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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Clarkson’s return means Leafs will stand a little taller.

The Leafs will benefit from the ferocity displayed by David Clarkson when he left the bench to confront Buffalo

Ten games gone and really what’s been lost?

The Leafs will benefit from the ferocity displayed by David Clarkson when he left the bench to confront Buffalo’s giant John Scott.

David Clarkson returns to the Leafs’ lineup Friday in Columbus after his ten-game suspension for leaving the bench to defend Phil Kessel’s honour against Buffalo’s vast John Scott.

Along the way Clarkson lost $269,000 in salary but you get the feeling he will still be fine financially.

The Leafs, meanwhile lost only three of the 10 games he sat out.  Their 14 points ...

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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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Throwback Thursday: Carlton the Bear

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Number 60 in the program but number 1 in our hearts. Carlton the Bear is a staple at Leafs games and now in his 19th season he’s as old as Leafs rookie Morgan Reilly. Starting his career at Maple Leaf Gardens, the address to which his name is derived, his career is marked with countless community appearances, hundreds of Leafs games, and thousands of autographs signed.

He also holds the record for most All-Star appearances since 1996 of any mascot across the league with 13. So let’s go back to the ...

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The invisible man: The Carl Gunnarsson story.

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Carl Gunnarsson is the invisible man.

Unnoticed, even in the hottest hockey market, the 26-year-old Gunnarsson is regularly among the top five Leafs in ice time. He was third last season with 21:16, second the year before.

This season he sits fourth in ice time among defenceman with 19:31 behind Phaneuf, Cody Franson and Jake Gardiner but he is the only member of that group who doesn’t see power play time. Gunnarsson’s three and half minutes on the penalty kill leads the blueliners.

Unlike most hockey players, you would reflexively define Gunnarsson by ...

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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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Morgan Rielly

 

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