Report: Maple Leafs believed to have reached out to Guy Boucher

Thomas Drance
May 05 2015 07:39PM

When Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan and assistant general manager Kyle Dubas had finished building their hockey analytics and research department this summer, those efforts were thoughtfully dubbed by Sportsnet's Gare Joyce as an effort to construct 'Los Alamos by the Lake'.

If you're building a high tech testing facility on the lakefront equivalent of a dusty mesa, you best be in the market for a suitable Bond villain. And as it turns out the Maple Leafs might be, according to TSN's Darren Dreger:

Guy Boucher is a name we haven't heard in a while. Does he make sense for the Maple Leafs?

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - May 5, 2015 - Iggy

Steve Dangle
May 05 2015 03:50PM

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On this episode, Jesse hates puppies, Adam hates Beleskys, and Steve hates Toronto.

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Maple Leafs Assistant GM Kyle Dubas and the extended, not fun rebuild

Thomas Drance
May 05 2015 02:33PM


The Toronto Maple Leafs insisted to the media this week that they're going to be patient in developing their top prospects. The more pertinent question for the Brendan Shanahan and Maple Leafs management isn't whether their organization can stick to their guns on this, it's whether or not the fans in a success starved Toronto sports market can be patient with them.

When assistant general manager and wunderkid Kyle Dubas addressed the media for Toronto Marlies garbage bag day this week - Jeff Veillette recapped the press conference ably earlier today - the spectre of a lengthy rebuild was never far from the surface.

This could be a long process for the Maple Leafs, and if Dubas' commendable discipline in staying on message indicates anything, it's that selling the rebuild to fans is a foremost priority for Leafs management.

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Nylander, Brown an example of Leafs' new-found patience

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 05 2015 09:05AM

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Now that the Maple Leafs, Marlies, and Solar Bears are all out of hockey games to play, the focus of everybody has started to shift into the off-season, if not directly into next year. Many are already curious to see where exactly William Nylander and Connor Brown could slot into a potential Leafs lineup come October. According to Kyle Dubas, however, there's no rush to make such a thing happen just yet.

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Mailbag: Stolen, Sealed, Delivered. By Me.

Bobby Cappuccino
May 04 2015 04:00PM

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I stole the mailbag from Jeffler this week, so for the first time ever you'll get some actual answers to your questions.

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