ACC prevents fans from coming in with branded Stamkos Signs

Jeff Veillette
December 15 2015 06:28PM

We all had a little bit of a chuckle at the "Sign Stamkos" posters that a Toronto Radio station printed out to give to fans tonight, but it looks like the team understood the questionable optics of allowing a campaign to woo an opponent to go on, especially when the bosses of the radio station are also the bosses of the hockey team. The Leafs responded before tonight's game by banning the signs entirely; though ones like the sign you see above were by and large allowed.

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Dangle: A Pitch to Prospective NHL Free Agents

Steve Dangle
December 15 2015 03:21PM

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Lately there has been a lot of talk of pending free agents signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. This was my attempt to put together a recruitment video to entice all pending NHL free agents, or at very least, one of them.

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Did Leafs ownership just accidentally tamper with Steven Stamkos?

Jeff Veillette
December 15 2015 03:20PM

What could be seen as a harmless joke by a local Toronto radio station could turn into a punishment for the Leafs organization. 

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William Nylander confirmed to represent Sweden at 2016 World Juniors

Jeff Veillette
December 15 2015 02:47PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have yet to confirm whether William Nylander is heading to the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships, but it seems like Team Sweden is preparing for his arrival. At least, that's what a reporter from Swedish Publication Aftonbladet is reporting.

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Seen Stamkos 2016, Part 2: The Other Home

Jeff Veillette
December 15 2015 02:08PM

In 2008, Steven Stamkos was the best draft-eligible prospect in the world and the Leafs were one of the worst teams in the NHL. The Markham native knew the potential implications. “I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve checked out the NHL standings. I pay attention to where the Leafs sit." said Stamkos on February 10th, 2008. "I know they’re near the bottom of the standings. The chance of (getting picked by them) definitely is in the back of my mind.”

At this point, the Leafs were just four points out of last place, and management was considering a fire sale. A few weeks later, their plan was foiled by their own players. This lead to the Tampa Bay Lightning selecting him first overall. He's had an interesting road since.

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