Shanahan to take over Maple Leafs

Justin Fisher
April 10 2014 06:54PM


Well, it looks like it’s a done deal. After several days of rampant speculation, it looks like Brendan Shanahan is set to take over as President of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club. From Damien Cox over at the Toronto Star:

"Shanahan, according to multiple sources, will resign his position as the NHL’s director of player safety as early as Friday and immediately join the Leafs this weekend as the team closes out a disappointing season.

While his precise job could not be confirmed, sources suggest the Hall of Fame winger will likely be named president of the Leafs hockey club, not only president of hockey operations.
A formal press conference to announce his hiring could happen as early as Monday in Leiweke’s latest eye-popping maneuver."

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Leafs sign Ryan Rupert

Steve Dangle
April 10 2014 01:10PM


The Leafs have signed forward/kind of maniac Ryan Rupert to a three-year entry level contract.

What's that you say? "Kind of maniac?"

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LGD: Game 81 - The Show Must Go On

Steve Dangle
April 10 2014 11:48AM

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"The Show Must Go On" is probably an appropriate title for today's Leafs Game Day post. Many of my coworkers at CBC received some pretty disheartening though not unexpected news today that the CBC will be making massive cuts. But what happens now? Does everyone just go home? No. The show must go on.

With context to the Leafs, they are out of playoff contention. But guess what? There are still two games left. The show must go on, and tonight it does, against the Florida Panthers.

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MacIntyre To Get First Start, Granberg To Debut

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 10 2014 10:20AM

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With the Leafs out of the playoffs, it's time to find some silver linings in the last couple of games. For me, I always liked it when the team would give opportunities to their up-and-comers, giving the fans a taste of what is to come, and the staff an opportunity to see if they're ready to make the leap.

Tonight, the Leafs will be doing just that, giving Drew MacIntyre his first ever start and Petter Granberg his first taste of the NHL.

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On The Leafs And Brendan Shanahan

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 09 2014 05:27PM

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It looks like Tim Leiweke wasn't kidding when he repeatedly stressed his preparation to take action in making the Toronto Maple Leafs a winner as fast as possible. Originally reported by Nik Kypreos and now confirmed by everybody else on the face of the planet, the Leafs have approached Brendan Shanahan for a high-rankings upper management role.

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