Windsor - May. 20, 2015: To quote New York Sun newsman Francis Pharcellus Church; “Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Jolly old St. Nick brought Mike Babcock from Hockeytown to the real centre of the hockey universe. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 20, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs' did what most considered to be an impossibility today, and landed free agent coach Mike Babcock. Babcock will be the 30th coach in team history and signs a record breaking contract. The mammoth contract will see him in Toronto for the next 8 years and be paid $50 Million US dollars for his services. Can Babcock and Shanahan turn the Leafs' around? Many consider this the best shot the Leafs have had in years to finally get it right. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 20, 2015: Mike Babcock has been hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs, receiving an eight-year contract worth approximately $50 million, according to Sportsnet and TSN.
A formal announcement from Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment is expected Wednesday afternoon. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 20, 2015: Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo's Puck Daddy is reporting that Mike Babcock will not be going to the Buffalo Sabres or returning to the Detroit Red Wings. He suggests that the two remaining teams are the Toronto Maple Leafs and the St. Louis Blues. The article goes on to say that the Maple Leafs' plane is on it way to Detroit. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 15, 2015: As the offseason progresses, Toronto fans are starting to get impatient with the lack of development in their front office. With still no GM hired, and a coaching hire unlikely until Mike Babcock makes his decision, Leaf fans are beginning to get restless. Some have even started to question Team President Brendan Shanahan. There is however, an element of Shanahans leadership that makes me confident he will hire the right GM. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Apr. 20, 2015: While the vast majority of hockey fans decided to lose their collective minds over news of the Edmonton Oilers winning what has essentially become the Connor McDavid Sweepstakes during Saturday's Draft Lottery, this notion that he is headed to some sort of wasteland for No. 1 picks is downright idiotic. While the frustration of seeing him go to the Oilers is understandable, people need to give their heads a shake. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Apr. 17, 2015: This weekend will be a big weekend for the NHL TV ratings. On top of the excitement of the first round playoff games, there will also be the NHL Draft Lottery to see who will win the right to draft Erir Otters phenom Connor McDavid. Will it be the Buffalo Sabres, Ariozona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs or some other team? FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Apr. 12, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs finished their regular season last night with a 4-3 shootout loss against the Montreal Canadiens. Based on his comments to the media after the lopsided loss earlier in the week to the Columbus Blue Jackets, it appears that captain Dion Phaneuf has likely played his last game in a Leafs uniform. FULL STORY
Windsor - Apr. 9, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs played their 81st game of the season Wednesday night; a roadie in Columbus. The match featured two teams that won’t be in the playoffs this year, but for different reasons. The Blue Jackets were hit hard by injuries, and lost over 500 man games because of them. The Leafs? Not so lucky. At least that would explain why a team that looked so good on paper at the start of the season could be as dismal as they were. As the saying goes, there’s always next year. But that saying is growing old, because they’ve been using it since 1967. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Mar. 28, 2015: In what has been a season of not so flattering headlines for the Toronto Maple Leafs, there is some pretty neat news coming out of the provincial capital today. David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Saturday that the hockey club has signed Garrett Gamble to a one-day contract. FULL STORY
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Windsor - Mar. 27, 2015: As the Leafs continue to lose games, their probability of acquiring the first overall pick in this year's entry draft remains strong. After losing 4-1 to Florida, Toronto maintains their 9.5% chance of getting upcoming superstar Connor McDavid. Jonathan Huberdeau and Brandon Pirri highlighted the night for Florida, while Leafs' prospect, Sam Carrick, would provide the hometown crowd with some positive play. FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 25, 2015: Phil Kessel has again found himself the centre of attention as he has the worst +/- stat in the NHL. Many are being critical of his defensive play, but is that the real problem? How much responsibility should Phil Kessel be taking for the teams defensive struggles? Does his plus/minus stat tell us the whole story? Do his linemates Tyler Bozak and JvR deserve some of the blame? FULL STORY
Windsor - Mar. 24, 2015: The Maple Leafs hosted the Minnesota Wild last night in a game that was closer than many believed it would be. It turned into a battle of the netminders, as Jonathan Bernier and Devan Dubnyk took turns awing the dismal crowd in attendance Monday night. Charlie Coyle and Thomas Vanek tallied the two goals for the Wild, while Jake Gardiner netted his fourth providing the Leafs with their only goal. FULL STORY