Grabo Reflects On The Season

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With the World Hockey Championships set to start May 4th in Finland/Sweden, Mikhail Grabovski is training with the Belorussian hockey team and he spoke with Goals.by which is a Belorussian sports daily.  The Leafs forward touched on numerous topics including the Leafs second half struggles, signing his new deal with Toronto, Nikolai Kulemin and more. Read the full story courtesy of Puck Daddy.

With Grabovski playing for Belarus at the Worlds the total of Leafs players taking part are five. Dion Phaneuf and Luke Schenn for Canada, Joey Crabb for USA and Nikolai ...

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The Weekend That Was For Prospects

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The CHL playoffs were back in full swing over the weekend with prospect Brad Ross having the best start as the Portland Winterhawks are up 2-0 in the Western Conference Final on the Tri-City Americans following back-to-back 5-4 OT wins.

Ross has registered a goal and two assists in the two games with 10 penalty minutes. The two teams are off until Wednesday when they return to Portland for games three with game four set for the following night.

In the OHL, Greg McKegg missed the first two games of the Western ...

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Three Prospects Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

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Brad Ross and the Portland Winterhawks have moved on to the WHL’s Western Conference final after defeating the Kamloops Blazers 2-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday. After taking a 3-0 lead, the Winterhawks prevailed and they will now face the Tri-City Americans starting Friday.

Ross had a big series as he had 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in the seven games.

In the OHL, Greg McKegg and the London Knights will face Andrew Crescenzi and the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL’s Western Conference Final. The seriesbegins tonight in London.

Kitchener trailed in ...

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Schenn Joins Canada For Worlds

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Leafs defenceman Luke Schenn is joining Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship for the third time in four years.

Schenn joins Maple Leafs teammate Dion Phaneuf on Team Canada. Joey Crabb will be playing for Team USA which will be coached by Leafs assistant Scott Gordon. Greg Cronin will assist Gordon.

Schenn had 22 points (2-20) in 79 games for the Leafs this season.

Canada opens the world championship on May 4 with a game against Slovakia.

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Some Leafs News & Notes

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A couple of Maple Leafs will be taking part in the World Hockey Championships in Finland/Sweden starting May4th. Captain Dion Phaneuf will be representing Canada at the Worlds while Joey Crabb has been named to the USA roster. Both John-Michael Liles and Phil Kessel have said they will not take part while Carl Gunnarsson was injured the last week of the season and his status for the tournament was in doubt.

Leafs assistant coach Scott Gordon has been named head coach for Team USA. This is the third straight year that ...

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Carl Out, Others Could Be Back

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The Maple Leafs took to the ice Wednesday morning minus defenceman Carl Gunnarsson. After being hit hard early in the first period during the 6-5 overtime loss to the Sabres on Tuesday, Gunnarsson will miss the final two games of the season with a separated shoulder.

 ”It is a four to six week rehabilitation time frame before he is back to 100 per cent,” head coach Randy Carlyle said.

While the Leafs will be without Gunnarsson, there is a good chance that David Steckel could make a return Thursday against Tampa Bay. The ...

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Marlies Tickets On The Line

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Tonight during #TMLtalk we will once again be looking for the Tweet Of The Night. The winner of tonight’s #TMLtalk TOTN takes home four tickets to the Toronto Marlies final home game of the season on April 8th against Hamilton.

It will be another busy week ahead for the Marlies who play a three-game in three days. Friday they are in Grand Rapids, Saturday the two teams meet in Toronto before the weekend ends against Hamilton.

The Marlies are in second place in the Western Conference just four points behind Oklahoma City ...

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Prospects Advancing In Playoffs

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Four of the Maple Leafs prospects in the OHL have advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

Stuart Percy and the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors are facing elimination against Barrie tonight while goaltender Garret Sparks and the Guelph Storm were eliminated by the Plymouth Whalers in six games.

Here is a quick round up of how the Leafs prospects in the OHL have done to this point.

Greg McKegg and the London Knights swept the Windsor Spitfires. McKegg recorded four points in four games. The Knights will now face the Saginaw Spirit ...

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Abbott A Hobey Baker Finalist

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The Leafs latest signing, Spencer Abbott is one of three finalists for the 2012 Hobey Baker Memorial Award honouring college hockey’s top player.

Abbott signed with Toronto on Wednesday after a four-year career with the Main Black Bears finishing his career with 146 points (54 goals, 92 assists) in 151 games . He led the NCAA in scoring this past season with 62 points (21 goals, 41 assists).

The Hamilton, Ontario native was named the Hockey East player of the year and was also named a First Team All-Star. Abbott has joined the ...

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Take Home Marlies Tickets Tonight

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Despite the Maple Leafs being out of playoff contention, we will continue doing #TMLtalk right to the end of the season. Tonight during #TMLtalk, the Tweet Of The Night winner will take home four tickets to the Marlies game April 7th against the Grand Rapids Griffins the affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.

The Marlies currently sit in second place in the Western Conference, eight points behind the Oklahoma City Barons for top spot in the Conference.

As of now, the Marlies would take on their North Division rival Rochester Americans who sit ...

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Scrivens Recalled, Rynnas Sent To Marlies

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The Maple Leafs were once again without goalie James Reimer at practice Wednesday as he remained out with an upper body injury. Ben Scrivens was called up to take Reimer’s place as Jussi Rynnas was back with the Marlies a day after making his NHL debut in the 3-0 loss.

This is the second time that Scrivens has been with the Leafs this season. He was with the Leafs in early November and saw action in eight games, starting seven. He was 2-4-1 with a 2.96 GAA and a .904SV%. Scrivens ...

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Prospects Playoff Update

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The Maple Leafs prospects began their playoffs last week. Here is a weekly update on how they and their teams are doing.

Ontario Hockey League:
Sam Carrick and the Brampton Battalion lead Josh Leivo and the Sudbury Wolves 2-0. Carrick has three points in the first two games and is tied for the team lead in points. Leivo has one goal in the first two games.

First round pick Stuart Percy has one point in the first two games as the Mississauga St. Michaels Majors and Barrie Colts are tied at 1-1.

In the ...

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Win Tonight With TMLtalk

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During tonight’s #TMLtalk chat on Twitter you could have the LGCanada #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night.  All you need to do is use #TMLtalk in your game tweets to enter.

If you have the LGCanada #TMLtalk TOTN you win a signed Leafs jersey and a spot for you and a guest to attend the LG Fanbassador event at Real Sports Bar & Grill on March 29. While at Real Sports, two winners will win tickets to the Leafs vs. Flyers game that night at the ACC.

You can enter the LG Fanbassador contest ...

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Latest With Leafs Prospects

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With the Canadian Hockey League playoffs starting this weekend, there are quite a few Leafs prospects who will be taking part in the run to the Memorial Cup in Shawinigan, Quebec May 18-27.

We will start in the WHL where both players who are property of the Blue and White will see postseason action.

Forward Josh Nicholls missed time earlier this season with an injury but he has been on a tear heading into the start of the playoffs having recorded eight points in the last three games. Nicholls finished the season with ...

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Kulemin Out With Broken Finger

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The tough season for Nikolai Kulemin continued Thursday when it was announced that he will be out for three weeks with a broken finger suffered in the loss Tuesday against Florida. Kulemin joins Mike Brown and Joffrey Lupul on the injured list.

This season has been the worst of Kulemin’s career as he has recorded just seven goals and 28 points one year after being a 30-goal scorer. Prior to his injury, Kulemin had recorded three points in the last 10 games.

With the injuries to Kulemin and Lupul the Leafs top two ...

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Win A Jersey Tonight!

During tonight’s #TMLtalk you could win a Maple Leafs jersey by having the RE/MAX #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night.

You can also enter to win a RE/MAX road hockey game on your street with nine of your friends and members of the Maple Leafs.

To be eligible tonight make sure that you are following @mapleleafs on Twitter and include #TMLtalk in your tweets to have a chance to win.

There are some rules and regulations for the RE/MAX #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night that you need to know so please read them.

 

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Travel Day For Leafs

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The Maple Leafs had the day off Wednesday as they flew from Chicago to Montreal where they will practice Friday at Noon.

The stretch over the next two weeks has the Leafs playing six of the next eight games on the road including back-to-back games next week against Boston and Pittsburgh and also Philadelphia and Washington.

Prior to the team leaving Chicago, Leafs TV spoke with assistant coach Scott Gordon. Check out the interview below.

Check out the Leafs TV feature, Road To The Show with Joe Colborne as he talks about his childhood, ...

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Win Tickets To The Sold Out Players Gala!

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On March 25th the MLSE Team Up Foundation along with the Maple Leafs, Marlies, Raptors & Toronto FC will be hosting the Players Gala at Real Sports Bar & Grill. While the event is sold out, tonight’s #TMLtalk TOTN wins two tickets to the Players Gala!

It is your chance to mix and mingle with over 80 of Toronto’s pro athletes. This is your chance to talk with Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul, James Reimer and more. All proceeds from the event will benefit the MLSE Team Up Foundation.

To enter all you ...

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Win Leafs Tickets Tonight

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With the Maple Leafs hosting the San Jose Sharks for the only meeting this season, tonight’s Sport Chek Tweet Of The Night winner takes home tickets to an upcoming Leafs game.

To enter all you need to do is follow @mapleleafs on Twitter and include #TMLtalk in your tweets during the game for a chance to win.

Leafs forward Clarke MacArthur was the Sport Chek #undercoverpro last week.  Check it out as he is Phil Johnson for an afternoon.

There are some rules and regulations for the Sport Chek #TMLtalk Tweet Of The Night that you ...

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Cardinal Dons Leafs Sweater At Vatican

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The Leafs have friends in high places.

Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins donned a personalized Maple Leafs sweater in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Thursday. He is one of 23 bishops in Rome this week preparing for elevation into the College of Cardinals.

“It’s safe to say there are more than a few Toronto Maple Leafs fans in the pews of our parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto,” Collins said in an Archdiocese release.

“This is a fun way to let them, and all Catholics in our diocese, know that I am ...

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