Maple Leafs Sign Draft Pick Nicholas Robertson

Maple Leafs Sign Draft Pick Nicholas Robertson

September 19th, 2019 TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward Nicholas Robertson to a three-year, entry-level contract on Thursday. The 18-year-old originally from Pasadena, Calif., had 25 goals and 55 points in 54 games for the Ontario Hockey League's Peterbo...
Glenn Anderson Trade Revisited

Glenn Anderson Trade Revisited

September 19th, 2019 The Toronto Maple Leafs have a long and storied history. It’s one filled with success, disappointment and a long list of players that have donned the blue and white. Some came to the franchise through the draft while others were signed or traded for over the years. Over the next little while,...

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September 18th, 2019
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Jason Spezza remembers what it was like being a young star in the NHL — the demands, the pressure, the expectations. The impact that veteran leaders had on his early career remain equally fresh in his 36-year-old mind. It wasn't so much what they ...
September 18th, 2019
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Let me offer a personal caveat. In this post, I've tried to piece together the statements that the Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock has made about team leadership from what he's told the media when he's been questioned about a team captain. Here, I do my best to make logical sense of what he's said. What you read here are my own considerations of the topic. I have no special insights, nor have I information from hockey insiders. However, because I believe the topic is relevant given that the Maple Leafs have not had a captain since 2016, I believe it's worth consideration. What's the Speculation? There’s been tons of speculation about who the Maple Leafs will name as their first captain since Dion Phaneuf held the honor until he was traded in 2016. In fact, who that captain might be has been one of the important sub-themes of the Maple Leafs' offseason, perhaps only second to Mitch Marner negotiations. Related: Maple Leafs Must Name Matthews or Tavares...
September 18th, 2019
Maple Leafs History

Darryl Sittler, the most popular player in Toronto Maple Leafs history, captured the imagination of hockey fans everywhere. In his 15-year NHL career, he scored 484 goals, 637 assists, and 1,121 points in the regular season. And although he scored another 29 goals in the playoffs, his most famous tally came in overtime against Czechoslovakia to win the Canada Cup in 1976. Sittler is tied to two of the best remembered and most remarkable performances in NHL history, etched into record books and memories alike, making him part of Canadian hockey lore. The first was a 10-point game on February 7, 1976, against Don Cherry and his powerful Boston Bruins. The second was a five-goal playoff game against Philadelphia’s Bernie Parent and the Broad Street Bullies. Darryl Sittler Growing Up Sittler was a quintessential Canadian who spent his youth playing on frozen ponds and outdoor rinks. Born on Sept. 18, 1950, in the rural town of St. Jacobs, Ontario, just...
September 18th, 2019
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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Tristan Scherwey scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the pre-season opener for both teams. Scherwey, a training-camp invitee who has sp...
September 17th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

Injuries are a fact of life in professional sports. They close doors for some, but they open doors for others. While the 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs aren't dealing with any serious ailments as the Oct. 2 season opener against the Ottawa Senators draws near, the ones they do have will have an impact on the early makeup of the roster. Let's take a look the Maple Leafs who are injured at each position during training camp and see how they could end up shaping the roster. Injured Maple Leafs Forwards The lone notable injury up front is to winger Zach Hyman who underwent offseason ACL surgery after injuring his knee in Game 4 of the Maple Leafs' first-round playoff series loss to the Boston Bruins. Hyman is expected to miss the first 15 games of the season, which pegs him for a return around Nov. 5 against the Los Angeles Kings, if all goes to plan. Maple Leafs winger Zach Hyman is expected to miss the first 15 games of the 2019-20 season due to offseason ACL surgery. (THE...
September 17th, 2019
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Training camp has arrived and the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking forward to their first preseason game on Tuesday evening. After the weekend’s signing of Mitch Marner, his agent Darren Ferris made the interview tour around Toronto sharing some of what went on during the negotiations. Related: Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Marner, Matthews, Confusion There’s stuff that Ferris won’t say, but I will share some of what he did say as well as some of the other news about the Maple Leafs training camp. Item One: Marner Turned Down Two Offer Sheets Before Signing with Maple Leafs When Marner’s agent was interviewed on TSN’s First Up morning show on Monday, he relayed that Marner received two offer sheets during the summer but rejected both because he wanted to remain a Maple Leafs. That was always Marner’s goal, and it was achieved. Ferris noted that general manager Kyle Dubas knew about the offers, however he can’t say which teams made them. Toronto Maple...