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Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock on team’s depth: “Soshnikov and Kapanen can play in the NHL without...

Mike Babcock met with the media after Friday's practice, discussing:Marleau's good start in Toronto The decision to put Morgan Rielly back on the...
Calvin Pickard (Tony Gutierrez, The Associated Press)

Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Calvin Pickard from the Vegas Golden Knights

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired 25-year-old goaltender Calvin Pickard from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a sixth-round pick and prospect Tobias...

Mike Babcock Post Game: Leafs 7 vs. Jets 2

Head coach Mike Babcock met with the media after his team's blowout win over Winnipeg on the opening night of the 2017-18 season.Does the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets – Game #1 Preview & Projected Lines

The Maple Leafs will get their highly-anticipated 2017-18 season underway with a visit to Winnipeg (7:00 p.m. EST, Sportsnet). The schedule makers, squaring these two...

Toronto Maple Leafs finalize 23-man roster: Andreas Borgman makes the cut, Calle Rosen sent...

The final cuts are in: Defencemen Timothy Liljegren and Calle Rosen will join the Toronto Marlies, while Roman Polak has been released from his...

Mike Babcock: “If it’s close, tie goes to the veteran”

Mike Babcock met with the media following the announcement of Monday's round of cuts, discussing:The decision to send Travis Dermott down to the...

Lou Lamoriello: “It was, without question, a competitive camp”

Lou Lamoriello met with the media after Monday's cuts to discuss the roster decisions and the season ahead.Was it an eventful discussion with your...

Toronto Maple Leafs reduce roster to 26

The Toronto Maple Leafs reduced their training camp roster down to 26 with another day to go before 23-man rosters must be finalized for...

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings – Preseason Game #8 Projected Lines (7:00...

Game Day: Mike Babcock What can you see this group doing here tonight to build off of what we saw in Quebec City on Wednesday...

Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings – Preseason Game #7 Projected Lines (7:30...

Game Day: Mike Babcock You have the Swedish rookies paired up here tonight. What are your expectations with these guys?Babcock: Well, they're good players and...

Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens – Preseason Game #6 Projected Lines (7:00 p.m....

Game Day: Mike Babcock Babcock: Nothing has happened since yesterday. Okay, what's up?Why's that?Babcock: We're just practising. You're going to ask me, "What's going on on D? What's...

Mike Babcock on his young players’ sophomore seasons: “I can’t imagine them taking a...

Mike Babcock met with the media after Tuesday's practice, discussing:Miro Aaltonen's play in preseason and the fourth line center competition Roman Polak's status ...

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens – Preseason Game #5 Projected Lines

Game Day: Mike Babcock Do you actually speak to the other coach before these games?Babcock: If he brings in an AHL roster tonight and I...

[Leafs Links] Calle Rosen skating with Leafs regulars; Nazem Kadri on Mike Babcock: “We...

Leafs vs. Canadiens game day, the first preseason notebook, and more in the links.Leafs Links Dreger: Rielly is getting close to being considered an elite...

Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres – Preseason Game #4 (7:00 p.m., SN)

Game Day: Mike Babcock An opportunity to see Nikita Zaitsev here tonight... as camp approaches the midway point in games, is it important for him...

Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs – Preseason Game #3 (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

Game Day: Mike Babcock Six games in eight days. Is this enough repetition to get your club the consistency that you want to see prior...

[Leafs Links] Mike Babcock: “Grundstrom looks like a real hockey player to me”; Eric...

Legal analyst Eric Macramalla discusses the Joffrey Lupul fiasco, Pierre McGuire calls Leafs' center depth as good as any in the East, and more...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs – Preseason Game #2 (7:30 p.m., TSN4&5)

Storylines to Watch - Nothing is set in stone, but tonight is the first look at the Marleau – Kadri – Komarov line. We know...
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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators — Preseason Game #1 (7:30 p.m., SN)

Leafs hockey returns tonight at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, with plenty of storylines to follow on day one of preseason. In addition to...

[Leafs Links] Lou Lamoriello on Roman Polak’s PTO: “There’s respect you have to have...

The Maple Leafs hit the ice in Niagara Falls for day one of on-ice training camp.Leafs Links Mike Babcock on Aaltonen, Rosen, Borgman & Marleau’s...

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