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

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

thehockeynews.com Updated 19 hours ago
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 23 hours ago
    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

    thehockeynews.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    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 (3 days ago)
    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

    thehockeynews.com Jul 19 (5 days ago)
    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 (6 days ago)
    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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  • Bernier plays up Toronto positives; OK with backup job in Anahe…

    Bernier plays up Toronto positives; OK with backup job in Anaheim

    (Photo by Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images) New Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier said he had mostly positive memories from his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs. There was no disparaging the organization that had just dealt him to Anaheim or be…
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  • Leafs opt against common wisdom in betting on Brooks, other lat…

    Leafs opt against common wisdom in betting on Brooks, other late bloomers

    NHL.com Jul 8
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Some NHL teams don't believe in drafting players like Adam Brooks. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected the 20-year-old centre — an "overager" in hockey parlance — in the fourth round of last month's NHL draft. Teams typi...
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  • Buffalo Sabres push hard for NCAA star Jimmy Vesey

    Buffalo Sabres push hard for NCAA star Jimmy Vesey

    According to Mark Divver from the Providence Journal, the Buffalo Sabres sent an armada to Boston in the hopes of convincing left winger Jimmy Vesey to sign with the franchise. Vesey, whose rights were acquired from Nashville in the lead-up to the draft…
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  • Shanahan says centennial season will hinge growth and progress …

    Shanahan says centennial season will hinge growth and progress for young Leafs

    TORONTO - Two players from the Toronto's last Stanley Cup championship team looked on as Brendan Shanahan etched out his plan for bringing the Maple Leafs back to glory. Johnny Bower and Ron Ellis sat in attendance at the Hockey Hall of Fame ...
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  • Matthews hits the ice as Maple Leafs career gets underway at de…

    Matthews hits the ice as Maple Leafs career gets underway at development camp

    NHL.com Jul 4
    TORONTO - Sporting the new logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs on his chest, Auston Matthews made his on-ice debut as a member of the Original-Six franchise. The American centre and No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 draft was on hand with 40 other ...
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  • Getting to Know: Former defenseman Kim Clackson

    Getting to Know: Former defenseman Kim Clackson

    Status: Former NHL and WHA defenseman from 1975-1981 for Indianapolis Racers, Winnipeg Jets, Pittsburgh Penguin, Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs. Currently is a Senior Vice President for CBRE Real Estate in Pittsburgh. Ht: 5-10 Wt: 195 DOB: Feb…
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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.