3 Maple Leafs who proved something in the Traverse City Prospect Tournament

3 Maple Leafs who proved something in the Traverse City Prospect Tournament

The Maple Leafs’ time at the Traverse City Prospect Tournament has come to an end, but now the true fun begins. Toronto finished the tournament with a 1-2-1 record, only being able to defeat the St. Louis Blues’ prospects in their first game. Although finishing off their trip to Traverse City with a record that … Read more

Maple Leafs focused, confident in changing Stanley Cup Playoff narrative

Maple Leafs focused, confident in changing Stanley Cup Playoff narrative

Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner, William Nylander and Morgan Rielly return to the Toronto Maple Leafs this season after another disappointing loss in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, eager to write a new story with a happy ending. “I think it’s a proof of confidence in our group, and I think it’s an opportunity for us to … Read more

Leafs seem destined to lose players on waivers during training camp

Leafs seem destined to lose players on waivers during training camp

Nothing like a nice obvious title for a Saturday morning. The past few years have certainly made the Leafs used to every waivers trip being a 50/50 possibility that the player actually finds their way to the Marlies. Jimmy Vesey, Adam Brooks, Mika Amadio, and even years before those the Curtis McElihenney and Calvin Pickard … Read more

Inside look at Toronto Maple Leafs

Inside look at Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 32 teams from Aug. 8-Sept. 8. Today, the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Toronto Maple Leafs remain confident in their core and feel they are on the cusp of taking the next step toward winning the Stanley Cup following another disappointing postseason. The … Read more

ESPN’s Leah Hextall on her ‘very difficult’ first NHL season and the need for change in hockey

ESPN’s Leah Hextall on her ‘very difficult’ first NHL season and the need for change in hockey

Not long after Leah Hextall returned to her home in Winnipeg, after her first season as the first woman to regularly call play-by-play for nationally-televised NHL games, she had a phone call. It was with her mother, who wanted to know how the whole experience had made her feel. “I survived,” said Hextall. Her own … Read more

The 1972 Summit Series, 50 years later: Inside the new documentary on Canada’s great hockey triumph

The 1972 Summit Series, 50 years later: Inside the new documentary on Canada’s great hockey triumph

Canadians have been talking about the same eight hockey games for 50 years. There are books that explore their political importance, and others that examine their impact on the ice. There are picture books, and books promising untold stories next to books with stories happily retold. There are documentaries, and there is a melodrama based … Read more

Andreescu apologizes for criticizing sponsor Nike

Andreescu apologizes for criticizing sponsor Nike

NEW YORK — Former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu apologized to her sponsor Nike for an on-court outburst after her choice of wardrobe for Monday’s first-round match landed her in a spot of bother amid windy conditions. Andreescu was out on the Grandstand court to play Harmony Tan but the winds at the open arena … Read more

Adam Gaudette could provide a lot of value to the Maple Leafs if everything works out

Adam Gaudette could provide a lot of value to the Maple Leafs if everything works out

The signing of Adam Gaudette took a lot of Maple Leafs fans by surprise. At a time when many were looking for the big fish free agent signing, Toronto went out and secured a couple of little fish instead. And in reality, that wasn’t a bad thing. Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas always has a … Read more