O'Reilly Watch is officially on

Ryan Fancey
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.

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Leafs bring up Leivo and Percy

Ryan Fancey
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.

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. 

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LGD: Off the pace

Ryan Fancey
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. 

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One gone, one to go

Ryan Fancey
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. 

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Leafs fire Randy Carlyle

Ryan Fancey
January 06 2015 07:28AM

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. 

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. 

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