Flying High On Canada Day

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These two photos were sent to us from the HMCS Toronto as a team signed Toronto Maple Leafs flag was raised on Canada Day.

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Leafs Use Compliance Buyout On Komisarek

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The Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday used a compliance buyout, as allowed by the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, on defenceman Mike Komisarek’s contract which is valid until the end of the 2013-14 season.

Komisarek, 31, signed with the Leafs as a free agent in 2009 and played in 158 games over four seasons recording 19 points.

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Iaboni Recap: Leafs Make Five Picks On Draft Day

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The Maple Leafs ended the 2013 NHL Draft making five selections as picked four forwards and one goaltender.

Frederik Gauthier was the Leafs first selection 21st overall. The 18-year-old native of Mascouche, Quebec was a member of Canada’s Gold Medal winning team at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships. He finished his first season with Rimouski in the QMJHL as a 20-goal scorer and a solid two-way player.

With the acquisition of Dave Bolland, the Leafs traded their second round pick which meant the Leafs next selection was in the third round ...

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Iaboni Recap: Leafs Acquire Bolland

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The Maple Leafs added depth at centre during Sunday’s draft when the team acquired Mimico, Ontario native Dave Bolland from the Chicago Blackhawks for three draft picks (No. 51 and 117 this year and a 4th Rd. pick in 2014).

Bolland scored the Stanley Cup winning goal for the Blackhawks and has won two cups with Chicago. He finished the season with 14 points in 35 games and had six points in 18 playoff games.

Leafs GM Dave Nonis spoke with the media to give his thoughts on the trade.

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Iaboni Recap: Gauthier Selection

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The Maple Leafs selected centre Frederik Gauthier with the 21st overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Gauthier played for Rimouski last season and is a two way forward who had 22 goals and 60 points in 62 games. He is also the middle sibling with two sisters.

Here is an NHL.com profile of Gauthier and his all around game

Leafs GM Dave Nonis spoke to the media about the selection of the 6’4 214lbs centre.

 

 

 

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Making A List & Checking It Twice

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The 2013 NHL Draft is just one day away and the Maple Leafs have their list for Sunday all set.

“We have the list on lockdown,” Leafs Director of Amateur Scouting Dave Morrison said.

The team brought 26 players to the team hotel in Short Hills, New Jersey for interviews with Morrison, team pyschologist Dana Sinclair, strength and conditioning coach Anthony Belza and team doctor Dr. Noah Forman.

“The interview could be 40-45 minutes if they speak with myself, Dana, Anthony  and Noah,” Morrison said.

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The Cake Boss & Hudson Shores

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With the NHL Draft just 48 hours away, a few of the NHL’s top prospects met with the media on the shores of the Hudson River Friday afternoon.  This is an annual event and allows the prospects to speak just days before one of the biggest moments of their lives.

The town of Weehawken, New Jersey is just steps away from Hoboken where the TLC reality show ‘Cake Boss’ is filmed. Before hooking up with the prospects I stopped into Carlo’s Bakery. I didn’t see Buddy but the pastries were awesome!. We took ...

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Prospects Hit Manhattan

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Four of the NHL’s top prospects, Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Druin and Darnell Nurse took in a New York Yankees game Thursday followed by a visit to the Empire State Building.

I documented the stop at the Empire State Building which you can see below as they spoke with the media and posed for photos just a few days before the 2013 NHL Draft.

Also check out a few of the photos from the visit.

The view to Manhattan

On the observation deck

 

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An Early Morning With Lupul And Blackberry

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BlackBerry became the Official Computing Partner of MLSE this week and the Leafs wanted to help spread the exciting news to Leafs Nation.

Joffrey Lupul and the Raptors Terrence Ross were on CP24 Breakfast and Breakfast Television in Toronto to talk about the partnership and give out some great gifts inluding home opener tickets and Blackberry’s.

Our Brooke Pashley covered it all with Story Maker on the BlackBerry Z10 and the results are below:

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Quiet Day In Jersey

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Hello from the Garden State aka New Jersey.

I arrived Wednesday along with Leafs TV’s Paul Hendrick, Bob McGill, producer Nicole Burns and cameraman Sabre Walker. We will bring you everything you need to know over the next four days from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Many of the Leafs scouts and front office personnel are making their way to New Jersey today with team meetings set to begin on Thursday.  Our behind the draft crew arrived Tuesday afternoon along with Leafs Director of Amateur Scouting Dave Morrison.

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Our Online And Leafs TV Coverage From The Draft

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The NHL Draft is just five days away and a cast of thousands from Leafs TV and mapleleafs.com will bring you lots of coverage from the draft.

I caught up with Marlies play-by-play man Jon Abbott as we let you know what to expect this weekend including live shows, twitter Q & A’s, behind-the-scenes video and more.

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Watch A Few Bernier Highlights

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Here are some highlights from the newest Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier from this past season.

A full highlight reel

Bernier stops Wingels on penalty shot

Bernier denies Leddy

 

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World Junior FAQ’s

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Hockey Canada announced that the Maple Leafs and Montreal will be co-hosts for the 2015 & 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships.

We know you have questions about how to get tickets so below are some FAQ’s that will help answer them:

Q: How do I get tickets to the 2015 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships?
A: Your first chance to get tickets for the 2015 and 2017 tournaments will be by registering for the ticket draw. This will be the only way to ensure you have a chance at accessing full-event packages.  ...

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Meet CuJo This Saturday

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Former Maple Leafs goalie Curtis Joseph will be at the Hero Burgers location in Milton this Saturday June 22nd.

The Maple Leafs Mobile Fan Zone, Carlton the Bear and the Leafs Blue Crew will be there starting at 11am with Joseph being there from Noon-1pm.

The Hero Burgers where you can meet CuJo this Saturday is at 850 Main Street East with the main intersection being Main and Thompson.

See you there!

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Leafs Sign MacIntyre To One-Year Deal

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The Maple Leafs announced on Thursday that the team has signed goaltender Drew MacIntyre to a one year two-way contract.

MacIntyre, 29, has played in 21 games for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League this season posting a record of 13-5-3. The 6-1, 184-pound goaltender has compiled a 1.83 goals against average and a 0.931 save percentage. MacIntyre has previous NHL experience with the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres.

Check out is amazing save from last season with the Marlies.

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Facebook Poll Infographic

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We asked our Facebook fans who they wanted the Leafs to select with the 21st overall selection in the June 30th NHL Draft. We gathered the numbers and made the below infographic.

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Gardiner Calls Fool Me Once In North America Cup

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Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner was in Toronto on Tuesday as he took to the ice with skating consultant Barb Underhill before being the drawmaster for the 30th annual North America Cup at Mohawk Raceway.

Gardiner will be in town for a few days working with Underhill before returning to Minnesota where he will spend his offseason.

Prior to the draw at Mohawk, the young Leafs blueliner was asked who he thought was the Leafs MVP this past season. He had two names that came to mind. “I would have to say (James) ...

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The Leafs And The Liberation Of France

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69 years ago today Canadian, British and American troops stormed the beach at Normandy to begin the liberation of France. Our beach (Juno Beach) was the first one to fall… way to go Canada. The next day the siege of the town of Caen began. The allies suffered massive casualties. One of the units tasked with taking Caen was the 30th Battery or Sportsman’s Battery. The battery was raised in Toronto by Major Conn Smythe who had taken leave from the Maple Leafs for the duration of the war. This ...

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The Matthew Kostuch Story

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15-year old Matthew Kostuch was sidelined by a severe concussion at the age of 10 and was forced to retire from hockey. He became a referee to stay involved in the game and help make it safer for other young players.

The Leafs found out about Matthew’s story from their partners at Hockey Canada and invited him to be an “honourary official” on March 28th as the Leafs took on the Hurricanes. Follow Matthew’s story below as he experiences stepping onto NHL ice.

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#TMLtalk Game 6 Ticket Giveaway

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We know you want to be at the ACC to watch the Leafs-Bruins Game 6 on Sunday. Well we are having a #TMLtalk Twitter contest to win playoff tickets on Saturday, May 11th to win them.

Here is what you need to do:

Make sure you are following @mapleleafs on Twitter and be on the lookout Saturday at 10am for instructions.

There are a few rules so please read them here

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