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Lame Duck? Mike Babcock doesn’t care – & neither should Red…

Lame Duck? Mike Babcock doesn’t care – & neither should Red Wings fans

thehockeynews.com Updated 14 hours ago
In just about any other NHL market, a coach entering the final year of his contract with no extension would be given lame duck status. It’s the reason that, for instance, the most recent bench bosses of the Toronto Maple Leafs (current head coach Randy …
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  • Petr Mrazek helps Detroit Red Wings blank Toronto Maple Leafs 3…

    Petr Mrazek helps Detroit Red Wings blank Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 in exhibition

    thehockeynews.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    Petr Mrazek helps Detroit Red Wings blank Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 in exhibition
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  • Rumor Roundup: Will Steven Stamkos stay put in Tampa Bay?

    Rumor Roundup: Will Steven Stamkos stay put in Tampa Bay?

    thehockeynews.com Sep 29 (yesterday)
    NBA superstar LeBron James returning home to Cleveland sparked speculation this summer in the Toronto media suggesting Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos could do the same and sign with the Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2016. The Leafs lack a ho…
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  • Leafs beat Sabres 3-2 in shootout -- but lose Franson and Booth…

    Leafs beat Sabres 3-2 in shootout -- but lose Franson and Booth to injury

    NHL.com Sep 29 (2 days ago)
    TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have back-to-back pre-season wins over the Buffalo Sabres — but both victories came at a cost. Defenceman Cody Franson left with what appeared to be a left leg injury and forward David Booth suffered a bone b...
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  • Torrey Mitchell just doesn’t get it, so he should sit

    Torrey Mitchell just doesn’t get it, so he should sit

    thehockeynews.com Sep 29 (2 days ago)
    There’s no doubt Torrey Mitchell of the Buffalo Sabres is feeling a little badly this morning. Probably not as badly as he did more than six years ago when a reckless play he made almost ended Kurtis Foster’s career and helped inspire the NHL to change …
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  • Peter Holland lifts Maple Leafs to 3-2 shootout win over Sabres…

    Peter Holland lifts Maple Leafs to 3-2 shootout win over Sabres in pre-season

    thehockeynews.com Sep 28 (2 days ago)
    Peter Holland lifts Maple Leafs to 3-2 shootout win over Sabres in pre-season
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  • Sibling rivalry still burns between brothers Phil and Blake Kes…

    Sibling rivalry still burns between brothers Phil and Blake Kessel

    NHL.com Sep 28 (3 days ago)
    TORONTO - Age has not mellowed the sibling rivalry between Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel and his younger brother Blake. The brothers have been living together along with Leafs centre Tyler Bozak while Blake Kessel, a 25-year-old defenc...
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  • Tallinder injury puts veteran’s Leaf tryout on the edge

    Tallinder injury puts veteran’s Leaf tryout on the edge

    thehockeynews.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)
    Defenceman Henrik Tallinder probably wouldn’t mind finishing his career like Derek Jeter, but most pro athletes don’t get to retire the way they want to. Their careers wind down in a quieter way. Tallinder, a 35-year-old free agent, suffered a separated…
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  • Can the Maple Leafs afford to carry an enforcer this season?

    Can the Maple Leafs afford to carry an enforcer this season?

    thehockeynews.com NHL.com Sep 25 (6 days ago)
    In the two full seasons Randy Carlyle has been the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, his team has led the league in fights both seasons and led in penalty minutes once. Whether or not the Leafs are at the top of either of those departments will com…
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  • Preseason roundup: Ryan's 3 points lead Senators

    Preseason roundup: Ryan's 3 points lead Senators

    NHL.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    Bobby Ryan had two goals and an assist in the Ottawa Senators' 3-2 preseason win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday. Matt Puempel scored a power-play goal for the Senators, and Clark MacArthur had two assists. ...
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  • Reimer stops all 18 shots he faces, Leafs lose to Senators in s…

    Reimer stops all 18 shots he faces, Leafs lose to Senators in shootout

    NHL.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    TORONTO - James Reimer's 2014 pre-season debut went like many of his previous starts with the Toronto Maple Leafs during happier times. The Leafs were out-shot and forced Reimer to keep them in it, and the goaltender was up the task in his ha...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Kane, Byfuglien trade speculation will heat up i…

    Rumor Roundup: Kane, Byfuglien trade speculation will heat up if Jets start slowly

    thehockeynews.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    The Winnipeg Jets enter their most critical season since their relocation from Atlanta in 2011. Counting their final seasons as the Thrashers, the Jets haven’t made the playoffs since 2007. The honeymoon period is over in Winnipeg, as fans and media gro…
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  • Preseason roundup: Maple Leafs shut out Flyers

    Preseason roundup: Maple Leafs shut out Flyers

    NHL.com Sep 23
    Jonathan Bernier stopped all 12 shots he faced, and Antoine Bibeau made 15 saves to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. James van Riemsdyk, Brandon Kozun, Cody Franson and William Nylan...
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  • Nylander scores in NHL pre-season debut as Maple Leafs beat Fly…

    Nylander scores in NHL pre-season debut as Maple Leafs beat Flyers

    Nylander scores in NHL pre-season debut as Maple Leafs beat Flyers
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  • James van Riemsdyk scores over an oblivious Steve Mason (GIF)

    James van Riemsdyk scores over an oblivious Steve Mason (GIF)

    yahoo.com Sep 23
    James van Riemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafs has three goals in six career games against his old mates, the Philadelphia Flyers. He scored another one in the Leafs’ home exhibition opener on Tuesday night, although goalie Steve Mason might not have awa…
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  • Best bets for the Hart, Art Ross, Rocket Richard, Norris, Vezin…

    Best bets for the Hart, Art Ross, Rocket Richard, Norris, Vezina and Calder Trophies

    Hockey is in the air. Pre-season games are on the TV, jerseys for the Winter Classic are being released, Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel has been at the center of a non-story…the world is right again. And before you know it, the games will start counting. …
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  • David Booth scores in shootout as Maple Leafs edge Flyers 3-2 i…

    David Booth scores in shootout as Maple Leafs edge Flyers 3-2 in pre-season play

    NHL.com Sep 22
    LONDON, Ont. - David Booth scored the only goal in the shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Monday in NHL pre-season action. Nazem Kadri, playing in his hometown of London, Ont., scored with 15 seconds rema...
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  • 2014-15 NHL preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

    2014-15 NHL preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

    ESPN.com previews the 2014-15 NHL season with a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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  • Rookie Nylander, veteran Tallinder out to show they belong with…

    Rookie Nylander, veteran Tallinder out to show they belong with Maple Leafs

    TORONTO - William Nylander's father may have had a 920-game NHL career, but that doesn't mean the Toronto Maple Leafs' first-round pick has any clue what to expect when he steps onto the ice for his first pre-season game. "I have never played...
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  • Maple Leafs make defensive-zone changes at start of training ca…

    Maple Leafs make defensive-zone changes at start of training camp

    Maple Leafs make defensive-zone changes at start of training camp
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  • Bozak, Clarkson miss start of Leafs camp

    Bozak, Clarkson miss start of Leafs camp

    Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson both missed the first practice day of Toronto Maple Leafs training camp with lower-body injuries, and coach Randy Carlyle didn't say when he expects either player to be ready.
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  • Maple Leafs sign defenseman Donaghey

    Maple Leafs sign defenseman Donaghey

    NHL.com Sep 20
    David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs announced Saturday the hockey club has signed defenceman Cody Donaghey to a three-year entry level contract. Donaghey, 18, registered 38 points (9 goals, 29 assis...
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  • Steven Stamkos on the subway and other bizarre phone interviews

    Steven Stamkos on the subway and other bizarre phone interviews

    Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos is on the cover of the latest issue of The Hockey News. I was tasked with getting ‘Stammer’ on the phone for the article, which also included interviews with teammates, family and others who know the captain.…
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  • Video - Atlantic Division Preview 05:26

    Atlantic Division Preview

    Sep 23
    Scott Burnside and Craig Custance preview the Atlantic Division and ask if anyone can catch the Bruins for the top of the standings.
  • Video - ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings 07:09

    ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings

    Sep 18
    ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating breaks down the 2014 Ultimate Team Standings.
  • Video - The Franchise Player Debate 03:06

    The Franchise Player Debate

    Jul 30
    Cary Chow and Craig Custance go over the biggest surprises, omissions and the toughest decisions of the NHL franchise player list.
  • Video - Is NHL Better With Winning Original Six? 03:33

    Is NHL Better With Winning Original Six?

    May 22
    With three of the final four teams part of the Original Six, is the NHL better with the older franchises going deep in the playoffs?

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