Maple Leafs Update: Lupul Hurt, Franchise Ranked #1 by Forbes

Lupul Hurt

Joffrey Lupul got hurt (again) in Monday night’s game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has a “grade 2 groin strain” and will not travel with the team on their upcoming three-game road trip.

Raymond will step in and fill Lupul’s role in the top-six.

Carlyle on the situation: “[Raymond] has done a very good job at [moving up and down the lineup] for us. It’s a hat off to the player for being able to step in and fill different roles.”

Raymond has 17 points this season in 24 games, including six in his last seven. He has averaged 18:15 of ice-time per game so far this season.

Franson with Frasor?

Mark Fraser and Cody Franson practiced together in what could be a “shake-up” in the Leafs top-4.

(Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)
(Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Carlyle: “we practised them today together and we will seriously consider that for tomorrow night. We’re going into Pittsburgh…there’s no secret who’s there so we’ve got to make sure we’re at the top of our game.”

Leafs Most Valuable NHL Franchise

Well, duh. Is this really a surprise? In Forbes annual NHL team valuation, the Toronto Maple Leafs current value was estimated at $1.15 Billion, tops in the NHL. They currently have an average ticket price of $120 (yay for us fans…).


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