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[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…Share Tweet
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…Share Tweetyahoo.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…Share Tweetyahoo.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 …Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Aug 18For 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…Share Tweet
Maple Leafs’ Bibeau pays tribute to ‘The Cat’ with awesome Potvin maskthehockeynews.com Aug 12The 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…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: What will the Maple Leafs do with Joffrey Lupul?thehockeynews.com Aug 8TSN.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…Share Tweet
Getting to Know: Former NHLer Blaine Stoughtonthehockeynews.com Aug 7Status: 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: …Share Tweet
World junior camp: Canada must rely on starsthehockeynews.com Aug 5PLYMOUTH, 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 …Share Tweet
Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next seasonthehockeynews.com Aug 5The 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…Share Tweet
Arbitration clearly works, so why not make it available to more players?thehockeynews.com Jul 27It 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…Share Tweet
Signing bonuses could become next CBA battlegroundthehockeynews.com Jul 26When 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…Share Tweet
Brophy: Thoughts and observations as the off-season winds onthehockeynews.com Jul 23Some 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 …Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 23NHL 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…Share Tweet
Matthews’ bonus-laden contract proves Lamoriello is flexible, but firmthehockeynews.com Jul 21To 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…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 21Jeffrey 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…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 19Phil 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…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 18TORONTO, 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)…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Bruins need to look to free agents for blueline helpthehockeynews.com Jul 16The 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…Share Tweet
Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?thehockeynews.com Jul 15Four 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…Share Tweet
Goalie Garret Sparks re-signs with Maple Leafs; agrees to one-year, two-way dealNHL.com Jul 15TORONTO - 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...Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 14Forbes.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…Share Tweet
Down Goes Brown: History’s best goalie-for-goalie tradesthehockeynews.com Jul 13The 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 …Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs still haven’t made decision on Lupul’s futurethehockeynews.com Jul 11The 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…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.