Report: Leafs expected to make personnel changes 'swiftly' following conclusion of nightmare season

Thomas Drance
April 11 2015 04:17PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to at least make a coaching change this summer, though it seems possible that typically inscrutable team president Brendan Shanahan may do more to put his stamp on the team that he took over last year (a new GM? a trade of a core piece?). 

Whatever happens, TSN's Darren Dreger expects the axe to fall in short order:

Though Dreger doesn't have specifics about the club's plans, does their intention of acting promptly tell us anything about what's next? 

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LGD: On the resurgence of caring, rivalries, and 2007

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 11 2015 05:51AM

We've spent the last couple of months talking about "the prize". The chosen one. Some call him McJesus, while those who consider themselves "professional" refer to him as Connor McDavid. We all knew he was going first overall, like, six years ago. Barring a massive lapse in transition, he is the National Hockey League's next generational talent, and probably the guy to eventually chase Sidney Crosby off of the throne as king of the sport. On that note, I'd like to talk about the best Leafs game in the Crosby era.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 10 2015 06:30AM

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Canucks, Jets and Flames all headed to the playoffs, Brendan Shanahan's tight ship, Kings miss, can the Oilers ever change, Keegan Lowe fights twice in NHL debut, breaking down trade deadline a month after the deals and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - April 9 - Phanito

Steve Dangle
April 09 2015 10:35PM

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On this episode, the guys look forward to playoff hockey, discuss the inevitable departure of Dion, and the All Dirtbag Team.

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Carolina Beats Philadelphia, Lock in Leafs at 27th

Justin Fisher
April 09 2015 08:31PM

Congratulations everyone, we did it. The tank was a success.

The Maple Leafs are now locked into the 27th overall in the standings - a truly horrible result - after the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this evening. The Hurricanes are now four points ahead of the Leafs with 71, and can no longer be caught.

That of course means that, according to this year's NHL Entry Draft lottery rules, Toronto has the fourth-best chance, with 9.5%, at winning the first overall pick and the opportunity to draft Connor McDavid.

More after the jump...

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