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Can the Maple Leafs find an advantage through their new analyti…

Can the Maple Leafs find an advantage through their new analytics department?

thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Updated 3 hours ago
The Summer of Advanced Stats continued Tuesday and again it was the Toronto Maple Leafs – a team that had long poo-pooed their importance – jumping in head-first. As was first reported by Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski, the Maple Leafs are the reason every…
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  • Tim Leiweke on leaving Maple Leafs, Raptors: ‘My work here is n…

    Tim Leiweke on leaving Maple Leafs, Raptors: ‘My work here is not done’

    yahoo.com 23 hours ago
    Is Tim Leiweke on his way out of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment? Sources told Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada that the president of MLSE would be leaving the company, potentially for “a new challenge.” (How it gets more challenging tha…
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  • Maple Leafs name Pridham assistant to GM

    Maple Leafs name Pridham assistant to GM

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    The Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday named Brandon Pridham assistant to the general manager. Pridham, 40, will assist general manager Dave Nonis with salary cap analysis, contract negotiations and Collective Bargaining Agreement interpretation fo...
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  • Did new Tampa Bay Lightning black 3rd jersey leak?

    Did new Tampa Bay Lightning black 3rd jersey leak?

    yahoo.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    The Tampa Bay Lightning are getting a third jersey this season to go along with that Maple Leafs-meets-Flash-Gordon jersey that some love and some loathe. Because really, what says “Florida sunshine” better than a dark noir jersey … Hockey Bay, a blog t…
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  • Which Maple Leaf legend gets a piece of granite next to Teeder …

    Which Maple Leaf legend gets a piece of granite next to Teeder Kennedy?

    thehockeynews.com Aug 17 (3 days ago)
    The likeness of Teeder Kennedy will be the first Toronto Maple Leafs legend coming off the granite bench, but who’s next? Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment announced the touchstone team monument project ‘Legend’s Row’ this week saying two other player…
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  • Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan says off-season work sti…

    Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan says off-season work still going on

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com Aug 14 (6 days ago)
    TORONTO - Brendan Shanahan's first off-season as Toronto Maple Leafs president is almost over, but that doesn't mean he's done. The Leafs are expected to hire another assistant general manager to work with Kyle Dubas under Dave Nonis, somethi...
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  • New Maple Leafs statue doesn’t depict players trying to flee te…

    New Maple Leafs statue doesn’t depict players trying to flee team (Photo)

    yahoo.com NHL.com thehockeynews.com Aug 14 (6 days ago)
    The Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday revealed plans for a new statue in front of the Air Canada Centre. The bronze monument will feature a 30-foot granite bench, and we know what you’re thinking: If it’s the Leafs bench, Colton Orr should be on it, right…
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs to honour Ted Kennedy and other former play…

    Toronto Maple Leafs to honour Ted Kennedy and other former players

    NHL.com Aug 14 (6 days ago)
    TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs will unveil "Legends Row" next month, a series of statues honouring their history. The team announced Thursday that Ted Kennedy will be the first player honoured. Two other former Maple Leafs will also be ...
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  • Maple Leafs to unveil monument; Trottier talks Sabres; no more …

    Maple Leafs to unveil monument; Trottier talks Sabres; no more Jobing.com Arena (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Aug 13 (7 days ago)
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Rock legends @KissOnline with their #Leafs jerseys before their show in Toronto …
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  • KISS gets Leaf jerseys, confirms team’s tanking strategy

    KISS gets Leaf jerseys, confirms team’s tanking strategy

    It all makes sense now. Retain coach Randy Carlyle and GM Dave Nonis after missing playoffs and posting horrible possession numbers. Bringing in young, possession-oriented assistant GM Kyle Dubas as an understudy. Sign a defenseman fresh off two broken …
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  • Isles’ Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin cool down hilariou…

    Isles’ Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin cool down hilariously for charity

    In their years as Toronto Maple Leafs teammates, Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin became close friends – and now that they’re playing for the New York Islanders, they’re showing their sense of humor for a great cause. In this brief video, Kulemin a…
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  • Leafs, Penguins among the NHL’s five most pressure-packed marke…

    Leafs, Penguins among the NHL’s five most pressure-packed markets in 2014-15

    The NHL has always been a pressure-packed league, but from year-to-year, some teams face more pressure than others. Which franchises are going to be dealing with an especially hot seat once the 2014-15 season begins? These five: 5. Washington Capitals. …
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  • Brendan Shanahan has made Maple Leafs bulletproof (Trending Top…

    Brendan Shanahan has made Maple Leafs bulletproof (Trending Topics)

    yahoo.com Aug 8
    If you've paid even the slightest bit of attention in the last two years or so, you're fully aware of the controversy surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs and their direction. Under coach Randy Carlyle and general manager Dave Nonis, they tried to build …
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  • Oilers hire Tyler Dellow, advanced stat takeover continues

    Oilers hire Tyler Dellow, advanced stat takeover continues

    First, Fenwick Close. Then, the world. We saw it two weeks ago when the Toronto Maple Leafs named Kyle Dubas assistant GM. Last week, it was the New Jersey Devils’ turn, as they hired Sunny Mehta. Statistician Eric Tulsky also works for a mystery NHL te…
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  • AHL's Marlies hire Ben Simon as assistant coach

    AHL's Marlies hire Ben Simon as assistant coach

    NHL.com Aug 5
    TORONTO - The Toronto Marlies have hired Ben Simon as an assistant coach. Simon will work with head coach Gord Dineen and associate coach Derek King behind the bench of the Toronto Maple Leafs' American Hockey League affiliate for the 2014-15...
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  • Kessel says Maple Leafs will be prepared to prevent another tai…

    Kessel says Maple Leafs will be prepared to prevent another tailspin

    Kessel says Maple Leafs will be prepared to prevent another tailspin
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  • Rumor Roundup: Just because Gardiner and Reimer are signed does…

    Rumor Roundup: Just because Gardiner and Reimer are signed doesn’t take them off market

    The Toronto Maple Leafs recently avoided salary arbitration with defenseman Jake Gardiner and goaltender James Reimer. Gardiner re-signed a five-year, $20.25-million contract, while Reimer inked a two-year, $4.6-million deal. Both players were frequentl…
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  • Maple Leafs renew ECHL affiliation with Orlando

    Maple Leafs renew ECHL affiliation with Orlando

    NHL.com Aug 1
    The Toronto Maple Leafs have extended their affiliation with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. The Maple Leafs will be Orlando's sole NHL affiliate for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Toronto and the Minnesota Wild shared the affiliation la...
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  • Trevor Linden joins movement against staged fighting in the NHL

    Trevor Linden joins movement against staged fighting in the NHL

    For decades, anyone who has questioned the usefulness of fighting in hockey has heard the phrase “you never played the game, so you wouldn’t understand” thrown at them. Of course, the idea anyone needs to have been an NHL player to comment on fighting i…
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  • Video - The Franchise Player Debate 03:06

    The Franchise Player Debate

    Jul 30
    Cary Chow and Craig Custance go over the biggest surprises, omissions and the toughest decisions of the NHL franchise player list.
  • Video - Is NHL Better With Winning Original Six? 03:33

    Is NHL Better With Winning Original Six?

    May 22
    With three of the final four teams part of the Original Six, is the NHL better with the older franchises going deep in the playoffs?
  • Video - Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle Gets Extension 02:58

    Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle Gets Extension

    May 8
    Pierre LeBrun discusses why the Maple Leafs have given coach Randy Carlyle a two-year extension despite missing the playoffs after finishing 2-12 over their last 14 games.
  • Video - Brendan Shanahan To Join Maple Leafs 03:32

    Brendan Shanahan To Join Maple Leafs

    Apr 10
    Pierre LeBrun discusses Brendan Shanahan appearing to be set to join the Maple Leafs in an executive role.

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