Lame Duck? Mike Babcock doesn’t care – & neither should Red Wings fans
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In just about any other NHL market, a coach entering the final year of his contract with no extension would be given lame duck status. It’s the reason that, for instance, the most recent bench bosses of the Toronto Maple Leafs (current head coach Randy …Upvote Share Tweet
Petr Mrazek helps Detroit Red Wings blank Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 in exhibitionthehockeynews.com Sep 29 (yesterday)Petr Mrazek helps Detroit Red Wings blank Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 in exhibitionUpvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Will Steven Stamkos stay put in Tampa Bay?thehockeynews.com Sep 29 (yesterday)NBA superstar LeBron James returning home to Cleveland sparked speculation this summer in the Toronto media suggesting Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos could do the same and sign with the Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2016. The Leafs lack a ho…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Sep 29 (2 days ago)TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have back-to-back pre-season wins over the Buffalo Sabres — but both victories came at a cost. Defenceman Cody Franson left with what appeared to be a left leg injury and forward David Booth suffered a bone b...Upvote Share Tweet
Torrey Mitchell just doesn’t get it, so he should sitthehockeynews.com Sep 29 (2 days ago)There’s no doubt Torrey Mitchell of the Buffalo Sabres is feeling a little badly this morning. Probably not as badly as he did more than six years ago when a reckless play he made almost ended Kurtis Foster’s career and helped inspire the NHL to change …Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Sep 28 (2 days ago)Peter Holland lifts Maple Leafs to 3-2 shootout win over Sabres in pre-seasonUpvote Share Tweet
Sibling rivalry still burns between brothers Phil and Blake KesselNHL.com Sep 28 (3 days ago)TORONTO - Age has not mellowed the sibling rivalry between Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel and his younger brother Blake. The brothers have been living together along with Leafs centre Tyler Bozak while Blake Kessel, a 25-year-old defenc...Upvote Share Tweet
Tallinder injury puts veteran’s Leaf tryout on the edgethehockeynews.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)Defenceman Henrik Tallinder probably wouldn’t mind finishing his career like Derek Jeter, but most pro athletes don’t get to retire the way they want to. Their careers wind down in a quieter way. Tallinder, a 35-year-old free agent, suffered a separated…Upvote Share TweetIn the two full seasons Randy Carlyle has been the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, his team has led the league in fights both seasons and led in penalty minutes once. Whether or not the Leafs are at the top of either of those departments will com…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)Bobby Ryan had two goals and an assist in the Ottawa Senators' 3-2 preseason win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday. Matt Puempel scored a power-play goal for the Senators, and Clark MacArthur had two assists. ...Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)TORONTO - James Reimer's 2014 pre-season debut went like many of his previous starts with the Toronto Maple Leafs during happier times. The Leafs were out-shot and forced Reimer to keep them in it, and the goaltender was up the task in his ha...Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Kane, Byfuglien trade speculation will heat up if Jets start slowlythehockeynews.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)The Winnipeg Jets enter their most critical season since their relocation from Atlanta in 2011. Counting their final seasons as the Thrashers, the Jets haven’t made the playoffs since 2007. The honeymoon period is over in Winnipeg, as fans and media gro…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Sep 23Jonathan Bernier stopped all 12 shots he faced, and Antoine Bibeau made 15 saves to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. James van Riemsdyk, Brandon Kozun, Cody Franson and William Nylan...Upvote Share Tweet
Nylander scores in NHL pre-season debut as Maple Leafs beat Flyersthehockeynews.com Sep 23Nylander scores in NHL pre-season debut as Maple Leafs beat FlyersUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 23James van Riemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafs has three goals in six career games against his old mates, the Philadelphia Flyers. He scored another one in the Leafs’ home exhibition opener on Tuesday night, although goalie Steve Mason might not have awa…Upvote Share Tweet
Best bets for the Hart, Art Ross, Rocket Richard, Norris, Vezina and Calder Trophiesthehockeynews.com Sep 23Hockey is in the air. Pre-season games are on the TV, jerseys for the Winter Classic are being released, Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel has been at the center of a non-story…the world is right again. And before you know it, the games will start counting. …Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Sep 22LONDON, Ont. - David Booth scored the only goal in the shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Monday in NHL pre-season action. Nazem Kadri, playing in his hometown of London, Ont., scored with 15 seconds rema...Upvote Share TweetESPN.com previews the 2014-15 NHL season with a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs.Upvote Share TweetTORONTO - William Nylander's father may have had a 920-game NHL career, but that doesn't mean the Toronto Maple Leafs' first-round pick has any clue what to expect when he steps onto the ice for his first pre-season game. "I have never played...Upvote Share Tweet
Maple Leafs make defensive-zone changes at start of training campthehockeynews.com Sep 20Maple Leafs make defensive-zone changes at start of training campUpvote Share TweetTyler Bozak and David Clarkson both missed the first practice day of Toronto Maple Leafs training camp with lower-body injuries, and coach Randy Carlyle didn't say when he expects either player to be ready.Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Sep 20David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs announced Saturday the hockey club has signed defenceman Cody Donaghey to a three-year entry level contract. Donaghey, 18, registered 38 points (9 goals, 29 assis...Upvote Share Tweet
Steven Stamkos on the subway and other bizarre phone interviewsthehockeynews.com Sep 20Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos is on the cover of the latest issue of The Hockey News. I was tasked with getting ‘Stammer’ on the phone for the article, which also included interviews with teammates, family and others who know the captain.…Upvote Share Tweet
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