting the best centres in Leafs history. - originally published on Aug. 31,...

August 21st, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The group stage of the Champions Hockey League opened up Tuesday, and there is already a candidate for blooper of the year that might be tough to top. 2016 Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Carl Grundstrom, playing for the defending CHL champion Frolunda Gothenburg Indians, missed a gaping open net in Friday's game. With Frolunda up 2-1 over...

August 17th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

What do the Carolina Hurricanes, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs all have in common? If you guessed a vacant captaincy, you were right on the money. The Maple Leafs haven't had a captain since they traded defenseman Dion Phaneuf to the division-rival Ottawa Senators...

August 15th, 2016 In Free Agents, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Every team is looking for a competitive edge to lure Jimmy Vesey to their franchise. In the case of the Toronto Maple Leafs, their biggest advantage seems to be the fact that both Vesey's father and brother are already affiliated with the Leafs. Another edge that Toronto holds, however, is 2016 1st overall draft pick, Auston...

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