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Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas says he’s still looking to add at forward and defense, discusses the...

After the first day of unrestricted free agency, Kyle Dubas discussed the new additions to the group (Ilya Samsonov, Matt Murray, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, and...
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe

Sheldon Keefe talks hiring Curtis Sanford as goalie coach, Hayley Wickenheier’s promotion, Jason Spezza’s...

After the 2022 NHL Draft, head coach Sheldon Keefe met with the media to discuss the change at the goalie coach position with the...
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas at the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal

Kyle Dubas on the Maple Leafs’ 2022 draft haul: “Fraser Minten still being there...

After the completion of the 2022 NHL Draft, General Manager Kyle Dubas addressed the media to discuss the Leafs' five new prospects and the...

Nikita Grebyonkin drafted 135th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With their 135th overall selection in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Maple Leafs have selected 6'2, 183-pound Russian winger Nikita Grebyonkin. A second-year draft eligible...

Nicholas Moldenhauer drafted 95th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

With their 95th overall selection in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Maple Leafs have selected a second consecutive Canadian forward -- this time out...
Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas at the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal

Kyle Dubas on his goaltending situation after trading Petr Mrazek: “With the cap space...

After round one of the 2022 NHL Draft, General Manager Kyle Dubas addressed the media to discuss moving Petr Mrazek and the 25th overall...
Petr Mrazek, Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs swap 25th overall pick for Chicago’s 38th overall pick in order to...

It's never a suprise when Kyle Dubas' Maple Leafs trade down in the draft order, although this move isn't for additional draft picks: They've...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

[Leafs Links] Reports: Maple Leafs kick tires on Matt Murray with Jack Campbell “highly...

In the draft night edition of Leafs Links, the insiders discuss the latest on the Maple Leafs' goaltending situation, the lack of meaningful negotiations...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas on the possibility of moving out salary: “We’d able to move a...

On the eve of the 2022 NHL Draft, GM Kyle Dubas addressed the media to discuss the latest on contract talks with pending UFAs...
Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs

Reports: RFA Rasmus Sandin concerned about role on Leafs’ blue line; contract negotiations quiet...

In the first edition of Leafs Links to kick off the silly season, the insiders provide the latest on Jack Campbell, Ilya Mikheyev, the...
Timothy Liljegren, Toronto Maple Leafs #37

Analysis: Maple Leafs lock up Timothy Liljegren to two-year contract after promising rookie season

The Maple Leafs have taken care of their first piece of RFA business this offseason by locking up Timothy Liljegren for two seasons at...
Kyle Dubas, Maple Leafs

Playoff Postmortem and Offseason Question Marks, Position by Position – MLHS Podcast Episode 42

In Episode 42 of the MLHS Podcast, Anthony Petrielli is joined by Alec Brownscombe and Gus Katsaros to provide their sober reflections on another...
Jason Spezza of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jason Spezza on his retirement: “It will never feel the same as being a...

After announcing his retirement following 19 NHL seasons, Jason Spezza discussed his playing career and his time in Toronto as well as his transition...
Kyle Dubas, Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas on Jason Spezza’s retirement: “It was truly an honour to have him...

After the announcement of Jason Spezza's retirement, GM Kyle Dubas discussed his contributions to the organization on and off the ice and the vision...
Mark Giordano, Toronto Maple Leafs

Mark Giordano on the decision to stay with the Maple Leafs: “We kept coming...

After signing a two-year, $800k AAV contract extension to stay in Toronto, veteran defenseman Mark Giordano discussed his motivations behind taking a hometown discount...
Kyle Dubas, Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas on another first-round playoff exit: “The playoff series and the way that...

At the end-of-year press conference, Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas discussed another disappointing first-round exit for his team, Auston Matthews’ next contract, the team's...

Brendan Shanahan on bringing back his GM and coach for next season: “I see...

At the end-of-year press conference, Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan discussed another disappointing first-round exit for his team, the job security of Kyle Dubas...
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs carjacking

Report: Mitch Marner the victim of a car-jacking at The Queensway + Islington Avenue,...

A scary report has surfaced via the Toronto Sun about a car-jacking at gunpoint perpetrated against Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner. https://twitter.com/TPSOperations/status/1526351110327439360 Looking to get his...
Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Jon Cooper Post Game, Lightning 2 vs. Leafs 1: “That was as evenly matched...

Jon Cooper addressed the media after his team's 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. On...
Sheldon Keefe, Toronto Maple Leafs post game

Sheldon Keefe Post Game, Lightning 2 vs. Leafs 1: “This one hurts more because...

Sheldon Keefe addressed the media after his team's 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. On...

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