Toronto Sports News and Rumors
Five most expensive healthy scratches this season
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There’s no shortage of ill-advised contracts in the NHL. Most teams have at least one player earning more money than his contributions warrant. But while it’s disappointing to watch a $4-million player toil on the fourth line or third defensive pair, th…Upvote Share Tweet
Legendary coach Al Arbour welcomes fan notes in battle with dementiathehockeynews.com 22 hours agoThe man who led the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cups is now looking for a little motivation from his fans. Hall of Fame coach and player Al Arbour, 82, is reportedly being treated for dementia and Parkinson’s disease at a retirement h…Upvote Share Tweet
Oliver Ekman-Larsson Scores Distant Shorthanded Goal On Hapless Leafsdeadspin.com Jan 30 (yesterday)Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was only trying to dump the puck, but the unintended accuracy gave him his 13th goal of the season as the "shot" got past Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier. Toronto is at the point where it can…Upvote Share Tweet
Lack of goals during losing streak continues to bewilder reeling LeafsNHL.com Jan 30 (yesterday)TORONTO - Under interim coach Peter Horachek, the Toronto Maple Leafs are a conundrum. The defensive inconsistency that cost Randy Carlyle his job is mostly gone, but at the same time the goals have disappeared. "When you think about it, if y...Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays ink Santiago to Minor League pactMLB.com Jan 30 (yesterday)The Blue Jays have signed veteran infielder Ramon Santiago to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Friday.Upvote Share TweetTORONTO - For the balance of their losing streak, the Toronto Maple Leafs were done in by the goals they didn't score. It reached eight because of goals Jonathan Bernier should not have given up. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored from the other sid...Upvote Share Tweet
ECHL team trolls Maple Leafs, will host “Toss Your Jersey” nightOne of the stranger stories of the NHL season is the number of times Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys have been thrown onto the ice in protest of the team’s subpar performance. So the ECHL’s Brampton Beast, being nearby and all, thought they would turn a neg…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Kings, and Hurricanes buzzThe Toronto rumor mill continues to churn with speculation over possible moves by the struggling Maple Leafs leading up to the March trade deadline. TSN’s Darren Dreger believes the next few weeks will determine if the Leafs become deadline buyers or se…Upvote Share Tweet
Separation between East’s have & have-not teams will make NHL trade deadline uniqueIf you don’t know by now the NHL’s points system is essentially a competitive funhouse mirror designed to give more teams the appearance they’ve got a shot at a playoff spot, you should. The league has, to the credit of its business acumen, recognized m…Upvote Share TweetNHL.com Jan 28 (3 days ago)NEWARK, N.J. - Jacob Josefson and Patrik Elias scored in the shootout and the New Jersey Devils rallied late to beat Toronto 2-1 on Wednesday night, extending the Maple Leafs' losing streak to a season-high seven games. Cory Schneider made 29...Upvote Share TweetA week after adding Max Scherzer to the front of their rotation, the Nationals have agreed to a deal that addresses the only issue they faced on the way to Spring Training, adding another solid late-innings option in former Blue Jays closer Casey Jansse…Upvote Share Tweet
Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon tradeMLB.com Jan 27 (4 days ago)Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.Upvote Share TweetIn recent days there’s been some buzz claiming the Dallas Stars could be interested in Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen Dion Phaneuf or Cody Franson. The basis for this was a report on the Stars needs by Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. Heika, howev…Upvote Share TweetThe Blue Jays say Paul Beeston will remain as team president through the end of this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: What to watch as trade deadline draws nearthehockeynews.com Jan 26 (5 days ago)With the 2015 NHL All-Star Game now history and teams returning to action on Tuesday, the focus shifts toward the approaching NHL trade deadline on March 2. It’s expected trade activity will increase over the next five weeks as more clubs fall out of pl…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Kyle Lowry Fools Pistons By Feigning Timeoutdimemag.com Jan 26 (5 days ago)This isn’t standard, but a layup by Kyle Lowry with a little under four minutes to go in the first quarter in last night’s Raptors-Pistons game only happened after he lulled Detroit into thinking he was about to call a timeout. Lowry’s switch-up has bee…Upvote Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jan 24COLUMBUS – The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2017 with the All-Star Game and an outdoor game, a source with close ties to NHL ownership told thn.com. And it looks as though the Winter Classic for 2016 will be held in Bost…Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs, Kings, Sabres, Oilers, and Senators all prepared to make moves following breakthehockeynews.com Jan 24Talk of the the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings swapping toxic contracts by exchanging defenseman Dion Phaneuf and Mike Richards persists in the rumor mill. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman believes it could make sense for both clubs. He thinks t…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 24VANCOUVER — While Russell Martin has said he's prepared to catch R.A. Dickey's knuckleball, the work he puts in with the Blue Jays' promising young arms will be the 31-year-old's most rewarding challenge in his first year in Toronto. Drew Hutchison, 24,…Upvote Share Tweet
Raptors Win In OTJan 30Despite 35 points and 13 assists by Jarrett Jack, Toronto outscored Brooklyn 14-9 in overtime to win 127-122.
'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHLJan 29Cary Chow and Katie Strang pick out the players who need to perform the best for their teams down the stretch, what the Red Wings' winning streak means for coach Mike Babcock, and recap the legacy of Martin Brodeur.
DeRozan Leads Raptors To Third Straight WinJan 27DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points in the Raptors' 104-91 win over the Pacers.
Raptors Hold Off PistonsJan 25DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points with six rebounds to help the Raptors beat the Pistons 114-110.
Darrell Bevell on the Chess Match with Belichick and Russell Wilson’s Unsh…Jan 30Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
ESPN NowJan 30NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been in office for a year. How would Mavs owner Mark Cuban grade Year 1? "A-plus," Cuban said. "Love everything he's...
The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of GronkJan 30TEMPE, Ariz. — Did Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright’s sly smile tell it all? I’ve got this theory about Super Bowl 49 that isn’t exactly breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is the key player. If he blows up, New England wins. If Seattle manages to beat him up …
Pau Gasol exit a colossal blunder by Los Angeles LakersJan 29Pau Gasol's L.A. homecoming was a reminder how the Lakers have nothing to show for his departure, J.A. Adande writes.