Rumor Roundup: Expect Maple Leafs to keep No. 1 pick, and still pursue Stamkos
thehockeynews.com Updated May 5 (yesterday)
The Toronto Maple Leafs winning the 2016 NHL Draft Lottery generated considerable excitement among their long-suffering fans. It’s also sparked speculation over what the Leafs might do with that pick. It’s assumed the Leafs will retain it and select Ame…Share Tweet
Let’s snuff out three preposterous Auston Matthews rumors before they spiral out of controlthehockeynews.com May 4 (2 days ago)The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the 2016 NHL draft lottery and will pick No. 1 overall for the first time since they nabbed Wendel Clark in 1985. This is good news for the sport, whether you love or hate the Leafs. It’s the equivalent of a high-profile…Share Tweet
Down Goes Brown: Five games that could have changed the 2016 draft lottery resultsthehockeynews.com May 4 (2 days ago)Back in March, we took a look back at five forgotten games from NHL history that, in hindsight, changed the results of a draft lottery. It was a reminder of just how close we came to Patrick Kane as an Oiler, or Vincent Lecavalier as a Canuck. It was me…Share Tweet
Prospect Need to Know: Wade Allison is burning up the draft chartsthehockeynews.com May 3 (3 days ago)As the season begins to wind down, we’re starting to see some hardware handed out in the prospect ranks. Toronto Maple Leafs hopeful Mitch Marner, for example, just won the OHL’s Red Tilson Trophy as the league’s most outstanding player for his work wit…Share TweetNHL.com May 3 (3 days ago)TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner is the Ontario Hockey League's most outstanding player this season. The London Knights forward captured the Red Tilson Trophy after finishing third in league scoring with 39 goals and 77 ass...Share Tweet
Expected No. 1 pick Auston Matthews is a potential superstar for the Maple Leafs, just not next seasonthehockeynews.com May 2 (4 days ago)Leafs Nation erupted on Saturday night, and for good reason. They won the draft lottery and will have the right to select first in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. It’s been a long while since they got a win this big. This one wasn’t on the ice, that’ll hav…Share Tweet
Toronto Maple Leafs sign Nikita Zaitsev, but what impact should be expected?thehockeynews.com May 2 (4 days ago)The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to pick up bodies for their rebuild today, signing KHL defenseman Nikita Zaitsev to a one-year deal. This move has been long-rumored, but now that it’s official, the question becomes one of expectation. Sure, Zaitsev wa…Share TweetThe Toronto Maple Leafs finished with the worst record in the NHL and the League’s lowest point total. This was, of course, by design, as team decided to rid itself of veteran players in attempt to tank the season for a high draft pick. “We explained to…Share TweetThe Toronto Maple Leafs have won the draft lottery, giving the franchise its first No. 1 pick since 1985 when future captain Wendel Clark was selected. The Leafs finished the season with the league’s worst record at 29-42-11, giving them a 20 percent ch…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Is friendship with P.K. Subban enough to lure Steven Stamkos to Montreal?thehockeynews.com Apr 23If center Steven Stamkos fails to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning this summer, it’s assumed the Toronto Maple Leafs will be his destination of choice via free agency. However, he could entertain an offer from another major Canadian franchise. In an…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Is Frederik Andersen a fit for the Maple Leafs?thehockeynews.com Apr 18While the Toronto Maple Leafs made progress in the first season of their rebuild, they still lack a quality starting goaltender. The Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons notes the only reason for Jonathan Bernier’s return next season is the year remaining on his…Share TweetIf you ever wanted an indication of the power Lou Lamoriello wields in the hockey world, it was fully on display this morning. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced new six-year deals for defenseman Morgan Rielly and center Nazem Kadri and no reporter leake…Share Tweet
Prospect Need to Know: Georgetown’s hidden gemthehockeynews.com Apr 12All hail the Frozen Four champs from North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks stomped all over Quinnipiac in the final and while Vancouver pick Brock Boeser has confirmed his return for another campaign, several free agents are drumming up interest now. Boeser’…Share TweetNHL.com Apr 10TORONTO - Auston Matthews will be on the Toronto Maple Leafs' mind for the next few weeks. The Leafs will have a 20 per cent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick at the NHL draft lottery on April 30. It's been 31 years since the club pick...Share Tweet
Maple Leafs GM Lamoriello says Robidas, Lupul may not be back next seasonthehockeynews.com Apr 10Saturday night’s 5-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils signalled the end of he Maple Leafs’ season, and it could also signal the end of Stephane Robidas and Joffrey Lupul’s time in Toronto. While meeting with media Sunday, Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello said…Share Tweet
Remembering the Top Three hockey cartoons everthehockeynews.com Apr 9There have been over a dozen cartoons featuring hockey, but sadly, most of them are not very good. Cartoons like The Raccoons on Ice (1981) and The Magic Hockey Skates (2012) are your typical children’s stories where the good guys come out on top no mat…Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 8Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. With the Boston Bruins thumping the Detroit Red Wings, 5-2, and the Toronto Maple Leafs upsetting the Philade…Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 7Andrew MacDonald stretched his body across the ice, including his stick, sliding to make a defensive play in overtime against Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner. He went for the puck; the referee believed he caught Gardiner’s skate first, send…Share Tweet
Sharks Skate Past Maple LeafsMar 19The Sharks beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 to snap their two-game losing streak.
Elevated Plays Of The WeekMar 13Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.
Maple Leafs Win In ShootoutMar 11Tyler Bozak scored in the third period and in the shootout to lift the Maple Leafs past the Sabres 4-3.
Tavares, Islanders Rally Past LeafsMar 9John Tavares' 33rd goal of the season lifted the Islanders to a 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.