1. Maple Leafs Notes: Day Two Draft Thoughts

    While Day One of the entry draft is the night everyone will be talking about, due to the addition of franchise defenseman Luke Schenn, the Maple Leafs had a very productive Day Two, and may have even gotten two pretty big steals...

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  2. Toronto Moves Up, Grabs Schenn At 5th Overall

    Maple Leafs General Manager, Cliff Fletcher, made a splash at tonight's first round of the NHL draft, trading the 7th overall selection and two conditional picks to the Islanders in exchange for their 5th overall pick...

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  3. Montreal Canadiens Granted Permission to Speak with Mats Sundin

    As I first reported on Bleacher Report last night in my pre-draft thoughts article, the Montreal Canadiens are making a hard push for Mats Sundin, and see no reason to wait until July 1 to get him into a Habs uniform...

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  4. Maple Leafs Acquire Jamal Mayers

    As first reported on Bleacher Report by my fellow Maple Leafs colleague Scott Quinn, the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired checking forward Jamal Mayers from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a third round draft pick in this weekend's draft...

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  5. Maple Leafs Notes: Pre Draft Thoughts

    Anyone who has been a loyal reader of me since I joined BR back in December knows that as much as I love the on-ice product the NHL, and hockey in general provides, it's the off season activity that really gets me revved up...

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  6. NHL: Maple Leafs Hire Al Coates as Director of Player Personnel

    The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that they have hired Al Coates as their new Director of Player Personnel. Coates comes to the Maple Leafs organization after spending the last six seasons ...

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  7. An Interview with Scott Mitchell

    With the NHL Entry Draft coming up on Friday, I’ve had the chance to talk to Scott Mitchell, the Toronto Maple Leafs prospect guru at hockeysfuture.com. Among the topics we discussed were the Leafs top prospects, and of course the upcoming draft...

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  8. Peter DeBoer to Coach the Florida Panthers

    The coaching carousel is apparently slowing down, and things behind the bench in the NHL are at the very least starting to make a little sense...

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  9. Toronto Maple Leafs Jason Blake Wins Masterton Award

    Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Blake has won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy at tonight's NHL Awards. Blake beat out Fernando Pisani of the Edmonton Oilers and Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings for the award...

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  10. Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin Wins Lester B. Pearson Award

    Alexander Ovechkin started his NHL awards night off on the right foot, capturing the Lester B. Pearson award. The Pearson award is rewarded by members of the NHLPA to the player they feel is the league's most valuable, something that wasn't lost on A...

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  11. Maple Leafs Notes: Confirming The Obvious, Fletcher Staying On

    Fletcher Likely To Stay On As GM Confirming what many Toronto fans had been suspecting for quite some time, Cliff Fletcher will likely stay on as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs for ...

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  12. Righting a Wrong: Sens to Name DeBoer Head Coach?

    First, as the title states, I must right a wrong. A rebuttal if you will. Last week, I was misinformed by two different people that the Ottawa Senators were going to name Bob Hartley as their head coach...

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  13. Maple Leafs Notes: Ron Wilson Introduced, Darcy Tucker Says No to Trade

    Wilson Introduced As New Leafs Coach The Toronto Maple Leafs officially introduced Ron Wilson as their new head coach. Wilson was very excited today to come full circle with the organization he once played for...

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  14. Toronto Maple Leafs: Thoughts On Ron Wilson

    Throughout the last week or so, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ron Wilson have been negotiating a deal that would see Wilson become the newest head coach of the hockey club. Like most things in Toronto, it quickly became public knowledge...

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  15. Maple Leafs News: Ron Wilson Set To Become Toronto Coach

    According to several reports, the Toronto Maple Leafs are just a few minor details away from signing a contract that will see former San Jose Sharks bench boss Ron Wilson named the new coach of the team...

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  16. Bob Hartley to Be Named Senators Coach?

    According to a good source, the Ottawa Senators are likely going to announce Bob Hartley as their new head coach. An announcement is expected to be made before the NHL Entry Draft, which takes place in Ottawa on June 20 and June 21...

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  17. Hendrick's Hiccup

    On May 10, 2007, the shape of NASCAR changed forever. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was leaving the family business and joining NASCAR's version of the evil empire, Hendrick Motorsports...

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  18. Maple Leafs Notes: Ron Wilson Officially Offered Job, Blake Wheeler on Radar?

    Wilson Offered Coaching Job, Contemplating Offer Several sources, including TSN, are reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs did meet with free agent coach Ron Wilson and did offer him the position...

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  19. Ron Wilson Set to Join Toronto Maple Leafs?

    According to sources, Toronto's interim GM Cliff Fletcher has made a contract offer to a coaching candidate. Although he would not disclose the name of the candidate, Sportsnet and TSN have confirmed it is indeed former Sharks coach Ron Wilson...

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  20. Sami Kapanen Annouces Retirement

    According to Bill Meltzer who works for NHL.com and Hockeybuzz.com, Philadelphia Flyers' forward/defenseman Sami Kapanen has announced his retirement from the NHL. Kapanen had one year remaining on a contract in which he was scheduled to make $1...

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  21. NHL Spring League?

    They're calling it the "Mike Barnett Spring League." If it passes though, expect it to have a much more attractive name (with no disrespect to Barnett of course)...

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  22. Maple Leafs' Notes: Coaching Search Heating Up, Cliff Fletcher to Remain GM?

    Fletcher Contacting Coaching Candidates It has been reported, first by TSN and now confirmed by other sources, that Toronto Maple Leafs’ interim General Manager Cliff Fletcher ...

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  23. Toronto Maple Leafs Notes: Is This Man the Successor?

    Wilson Impressing At Draft Combine The NHL Entry Draft Combine is under way in Toronto today, and as live updates are coming in, one prospect continues to grow on many members of Leafs Nation...

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  24. Canucks' Luc Bourdon Killed In Motorcycle Accident In Northern New Brunswick

    Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Luc Bourdon has been tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. He was 21 years old. Bourdon was riding in Northern New Brunswick...

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  25. Mats Sundin to Montreal Canadiens: Betrayal or Understandable?

    Earlier today I was asked by Miah, a big Canadiens fan, and a good writer here on BR, if I would comment on the Mats Sundin situation in Toronto, and address the rumours of him departing the blue and white to sign in Montreal...

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