Daniel Winnik takes the long way home to Maple Leafs

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2014-09-02

Daniel Winnik took the long way home to Toronto and the Maple Leafs during Labour Day weekend.

New Maple Leafs cap expert Brandon Pridham trades dream jobs

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2014-09-02

Former NHL front office mind brings scouting, salary knowledge to Leaf mix.

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #14 Connor Brown

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-09-02

Brown blitzed the OHL in his final year in junior. What's next for Don Cherry's favourite World Junior snub? Typically, the voting process reveals some major differences of opinion on the quality and outlook of the young players in the Toronto Maple Leafs system. The voting at the very top of the list doesn't usually differ too much, because the best players are much more obvious (same at the back). In the middle, from about position 7 down to the mid-30s, perception can swing wildly; one voter's 12th ranked selection doesn't even make the list sometimes for another. It's part of the reason why we crowdsource the opinions of nine different people for this process; one person's extreme

TLN Top Twenty Leafs Prospects: #12 Fabrice Herzog

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2014-09-02

It’s curious that Fabrice Herzog, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ fifth round pick in 2013, would return to Switzerland after just one season in North America.

PPP's Top 25 Under 25 - #15 Viktor Lööv

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-09-02

Another Swedish defenceman moves his way up the list ahead of a move to Toronto to test his game in the AHL. When we last looked at Viktor Lööv, the 7th round pick from 2012 was attempting to justify his movement into the Top 25 by proving his worth with MODO of the SHL, after two years playing for his hometown club in the Allsvenskan (Sweden's second tier professional league). Now, after a fairly successful season at the highest level in his home country, Lööv will make another move up our countdown, and another move up the professional hockey ladder as he tries to establish himself in the AHL. Lööv climbs nine spots from last year's countdown to finish in 15th on our list of

Peter Holland expects competitive training camp with Maple Leafs

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2014-09-02

Armed with a new deal after a strong playoff run with the Marlies, the Toronto centre is eager to carry his momentum into this season

[Tuesday's FTB] School's Back But Hockey Isn't

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-09-02

Soon. It's that time of year once again, ladies and gentlemen. The school year is officially back on, and I will be returning to the classroom to continue my work spreading Leafs fandom to young minds. I'll regale them with tales of when the Leafs used to be great; when Doug Gilmour scored wraparound goals in blue and white and Wendel Clark took goalies' helmets off from the neutral zone. While we're in a nostalgic sort of mood, why not take a trip down memory lane with Michael Langlois over at Vintage Leaf Memories and discuss your favourite memories of favourite players? My favourite from his list (even though he's not my favourite player): Darryl Sittler—He was so much more than

Tuesday Mashup: September!

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2014-09-02

Your important dates to remember for the month ahead:   Tuesday Links: PPP: Top 25 under 25 - #16 Frederik Gauthier, #17 Tom Nilsson VLM: The David Clarkson Rebound Factor VLM: The first thing that comes to mind when I think about these Maple Leafs – past and present MapleLeafs.com: 2014 Rookie Tournament Roster The post Tuesday Mashup: September! appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

The Top 5 'Must See' Games on the Montreal Canadiens 2014-15 Schedule

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-09-02

The Montreal Canadiens 2014-15 schedule kicks off Oct. 8. The Habs will help the NHL open the curtains on a new season when they face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.  Any Habs-Leafs game is worth watching, but add to it the fact that it's opening night, and Oct. 8 is definitely a must see.  Other dates that fans will want to clear their schedules for includes games against their 2013-14 playoff opponents, and a trip back to the Bell Centre for a couple of veterans that switched teams in the offseason. Here are the top five must-see games on the Montreal Canadiens 2014-15 schedule.    All stats and schedule information from NHL.com.Begin Slide

Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014-15

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-09-01

While the Toronto Maple Leafs will introduce a number of new faces to their fans this fall, the usual suspects are likely to be the statistical leaders in 2014-15. The Leafs should be a strong offensive team with more balanced scoring from at least three lines and a number of defensemen capable of scoring 30-40 points. Don't be surprised if some young skaters push the established veterans for some of the team titles. Let's take a look at who will be the Maple Leafs' statistical leaders in some of key categories for the 2014-15 season.Begin Slideshow

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