Stoney Point - Aug. 6, 2014: In this week's installment of 30 Second Timeout we asked the following question: Phil Kessel believes the Maple Leafs can return to the playoffs in 2014-15. Do you think the Leafs will make it? Our columnists are split 60-40, with the majority believing that they will be on the outside looking in. What do you think? FULL STORY
Toronto - Aug. 5, 2014: The Toronto Maple Leafs ended last season with 12 losses in their final 14 games to settle for a disappointing 12th place finish in the Eastern Conference. But given the plethora of changes on the ice and in the front office, forward Phil Kessel believes the Maple Leafs are now in a better position to make a run at the Stanley Cup Playoffs. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Aug. 1, 2014: When the Toronto Maple Leafs and defenceman Jake Gardiner agreed to five year extension, many an Oiler fan felt Craig MacTavish had a fair comparable to use in his negotiations with blueliner Justin Schultz. While both play a very similar style of game and have many of the same shortcomings, there is one massive difference between the two that simply cannot be ignored. That of course is the fact Schultz signed with the Oilers as a free agent. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 29, 2014: Defenseman Jake Gardiner has signed a five-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced Tuesday.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but it is worth $20.25 million (an average annual value of $4.05 million), according to multiple media reports. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 27, 2014: Goaltender James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a two-year contract, the team said Friday. No financial terms were disclosed, but Elliotte Friedman of "Hockey Night in Canada" reported the contract has an average annual value of $2.3 million. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 23, 2014: On Tuesday morning Brendan Shanahan took the first step in trying to transform the Toronto Maple Leafs into a well run organization with the hiring of Kyle Dubas as the club's new assistant general manager. For the sake of the Maple Leafs and their fans, hopefully Mr. Shanahan is on the right track. FULL STORY
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Stoney Point - Jul. 22, 2014: In this week's installment of 30 Second Timeout we asked the following question: It has been said that NHL coaches are hired to be fired. Which current NHL coach will be the first to be fired? Randy Carlyle, Dallas Eakins, Paul MacLean, Todd McLellan or who else? FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 21, 2014: Defenseman Cody Franson signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, not long before his salary arbitration hearing was to begin. Multiple media reports said the contract will pay Franson $3.3 million this season. He can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Jul. 18, 2014: There has been a great deal of speculation in the media recently about Wayne Gretzky being part of a group that would bring NHL hockey to Seattle. Those rumours follow closely on ones that suggest that Quebec City is close to bringing back the Nordiques. Based on these two possible NHL destinations, I would like to make the following NHL expansion and realignment proposal for the 2015-16 season. FULL STORY