Introducing The #SEAofBLUE

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#SEAofBLUE is a movement that symbolizes the collective passion of Leafs Nation.

It will unify our players, alumni and fans as one of the greatest rivalries in hockey is re-kindled in advance of the biggest game in NHL History, January 1st at the Big House in Michigan.

What is the #SEAofBlue? Brooke & Matt fill you in on how you can be a part of the movement.

Below is a rundown of some of the contests and sites where you can find #SEAofBLUE photos and videos throughout the month.

Mapleleafs.com: Check out the fan mosaic ...

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Lupul Skates Ahead Of Practice

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The Maple Leafs returned to practice Monday as they prepared for a busy week as they host San Jose and Dallas before finishing the weekend with back-to-back games Saturday in Ottawa and home to Boston on Sunday.

Joffrey Lupul skated prior to practice as he makes his way back from a groin injury. He didn’t join the rest of the team for practice as he is expected to be out of the lineup a little while longer.

After missing Saturday’s game in Montreal, Cody Franon was held off the ice as a precaution with ...

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Leafs Look To Regroup Ahead Of Weekend

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The Maple Leafs practiced in Buffalo Thursday afternoon as they looked to put Wednesday’s 6-5 shootout loss behind them and focus on games against division rivals Buffalo and Montreal this weekend.

Randy Carlyle was asked what happened in the third period against Pittsburgh where the Leafs were unable to register a shot on goal.

“We stopped skating, we didn’t execute, we did not move. We lined four across and we’re not a four across hockey team,” Carlyle said.

There was one line shuffle at practice as Trevor Smith moved up to the third line with ...

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24/7 – Road To The Winter Classic Promo

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The countdown is on to the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Michigan at The Big House between the Leafs and Red Wings on January 1st, 2014.

Leading up to the game will be 24/7 Road To The Winter Classic which will track the Leafs and Red Wings journey on and off the ice to the game in Michigan.

The series will air in the United States on HBO and in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet. The first episode will be on December 15th in Canada.

HBO has just released this promo for the series. Check ...

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Leafs Take On The Pens

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The Leafs begin a three-game road trip tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins who currently sit in first place in the Metropolitan Division and third in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh has lost only three times at thome this season.

Tonight is the second of three meetings between these two teams. The Leafs took the first meeting 4-1 at Air Canada Centre on October 26th. Dave Bolland with two, Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel scored. Toronto will be back in Pittsburgh on December 16th to close out the season series.

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Kadri Set To Return Thursday

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The Leafs were on the ice at MasterCard Centre as they prepared for Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators. Nazem Kadri will be back in the lineup following his three-game suspension for his hit on Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom.

Tyler Bozak and Mark Fraser both practiced but they remain doubtful to return to the lineup against the Predators.

Here is how the Leafs lines and defence pairings  looked on Wednesday.

All of the practice video with Randy Carlyle, Kadri, Bozak, Kulemin and Trevor Smith is below.

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The Leaf Premieres November 21st

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Over the last century, the sweater of the Toronto Maple Leafs has had – at different times – different stripes, different points and different fonts.

One thing has remained.

The Leaf.

On Thursday, November 21st, after the Predators/Leafs game on Leafs TV, the first episode of our new show, The Leaf presented by BlackBerry will air.

Over the course of this season The Leaf will look at what it means to be a Toronto Maple Leaf from every perspective: players, fans, the community, our partners and the people of MLSE who work with, for ...

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Bozak Skates Ahead Of Practice

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The Maple Leafs practiced Tuesday at MasterCard Centre prior to departing for a two-game road trip to Minnesota and Buffalo.

Tyler Bozak skated prior to the main group as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. He is not eligible to come off IR until November 21st.

According to head coach Randy Carlyle, Bozak could skate with the main group as early as this Saturday.

The Leafs lines were shuffled at Tuesday’s practice. Check them out here.

Post-practice video with Carlyle, Joffrey Lupul. Dion Phaneuf, Jake Gardiner, Carter Ashton and Cody Franson.

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All Access With Raymond & Bernier Next Monday

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The only Leafs Nation All Access powered by Real Sports for this season is taking place on Monday, November 18th from 4-5pm at Gate 6 at Air Canada Centre with Jonathan Bernier and Mason Raymond.

Take part in our largest ever Leafs Nation fan Q&A where 100 lucky fans will have the opportunity to attend the autograph session. Wrist band policy is in effect as they will be given out starting at 10am at Real Sports Apparel.

There will prize giveaways and special offers during the event so stay tuned for more details.

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Fraser Ready For Action

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Maple Leafs defenceman Mark Fraser deemed himself ready to go following Wednesday’s practice at MasetCard Centre.

Fraser is hopeful to play against his former team, the New Jersey Devils Friday at the ACC. He has been out of the lineup since October 2nd against Philadelphia with a knee injury.

The Ottawa native has been skating and practicing with the team but wasn’t quite ready for action during the recent three-game Western Canada road trip.

It will now be up to head coach Randy Carlyle to decide when Fraser returns to the lineup and who comes ...

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Movember Is Here!

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Halloween has come and gone and now it’s time to take part in Movember and grow your mo!

Several Leafs players have joined Team MOple Leaf Sports & Entertainment this year including James van Riemsdyk, Mark Fraser, Cody Franson and Colton Orr.

Fans are encouraged to support or join Team MOple Leaf Sports & Entertainment to raise awareness by prompting conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

In addition to the awareness and fundraising, the Maple Leafs will host a Movember Awareness Night on November 19, 2013 when they play host to ...

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Leafs Back To Work Friday

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After a day off in Vancouver on Thursday, the Leafs took to the ice for a spirited hour long practice at Rogers Arena a day before their three-game Western Canada road trip comes to a close.

The Leafs lines saw a slight change as Nikolai Kulemin practiced on a line with Jay McClement and Joffrey Lupul with Carter Ashton skating as an extra. Ashton was supended two games by the NHL and will miss Saturday and next Friday’s game at home against New Jersey.

When he spoke to the media following practice, ...

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Bernier Chats With Kevin Weekes

Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer would be the key elements of a 100-point season.

The Maple Leafs have the best goalie tandem in the NHL and NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes recently chatted with Jonathan Bernier.

They discuss  Bernier’s play in the QMJHL, his start with the Kings, being here in Toronto and the relationship he has with James Reimer.

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Leafs Begin Road Trip

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The Leafs’ three-game road trip kicks off tonight in Edmonton with plenty of members of Leafs Nation expected in the house.

It appears that James Reimer will get the start between the pipes for the Leafs and Richard Bachman will get the call for the Oilers.

Joffrey Lupul will take part in the pre-game skate and is a game-time decision. Lupul told the media that his grandmother put off a trip to Mexico to see him play.

Nikolai Kulemin and Mark Fraser both took part in the morning skate but will not play ...

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Rielly Makes The Team, Lupul Day-To-Day With Bruised Foot

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There was lots of news at Leafs practice Thursday morning. Rookie defenceman Morgan Rielly was told prior to practice that he had made the team and will be sticking around following his ninth game tomorrow night in Columbus. Rielly has played well in eight games recording four assists.

The news wasn’t as good for Joffrey Lupul as the forward took a Paul Ranger shot off his foot, departed practice and went for x-rays. The team announced that Lupul has a bruised foot and is considered day-to-day. The Leafs recalled Josh Leivo ...

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Bowen Honoured By Sports Media Canada

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Congrats to Maple Leafs play-by-play man Joe Bowen.

He was among the honourees at the 18th Annual Sports Media Canada Achievement Awards luncheon at the Royal York Hotel’s Canadian Room.

Bowen was recipient of the Sports Media Canada George Gross Award for Outstanding Broadcasting. His longtime sidekick Jim Ralph introduced Joe – Joe’s boyhood idol – the legendary Johnny Bower – handed the award to him.

MLSE President/CEO Tim Leiweke made the presentation for the Sports Media Canada George Gross Award for Career Achievement to Bob McCown, the host of Sportsnet’s Prime Time ...

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Leafs Look To Rebound Against Ducks

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The Maple Leafs were put through their paces at MasterCard Centre Monday as they look to end the two-game winless streak when they host Anaheim Tuesday (7pm Sportsnet, TSN1050Radio).

The team recalled forward Trevor Smith from the Toronto Marlies Monday morning and he practiced on the fourth line.

Following practice, head coach Randy Carlyle said that Frazer McLaren could return to the lineup either Friday or Saturday when the Leafs play back-to-back games. As for Mark Fraser and Nikolai Kulemin, they are not expected to return to the lineup until after October ...

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Behind The Draft Airs This Friday

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The Leafs TV special Behind the Draft which takes you inside the boardroom leading up to and including the 2013 NHL Draft airs this Friday at 10pm following the Leafs vs. Columbus game.  The 2013 Behind the Draft presented by BlackBerry will air several times so be sure to check your local listings.

Get exclusive access and interviews with Dave Nonis, Dave Poulin, Dave Morrison and first round pick Frederik Gauthier plus much more.

Take a look at two promos for the show below:

 

 

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Good Chance Reimer & JVR Will Be Available Saturday

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The Leafs had both James Reimer and James van Riemsdyk at practice Friday as they prepared for Saturday’s game in Chicago.

Head coach Randy Carlyle said that it is a good chance both will be able to play in Chicago.

After leaving Thursday’s game, Reimer admitted that the team doctors played it safe and kept him out the game.

More on Reimer and the University of Toronto goalie who took part in practice here.

All of your practice video with Carlyle, Reimer, Dave Bolland, Morgan Rielly and Jonathan Bernier.

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JVR Takes Part In Portion Of Practice

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The Leafs hit the ice at MasterCard Centre on Wednesday as they get set to host the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday. James van Riemsdyk skated for 40 minutes before leaving practice as he continues to deal with an upper body injury.

Head coach Randy Carlyle said that there has been progress with van Riemsdyk and hopefully with more treatment over the next 24 hours that he could be in action against the Hurricanes but that won’t be known until after the game day skate.

van Riemsdyk has five goals and six points in six games this ...

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