This is going to be awesome.
This is going to be awesome.
Randy Carlyle speaks to the media following Toronto’s 6-5 shootout loss to the Penguins.
11/27/2013 3:12 Mins
Game in Six Minutes – 11/27/2013
Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins
11/27/2013 5:59 Mins
Michael Langlois, Alec Brownscombe, Anthony Petrielli and Declan Kerin serve up a preview for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Maple Leaf Pre-Game Hangout Ep.#13
Michael Langlois and Michael Stephens tee up the Maple Leafs vs Islanders Game.
Maple Leaf Hangout Ep.#12 with Michael Langlois and Michael
The Leafs move to 11-6-1 with a 2-1 shootout loss after giving up the lead late in Minnesota. The Leafs have only scored three goals in their last four games, only one of which has been at even strength. Let’s hope a back-to-back home and home with the lowly Sabres is the tonic to the offensive woes, but the Sabres will have good first impressions to play for with new head coach Ted Nolan behind the bench.
The Leafs don’t get a point without Jonathan Bernier’s unshakable play in net, but we’ve almost come to expect it of our goaltenders. Also worth noting on the positive side of the ledger is that the Leafs’ D, 1-7, played well in their own zone. Best defenceman tonight? Paul Ranger. He broke up more than a handful of plays with a strong stick and delivered consistently on his first pass. The game seems to have slowed down for him now that he’s had 15+ to adjust to NHL speed.
The Leafs special teams got back on track after costing the Leafs in Boston on Saturday, going 1 for 3 on the powerplay and 5 for 5 on the penalty kill, which understates their penalty killing excellence on the night given one was a five minute major.
We’ll await word from the league office on any supplemental discipline for Kadri. The one thing this team cannot afford is another lost centre for any length of time.
You be the judge:
If Gionta didn’t get suspended….
Hit on Granlund:
You wonder if Kadri throwing any big hit, clean or dirty, was going to get him in trouble after his run in with Backstrom.
|7:32:00||TOR||PPG - Mason Raymond (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Morgan Rielly (6), Nazem Kadri (9)||1 - 0 TOR|
|15:43:00||MIN||Zach Parise (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Charlie Coyle (2), Mikko Koivu (11)||1 - 1 Tie|
If the Leafs can pull this off, it would be a huge win not only in keeping Boston behind them in the divisional race, but in boosting confidence for a banged up team facing extended time without Bolland and Bozak.
Keys to the Game for the Leafs:
1 – The Bruins defense pinch heavily almost every play and force the Leafs to play on the boards, which is a weakness for them. The Leafs need to keep the puck 3ft or so off the boards and make the Bruins play in the open ice — not necessarily the Bruins strength – and use aerial passes when available if those options are not available. If the Leafs don’t work on this, they will not be able to break out with efficiency this evening.
2 – Play the Bruins hard whistle-to-whistle. Do not engage in in after whistle skirmishes (looking at you, David Clarkson).
3 – The Bruins send two men in and try to force d-to-d passes; passes have to be firm, crisp and on point.
4 – Try not to let the Bruins consistently set up below goal line in on your own zone. The Bruins feast on a cycle and on great board play once they have the D facing the wrong way from the net.
5 – The Bruins defense is more mobile than it was last season, but stretching them out when the opportunity presents itself will generate odd man rushes.Lines: Leafs vs. Bruins, November 9, 2013.
|Left Wing||Center||Right Wing|
|Left Defense||Right Defense|
The Maple Leaf Hangout – Episode #11
Gus Katsaros (@KatsHockey) joins Michael and Michael to discuss:
- Bolland’s injury
- JvR filling the void at center
- The breakout/turnover problems and getting out shot
Morgan Rielly #4 (@mriles4) at the Brick Super Novice Hockey Tournament at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This video is of Morgan Rielly #4 when he was 9 or 10 years old, depending on the clip!
This great goal came vs Team LA in the second period.
Full Game Replay: Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs
The start date for HBO 24/7 – Leafs/Wings has been announced: Mark your calendars for December 15th. This show will provide a rare opportunity to basically put yourself on the ice, on the bench, and in the dressing room with the team we think about for multiple hours every day. It’s going to be awesome.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNDER ARMOUR GIVES TWO TORONTO AREA MINOR HOCKEY TEAMS A CHANCE TO BE THE MAPLE LEAFS FOR A DAY
Global Performance Brand and Toronto Maple Leafs Launch Social Media Contest to Win the Ultimate Hockey Experience
Baltimore, MD (October 18, 2013) – Under Armour (NYSE:UA), the leading sports performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand, announced today that they are launching “Storm the Centre” for Minor Hockey Bantam and Midget teams in the Greater Toronto Area. Created in partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), “Storm the Centre” is a multi- faceted competition that will provide two minor hockey teams the opportunity to step on the ice at Air Canada Centre and be the Leafs for a day.
“Storm the Centre” will be hosted through the microsite StormTheCentre.ca. The program, which launches Saturday, October 12, will play out in several phases that require skills and determination on and off the ice, leading to the ultimate prize of ‘storming’ the Air Canada Centre to play the ultimate game.
“The Storm the Centre contest provides a great opportunity for our brand to work with world-class partners in Canadian hockey and design the ultimate hockey experience for Minor Hockey players,” said Corey Friesen, Director of Marketing, Americas, Under Armour. “Under Armour is all about making all athletes better at every level and this opportunity will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for rising athletes to play like a professional for a day.”
The competition will consist of three periods. The first period will be six weeks of challenges documented through social media, at the end of which, five teams from each age division with the most points move on. In the second period, teams will be tested to show grit and teamwork necessary to advance. The third period is a Live Skills Gauntlet that will include average team speed, accuracy shooting, puck control, shootout, among others. The final five teams will then face off and compete. The two teams that demonstrate the highest level of skill will move on to the final prize – being the Leafs for a day by taking to the ice at the Air Canada Centre in front of fans, friends, family and NHL players. Both teams that make it to the finals will also receive Under Armour gear. The winning team will also get the Cup and a signature banner to hang in the rafters of their home arena.
The final game featuring the two winners will be held in January at the Air Canada Centre. Tickets will be made available to the general public.
The “Storm the Centre” digital experience was co-created and co-produced by the in-house Under Armour creative team and Philadelphia-based full service creative agency, Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners.
For more information on “Storm The Centre”, visit StormTheCentre.ca or follow Under Armour at www.facebook.com/UnderArmour or @UnderArmour. To view exclusive videos, check out the www.youtube.com/underarmour page.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.ua.com.
About Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment LTD.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) is one of the world’s premier sports and entertainment companies that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), the Toronto Raptors (NBA), the Toronto Marlies (AHL), Toronto FC (MLS), Air Canada Centre, Maple Leaf Square and three digital channels — Leafs TV, NBA TV Canada and GOLTV Canada. MLSE has also invested in four of Toronto’s sports facilities — Ricoh Coliseum, home of the Marlies, BMO Field, home of Toronto FC, Lamport Stadium, and the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the Maple Leafs and Marlies. MLSE operates and manages events at Ricoh Coliseum and BMO Field.
About Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners
Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P) is a full service agency that stops at nothing to make its clients unforgettable. They build ideas on every platform and through every discipline from Brand Planning to Interactive; PR, Social Media and Community Building to Design; and Media Planning and Buying to Broadcast Production. Within its red walls on both coasts, storytellers and trailblazers build brands on every platform you can think of…and some you can’t.
Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners has played in just about every category and is currently having a blast working with clients such as Century 21; Coty Brands; Dial for Men; Fox Networks; Melting Pot Restaurants; Planet Fitness; Reyka Vodka; Right Guard; Swarovski; Ska Brewing; TuB Gin and Under Armour. For more information, go to http://rtop.com.
Under Armour, Inc.
Game in Six Minutes – 10/22/2013
Anaheim Ducks at Toronto Maple Leafs
10/22/2013 5:59 Mins
Randy Carlyle and Dallas Eakins are probably going to want to forget this game; it was poorly played with more turnovers than we’ve seen in a while, complete 5-man defensive breakdowns, poor goaltending, no hitting, no commitment and/or sacrifice in the way of blocking shots or being hard on the puck.
We are joined by goalie coach and writer for InGoal magazine, Elias Rassi.
First part of the show is a discussion on Bernier vs Reimer.
- The “Spinorama” shootout move
and much more.
Team Records: Leafs – 0-0-0 vs. Canadiens – 0-0-0
2013-14 Season Series: 0-0
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The Toronto Maple Leafs vs The Montreal Canadiens. One of the longest, fiercest rivalries in all of sport and the biggest in the National Hockey League. As always, both teams have a lot to prove. Both were said to have aberrations of seasons in 2012-2013. The Leafs rode unsustainably high shooting percentages and out-worldly goaltending. The Canadiens were a fancystats wet dream—high possession numbers—a good coach, solid defense and goaltending. Gamewatchers see a Habs team with a bad makeup, a lack of talent and size up front, where you need to be best.
Episode 4 of the Maple Leaf Hangout with Michael Langlois, Mike Stephens and Aaron Chan.
- JM Liles
- Morgan Rielly
- Joe Colborne
- Carter Ashton
- Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs opening night and memories.
6’6 Centerman Joe Colborne has been traded to the Calgary Flames for a 4th round pick in 2014.
When the Hockey World woke up today, there was some good news if you are a Leaf fan.