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An early look at the Toronto Maple Leafs & the 2017 expansion draft

Sportsnet's Chris Johnston provided an update yesterday on the developing expansion draft rules heading into a likely NHL expansion scenario for 2016-17. The key takeaways: "A minimum of...

Nazem Kadri signs six-year, $4.5 million AAV contract

Maple Leafs management has moved quickly to lock up Nazem Kadri as part of their core for the foreseeable future, inking the 25-year-old centerman to a six-year,...

Morgan Rielly signs six-year, $5 million AAV contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked in a key piece of their blueline going forward, signing 22-year-old defenceman Morgan Rielly to a six-year contract worth...

2015 Draft Day: How Mark Hunter and Kyle Dubas may have outplayed the league

This article is being co-posted on Maple Leafs Hot Stove as well as on my own site, www.originalsixanalytics.com. Find me @OrgSixAnalytics on twitter. In my...

Phil In The Pits

I never loved Phil Kessel—as a hockey player, that is. He didn’t play my style. His game wasn’t mine. Simple as that. I grew up...
Phil Kessel Maple Leafs

Trading Phil Kessel: On value, timing, and the Maple Leafs rebuild

A little over a year ago Brendan Shanahan was announced as the new president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his introductory press conference, he...

Exploring Mike Babcock’s Systems

The common sentiment around the Toronto Maple Leafs' hiring of Mike Babcock is, “good coach, bad team”—and it is tough to argue against that. This is not the first...
Mark Hunter

What’s next for the Leafs front office?

One of yesterday's emerging factors in the Maple Leafs winning the Babcock sweepstakes was the level of respect Mike Babcock has for Leafs Director...
NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals

What would the Leafs be getting in Mike Babcock?

From the moment it came out that Mike Babcock would possibly not return to Detroit, his name has been connected to the Toronto Maple...
Guy Boucher

Guy Boucher reportedly contacted by Toronto Maple Leafs

Darren Dreger is reporting the team who contacted Guy Boucher about a possible return to the NHL (news Boucher broke himself yesterday on TSN...

Leafs Notebook Season Finale – April 20

If you watched Brendan Shanahan’s end of season press conference and began wondering who the next GM will be, you missed the forest for...

Maple Leafs GM Search: A look at Mike Futa

In a great piece on the 'Shanaplan' and the mass firings today by the Leafs, Bob McKenzie put forth the name Mike Futa as...
Brendan Shanahan Leafs President

Leafs fire Director of Pro Scouting Steve Kasper and Director of Player Development Jimmy...

Brendan Shanahan has continued the organizational overhaul with the dismissal of Director of Pro Scouting Steve Kasper and Director of Player Development Jimmy Hughes, with a...

Leafs fire Dave Nonis, Peter Horachek, Steve Spott, Chris Dennis, Rick St. Croix

It's official: Dave Nonis has been let go with two years left on his contract, while the entire Leafs coaching staff has been cleared...

Game 82 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)

The Leafs' disappointing season finished with one of their stronger performances of 2015, against a playoff-bound Montreal team. The Leafs out-chanced Montreal in the first...
2015 NHL Draft

2015 NHL Draft Rankings: Maple Leafs to draft fourth overall, pending lottery

With Carolina's win over Philadelphia tonight, the Maple Leafs have unofficially secured the fourth overall draft pick, pending the April 18 lottery results. Assuming either...

Game 81 Scoring Chances: Blue Jackets 5 vs. Maple Leafs 0

The Leafs' final road game of the season was a fitting summary of their 2015 play. They were heavily out-chanced in the first period, with Columbus...

Leafs Notebook – April 9

One Game Left. Notes Interesting piece by Thomas Drance over at TLN on executive compensation and the Leafs. Essentially, if the Leafs fire Nonis and hire...

Game 80 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs 3 vs. Senators 2 (SO)

Toronto had a great first period, out-chancing Ottawa and getting an early goal from Joffrey Lupul to take the lead. After the intermission, the Senators...

Game 79 Scoring Chances: Bruins 2 vs. Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

This was the type of game we have seen quite often from the Leafs over the last couple of years, but not much during...

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