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Getting to Know: Ian Turnbull

Getting to Know: Ian Turnbull

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 31 (yesterday)
Status: NHL defenseman from 1973-83 with Toronto, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. DOB: Dec. 22, 1953 In: Montreal Residence: Los Angeles First Hockey Memory: ”Getting my first hockey stick at age five, started skating at three.” Hockey Inspirations: “Bobby …
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  • Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Toronto Maple Le…

    Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Toronto Maple Leafs Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • Coaches and GMs under the gun like never before

    Coaches and GMs under the gun like never before

    thehockeynews.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    Around this time of year when we all get antsy for hockey to get going, one of the most popular topics of conversation centers around which coach will be the first to get fired. Randy Carlyle and Paul MacLean look to be the early frontrunners in that de…
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  • Will any GM ever have a summer like Lou Lamoriello did in 1991?

    Will any GM ever have a summer like Lou Lamoriello did in 1991?

    thehockeynews.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)
    If Scott Gomez and/or Tomas Kaberle make the New Jersey Devils this season and contribute in a meaningful way, GM Lou Lamoriello will be able to claim another feather for a cap that is already bursting with plumage. The veterans are reclamation projects…
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  • Randy Carlyle accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, inadvertently prove…

    Randy Carlyle accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, inadvertently proves he's not a cyborg

    yahoo.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)
    .@Jgardiner272 and @43_Kadri help Randy Carlyle complete the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. Video to come! #TMLTalk pic.twitter.com/dyT0NKI8Gh— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 25, 2014 Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle takes a lot heat for being a…
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  • Who won the Phil Kessel to Toronto trade…five years later?

    Who won the Phil Kessel to Toronto trade…five years later?

    thehockeynews.com Aug 26 (7 days ago)
    For a guy who doesn’t say much, Phil Kessel is the source of significant noise. Ever since he begged out of Boston and was dealt to Toronto for a trio of high draft picks, fans and media on both sides of the equation have been debating the merits of the…
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  • What We Learned: Preparing for Toronto Maple Leafs civil war

    What We Learned: Preparing for Toronto Maple Leafs civil war

    yahoo.com Aug 25
    (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) All the changes m…
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  • The top 10 players to watch in the Champions League

    The top 10 players to watch in the Champions League

    If you can’t wait for the NHL season to start, maybe turn your attention to Europe, where the Champions League is off and running. The super-sized tournament for club teams features squads from all over the continent and it’s more than just a place to f…
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  • Backchecking: Allan Bester

    Backchecking: Allan Bester

    By Richard Kamchen Fans of Allan Bester can be forgiven if they assumed the ex-Toronto Maple Leaf netminder had become a twitching mercurial recluse in retirement. Who wouldn’t after experiencing the trauma of being a fish under siege in the Leafs’ barr…
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 1: Chicago Blackhawks

    NHL logo rankings No. 1: Chicago Blackhawks

    When THN’s seven-person panel sat down to come up with our rankings of the 30 NHL logos, we were basically in full agreement which team would be No. 1. We didn’t want history to influence our decisions. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens sit…
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  • With Tim Leiweke on his way out as CEO of MLSE, who will take o…

    With Tim Leiweke on his way out as CEO of MLSE, who will take over?

    On Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman reported that Toronto Maple Leafs CEO Tim Leiweke would “soon” leave the organization to find a new challenge. The team and its CEO quickly denied the report, saying he was “committed” to all the franchises under MLSE’s umb…
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  • CEO of Maple Leafs, Raptors to step down

    CEO of Maple Leafs, Raptors to step down

    ESPN.com Aug 21
    Tim Leiweke, the CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, will step down next year.
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  • Don Cherry dumps ice water on his head in most stylish ALS Ice …

    Don Cherry dumps ice water on his head in most stylish ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yet

    As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge rolls on, raising awareness of and money to combat the terrible disease, we’ve shared with you some of our favorite highlights. Ex-Maple Leafs Mikhail Grabovski and Nik Kulemin made a funny one, Paul Bissonnette made one …
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  • Can the Maple Leafs find an advantage through their new analyti…

    Can the Maple Leafs find an advantage through their new analytics department?

    The Summer of Advanced Stats continued Tuesday and again it was the Toronto Maple Leafs – a team that had long poo-pooed their importance – jumping in head-first. As was first reported by Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski, the Maple Leafs are the reason every…
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  • Tim Leiweke on leaving Maple Leafs, Raptors: ‘My work here is n…

    Tim Leiweke on leaving Maple Leafs, Raptors: ‘My work here is not done’

    yahoo.com Aug 19
    Is Tim Leiweke on his way out of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment? Sources told Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada that the president of MLSE would be leaving the company, potentially for “a new challenge.” (How it gets more challenging tha…
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  • Maple Leafs name Pridham assistant to GM

    Maple Leafs name Pridham assistant to GM

    The Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday named Brandon Pridham assistant to the general manager. Pridham, 40, will assist general manager Dave Nonis with salary cap analysis, contract negotiations and Collective Bargaining Agreement interpretation fo...
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  • Did new Tampa Bay Lightning black 3rd jersey leak?

    Did new Tampa Bay Lightning black 3rd jersey leak?

    yahoo.com Aug 19
    The Tampa Bay Lightning are getting a third jersey this season to go along with that Maple Leafs-meets-Flash-Gordon jersey that some love and some loathe. Because really, what says “Florida sunshine” better than a dark noir jersey … Hockey Bay, a blog t…
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  • Which Maple Leaf legend gets a piece of granite next to Teeder …

    Which Maple Leaf legend gets a piece of granite next to Teeder Kennedy?

    The likeness of Teeder Kennedy will be the first Toronto Maple Leafs legend coming off the granite bench, but who’s next? Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment announced the touchstone team monument project ‘Legend’s Row’ this week saying two other player…
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  • 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?
  • Video - Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle Gets Extension 02:58

    Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle Gets Extension

    May 8
    Pierre LeBrun discusses why the Maple Leafs have given coach Randy Carlyle a two-year extension despite missing the playoffs after finishing 2-12 over their last 14 games.
  • Video - Brendan Shanahan To Join Maple Leafs 03:32

    Brendan Shanahan To Join Maple Leafs

    Apr 10
    Pierre LeBrun discusses Brendan Shanahan appearing to be set to join the Maple Leafs in an executive role.

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