Toronto Sports News and Rumors
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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Brandon Kozun will miss a minimum of six weeks with a high ankle sprain, coach Randy Carlyle said Monday according to TSN. Kozun was injured going into the boards in a 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. He ...Upvote Share Tweet
Five fresh faces making an impact with their new teamsthehockeynews.com Oct 19 (yesterday)It’s still early in the season, but fans are starting to get a feel for which free agent pick-ups and off-season trades have worked in their favor. For some, it was a blockbuster deal that could change the future of the franchise. For others, it was a s…Upvote Share Tweet
Zetterberg scores late in OT as Red Wings beat Maple Leafs 1-0 to sweep home-and homeNHL.com Oct 18 (2 days ago)DETROIT - Henrik Zetterberg scored with 9.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night and a sweep of the teams' home-and-home series. Zetterburg streaked down the right...Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Myers, Staal could be moved for the right pricethehockeynews.com Oct 18 (3 days ago)The respective trade statuses of Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers remain hot topics in the NHL rumor mill. In today’s salary cap era, it’s unusual to see two such notable players mentioned this early in th…Upvote Share TweetNo. 1 Star: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings The Red Wings captain had a 4-point night, assisting on all of Detroit’s goals in a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had the primary assist on the Red Wings’ first three goals, two from Johan Fran…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)Our friends at Winging It In Motown cooked up an amazing social experiment on Friday involving hockey’s favorite awkward older brother, Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The simple concept: Take the photo of Kessel shown here, and ask those in you…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Marcus Smart Gets Steal, Dives To Save Loose Ball, Hits Clutch Threedimemag.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)The Boston Celtics will surely be pleased should Marcus Smart make just the defensive knack and all-out hustle he showed on this sequence from last night’s exhibition against the Toronto Raptors commonplace this season. If Smart can consistently knock d…Upvote Share Tweet
OHL owner’s son retires after scoring zero goals in 95 gamesYour trusty correspondent has long maintained that the Sudbury Wolves are the Toronto Maple Leafs of the Ontario League. Both teams play in hockey-mad markets where the love of the team is unconditional regardless of how good or bad they are. Both have …Upvote Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Eric Staal in Toronto’s sights?In their quest to land a true first-line center, the Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly cast their eyes south to Carolina and Hurricanes captain Eric Staal. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Maple Leafs held discussions with the Hurricanes during the summ…Upvote Share Tweet
Evan Turner Ejected For Throwing Ball At Ref (Video)dimemag.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)Evan Turner was running point guard for the Celtics last night during their preseason game against the Raptors. He was doing pretty well, too, shooting the ball efficiently (5-of-9), and getting his teammates involved (six dimes). Except, it was a pass …Upvote Share Tweet
THN Analytics: Slow start? Firing the coach might not be the fixBy Benjamin Wendorf – special to THN As the fervor dies down from the fever pitch of opening games, NHL teams and their fanbases shift into the time-honored ritual of agonizing over early-season results. A few coaches begin to feel the walls close in, a…Upvote Share TweetThe Toronto Raptors surprised the NBA on draft night when they selected Brazilian forward Bruno Caboclo. The 19-year-old had played just one professional season in his country's top league and was not projected to go off the board near when he did. He s…Upvote Share Tweet
No NHL edict directing linesmen to break up fights before they startthehockeynews.com Oct 15 (6 days ago)According to the NHL’s director of hockey operations, linesmen Greg Devorski and Scott Driscoll acted of their own accord when they decided to intervene before Jarome Iginla and Dion Phaneuf could start fighting Tuesday night, and were not following a l…Upvote Share Tweet
Goodbye, NHL enforcers. Believe it or not, I won’t miss youthehockeynews.com Oct 15 (6 days ago)There was a time when I watched a hockey game and if there wasn’t a fight I felt ripped off. I loved a good scrap; so much so that when Steve Dryden offered me a position at The Hockey News in 1992, I took the job on the condition I would never have to …Upvote Share TweetTORONTO - When the Colorado Avalanche wore down, the Toronto Maple Leafs picked up the pace to win their second game in a row. Seeing fatigue in an opponent that played the day before, the Leafs only got better as the game went on in coming b...Upvote Share TweetThe Toronto Raptors have picked up the fourth-year team options on Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross, guaranteeing their contracts through the 2015-16 season.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 13No. 1 Star: Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs Kessel reportedly told Dave Maloney of MSG Sunday morning, "Watch, I'll score tonight," in response to a question about his early-season struggles. He would indeed score and assist on two others as …Upvote Share Tweet
Red Wings Crush Maple LeafsOct 17Johan Franzen scored twice in the Red Wings' 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
Westbrook Strong In Thunder's LossOct 17Russell Westbrook scored 16 points and dished out eight assists in the Thunder's 109-90 loss to the Raptors.
Maple Leafs Slip Past Avs In OTOct 14Phil Kessel's overtime goal lifted the Maple Leafs past the Avs 3-2.
Carmelo, Knicks Fall To RaptorsOct 13Carmelo Anthony scored nine points in the Knicks' 81-76 loss to the Raptors.
The Week 7 MailbagOct 21Many of you wrote in Monday to ask about the fumble at the end of Rams-Seahawks, the miscue that infuriated Seattle and had a huge effect on the outcome of the game, a 28-26 St. Louis victory. I spoke to the NFL officiating czar, Dean Blandino, on Monda…
Behind the HOF’s New Contributor CommitteeOct 21A little inside football this morning. Tonight in Washington D.C., nine members of the new Pro Football Hall of Fame Contributor Selection Committee will gather at a hotel. On Wednesday, they will meet to select two candidates for the Hall’s Class of 20…
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At 38, Peyton Manning’s Prime is Right NowOct 20In the Denver locker room Sunday night, after his 246th NFL regular-season game, Peyton Manning asked, “Where’s Demaryius?” Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, someone said, was on his way out to the field to do an interview with NBC. “We gotta get him back…