January 23 2015 09:44AM
In the past few days, what seems like a two-year buildup of a potential Ryan O'Reilly trade has really started to reach a new level. You know things are getting serious when Bob McKenzie writes up 2000-plus words on the subject.
January 20 2015 09:01AM
This morning the Leafs made a couple minor moves, sending down Sam Carrick and Troy Bodie to the Marlies, and recalling Josh Leivo and Stuart Percy.
Leafs recall Josh Leivo and Stuart Percy. Shaking things up a little for tomorrow's game.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) January 20, 2015
The decision to bring up a defenceman has raised some questions about Robidas and whether he'll be put on injured reserve. It was reported yesterday that the 37-year-old has been battling an injury for the past two months and would be sitting a few games to rest up.
Both call-ups have already seen eight games with the big club this season, Leivo notching a single point while Percy has tallied three.
The Leafs will be in Kanata to play the Senators tomorrow night.
January 09 2015 11:59AM
With all the insanity surrounding the Leafs this week, a lot of us barely noticed that they've now slipped three points out of the playoffs, and to be honest, most probably don't care.
January 07 2015 07:44AM
It isn't difficult to figure out who within the Leafs' organization made the decision to finally fire Randy Carlyle yesterday. It was reported that this was a joint effort from Nonis and Shanahan, but I think anyone who has paid attention to this team for any amount of time realizes Nonis is in a situation similar to that of Greg Sherman before he was demoted by the Avalanche this past fall, a general manager in name only.
January 06 2015 07:28AM
Leafs announce Randy Carlyle fired as head coach— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 6, 2015
Obviously we're going to have much more on the way over the course of the day, but there you have it. Carlyle is out.
It looks as though Horachek and Spott will take over coaching duties in the immediate interim, but that's just the initial word.
The Leafs were heavily rumoured to be trying to poach DeBoer this summer. DeBoer was fired a week ago. Hmm.— Draglikepull (@draglikepull) January 6, 2015
With DeBoer and Bylsma out there (among others) as key free agent coaches, you can bet a lot of rumors will be floating around in the coming days.