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Mark Arcobello Arrives to Save the Leafs

View image | gettyimages.com The Toronto Maple Leafs made a lot of big decisions on the first day of free agency.  They dealt away Phil Kessel for Kasperi Kapanen, a first round pick, and some other nifty things (basically fleecing Jim Rutherford if you don’t count the departure of Tyler Biggs, I suppose).  They also…

Report: Nazem Kadri, Richard Panik get qualifying offers from Leafs

View image | gettyimages.com Both Nazem Kadri and Richard Panik have earned qualifying offers from the Toronto Maple Leafs, meaning they don’t become unrestricted free agents on July 1st.  The #Leafs have issued qualifying offers to forwards Nazem Kadri and Richard Panik. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) June 29, 2015 This is, for the most…

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Powered By Panago: The Draft Day Rumour Roundup

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports It’s Draft Day! The talk all year has been Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, but the draft itself is especially fun because the other 200 players in the league end up tossed around, traded, signed, and essentially thrown into the vortex of chaos better known as ‘GMs on the…

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Report: Penguins Kicking Tires on Phil Kessel?

Ridiculous Photo by Jon Steitzer Phil Kessel has been the most talked-about trade piece in Toronto (and possibly the entire NHL) since the start of the off-season, when rumors began to circulate that the Leafs were willing to move the 27 year old winger.  The takes have ranged from exciting to heartbreaking, and they seem to…

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Fiction vs. Reality: Expectations for Jonathan Bernier’s New Contract

View image | gettyimages.com Jonathan Bernier sent the hockey community into a somewhat-warranted tailspin (at least in Toronto, which is the centre of all things anyway) when his wife posted a picture of their baby son on Instagram with the Leafs logos on his shirt altered out of the picture.  The whole story suggested that…

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Monday Mailbag: Who Needs a GM?

I’m back for another week! Thank you, @Jeffler, for relinquishing the mailbag for a second time to my highly-undeserving clutches.  Anyways.  The draft is just under two weeks away, and the Leafs have made it fairly clear that they’re totally fine with going into the draft GM-less – so long as they have someone in…

Report: Kris Knoblauch Interviews With Marlies, Leafs, and Griffins

View image | gettyimages.com Kris Knoblauch is first thought of by fans as the bench boss in charge of Connor McDavid’s Erie Otters, but the 36 year old Saskatchewan native has coached an entire slew of top-ranked NHL prospects since stepping behind the bench of his first CHL club in 2010 – including both Max and…

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Monday Mailbag: Let’s Get Swedish

The Toronto Maple Leafs were my favorite tire fire this past season, so I actually probably watched more Leafs games than any other team I wasn’t covering. So, to give everyone an opportunity to get to know me, my stance on the Leafs, and exactly why we could all use a bit more Swede in…