Preseason Edition In The Battle Of Ontario

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The Maple Leafs continue preseason action tonight when they travel to Ottawa to face the Senators (7:30pm TSN, TSN1050 Radio). The two teams will meet in Toronto next Tuesday. They will face each other in the Leafs home opener October 5th.

Following tonight’s game, the Leafs will be in action Saturday and Sunday against the Buffalo Sabres. Here is the full preseason schedule

If you missed it, the Leafs assigned Jesse Blacker and Tyler Biggs to the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday. The Leafs currently have 34 players remaining in camp.

The Leafs skated ...

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Lupul Takes Part In Practice

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The Maple Leafs returned to the ice on Wednesday following a full off-day as they continued preparations for the season opener on October 1st against the Montreal Canadiens.

For the first time during training camp, forward Joffrey Lupul took part in practice and was on a line with Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel. He spoke with the media following practice and said that he could play in a preseason game sometime this weekend.

Another player who hadn’t been on the ice until Wednesday was Colton Orr. The Leafs tough guy skated prior ...

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A Visit To Phaneuf’s Friends

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Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf visited Phaneuf’s Friends in the Captain’s Corner during Monday’s preseason game at Air Canada Centre.

In the 4th year of the program, which benefits patients from SickKids Hospital, the suite has hosted over 1,500 patients.

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Leafs Back At The ACC Tonight

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The Maple Leafs return to Air Canada Centre to close out the back-to-back tonight against the Flyers (7pm, Sportsnet, Sportsnet FAN590).

Preseason action began Sunday with a 4-3 win over Philadelphia thanks to goals from Nazem Kadri, Troy Bodie, Mason Raymond and Paul Ranger. Check out the Game In Six Minutes for all the highlights.

Don’t forget we will be streaming the #TMLtalk Game Day Skate every Leafs home game this season starting today. Coverage begins at 10am with Paul Hendrick, Bob McGill, Jon Abbott and a cast of thousands. You can ...

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Preseason Action Begins Tonight!

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The Maple Leafs play the first of eight preseason games tonight in London, Ontario against the Philadelphia Flyers (6pm, Leafs TV, TSN1050Radio).

The two teams will meet back in Toronto on Monday as the Leafs will play five games in seven days leading up to the regular season opener October 1st in Montreal. Here is the full Leafs preseason schedule

Philadelphia has released a list of players who made the trip for the two games in London and Toronto. Check out the list here.

Toronto will skate at the MasterCard Centre this morning ...

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Leafs Scrimmage Ahead Of First Preseason Game

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After having two days of controlled scrimmages, the Leafs were split in two teams Saturday for a Blue & White scrimmage at MasterCard Centre. Team White came out victorious 6-3 in an up-tempo game that had quite a bit of intensity and pleased head coach Randy Carlyle.

The team White goals: Nazem Kadri, Mason Raymond, Jake Gardiner, Kevin Raine, Andrew Crescenzi and Jesse Blacker
The Team Blue goals: David Clarkson, Tyler Bozak, Morgan Rielly

Check out all the goals and highlights in the video below.

Forward Frazer McLaren left the scrimmage after taking a ...

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Lupul, Orr Not On The Ice As Camp Begins

Joffrey Lupul was a journalist, model and international man about town this summer.

The Maple Leafs first group of players hit the ice for practice at 9am on Thursday but Joffrey Lupul and Colton Orr did not take part.

Orr with a leg bone bruise won’t skate for a week while Lupul has back spasms and is considered day to day.

Head coach Randy Carlyle spoke with the media following two on-ice sessions and said that Lupul suffered the injury on Tuesday and was held out as a precaution.

Rookie defenceman Matt Finn was also not on the ice as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury ...

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Throwback Thursday Training Camp 1929

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With training camp underway we look back to 1929 and a photo of future Hall of Famers Charlie Conacher, Ace Bailey, Joe Primeau and Hap Day taking part in some unorthodox training techniques before the start of their season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bolland-McClement-Kulemin: Leafs third line?

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Dave Bolland’s offence, neatly illustrated by his Stanley Cup-winning goal against Boston, could give the Leafs third line some scoring juice

There are two things  you can anticipate with Randy Carlyle.

First, he will devise countless lineups and combinations. “Last year was my first with Randy and he played me all over the place,” is the way forward Jay McClement put it.

Second, his teams will have a strong third line.

Carlyle’s 2006-2007 Stanley Cup-winning Anaheim team thrived with a checking line that consisted of Sammy Pahlsson, Rob Niedermayer and Travis Moen.

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An Interview With The Captain

Dion Phaneuf will start the season on left defence.

Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf opens his summer home to Sporsnet reporter Arash Madani in part 1 of this interview which aired Monday night.  Part 2 will air Tuesday at 6pm on Sportsnet Connected

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