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Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs: Current Salary Cap Outlook

How Close to the Limit are the Toronto Maple Leafs? As everyone across the league knows, the Toronto Maple Leafs are tight against the salary cap. But, even with minimal amounts of money to spend, they were still able to make multiple moves during free agency. They were able to re-sign Jason Spezza to a […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Current Salary Cap Outlook - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pension Plan Puppets

Tuesday’s FTB: Go behind the scenes of the Maple Leafs draft

Photo by Kyle Brown/NHLI via The latest episode of The Blueprint lets us take a peak at the process. Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans and those of you who got lost on your way to the good hockey blogs. It’s the dead time of year for hockey news - we’re a week past free agency and the draft is long gone. All the big moves have been made, now we’re at the point where teams are waiting each other out, seeing who makes the first cap related move, and which GM’s arrive back from vacation and realize what a mess they’re in. Thankfully the Maple Leafs have given us something to...

Editor In Leaf

3 Defensemen the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Still Acquire

Defense has recently been a problem for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired two defensemen via free agency this off-season in TJ Brodie and Zach Bogosian, and I don’t think they are finished just yet. The current Toronto Maple Leafs have Morgan Rielly, Jake Muzzin, TJ Brodie, Justin Holl, Travis Dermott, Mikko Lehtonen, Zach […] 3 Defensemen the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Still Acquire - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Sportsnet.ca

Maple Leafs’ Joe Thornton: ‘I need to win a Stanley Cup’

If there was any doubt about Joe Thornton’s reasons for joining the Toronto Maple Leafs out of free agency, he put those to rest Sunday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Toronto Sun

How the NHL's Eastern Conference stacks up a week into free agency

Few teams have undergone as much re-modelling in the off-season as the Maple Leafs, who could have as many as seven new players in the lineup on the opening night of 2020-21. And that’s only if general manager Kyle Dubas is done adding or subtracting to his roster, and we don’t think he is finished. There are no guarantees that the Leafs will finally take steps beyond the first round of the playoffs with...

Mile High Hockey

Weekend Flurries: Joe Thornton says goodbye to the San Jose Sharks

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports With Joe Thornton off the market, there are still some big names left in free agency. But who has the money? A day after announcing that he would suit up for HC Davos in Switzerland during the “offseason”, Joe Thornton signed another one year contract in the NHL - and for the first time, it wasn’t with the San Jose Sharks. The former Sharks captain has signed a one year, $700k contract to play next season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area, Thornton is the latest veteran to take sign a contract to return home,...

Fear The Fin

Joe Thornton signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via The 41-year-old has played with the Sharks since 2005. It’s the end of an era in San Jose, as Joe Thornton has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced today. The contract is one year at $700,000. Thornton is currently playing with HC Davos in Switzerland while the NHL is on an off-season break and awaiting a tentative January 1, 2021 start date. Speculation had cropped up the the 41-year-old center was ultimately deciding between the San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs in free agency over the last week. Thornton has been with the...

Editor In Leaf

Why Did the Toronto Maple Leafs Walk Away From Jeremy Bracco?

Why Did the Toronto Maple Leafs Walk Away From Jeremy Bracco? Jeremy Bracco was once a player that had potential to make an impact for the Toronto Maple Leafs at the NHL level. Yet, he never appeared in a single game for the Leafs and was ultimately granted free agency last week when he wasn’t […] Why Did the Toronto Maple Leafs Walk Away From Jeremy Bracco? - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

The Maple Leafs Should Pass on Past-His-Prime Joe Thornton

It’s been a busy week in Leafland. The Toronto Maple Leafs selected skilled Russian winger Rodion Amirov with the 15th overall pick at last Tuesday’s NHL Entry Draft. They signed Toronto native Wayne Simmonds to a one-year deal last Friday, just minutes after the opening of free agency. Later that day, they found the top-four […] The post The Maple Leafs Should Pass on Past-His-Prime Joe Thornton appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

The Hockey Writers

By the Numbers – How the Remaining Free Agents Stack Up

With the first full weekend of the 2020 free agency period in the books, most of the big-name free agents are off the board with Alex Pietrangelo cashing in his chips and heading to the Vegas Golden Knights, Taylor Hall shuffling off to the Buffalo Sabres, and many others such as Torey Krug, Tyler Toffoli, […] The post By the Numbers – How the Remaining Free Agents Stack Up appeared first on The Hockey Writers.      Related StoriesWhat if the Bruins Are Done Signing Free Agents?Canucks Have Options To Replace ToffoliThe Maple Leafs Should Pass on Past-His-Prime Joe Thornton 

Sportsnet.ca

Bogosian looked at Toronto’s lineup and thought it was his best option

Newest Maple Leafs’ blueliner Zach Bogosian joins HC to discuss why he picked Toronto in free agency, says there were other options out there, but looked at Toronto’s lineup and thought that was best possible option. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Editor In Leaf

The Toronto Maple Leafs Should Trade Travis Dermott

The Toronto Maple Leafs upgraded their defense via Free Agency, which means Travis Dermott is now expendable. After arguing about the Toronto Maple Leafs defense for years, it’s hard to believe that the team now has a tradeable 23-year-old defenseman. However, that’s the case with Travis Dermott. The former second-round pick in the 2015 NHL […] The Toronto Maple Leafs Should Trade Travis Dermott - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs Made the Right Decision not Going After Alex Pietrangelo

Dubas made the right decision for the Toronto Maple Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs needed blue line help as free agency opened, and they were continually linked to Alex Pietrangelo for the last year. Instead of courting Pietrangelo Kyle Dubas made the right decision by pursuing other options, namely T.J Brodie. To address the Leafs weakness […] Toronto Maple Leafs Made the Right Decision not Going After Alex Pietrangelo - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Sportsnet.ca

Zach Bogosian on becoming a Maple Leaf and his old-school game

Jeff and Elliotte discuss a busy week in NHL free agency and are joined by new Maple Leafs defenceman Zach Bogosian to discuss his Cup run with Tampa, joining Toronto and playing a rough-and-tumble style. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Pension Plan Puppets

Maple Leafs Free Agency Recap

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via The holiday is over, and it’s time to get back to the excitement of offseason. The Leafs began their offseason in August when they got what might end up standing as the best return on a player trade in this offseason. There’s been some player for player swaps that were interesting, but for a player under contract with a return of futures, nothing has touched the Kasperi Kapanen deal. Trades The first-round pick became Rodion Amirov, while Filip Hållander is happily back on the top line in the SHL playing another season. In a surprise twist, Evan...

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Yet Another Free Agent

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed another free agent. Though many people thought that the Toronto Maple Leafs would be inactive in free agency due to salary cap pressures, the exact opposite has proven to be true. On Friday the Leafs signed top pairing defenseman T.J Brodie, as well as veteran Wayne Simmonds to replace […] Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Yet Another Free Agent - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tip of the Tower

Toronto Maple Leafs make flurry of moves but are they any better?

The Toronto Maple Leafs made a series of moves once free agency opened on Friday and have reshaped their roster in an effort to improve. Toronto Maple Leafs fans were encouraged when the team made a depth signing at forward, bringing in Wayne Simmonds to add some grit to the bottom six. I Can Play […] Toronto Maple Leafs make flurry of moves but are they any better? - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts

Toronto Sun

Jimmy Vesey the latest of six new players signed by Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs have spent Thanksgiving weekend so far loading up their table with side dishes, though they couldn’t bite on the main course of NHL free agency. While the acquisition of defenceman Alex Pietrangelo was always beyond their food budget, they’ve come away with six new players so far, designed to make them a bit more pugnacious with and without the puck. Sunday night’s late acquisition of...

Pension Plan Puppets

Thanksgiving FTB: Taylor Hall signs in.......Buffalo?

Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via What the hell is going on? The NHL free agency bombs dropped yesterday with the two marquee free agents signing new deals and neither of them were with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The first move is confirmed - Taylor Hall has signed a one year, $8 million deal with the Buffalo Sabres. Yes, those Buffalo Sabres. Many people expected Hall to sign a one or two year deal at a low cost with a contending team - Tampa Bay, Toronto, Colorado, Boston, but he went for the money and the team that has the roster room and ice time for him to prove he’s worth a big...

The Hockey Writers

Brodie Signing Makes Maple Leafs Defence a Strength

Leading up to Oct. 9’s opening of free agency, all of the talk in Toronto centered around the Toronto Maple Leafs’ need to address the blue line, namely in the form of Alex Pietrangelo. The (former?) St. Louis Blues captain and King City, Ont., native reportedly had the Maple Leafs on his shortlist, and the […] The post Brodie Signing Makes Maple Leafs Defence a Strength appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs Leverage Flexibility Into Deeper, Better Team

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been busy during the opening two days of the NHL Free Agency period. On Friday the Leafs replaced fourth line winger Kyle Clifford with Wayne Simmonds. Then on Friday night, the Leafs landed a top pairing partner for Morgan Rielly in T.J Brodie.  It was an auspicious beginning to the […] Toronto Maple Leafs Leverage Flexibility Into Deeper, Better Team - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tip of the Tower

Toronot Maple Leafs: Kyle Dubas continues to re-tool roster

The Toronto Maple Leafs subtracted Andreas Johnsson and added Zach Bogosian as Kyle Dubas continues the team’s necessary makeover. You got the sense after Day 1 of free agency that the Toronto Maple Leafs were nowhere close to being done with the additions and subtractions without making any substantial changes to the team’s core. Seeing the moves […] Toronot Maple Leafs: Kyle Dubas continues to re-tool roster - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts

Toronto Sun

Maple Leafs sign Bogosian, trade Johnsson on another busy day for GM Dubas

Kyle Dubas got a head start on the Thanksgiving leftovers. The Maple Leafs general manager wasn’t idle on Saturday as the long weekend started in earnest, making a trio of moves in his continuing alteration of the Leafs roster. A day after making a splash in free agency with the signings of TJ Brodie and Wayne Simmonds, Dubas...

Toronto Star

Zach Bogosian beefs up the Maple Leafs’ defence — and shares a secret from the Lightning’s Stanley Cup run

After bringing in Wayne Simmonds and T.J. Brodie on day one of free agency, the additions of Zach Bogosian and Joey Anderson continued to address the need for grit. It’s the way they’re wired.

Sportsnet.ca

Barrie had sights on Oilers before free agency started

Sportsnet’s Gene Principe speaks with Tyson Barrie about signing with the Edmonton Oilers, including what about the Oilers drew him in and his thoughts on his experience with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

St. Louis Game Time

Blues sign Kyle Clifford to two-year contract

Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via The signing adds some botton-six insurance Doug Armstrong isn’t done with free agency. He’s signed some AHL depth guys since signing Torey Krug on Friday, and today he’s shored up the bottom six with Kyle Clifford. The Blues have signed free agent Kyle Clifford to a two-year contract. #stlblues DETAILS: https://t.co/r7Dq5mB9yY pic.twitter.com/nqL2D0p2ee— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) October 11, 2020 Clifford had seven goals and 10 assists between the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs last season, so he’s not a big point producer -...

All About The Jersey

Question Marks in the Devils’ Forwards Group

What happens if Palmieri gets traded? | Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports While the New Jersey Devils have great young forwards in Nico Hischier, Jack Hughes, and Jesper Bratt, they currently have very little security up front if anyone gets injured or traded. The Devils filled one of their roster needs yesterday evening when they acquired Andreas Johnsson from the Toronto Maple Leafs. With how quiet the Devils have been in free agency with skaters, I wondered whether Tom Fitzgerald is planning on making more additions or plans on standing pat. However, there are still a few short-term...

Sportsnet.ca

Oilers hoping for Larry Murphy-like rebound with Tyson Barrie deal

After a disappointing season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Edmonton Oilers are hoping for a Larry Murphy-like bounce back for Tyson Barrie, who signed a one-year, $3.75-million pact with the club in free agency. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Maple Leafs dip into free agency, nab Moore plus Hainsey

David Amber, John Shannon and Chris Johnston discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs taking a dip into NHL free agency.

Lamoriello “extremely satisfied” with Maple Leafs’ free agency day

Lou Lamoriello talked about the Maple Leafs signing Ron Hainsey and Dominic Moore and what that means to the team going forward.