Report: Maple Leafs will pursue Sean Burke, but not for the GM job

Thomas Drance
April 14 2015 10:18AM

As the dust begins to settle following Blue Sunday, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a lot of hockey people to hire. 

The purge of the old regime this weekend was dramatic and thorough, and now Brendan Shanahan and his inner sanctum - which includes Mark Hunter, Brandon Pridham and Kyle Dubas - will have to fill out their staff. Among the people the Maple Leafs are expected to pursue is Arizona Coyotes goaltending coach and assistant to the general manager Sean Burke, though reportedly they're not interested in installing him into the role of Maple Leafs general manager.

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Joffrey Lupul Quits Twitter, Causes Panic

Jeff Veillette
April 13 2015 09:00PM

After months of various social media drama, Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul has decided to pull the plug on his presence on Twitter. This typically wouldn't be a story; Phil Kessel, for example, tweets about as frequently as Halley's Comet appears. But in typical Lupul fashion, he exited by creating, well, social media drama.

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Monday Mailbag: Before the Massacre

Jeff Veillette
April 13 2015 04:00PM

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For whatever reason, I had the bright idea to seek out mailbag questions on Saturday night. I wanted to get it out of the way and published, knowing that it was the last one of the season before things would truly begin to switch to topics like the offseason and the draft. The result? Questions that are vastly different to what I would get if I asked for them today.

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McKenzie: Paul MacLean a Possible Head Coach Candidate

Shawn Reis
April 13 2015 02:33PM

One of the many, many changes the Leafs made yesterday was relieving Peter Horachek of his head coaching duties while also firing the remaining assistants after another miserable Leafs season.  The team is going to be making even more changes as the off-season progresses, and one of those, of course, will be finding a replacement behind the bench.  There's been plenty of speculation about who exactly the Leafs next head coach might be, and TSN's Bob McKenzie threw out one interesting possibility today: former Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean.

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Leafs Locker Cleanout Day

Jon Steitzer
April 13 2015 11:56AM

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Many of the Leafs were packing up their stuff and heading for the trading block the World Hockey Championships Aruba. As is tradition, they had an endless series of microphones jammed in their faced and were asked questions that were predominantly answered in cliches. Some of the players comments were more interesting than others and we've got those for you right here in one convenient location.

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