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Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Toronto Maple Leafs

Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Toronto Maple Leafs

yahoo.com Updated Aug 27 (yesterday)
[Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • Sweden’s Lehner withdraws from World Cup to heal ankle, Enroth …

    Sweden’s Lehner withdraws from World Cup to heal ankle, Enroth takes his place

    thehockeynews.com Aug 27 (yesterday)
    Robin Lehner was only able to suit up for one-quarter of the Sabres’ games in his first season as presumptive starting netminder for the club. But in an attempt to avoid that in his second campaign, Lehner is making sure he takes his time to heal the an…
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs invite Brandon Prust to camp on tryout

    Toronto Maple Leafs invite Brandon Prust to camp on tryout

    yahoo.com Aug 22 (6 days ago)
    (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Earlier in the offseason former Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Prust said he would “take a job anywhere.” That place appears to be the Toronto Maple Leafs. General manager Lou Lamoriello said he decided to invite…
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  • Maple Leafs find their backup goalie in Jhonas Enroth

    Maple Leafs find their backup goalie in Jhonas Enroth

    yahoo.com Aug 22 (6 days ago)
    Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images It was a busy Monday for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who after promoting Mark Hunter from Director of Player Personnel to Assistant General Manager finally signed a backup goaltender for Frederik Andersen. After spending …
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  • Vesey met with seven teams, discussing options Thursday — what …

    Vesey met with seven teams, discussing options Thursday — what can each team offer?

    For those tiring of hearing about NCAA free agent Jimmy Vesey, rest assured that the 23-year-old winger is nearing a decision on his destination. According to a report from ESPN’s Joe McDonald, Vesey has finished meeting with the teams he has interest i…
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  • Maple Leafs’ Bibeau pays tribute to ‘The Cat’ with awesome Potv…

    Maple Leafs’ Bibeau pays tribute to ‘The Cat’ with awesome Potvin mask

    The Toronto Maple Leafs’ 100th anniversary celebration will include an outdoor game, dubbed the Centennial Classic, the re-raising of banners, additions to legends row and the debut of brand new uniforms that pay tribute to the team’s past. There will b…
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  • Rumor Roundup: What will the Maple Leafs do with Joffrey Lupul?

    Rumor Roundup: What will the Maple Leafs do with Joffrey Lupul?

    TSN.ca’s Kristen Shilton recently listed five questions the Toronto Maple Leafs must still address this summer. Among them was what to do about right winger Joffrey Lupul. The oft-injured Lupul, who turns 33 in September, has two seasons left on his con…
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  • Getting to Know: Former NHLer Blaine Stoughton

    Getting to Know: Former NHLer Blaine Stoughton

    Status: NHL and WHA right winger from 1973-1984 for Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Cincinnati Stingers, Indianapolis Racers, New England Whalers, Hartford Whalers and New York Rangers DOB: March 13, 1953 In: Gilbert Plains, Man. Ht: 5-11 Wt: …
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  • World junior camp: Canada must rely on stars

    World junior camp: Canada must rely on stars

    PLYMOUTH, MICH. – It was a desultory loss for Canada, dropping their second-last contest of the summer world junior camp tournament 5-1 to Sweden. And to be fair, only some of Canada’s best players were in the game. Dylan Strome, Mitch Marner and Tyson …
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  • Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next sea…

    Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next season

    The hype surrounding Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick and first-overall selection Auston Matthews isn’t unwarranted, but sometimes lost in the excitement surround Matthews is the fact that there’s a fair chance he won’t be the rookie that makes the bigges…
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  • Arbitration clearly works, so why not make it available to more…

    Arbitration clearly works, so why not make it available to more players?

    It should really come as no surprise that of the 25 players who were slated to go to salary arbitration this summer, none has actually sat in front of the arbitrator and 22 of them have resulted in contract resolutions. That’s pretty much the standard t…
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  • Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    When the NHL announced last fall its seven-year partnership that will see adidas become its official outfitter starting next season, your trusty correspondent asked commissioner Gary Bettman whether the deal would be extended by a year if there were ano…
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  • Brophy: Thoughts and observations as the off-season winds on

    Brophy: Thoughts and observations as the off-season winds on

    Some hockey thoughts from a scribe who wonders what the heck happened to the off-season: MATTHEWS’ CONTRACT: I was like many others who wondered what the heck the Toronto Maple Leafs were doing by dragging out No. 1 draft pick Auston Matthews’ contract …
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  • Lou Lamoriello and Maple Leafs: 5 things we’ve learned after a …

    Lou Lamoriello and Maple Leafs: 5 things we’ve learned after a year

    yahoo.com Jul 23
    NHL I’m sitting at the same table that I was one year ago, laptop next to coffee mug, early hours of a summer morning. Except this time, as I write about Lou Lamoriello, there’s considerably less shock, awe, Eastern Conference plate tectonics and baffle…
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  • Matthews’ bonus-laden contract proves Lamoriello is flexible, b…

    Matthews’ bonus-laden contract proves Lamoriello is flexible, but firm

    To hear Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello tell it, Auston Matthews was always going to get signed, always going to get the bonuses that were coming to him. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along. Yes, it took a little longer than usual, but an entry…
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  • Auston Matthews signs entry-level deal with Maple Leafs

    Auston Matthews signs entry-level deal with Maple Leafs

    yahoo.com Jul 21
    Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images The panic can now end. Auston Matthews has signed his entry-level deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Matthews, the No. 1 overall pick in last month’s NHL Draft, will r…
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  • Phil Kessel brings Stanley Cup to Toronto, visits SickKids hosp…

    Phil Kessel brings Stanley Cup to Toronto, visits SickKids hospital

    Phil Kessel did what Maple Leafs fans had always hoped he would: he brought the Stanley Cup to Toronto. The only difference is he did so as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins rather than as one of the cities beloved Maple Leafs. But even the biggest Ma…
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  • Rangers deal Brassard for Zibanejad, as Ottawa goes win-now

    Rangers deal Brassard for Zibanejad, as Ottawa goes win-now

    yahoo.com Jul 18
    TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 18: Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on February 18, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Bruins need to look to free agents for blueline …

    Rumor Roundup: Bruins need to look to free agents for blueline help

    The Boston Bruins efforts to bolster their defense via the trade market hasn’t panned out so far. The asking prices for available blueliners such as St. Louis’ Kevin Shattenkirk, Minnesota’s Matt Dumba and Anaheim’s Cam Fowler are rumored to be expensiv…
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  • Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Four players became first-time captains in the NHL ahead of the 2015-16 season, each to varying degrees of success. In San Jose, Joe Pavelski took over as captain after years of speculation that he was the next in line to wear the ‘C’ for the Sharks. In…
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  • Goalie Garret Sparks re-signs with Maple Leafs; agrees to one-y…

    Goalie Garret Sparks re-signs with Maple Leafs; agrees to one-year, two-way deal

    NHL.com Jul 15
    TORONTO - Goaltender Garret Sparks agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. The 23-year-old Sparks had a 6-9-1 record with a 3.02 goals-against average and .893 save percentage in 17 games during his rook...
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  • NHL can’t crack Top 50 most valuable sports franchises

    NHL can’t crack Top 50 most valuable sports franchises

    yahoo.com Jul 14
    Forbes.com released its top 50 ranking for sports franchises. The NHL didn’t make the cut. It has, in the past. The Toronto Maple Leafs were No. 26 in the 2014 franchise rankings, worth an estimated $1.15 billion. They were No. 37 in the global rankings…
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  • Down Goes Brown: History’s best goalie-for-goalie trades

    Down Goes Brown: History’s best goalie-for-goalie trades

    The Maple Leafs traded Jonathan Bernier to the Ducks last week. Toronto moving on from Bernier wasn’t a surprise, but the timing and destination was odd, coming just days after the Leafs and Ducks had hooked up on the Frederik Andersen deal. That’s led …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs still haven’t made decision on Lupul…

    Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs still haven’t made decision on Lupul’s future

    The Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons praises the ability of Maple Leafs management to ship out contracts considered untradeable. He observes they’ve shed over $23 million in salary-cap space in the last 18 months by dealing away Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf, Da…
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  • Video - Sharks Skate Past Maple Leafs 00:56

    Sharks Skate Past Maple Leafs

    Mar 19
    The Sharks beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 to snap their two-game losing streak.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.
  • Video - Maple Leafs Win In Shootout 01:10

    Maple Leafs Win In Shootout

    Mar 11
    Tyler Bozak scored in the third period and in the shootout to lift the Maple Leafs past the Sabres 4-3.
  • Video - Tavares, Islanders Rally Past Leafs 00:57

    Tavares, Islanders Rally Past Leafs

    Mar 9
    John Tavares' 33rd goal of the season lifted the Islanders to a 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.