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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars, Mitch Marner

[Leafs Links] Friedman: “Mitch Marner wants to be a Leaf… He wants that more...

Elliotte Friedman discusses the latest in the Mitch Marner negotiations and the rumours of offer-sheet interest from other teams while Nazem Kadri speaks on...
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas

Kyle Dubas on the Mitch Marner negotiations: “I don’t think anything is personal… It...

Kyle Dubas joined Tim & Sid on Thursday evening to discuss getting Alex Kerfoot and Cody Ceci under contract, the latest on the Mitch...
Jason Spezza joins the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jason Spezza: “There were more lucrative opportunities, but the Leafs are in a position...

Jason Spezza joined In The Box on TSN1200 on Thursday to discuss his decision to sign in Toronto. Celebrity co-host of the show Marc Methot,...
Alex Kerfoot of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs sign Alex Kerfoot for four years, $14 million, Cody Ceci for...

The Toronto Maple Leafs have settled two of their three remaining RFA situations, locking up Alex Kerfoot to a four-year, $14 million contract and...
Nazem Kadri speaks about trade away from the Toronto Maple Leafs

Nazem Kadri: “Emotionally, my heart is in Toronto… I have been here for so...

Nazem Kadri joined TSN Overdrive on Wednesday evening, discussing his time in Toronto, the trade to Colorado, and his best memories as a Leaf. You’re...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs GM

Kyle Dubas speaks in depth on Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot, Cody Ceci, and the...

Kyle Dubas joined Prime Time Sports and TSN Overdrive on Tuesday evening, discussing the acquisition of Tyson Barrie and Alex Kerfoot in exchange for...

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Tyson Barrie, Alex Kerfoot in exchange for Nazem Kadri

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired the right-handed top-four defenseman they’ve been seeking for years, but they have given up a big piece of...
Toronto Maple Leafs' Kyle Dubas

Kyle Dubas: “I don’t think the door is closed on Jake Gardiner, but he...

Kyle Dubas addressed the media on UFA Day, discussing the acquisition of Cody Ceci and Jason Spezza as well as the situation on the...
Jason Spezza of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jason Spezza on joining the Toronto Maple Leafs: “Priority number one and two for...

Jason Spezza: "Priority number one and two for me was giving yourself a chance to win" On whether he was a fan of the Leafs...

Kevin Gravel signed to one-year, $700,000 contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed left-shot depth defenseman Kevin Gravel to a one-year, one-way $700,000 contract. The 27-year-old Gravel has split his time between...
Dave Hakstol hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs

Dave Hakstol hired as an assistant coach by the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have rounded out their coaching staff with the hiring of Dave Hakstol as an assistant coach. With Paul McFarland presumably running...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafsvideo

Kyle Dubas: “A lot of the focus gets put onto Mitch Marner, but this...

Kyle Dubas met with the media on Friday, two days away from the opening of unrestricted free agency, to discuss getting Kasperi Kapanen and...
Ben Hutton linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs

[Leafs Links] Friedman: Toronto Maple Leafs will be in on Ben Hutton in free...

Kyle Dubas says the Leafs would like to bring back Ron Hainsey but might be priced out of the market with the Mitch Marner...
Kasperi Kapanen signs with the Toronto Maple Leafsvideo

Kasperi Kapanen: “I wanted to stay in Toronto… That was my number-one priority”

Kasperi Kapanen met with the media after putting pen to paper on a new three-year, $3.2 million AAV contract to remain with the Maple...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

[Leafs Links] Pierre LeBrun: “Other teams and agents have had conversations with the Leafs...

"In the last few days, the Leafs and Marner's camp have had some dialogue here that's gone under the radar," Pierre LeBrun reports. Until...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

[Leafs Links] Brian Burke on Mitch Marner: “A very significant offer was made; a...

In today's Leafs Links, the latest in the Mitch Marner negotiations dominate the discussion two days out from the opening of the RFA negotiating...
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas at the 2019 NHL Draft

Kyle Dubas on pending UFA Jake Gardiner: “We’d like to keep that on the...

Kyle Dubas addressed the media after the second day of the 2019 draft, discussing the Patrick Marleau trade to Carolina that cost the Leafs...
Mike Babcock at the 2019 Draft

Mike Babcock on Patrick Marleau’s exit: “Patty is a good man… I believe he...

Mike Babcock met with the media on the draft floor on Saturday to discuss the Patrick Marleau trade, whether he's concerned about contract negotiations...
Kalle Loponen drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs

Kalle Loponen selected 204th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With their final pick in the 2019 draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected right-shot Finnish defenseman Kalle Loponen out of Hermes Kokkola in...
Mike Koster selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs

Michael Koster selected 146th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With their fifth-round pick in the 2019 draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected their second defenseman of the day in left-shot blueliner Michael...

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