Loophole Lou strikes again, Leafs place Robidas on IR

Ryan Fancey
October 06 2015 11:32AM

Yesterday the Leafs apparently informed Stephane Robidas that he wouldn't be in their plans this season, and then he very conveniently became injured, leading to speculation the team would be pushing him to injured reserve to maximize their cap savings instead of sending him off to the Ricoh and only recouping $100K. Today they made things official by placing the 38-year-old on the IR list, and now we have to wonder if he'll stay there for the remainder of a contract that pays him out $3-million in each of the two upcoming seasons.

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Leafs claim Corrado, waive Panik, everyone clears

Jeff Veillette
October 06 2015 10:33AM

If you thought that the Leafs had a lot of defencemen already, the situation just got a little bit more confusing, as the blue and white laid claim to Vancouver Canucks defenceman Frank Corrado on waivers this afternoon. 

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With preseason complete, Marlies slash training camp roster

Jeff Veillette
October 05 2015 08:03PM


The Toronto Marlies haven't even practiced as a cohesive unit yet, but with opening puck drop less than 100 hours away, it's time for the team to come together. With the training camp squad back in town following a string of exhibition games in Newfoundland, the team has announced a stunning nineteen assignments to the Orlando Solar Bears tonight, bringing the roster down to a relatively playable size.

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TLN Mailbag: Goalie Controversy Season!

Cat Silverman
October 05 2015 05:51PM

Twas the week before the NHL season openers, 

and all through the league,

Raffi Torres was throwing elbows into heads, 

and Toronto's goalie situation was creating intrigue...

Have I mentioned that I hate goaltending controversies? 

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Rich young adults associated with cocaine also associated with hockey and maybe even the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jeff Veillette
October 05 2015 04:57PM

I guess we should have known that the Viktor Loov story wasn't going to blow over. A week after the Leafs prospect suggested to Swedish media that there was a "lot of cocaine" in the NHL and that there was "bound to be some" in the AHL as well, the NHL's deputy commissioner Bill Daly admitted that they've noticed an increase in usage around the league, and as TSN investigated further, found that there were Leafs players involved.

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