Leafs Off To Broadway To Face Rangers

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The Maple Leafs were back on the ice Friday following the 7-4 defeat to the New York Islanders Thursday.

Following the hour-long practice, the Leafs announced that Jake Gardiner has been assigned to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.

Gardiner appeared in two games for the Maple Leafs this season, registering four shots on goal. The 6-2, 184-pound defenceman missed the Leafs first-two games of the season due to injury.

While some expected drastic line changes, head coach Randy Carlyle kept all the lines and pairings intact except one.

Forward Leo Komarov wasn’t on ...

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Win Dinner On Us At Real Sports

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Tonight with the Maple Leafs hosting the New York Islanders (7pm Leafs TV, TSN Radio 1050) tonight’s Real Sports #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night winner will take home a $150 gift card to be used at Real Sports Bar & Grill.

Real Sports is your home to catch all the Leafs games on the big screen. Book a reservation at 416-815- 7325

To be eligible to win the jersey, just use #TMLtalk in your tweets during the game. There are a few rules so please read them

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Kadri Jersey Up For Grabs Tonight

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The Maple Leafs play the first of a back-to-back tonight as they are in Pittsburgh to face the Penguins (7pm, TSN and TSN 1050).  We will be once again looking for the #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night!

The winner of tonight’s #TMLtalk TOTN winner will take home a  No. 43 Nazem Kadri jersey!

To be eligible to win the jersey, just use #TMLtalk in your tweets during the game. There are a few rules so please read them

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Leafs Shuffle Lines At Practice

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The Maple Leafs returned to practice Tuesday as they prepared for three games in four nights beginning Wednesday in Pittsburgh (7pm, TSN, TSN1050).

Head coach Randy Carlyle made one switch to the forward lines as he moved James van Riemsdyk to a line with Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin while Clarke MacArthur practiced with Nazem Kadri and Leo Komarov.

Defenceman Jake Gardiner took part in full practice and was awaiting clearance from team doctors to get the go ahead to return to the lineup. Once he comes off IR, a player will ...

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Win A Lupul Jersey Tonight During #TMLtalk!

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The Maple Leafs play their home opener tonight against their QEW Rival Buffalo Sabres and we will be once again looking for the #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night!

The winner of tonight’s #TMLtalk TOTN winner will take home a Joffrey Lupul jersey which will feature the brand new crested ‘A’ on it!

To be eligible to win the tickets, just use #TMLtalk in your tweets during the game. There are a few rules so please read them

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Unsung Players Lead The Way

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The Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens in the season opener 2-1 Saturday as the night belonged to several former Toronto Marlies who made big contributions in the win.

None had a bigger impact than defenceman Mike Kostka playing in his very first NHL game at the age of 27. Kostka paired with Dion Phaneuf played the second most minutes for the Leafs at 22:59. He recorded his very first NHL point on the Leafs first goal of the season.

“Mike Kostka was a dominant player for us, playing a lot of minutes,” head coach Randy ...

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Win Tickets To Monday’s Home Opener!

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The Maple Leafs begin the 2012-13 season tonight on the road against the rival Montreal Canadiens and that means that we will once again this season be looking for the #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night.

The winner of tonight’s #TMLtalk TOTN will receive four tickets to the Leafs home opener on Monday, January 21st against Buffalo!

To be eligible to win the tickets, just use #TMLtalk in your tweets during the game. There are a few rules so please read them.

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Everything Is Happening This Weekend!

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Well, it’s here. The opening weekend of the NHL season begins Saturday against the rival Montreal Canadiens and this lucky guy is in Montreal! I know a few members of Leafs Nation will be here too.  

I will be snapping some pics and videos tomorrow so stay tuned to Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

There is lots happening in Toronto as you will see below.

The Leafs Mobile Fan Zone will be out and about all weekend as you can see here. Some of the stops include Trinity Bellwoods Park and Grandravine Arena. If you find ...

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All The Latest From Training Camp

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The Maple Leafs held an open practice at the ACC Thursday with a few thousand fans in attendance as the Leafs were put through a tough two-hour practice.

One player who wasn’t on the ice was Tim Connolly who was placed on waivers Thursday.

Here is how the Leafs lines looked:

Phil Kessel- Tyler Bozak-Joffrey Lupul
Clarke MacArthur-Mikhail Grabovski-Nikolai Kulemin
Leo Komarov-Nazem Kadri-James van Riemsdyk
Mike Brown-Jay McClement-Colton
David Steckel-Matt Frattin

Check out all the player video below:

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Leafs Scrimmage On Day Four Of Camp

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The Maple Leafs had a Blue and White  game Wednesday as the two teams were mixed with Leafs and Toronto Marlies. For those that want to know the score, Team Blue defeated Team White 5-1 as Nazem Kadri recorded a hat-trick in the first period.

For the second consecutive day, defenceman Jake Gardiner skated ahead of practice with strength and conditioning coach Anthony Belza.  Gardiner was on the ice for about 18 minutes. You can see some of the drills he was put through in the below video.

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Gardiner Returns To The Ice

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Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner skated for 15 minutes ahead of practice with strength and conditioning coach Anthony Belza. It was the first time that Gardiner has skated since getting hit during the Toronto Marlies December 8th game against Rochester.

Here is the video of Gardiner skating Tuesday.

The news wasn’t as good for James van Riemsdyk and Colton Orr who both had to leave practice early. Van Riemsdyk took a shot off his right ankle but according to head coach Randy Carlyle, van Riemsdyk has a bruise while Orr has a ...

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Day Two: Fans & Rielly

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The second day of Maple Leafs training camp brought some new-look lines and a packed house as fans filled the MasterCard Centre for the first of two open practices this week. Fans can come to MCC Tuesday as the practice is open again from 10am-12pm.

“It was nice,” Phil Kessel said on the applause from the crowd at Monday’s practice. “Fans are happy that we are back and they’re excited just like we are to get the season going.”

During his lengthy gathering with the media on Monday head coach Randy Carlyle ...

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Wrap Up From Day One Of Camp

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The Maple Leafs hit the ice Sunday on the first day of training camp with 31 players in camp but just 23 who can make the opening night roster in Montreal next Saturday.

Prior to the start of training camp, the Leafs announced that Keith Aucoin, Ben Scrivens, Matt Frattin, Nazem Kadri, Morgan Rielly, Mark Fraser, Leo Komarov, Ryan Hamilton, Jake Gardiner, Mike Kostka and Korbinian Holzer were added from the Toronto Marlies or junior in Rielly’s case.

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Leafs Continue To Skate Ahead Of Camp

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A full complement of Maple Leafs players skated at MasterCard Centre Friday as they continue to prepare for the start of camp. A few players hit the ice at 10 am for skill drills while the entire team joined them at 11 am.

Leafs TV was able to speak with three players following the informal skate. Check out the interviews with Carl Gunnarsson, James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul.

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USA Wins Gold At World Juniors

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The United States is on top of the hockey world following a 3-1 win over Sweden to win the Gold medal at the 2013 World Junior tournament. It is the second gold medal for the USA in three years as they won the 2010 tournament over Canada.

Leafs prospects Tyler Biggs and Garret Sparks won gold medals while Swedish prospect Tom Nilsson took home a silver medal. Biggs was on the ice for all three USA goals on the day. He finished the tournament with one point and a +6 rating. ...

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Three Leafs To Battle For Gold

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For the fourth straight year, Canada will not win the Gold medal at the World Junior tournament as they fell 5-1 to the United States in the first semi-final on Thursday. Canada was down 2-0 after the opening 20 and 4-0 after two periods. In the second semi-final, Sweden defeated Russia 3-2 in the shootout after blowing a 2-0 first period lead.

The Leafs will have three players in the Gold Medal game as Tyler Biggs and Garret Sparks will represent the USA while Tom Nilsson is on team Sweden. The ...

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USA Routs Czech Republic To Advance To Semi-Finals

Leaf prospect Tyler Biggs is accruing a solid record of international experience.

The first semi-final at the 2013 World Junior Championships is set following the USA’s 7-0 romp over the Czech Republic. With the victory, the USA will now face Canada Thursday in the first semi-final (4am TSN) as the winner advances to the Gold Medal game.

The USA scored five power-play goals (three in the second) to easily handle the second place team from Group A. If you missed the game live, you can watch a replay at 10:30am TSN and 7:30pm on TSN.

Leafs prospect Tyler Biggs didn’t have a point in ...

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Quarter-Finals All Set At World Juniors

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The 2013 World Junior Championships have moved on to the quarter-finals and all four Leafs prospects are still alive to win the Gold medal.

Morgan Rielly and Canada faced Russia with top spot in Group B on the line and Canada came out on top 4-1 thanks to two first period power play goals during a five minute man advantage.  Canada will now get a bye to the semi-finals where they will face the winner of the USA/Czech Republic game while Russia takes on Switzerland in the quarter-finals Wednesday (8am, TSN).

Rielly was held ...

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Canada Continues Perfect Record

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Sunday brought the showdown between Canada and the USA and it was an intense game with Canada just hanging on for the 2-1 win. Canada was ahead 2-0 after 40 minutes and despite having several chances to increase the lead it was nail biting finish.

With the win, Canada is now 3-0-0 and leading Group B with 9 points. Russia is second with 8 points and the winner of the New Year’s Eve game between the two rivals will finish first and get a bye to the semi-final. Watch the game Monday (9am ...

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Quiet Day At World Juniors

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Saturday saw just one Leafs prospect playing at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia as defenceman Tom Nilsson and Sweden defeated Latvia 5-1 to move to 2-1-0-0 giving them eight points and top spot in Group A.

The Swedes led 2-1 after two periods despite a huge shot advantage (32-11) after 40 minutes of action. Nilsson continues to look for his first point of the tournament but the stay at home blueliner had one shot and a +1 rating.

Sunday will be a huge day at the tournament as Morgan Rielly ...

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