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Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Miller, Marner, Kapanen, Gardiner, Kadri

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs have not played in almost a month (their last game was Apr. 23), injuries are impacting the team: Travis Dermott is recovering from a separated shoulder; Zach Hyman has a torn ACL; and, John Tavares came home from the World Championships with an oblique injury. In light of all the injuries the Leafs were playing through during their first round Stanley Cup series with the Boston Bruins, doesn’t it make you wonder if this might have been the Maple Leafs’ year?...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, Kasperi Kapanen, Mitch Marner


Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Korshkov, Rielly, Rosen & Salary Cap Fixes

Ironically, with the Toronto Maple Leafs out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the news swirling around the team seems more constant than when the team was playing. In today’s news and rumor report, I will review the Toronto Marlies playoffs as well as share some of the interesting thoughts of others who write about the Maple Leafs. Item One: Yegor Korshkov Makes His North American Debut On May 1, Yegor Korshkov signed an entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs and a professional ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Fox, Hockey, NHL, Cleveland, Sharks, RFA, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Horton, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marlies, Zdeno Chara


THW Podcast – Ep. 21 – Oilers, Blues, Maple Leafs

On this edition of the Hockey Writers Podcast, we chat the Edmonton Oilers and their formal offer to Ken Holland for the GM’s role, we bring in The Old Prof to talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs and Stephen Ground stops by to chat about the St. Louis Blues. Are the Oilers making the right decision? What will Kyle Dubas do in Toronto knowing he’s got some serious salary cap issues? How is this series going to end between the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars? Related: NHL Rumors: Isla...
Tags: Podcasts, Colorado, Toronto, Sport, Gm, Dallas, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Edmonton, Stephen, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers


NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Oilers, Malkin, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is speculation as to what exactly the Toronto Maple Leafs will do to address their salary cap issues, Milan Lucic might be ready to move on from the Edmonton Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks are interested in keeping one of their goaltenders on an interesting-style contract. Maple Leafs Rumored Options What the Maple Leafs will do to address their salary cap concerns will be a hot topic over the next few weeks to months and one NHL writer is already disc...
Tags: Sport, Gm, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Seattle, Anaheim Ducks, Miller, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Ryan Miller, Canucks, Milan Lucic


Flyers’ Potential Trade Targets

Without being a fly on the wall while NHL front offices discuss their trade blocks, there’s no accurate way to surmise what players may, or may not, be available. But that shouldn’t stop us from speculating, right? The Philadelphia Flyers are armed with one of the deepest prospect pools in hockey but there’s simply not enough room on the NHL roster for all of them to crack the lineup, and that’s okay. Sure, some of these youngsters will find their way into an orange and black sweater, but the...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Nazem Kadri, P.K. Subban, Flyers Transactions


Gardiner Knows Time With Maple Leafs Could Be Up

TORONTO — No matter what comes next, Jake Gardiner will look back fondly at what he might be leaving behind. The polarizing Maple Leafs defenceman — often brilliant one moment, frustrating the next — survived the tough times in Toronto. He’s glad he got to live some of the good ones, too. “Been through the ups and downs,” Gardiner said as the Leafs cleaned out their lockers this week following another first-round playoff exit. “When I first came here, the team was not great. (Nazem Kadr...
Tags: Usa, Boston, US, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, University Of Wisconsin, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Joffrey Lupul, Anaheim


Maple Leafs Exit Interviews – Kadri, Marner & the Future

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri insists the Maple Leafs can trust him to keep his cool moving forward. Whether or not Toronto management truly believes the hot-headed centre remains to be seen. Kadri’s future with the Leafs was one of a number of talking points as players went through exit meetings and spoke with the media for a final time following the team’s seven-game defeat to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri speaks to reporters after a ...
Tags: Boston, US, Toronto, Sport, Gm, Hockey, William, Babcock, Scotiabank, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Kyle


5 Burning Questions Facing the Maple Leafs This Offseason

TORONTO — With their playoff and Stanley Cup dreams dashed for another spring, here are five burning questions facing the Toronto Maple Leafs heading into the off-season: What Will Marner’s Contract Look Like? General manager Kyle Dubas said in his press conference that getting a new contract done with the star restricted free agent winger is the organization’s No. 1 priority. But what does that look like and how will it impact the rest of the roster? Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Mar...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, Gm, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Toronto Raptors, Raptors, DeMar DeRozan, DeRozan, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs


Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet's YouTube page, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean bring you another rendition of Coach's Corner and recap the first round of the NHL playoffs and shed light on Nazem Kadri's future. Plus a few more topics.  
Tags: Sport, NHL, Sportsnet, Nazem Kadri, Don Cherry, Ron MacLean


Mike Babcock on his relationship with Kyle Dubas: “We are going to know what our relationship is because we have it every day and we are not going to let anybody get in between that”

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach, Mike Babcock, addressed the media at his end-of-year availability discussing: Auston Matthews’ ice time, his relationship with Kyle Dubas, how William Nylander can bounce back from an off year, and the organization’s plan for improvement going forward. Going forward now, Nazem Kadri sits in your office and says, “You can […] The post Mike Babcock on his relationship with Kyle Dubas: “We are going to know what our relationship is because we have it every day and we...
Tags: Sport, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, Mike Babcock, William Nylander, Kyle Dubas, Leafs News


Video Afternoon Line- Nazem Kadri

via Sportsnet, Nazem Kadri discusses the hit that led to his suspension, and his accountability, and how he was just trying to do the right thing, and ended doing the wrong thing, and ensures that it will never happen again.  
Tags: Sport, Nazem Kadri, Sportsnet Nazem Kadri


NHL Rumors: Subban, Karlsson, Maple Leafs, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Nashville Predators and a number of their players, the Toronto Maple Leafs and what they’ll do now, plus the Vegas Golden Knights who have to improve their blue line. Predators Quick Hits John Glennon of The Athletic is writing that Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis wouldn’t comment on whether he will need another knee procedure or not. “I think we will be releasing stuff on health matters later,” said coach Peter Laviolette...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Espn, Hockey, NHL, Dallas Stars, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Wayne Simmonds, Brian Boyle, Chris Peters


Maple Leafs Failed on Many Levels in 1st Round Series

BOSTON — Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock used the word “opportunity” over and over again when discussing his team’s playoff rematch with the Boston Bruins. Toronto wound up missing a big one against its Atlantic Division rival. Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock looks up at the scoreboard as Boston Bruins fans behind him celebrate. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) The Leafs lost in seven games for the second consecutive season on the same TD Garden sheet of ice Tuesday night....
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlantic Division, Marcus Johansson, TD Garden


Leafs Wrap

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, After watching his players get booted in the opening round for a fifth straight time, and third overseeing the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock must have felt the daggers raising from the fists of a city that swore this time things would be different. Four times the head coach passive-aggressively blamed goaltender Frederik Andersen — arguably the club’s most valuable player through 88 games this season, saying some variation of "They threw them at the net...
Tags: Sport, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TD Garden, Nazem Kadri, Frederik Andersen, Naz, Kristen Shilton, Luke Fox, Toronto Maple Leafs Mike Babcock, Willy -LSB- Nylander, Bruce Arthur Steve Simmons


Game #7 Review: Boston Bruins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Joke’s on us for expecting anything different. Your game in ten: 1.  It’s a serious case of deja vu sitting here again reflecting on yet another Game 7 heartbreak in Boston with Auston Matthews’ ice time, Nazem Kadri’s suspension, Frederik Andersen’s Game 7 play, Jake Gardiner’s Game 7 plus/minus, and Mike Babcock’s coaching decisions as […] The post Game #7 Review: Boston Bruins 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1 appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
Tags: Boston, Sport, Boston Bruins, Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, Mike Babcock, Frederik Andersen, Jake Gardiner, Game Reviews, 2019 NHL Playoffs


Maple Leafs Tavares ahead of Game 7: ‘We Don’t Want This Thing to End’

BOSTON — When the Maple Leafs signed John Tavares last summer, they had moments like these in mind. Toronto will take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal tonight, and one of the team’s star centres knows how he performs will likely go a long way in determining if the franchise moves beyond the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2004. “To get to where we ultimately want to get to and achieve the ultimate goal and play for a Stanley Cup, ...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Don, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, John Tavares, Tavares, Mike Babcock, Mitch Marner


Bruins & Maple Leafs Headed for Another Game 7

BOSTON — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn’t want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston’s first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players “are a bit like dogs.” “They love routines, especially on game days,” he said after the team’s practice on Monday. “So I think you try to stay as close to the routine as possible.” Now all Cassidy needs to know is if he’s got a locker room full of bloodhounds, in single-minded pursuit of their quarry, or some cuddly golden retri...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, New Jersey, Nashville, San Jose, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Ducks, Vegas, Jones, Boston Bruins


Maple Leafs Believe, but Game 7 Ghosts Linger

TORONTO — Connor Brown and the Maple Leafs sent all the right messages ahead of Game 7 last year. He insists this time they actually mean it. Toronto heads into the finale of a back-and-forth Eastern Conference quarterfinal with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night with a firm belief. Ghosts of past playoff failures, however, still linger. The Leafs led the Bruins 4-3 through 40 minutes of Game 7 at TD Garden some 12 months ago only to crash and burn in a 7-4 loss. Boston Bruins fan...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Ap, New Faces, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Brown, TD Garden


Maple Leafs not looking back ahead of Game 7, but ghosts of past failures remain

TORONTO — Connor Brown and the Maple Leafs sent all the right messages ahead of Game 7 last year.He insists this time they actually mean it.Toronto heads into the finale of a back-and-forth Eastern Conference quarterfinal with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night with a firm belief. Ghosts of past playoff failures, however, still linger.The Leafs led the Bruins 4-3 through 40 minutes of Game 7 at TD Garden some 12 months ago only to crash and burn in a 7-4 loss.And while just two players — Jake Ga...
Tags: News, Boston, Toronto, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Brown, Nazem Kadri, John Tavares, Tavares, Marchand, Chara, Tuukka Rask


The NHL’s Department of Player Safety – A Model of Inconsistency

Personally, I think it’s been one of the best years in a while when it comes to supplemental discipline handed down from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS). For the most part, they’ve been consistent and relatively fair in terms of who they suspend and for how long. Players like Evgeni Malkin and Connor McDavid even had their names brought before the board as they, too, were culprits in breaking the rules of the game at times this season. But like the NHL’s officiating, thhat seems ...
Tags: Column, Washington, Boston, Sport, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Sharks, CBA, Tampa Bay Lightning, Commentary, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes


Nazem Kadri 'Wanted' posters spotted outside Bruins' arena

Nazem Kadri is once again public enemy No. 1 in Boston.
Tags: News, Nazem Kadri, Bruins arena


Maple Leafs: It’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

The Toronto Maple Leafs must find a way to win games. Game 4 of the series against the Boston Bruins showed more of what we have seen from them all season. There is a lack of character, especially now that Nazem Kadri is suspended. Intestinal fortitude must be widespread. Also missing is an attention to detail, finishing checks and playing positional hockey in the defensive zone are two examples. Review of the Maple Leafs play in Game 4 of the first-round playoff series against the Bruins...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Bruce Bennett Getty, Toronto Star, Marcus Johansson, David Pastrnak, Andersen, Nazem Kadri, Marchand


Maple Leafs’ Kapanen Trying to Stay Positive

BOSTON — Playoff success came early for Kasperi Kapanen. The Maple Leafs winger scored twice — including the overtime winner — in his second NHL post-season appearance in Game 2 against the Washington Capitals two years ago. Then with Toronto and Boston tied in the second period of Game 7 last spring, the speedster outmuscled Brad Marchand before moving in on a short-handed breakaway and deftly deking Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to briefly put the Leafs up 4-3. In these playoffs, however,...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Montreal, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Matthews


Leafs winger Kasperi Kapanen trying to stay positive despite offensive struggles

BOSTON — Playoff success came early for Kasperi Kapanen.The Maple Leafs winger scored twice — including the overtime winner — in his second NHL post-season appearance in Game 2 against the Washington Capitals two years ago.Then with Toronto and Boston tied in the second period of Game 7 last spring, the speedster outmuscled Brad Marchand before moving in on a short-handed breakaway and deftly deking Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to briefly put the Leafs up 4-3.In these playoffs, however, where the e...
Tags: News, Washington, Boston, Toronto, NHL, Babcock, Montreal, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Matthews, Nazem Kadri, Sami, Tuukka Rask


Should the Oilers Consider Kris Letang?

After losing four games to the New York Islanders, the Pittsburgh Penguins are a team about to make some significant changes. GM Jim Rutherford told media Thursday during a press conference: I wonder if there’s too many guys content with where they are at in their careers after winning a couple of Stanley Cups and is that a signal where some of that has to be changed?” .. “We have a lot of good players and players with good resumes… Depending what changes we decide to make, we have valuable a...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Gm, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Oilers, James Guillory, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rutherford, Kris, Nazem Kadri


Canucks News & Rumors: Defense, Kadri, Goalies & President

As the hockey world sits in shock over the quick exits of both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins in first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, teams that didn’t make the “second season” are strategizing to fill needs, work with those players already under contract, and consider what players the team wants to sign for next season. Here’s some of what the Vancouver Canucks have been up to during the past week. Item One: Filling the Canucks Needs? Vancouver Canucks’ Alex...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Vancouver, Slovakia, Hockey, NHL, RFA, Jim Parsons, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa, Boston Bruins, Morris, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Daniel Sedin


Maple Leafs’ Key to Winning: The Battle of the Top Lines

The Toronto Maple Leafs, after losing both their composure and Game 2 in Boston, came back to beat the Boston Bruins by a score of 3-2 in Game 3. I believe that Game 3 is a mirror to how the Maple Leafs can win this series. The Maple Leafs now lead the series two games to one, and they have home-ice advantage. Importance of Home-Ice Advantage In the NHL, home-ice advantage is important for three reasons. First, a rabid home crowd can create a huge source of energy during games, espe...
Tags: Boston, NFL, Toronto, Sport, Nba, Mlb, Ken Campbell, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand


Suspension of Kadri has Trickle-Down Effect for Maple Leafs

Nazem Kadri’s aggressive play in Game 2 of the first round matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins resulted in him being suspended for the remainder of the series. Because of his absence, other players on the Maple Leafs’ roster are being given opportunities they might not otherwise be given. After watching Game 3, Kadri’s suspension appears to have had a trickle-down effect. In response coach Mike Babcock made changes to the original plan he had for the deployment of hi...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Brown, Tyler Ennis, Patrick Marleau, Nazem Kadri, John Tavares, Tuukka Rask, Mike Babcock, Marleau, William Nylander


The Problem With Playoff Officiating

It is commonplace for fans to look for excuses when their team loses a game in the playoffs. Whether it be lack of rest or bad bounces, there will always be a section of a team’s fanbase looking for somewhere to place the blame. The most prevalent excuse is poor officiating. It is worth noting that despite any perceived impact by the officials, the better team is usually the one that wins the game. While this is a problem league-wide, here we will take an in depth look at Game 2 of the Toront...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Mlb, Hockey, NHL, Commentary, Boston Bruins, Brian Burke, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Sportsnet, Nazem Kadri, William Nylander, Kadri


Maple Leafs Matched the Bruins’ Physical Game

TORONTO — A potent mix of physical play and scoring prowess helped the Bruins salvage a home split of the first two games in their first-round playoff series against Toronto. They couldn’t repeat that effort Monday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Maple Leafs shunted the Boston attack en route to a 3-2 victory in Game 3. David Krejci and Charlie Coyle scored in the second period for the Bruins, who will try to pull even in Game 4 on Wednesday. “I think they were a little more physical ton...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Krejci, Coyle, David Pastrnak, Krejci, Zdeno Chara, Nazem Kadri