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Leafs have a new look player development department

With the recently announced departure of Scott Pellerin it was only a matter of time before we saw a shuffle in regards to the Leafs Player Development department, those changes have come down today. From the Leafs press release: The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has elevated Dr. Hayley Wickenheiser to…

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Two Leafs prospects make Sweden’s World Championship roster

We’ll file this one under things that give us hope. Two of the Leafs top overseas prospects, Pontus Holmberg, and Filip Hållander have been selected to represent Sweden in the World Hockey Championship tournament. (You know, that thing we used to watch all the time before the Leafs started giving us brief playoff appearances.) Holmberg…

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It’s official: the Leafs will face the Canadiens in the first round

And after 42 years, the playoff matchup many hockey fans have been longing for is once again making a return! For the first time in 42 years, it will be Toronto vs. Montreal in the #StanleyCup Playoffs. #NHLStats 2021 First Round: @MapleLeafs vs. @CanadiensMTL pic.twitter.com/0aeLZweMki — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 12, 2021 With the…

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Leafs have recalled Denis Malgin, let’s see what he’s been up to

He’s back, baby! Forward Denis Malgin has been reassigned to the @MapleLeafs taxi squad. — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) May 10, 2021 Okay, some of you might have completely forgotten about Denis Malgin, but he is still around. He’s just spent a little time back in Switzerland, playing hockey and (I assume) eating cheese. Now he’s…

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IIHF announce Women’s World Championships will return in late August

After much backlash over the cancellation of the Women’s Worlds Championships while many other events continued, the IIHF has announced that the Women’s World Championships will indeed be happening this year. Currently, the event is scheduled for August 20-31 with Canada acting as the host country. Venues and host cities have yet to be decided…

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Thornton fined for his interference hit on Perreault

Lately it seems like Joe Thornton has been adjusting his style of play to fit with his likely bottom six deployment for the reminder of the season and into the playoffs. With that he’s add a bit of chippiness to his game, that is generally welcome, but crossed a line Thursday night in Winnipeg and…

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AHL postpones more Marlies games due to league COVID-19 protocols

The AHL announced today that three more Toronto Marlies games will be postponed “due to league COVID-19 protocols affecting the Toronto Marlies, as well as Toronto Public Health workplace guidelines,”. These three games are against the Belleville Senators and were supposed to be played on Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th in Belleville and…

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Changes to the Leafs schedule announced

Given the rather serious COVID outbreak experienced by the Vancouver Canucks organization, it was inevitable that there were schedule changes coming for the Leafs. The initial schedule changes looked like they could have had the Leafs playing four games in five nights. Fortunately, that isn’t the case and the NHL released the revisions today. Leafs…

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Toronto Marlies games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

The AHL announced today that three Toronto Marlies games (April 15, April 18 against Laval) and (April 21 against Belleville) have been postponed due to COVID-19 league protocols. No make-up dates have been announced as of yet by the league. The Toronto Marlies are 10-11-0-1 on the season and had 11 games left before the…

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The NHL announces more changes to the Leafs’ schedule

With the Canucks forced to put their season on pause as the result of a COVID-19 outbreak within the organization, the schedule was surely going to be impacted by it. The NHL announced on Saturday those changes and they impact three Leafs games. The @NHL announced today that, pending today’s test results, the @Canucks will…