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Brendan Shanahan on PTS: “I’m really pleased with Nazem Kadri so far”

Brendan Shanahan stopped by Prime Time Sports to discuss the Leafs' logo change, Nazem Kadri's progress since his team-issued suspension a year ago, the conundrum of wanting a high draft pick vs. a desire to...

Brendan Shanahan on TSN Drive: “Teams are no longer laughing and snickering at the...

Brendan Shanahan joined TSN Drive on Wednesday to discuss the organization's logo change, the franchise's history, the upcoming trade deadline, and more. When you are charged with refining or remaking an iconic logo like that...
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Brendan Shanahan: He’s Changed – Part VII

So, let's take Brendan Shanahan in 1987 in Piestany — whaling away on some Russian kid in the dark — and freeze him in carbonite. At that moment, I bet you couldn’t have slipped a...

Nylander, Kapanen and Shanny’s Fancy Foreign Friends – Part IV

So, want to see Shanahan’s secret list? The one that’s going to speed up the Leafs’ rebuild? Sure you do. It’s Brendan Shanahan’s list of his former European and Russian teammates, but it’s a lot more than a...

Reversing the curse – Part II

IN WHICH BRENDAN SHANAHAN REVERSES THE CURSE OF HAROLD BALLARD So, back when Brendan Shanahan hired Mark Hunter from London and Kyle Dubas from the Sault and Jim Paliafito and Lindsay Hofford and then the...

Brendan Shanahan gets “puck possessed” – Part I

So, a year ago, a Toronto sports reporter broke the story that Brendan Shanahan was only into “puck possession” because it was... trendy. Trendy. Maybe best we let the author spell this out himself: “The Leafs are...
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The Dawn of the Lou Lamoriello Era: On Accountability, Defensive Hockey, and the Toronto...

You could have excused most Toronto Maple Leafs fans if they had forgotten the team was still looking for a GM. The incumbents conducted a draft, free agency and blockbuster trade before every reporter tweeted...
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Brendan Shanahan and Lou Lamoriello’s In Depth Interviews with Bob McCown — Transcript

Passing along the transcript of the in-depth interview by Bob McCown and Michael Grange with Brendan Shanahan and Lou Lamoriello from PTS on Thursday. Some of the more interesting passages are underlined. Brendan Shanahan On the thought process...

Wednesday Mashup: Lightning – Rangers going 7

Wednesday Reading: Anthony Petrielli: Exploring Mike Babcock's Systems - MLHS This is not the first time Mike Babcock has been in charge of a team in transition, though.  We can look back to see what he...

Brendan Shanahan: “One thing I admire about Mike Babcock is his ability to coach...

Brendan Shanahan joined Hockey Central at Noon to discuss the hiring of Mike Babcock. Advice for Babcock dealing with this market: I think that Mike obviously is an experienced guy, he’s been in the Stanley Cup...

News and Notes: Mike Babcock Fever

What a day in Leafland. It wasn't exactly a Clarkson trade-level blindside news bomb, but even best-in-the-biz Bob McKenzie gave the Leafs zero chance at landing Mike Babcock 24 hours ago, as it appears only...

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 the trees. It was pretty clear last season, and abundantly clear...

Brendan Shanahan well aware of past managerial downfalls

There's so much that has to happen still before this management regime has earned my faith, but I thought Brendan Shanahan's press conference today hit all the right notes. I couldn't stop drawing the contrasts...

Shanahan’s Media Address: Notable Passages

Some of the more interesting passages from today's media address by Brendan Shanahan: For the full video, click here. On the replacement GM: One thing I don't want to do this early in the process is eliminate...
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Brendan Shanahan’s Media Address

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Monday Mashup: Sorting Through the Rubble

It should be a busy day on the media rounds for Leafs players and management to say the least, with the exit interviews coming a day after what's being described as the biggest, swiftest...
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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 number of scouts expected to be dismissed shortly as well. https://twitter.com/darrendreger/status/587321376966606850 https://twitter.com/damospin/status/587316586702340096 Last...

Is Dave Nonis long for Toronto? No one knows, not even his cousin

Darren Dreger, on TSN Radio yesterday, discussed the future of Dave Nonis and some of the big questions facing Brendan Shanahan this spring and summer. On Shanahan’s upcoming decisions: One thing about Brendan Shanahan -- he’s gone about...

Thursday Mashup: Orr’s Send Off, Valiev joins Marlies

https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/586154061461852160 https://twitter.com/MLHS_Mike/status/586158883632189440 Thursday Links: Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs call up Colton Orr for season finale (Sportsnet) This has been a dark, dark season for the Maple Leafs. Even on a micro level there hasn’t been much to...

Leafs Notebook – March 25

One of the main questions in Toronto down the stretch has been whether or not Dave Nonis will be General Manager of the team moving forward. It is a reasonable question, but perhaps it is...
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