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Leafs Prospects To Take Part In World Junior Camp

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The Maple Leafs will be well represented at Canada’s national junior team development camp from August 4-10 in Montreal and Lake Placid, NY with four players attending. The Leafs are sending the most players to the camp with three other teams sending three players.

Defencemen Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw) and Matt Finn (Guelph) along with forwards Frederik Gauthier (Rimouski) and Ryan Rupert (London) will be taking part in the camp which is the first step in selecting Canada’s World Junior team for the tournament running from December 26-January 5 in Malmo, Sweden.

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Kadri Hits The Links For Charity

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On a cloudy and rainy Sunday in Georgetown, Ontario, Nazem Kadri hit the links with over 140 golfers for the 3rd annual Nazem Kadri Golf Classic in support of Islamic Relief and SickKids Foundation’s efforts to improve the care for children in Palestine.

Kadri  was happy to be on the course for the worthy cause.

“This is the third annual and each year it seems to get bigger and bigger,” he said. “It’s for Islamic Relief to help kids in third world countries who are less fortunate and this year we’ve teamed up the SickKids Foundation as well ...

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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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