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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Throwback Thursday: Leafs In The Community

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The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has long valued community and charity efforts. And while players can change the outcome of a game on the ice, off the ice they can change lives.

I’ve seen it happen.

Just a few weeks have passed since the Leafs annual visit to Sick Kids Hospital and my heart is still warmed by the smiles, high fives, and all around happiness that the players brought to those fighting the toughest of battles.

I’ve had the privilege to be a part of many events including ...

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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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MLSE’s Tim Leiweke camps out for Covenant House.

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A sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard.

That’s all the comfort Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke will be afforded as he joins 73 corporate and community leaders braving sub-zero temperatures at the Covenant House Executive Sleep Out, Thursday night in downtown Toronto.

The event supports $20 million in programs to provide shelter, food, education and support to the estimated 3,000 youths without shelter who turn to Covenant House every year.

For Leiweke the event holds a special relevance. He was 12-years-old when his mother’s death from cancer jolted a ...

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Throwback Thursday: Cujo & Ovi

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While the notion of standing in front of a net as a shot comes flying from Zdeno Chara seems insane to me, it also garners my utmost respect. One because I’d never do it and two because of the sheer fact that the game is literally in (or out) of their hands and that’s a big responsibility. Soft goals, good goals, ‘shouldn’t have been’ goals, ‘he never would have stopped that’ goals….it all comes down to the goaltending. As Jacques Plante put it….“Goaltender is a normal job. Sure! How would you like ...

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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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Trevor Smith

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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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Standing on guard: Maple Leaf jerseys decorate walls at armoury.

A framed Leafs jersey to be hung at the Moss Street Armoury was presented to Master Corporal Adam Winnicki, Corporal Tom Jun and Corporal Daniil Saiko  by Jeff Budway of MLSE.

A framed Leafs jersey to be hung at Toronto’s Moss Street Armoury was presented to Master Corporal Adam Winnicki, Corporal Tom Jun and Corporal Daniil Saiko by Jeff Budway of MLSE.

When Canadian Forces master corporal Adam Winnicki embarked on a different kind of peacemaking mission, he and his colleague, Corporal Tom Jun, turned to MLSE for help.

Thanks to their initiative there will be three significant improvements to a gathering place for soldiers at Toronto’s Moss Park Armoury.

Master Corporal Winnicki is in charge of the junior ranks mess, a licensed ...

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Aidan Scott Is A Star

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Aidan is the seven-year-old Toronto boy whose spontaneous enthusiasm landed him on national television during the Toronto Maple Leafs annual visit to SickKids Hospital.

Check out the video from the visit: http://www.citynews.ca/2013/11/06/leafs-visit-sickkids-hospital-for-hockey-day/

“I’m telling you, the kid had charisma,” said forward Nazem Kadri. “He came right up to me and asked me to play air hockey with him. Wasn’t shy at all.”

Shy is not Aidan’s style.

“I’d like to say he gets his personality from his parents but Aidan is just such a special person,” said his mother Louise Donnelly. “That excitement and ...

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Throwback Thursday: Turnbull

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As the Leafs headed to Minnesota on Wednesday night to face the Wild we look back to this photo of Leaf Ian Turnbull surrounded by Minnesota North Stars at Maple Leaf Gardens. While the Wild have had a home in Minnesota since 1997 the original North Stars franchise actually became the Dallas Stars in 1993 after 26 seasons in Minnesota.

From the 1978/79 season to 1980/81 the Leafs and North Stars were Adams Division rivals and would later become Norris Division rivals until 1992-93. And you can tell by Turnbull’s intense glare ...

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