Because the Toronto Maple Leafs don’t play until Tuesday when they meet the Tampa Bay Lightning at home, I want to use this post to review some of the “odd” news and rumors surrounding the team that sometimes get moved to the back when games are being played close together. Item One: Newcomer Denis Malgin
After the Pittsburgh Penguins finished off the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-2, on Tuesday evening, head coach Mike Sullivan summed up the difference between his team and the Maple Leafs – in so many words. Although he was speaking about his star Sidney Crosby, his comments highlighted what Crosby possesses in spades that Toronto’s team doesn’t.
31 Thoughts this week Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: A few notes have popped up this week including Kyle Dubas “investigating every good defenseman on the market”. One player noted was Mathew Dumba from Minnesota, who has three years left on his current deal. Dumba underperformed so far this year but a change of scenery may
The Toronto Maple Leafs are fighting for a playoff spot in the East, and to my eyes, they’re doing very well. The team has been on fire since Sheldon Keefe took over as the new head coach. In fact, they’ve been almost unstoppable. Related: Leafs News & Rumors: Keefe, Bracco, All-Stars, Power Rankings As a fan, you
Now is not the time to trade Barrie Chris Johnston of Sportsnet: Friedman said on the weekend that teams are checking in with the Toronto Maple Leafs about defenseman Tyson Barrie. Smart GMs are seeing him as a buy-low candidate right now. Barrie only has two assists in 19 games so far this season. He
Paajarvi to KHL Aivis Kalnins: It’s sounding like Magnus Paajarvi could be joining Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. Kaprizov plans on coming to North America Wild Prospects: Minnesota Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov in an interview: “I think it’s clear. I’m going to the NHL next year.” Michael Russo: Kaprizov’s agent has made it clear several
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is news surrounding the Winnipeg Jets’ negotiations with restricted free agents Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine. There is also news out of Toronto from Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas. Are the Montreal Canadiens serious about dealing Jonathan Drouin? Finally, are the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues making
After the deafening silence that has been surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs negotiations with their restricted free agent Mitch Marner, during the past three days, a number of rumors have surfaced. And, if these rumors are to be trusted, the news isn’t good. Related: Maple Leafs News & Rumors: All About Marner Marner’s agents and
report this ad The next two weeks promise to be exciting, as Toronto Maple Leafs fans anxiously await the outcome of the protracted negotiations between restricted free agent (RFA) Mitch Marner’s camp and Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas. There is much work that needs to be done, but most of it depends on how
report this ad Until the World Championships, it was only a good year for William Nylander at the bank. Fresh from signing a last-minute contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs that kept the young forward from sitting out the season, Nylander joined the team after the 2018-19 season started. But, he wasn’t ready to play
Andreas Johnsson — sign or not re-sign? Jonas Siegel of The Athletic: As Andreas Johnsson signed his qualifying offer last summer, he effectively bet on himself to produce. Johnsson delivered a 20-goal season and was one of Toronto’s best forwards to make things so effectively. The Swedish rookie performed as asked and then some. Can
Dubas puts an end to Babcock speculation Frank Seravalli of TSN: There was some speculation about the potential of Mike Babcock joining Ken Holland in Edmonton. Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas put an end to that yesterday. “We’re all in on Mike and Mike is all in on us,” Dubas told TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
report this ad 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
Mitch Marner, Mike Babcock, and the Toronto Maple Leafs Jonas Siegel of The Athletic: Mitch Marner contract talk presents as a contentious topic. Marner possesses much leverage tallying 94 points last season and an expectation of even high next year. Kyle Dubas knows this and playmakers like him are rare. Marner established himself as an
Dubas has authority too… John Shannon: Multiple sources have confirmed that Kyle Dubas has the authority to fire coach Mike Babcock and he doesn’t need to get approval from the Board. KHL … possibly one coming and one going Kevin McGran: KHL free agent forward Ilya Mikheyev is leaning towards either the Toronto Maple Leafs