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The Toronto Maple Leafs were founded in 1917 as one of the Original Six clubs. The club has won 13 Stanley Cup championships, second only to the 24 championships of the Montreal Canadiens. The team was known as the Arenas and the St. Patricks before ultimately settling on Maple Leafs in 1927. While the franchise has won 13 Stanley Cups, the last occurred in 1967 giving the team the longest championship drought in the NHL.

Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Game 1, Nylander, Timmins & Knies

In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll look at William Nylander’s first game after he transitioned to the center position and share his eagerness to adapt to the new role and the potential advantages and adjustments in playing in the middle. During the team’s first preseason game on Sunday, Nylander showed chemistry with Max Domi. Second, I’ll look at some of the best players from the team’s first preseason game. It was not a roster of stars, but they did well against the Ottawa Senators with solid performances from defenseman Conor Timmins and forwards Matthew Knies…

Rielly Responds to Klingberg Joining Maple Leafs’ Top Power Play

The Toronto Maple Leafs are making waves by redefining their power play dynamics. The spotlight is now on defenseman John Klingberg, the newly-signed blue-line quarterback, who is set to lead the No. 1 unit. This significant alteration has fans and members of the media talking because the potentially game-changing move could be a huge plus, but it could also negatively affect fellow defenseman Morgan Rielly, who last season ran the league’s second-best power-play unit. Assistant coach Guy Boucher had the players taking reps in camp this week, and while he wasn’t available to speak with the media about why the…

NHL Rumors: Sharks, Senators, Sabres, Maple Leafs

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the San Jose Sharks are open to trade offers on Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl. Meanwhile, is the fact that Patrick Kane is in Toronto actually an indication that he might be linked to the team ahead of his potential signing somewhere? Finally, new Ottawa Senators owner Michael Andlauer weighs in on the Shane Pinto drama. Sharks Would Trade Hertl and Couture If They Asked The San Jose Sharks are open to trading their captain, Logan Couture, and star center, Tomas Hertl, signaling a strong commitment to their rebuilding efforts. General Manager Mike Grier disclosed…

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Maple Leafs FAQ

What year were the Toronto Maple Leafs founded?

The Toronto Maple Leafs were founded in 1917 as one of the Original Six clubs.

When did the Toronto Maple Leafs play their first game?

The Maple Leafs played their first game on Dec. 19, 1917, against the Montreal Wanderers. They lost the game 10-9.

Who is the current head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Sheldon Keefe is the current head coach for the Boston Bruins.