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Declan came onboard for MLHS in 2011, combining forces with his old website and MLHS into what you see today. A life-long Leaf fan who counts his favourite player as Wendel Clark. A self-employed entrepreneur, he works in the web development area with an Internet Marketing focus. Follow the main MLHS acct here: Maple Leafs HotStove

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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.

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Under Armour

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.

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CONTACTS:

CJ Koluch
Under Armour, Inc.
410-336-1802
[email protected]

Annie Heckenberger
RTO+P
267.402.1430
[email protected]

 

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ win, a 6-5 victory in OT, marks best start
for the franchise in 20 years (1993-1994 Toronto Maple Leafs).

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.

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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.

Also:

- Rielly
- Kadri
- The “Spinorama” shootout move

and much more.

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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.

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North Toronto Hockey Association

Maple Leafs Hot Stove has been approached by a parent of my Nephew’s Hockey Team seeking out a team sponsor(s). After speaking with Alec, we thought it would be a cool idea to see if the MLHS community would like to join in and sponsor the North Toronto Tyke Select Team.

We will feature a write up on the progress of the team and players, as provided, and we can track the players here. Obviously, we’ll respect the young player’s anonymity and follow them with last names only or in a similarly anonymous way. Alec and I have started the bidding off and hope that you can join in and help some young players enjoy the gift of playing hockey, while making sure that none of them become: A) Montreal Canadiens fans or B) Ottawa Senators fans.

We hope you will join in and share in their joy as we track the season of the young 6 year olds. Follow along while they learn the game, make friends and create lifelong memories.

Every little bit helps, and no donation is too small.

***We are hoping to sponsor the away jerseys for the team, with the MLHS logo on it. ***





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Carl Gunnarsson

The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, with the two sides agreeing to terms on a three-year contract. TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting it’s worth $9.45 million.  Salary is listed at : $2.85m, $3.15m & $3.45m.

The 26-year-old Gunnarsson had one goal and 15 points in 37 regular-season games for the Maple Leafs in 2012-13 and added an assist in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games.

A seventh-round pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, Gunnarsson has 12 goals and 69 points in 224 games for the Maple Leafs.

Michael Stevens Stephens had a great year end write up on Gunnarsson. He has this to say about re-signing him.

But when looking at Carl Gunnarsson’s future with the Toronto Maple Leafs, it isn’t a question of ‘if?’ It’s a question of ‘how much?’ The soon-to-be 27 year old is a restricted free agent this summer (on account of a late birthday) and you’ve got think he’s the third highest priority to re-sign after fellow RFAs Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson.

On the most recent Leaf Report podcast, both James Mirtle and Jonas Siegel agreed that Gunnarsson’s cap hit would likely fall between $2.5 and 2.9 million.  Given the number of tough-as-nails minutes he plays, his chemistry with Phaneuf and burgeoning offensive game, I’d reckon his money will be closer to 3.5 million come July 5.

Whatever the cost, I wouldn’t miss the money, as 30-point defensemen and shutdown defensemen are not usually contained within the body of one man, and to have one so cheaply is doubly rare.  The Leafs may need to improve their D corps, but Dave Nonis has real keeper in Carl Gunnarsson.

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV SH PP S S% TOI ATOI
2009-10 23 TOR NHL 43 3 12 15 5 8 10 3 0 0 0 9 1 2 45 6.7 922 21:26
2010-11 24 TOR NHL 68 4 16 20 7 -2 14 3 1 0 1 13 0 3 69 5.8 1240 18:15
2011-12 25 TOR NHL 76 4 15 19 6 -9 20 4 0 0 0 9 0 6 89 4.5 1649 21:42
2012-13 26 TOR NHL 37 1 14 15 4 5 14 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 28 3.6 787 21:17
Career NHL 224 12 57 69 22 2 58 11 1 0 1 45 1 11 231 5.2 4599 20:32
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/22/2013.

Here is a list of comparable cap hits among defencemen.

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6 Leafs invited to Olympic Camps

Per TSN:

Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews lead a list of 47 players invited to a summer orientation camp for the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team.

The newcomers on the list include young guns like defencemen Alex Pietrangelo and P.K. Subban and forwards Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Claude Giroux and Brad Marchand.

The others are goalie Roberto Luongo, defencemen Dan Boyle, Drew Doughty, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Shea Weber, and forwards Patrice Bergeron, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Rick Nash, Mike Richards, Eric Staal and Joe Thornton.

The goalies are Luongo, who was the starter in the 2010 gold-medal game, as well as Carey Price, Mike Smith, Corey Crawford and Braden Holtby.

The other defencemen are Karl Alzner, Jay Bouwmeester, Mike Green, Dan Hamhuis, Travis Hamonic, Kristopher Letang, Marc Methot, Dion Phaneuf, Marc Staal and Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

The other forwards are Jeff Carter, Logan Couture, Matt Duchene, Chris Kunitz, Andrew Ladd, Milan Lucic, James Neal, Patrick Sharp, Jordan Staal and Martin St.Louis.

Wingers Nikolai Kulemin and Leo Komarov were invited to orientation camps for the Russian and Finnish Olympic squads.

USA Hockey had their roster announced Monday afternoon and Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner, wingers Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk were invited.

Leafs Links

 

 

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Morgan Rielly

From the Official Site:

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday the schedule for the 2013 Rookie Tournament in London, Ontario. This year, Maple Leafs’ prospects will compete in three games at Budweiser Gardens beginning Thursday, September 5 versus rookie teams from the Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks.

“The Maple Leafs are thrilled to return to a great hockey city like London for the annual Rookie Tournament,” said Leafs Senior Vice-President and General Manager David Nonis. “It’s a great opportunity for us to evaluate the players in our system against their peers from other NHL clubs.”

Tickets for the 2013 Rookie Tournament officially go on sale Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Budweiser Gardens Box Office, by phone at (866) 455-2849 or online at www.budweisergardens.com. Ticket prices for the evening games are Adults – $19.25 and Students/Seniors/Kids – $14.25. Prices for the afternoon games are Adults – $16.75 and Students/Seniors/Kids – $11.75. Additionally this year, Full Day Passes will also be offered at $26.00 for Adults and $21.00 for Students/Seniors/Kids.

Toronto, Ottawa, Pittsburgh and Chicago’s 2013 Rookie Tournament rosters will be announced at a later date.

2013 Rookie Tournament Schedule

DATE                     TIME                       EVENT                      LOCATION
Thur. Sept. 5         2:00 PM            Pitt vs. Ott                       Budweiser Gardens
7:00 PM            Chi vs. Tor                       Budweiser Gardens
Fri. Sept. 6             T.B.A.                Practice                          Budweiser Gardens
Sat. Sept. 7           2:00 PM            Ott vs. Chi                       Budweiser Gardens
7:00 PM            Tor vs. Pitt                       Budweiser Gardens
Sun. Sept. 8          2:00 PM           Chi vs. Pitt                        Budweiser Gardens
7:00 PM            Tor vs. Ott                        Budweiser Gardens

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To no one’s surprise, TSN is reporting that Mike Komisarek will be bought out once the compliance buyout window opens (48 hours after the end of the Stanley Cup Finals). Teams have two (total) compliance buyouts to use this off-season and/or next during the designated buyout periods.