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Rumor Roundup: Expect Maple Leafs to keep No. 1 pick, and still…

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…
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  • Let’s snuff out three preposterous Auston Matthews rumors befor…

    Let’s snuff out three preposterous Auston Matthews rumors before they spiral out of control

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five games that could have changed the 2016 dr…

    Down Goes Brown: Five games that could have changed the 2016 draft lottery results

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Wade Allison is burning up the draft cha…

    Prospect Need to Know: Wade Allison is burning up the draft charts

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Leafs prospect Mitch Marner named OHL most outstanding player

    Leafs prospect Mitch Marner named OHL most outstanding player

    NHL.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...
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  • Expected No. 1 pick Auston Matthews is a potential superstar fo…

    Expected No. 1 pick Auston Matthews is a potential superstar for the Maple Leafs, just not next season

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs sign Nikita Zaitsev, but what impact should…

    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…
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  • Maple Leafs draft lottery win doesn't validate tank, says Shana…

    Maple Leafs draft lottery win doesn't validate tank, says Shanahan

    yahoo.com thehockeynews.com NHL.com Apr 30 (6 days ago)
    The 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…
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  • Maple Leafs win draft lottery; hold No. 1 pick for first time i…

    Maple Leafs win draft lottery; hold No. 1 pick for first time in more than 30 years

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Apr 30 (6 days ago)
    The 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…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Is friendship with P.K. Subban enough to lure St…

    Rumor Roundup: Is friendship with P.K. Subban enough to lure Steven Stamkos to Montreal?

    If 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…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Is Frederik Andersen a fit for the Maple Leafs?

    Rumor Roundup: Is Frederik Andersen a fit for the Maple Leafs?

    While 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…
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  • Maple Leafs lock in Morgan Rielly and Nazem Kadri for six years…

    Maple Leafs lock in Morgan Rielly and Nazem Kadri for six years each

    If 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…
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Georgetown’s hidden gem

    Prospect Need to Know: Georgetown’s hidden gem

    All 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’…
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  • Leafs intrigued by prospect of landing Matthews, aware odds sti…

    Leafs intrigued by prospect of landing Matthews, aware odds still slim

    NHL.com Apr 10
    TORONTO - 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...
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  • Maple Leafs GM Lamoriello says Robidas, Lupul may not be back n…

    Maple Leafs GM Lamoriello says Robidas, Lupul may not be back next season

    Saturday 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…
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  • Remembering the Top Three hockey cartoons ever

    Remembering the Top Three hockey cartoons ever

    There 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…
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: Flyers in trouble, but not big trouble

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Flyers in trouble, but not big trouble

    yahoo.com Apr 8
    Since 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…
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  • Playoff clinching scenarios for Flyers, Bruins and Red Wings

    Playoff clinching scenarios for Flyers, Bruins and Red Wings

    yahoo.com Apr 7
    Andrew 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…
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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.