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Mike Augello's Archive

Ex-Leafs making their mark in playoffs

September 1, 2020 - 12:57 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to make news this offseason with the potential of making trades and signing free agents to augment their roster, but players who the club moved out ove...

What return should the Leafs expect if they move Andersen?

September 2, 2020 - 3:40 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The choice of whether the Toronto Maple Leafs trade goalie Frederik Andersen is not simply a straightforward decision of whether he is good enough, but based on a number of factors. Accord...

Rumors percolating involving goalie merry-go-round; New Leafs Convo

September 3, 2020 - 4:31 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to be a central figure in rumors regarding goaltenders, and as the club ponders whether their future includes Frederik Andersen, the Leafs goaltender is pr...

Offseason Decisions – Jason Spezza

September 4, 2020 - 3:50 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter In the wake of the Toronto Maple Leafs early exit for the fourth year in a row, GM Kyle Dubas faces another offseason of uncertainty and a fan base eager for positive results. In spite of...

Who would be considered an upgrade on Andersen?

September 5, 2020 - 6:42 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs reportedly are looking to move on from Frederik Andersen if (and only if) they find an option in the trade or free-agent market that they would consider an upgrade...

Podcast Sunday: Canadiens Connection and Off the Post Radio

September 6, 2020 - 1:44 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Listen to my appearance on the Canadiens Connection, where we discuss the Jake Allen deal and the Frederik Andersen situation. It's a special 100th episode of the Canadiens Conne...

Babcock in the mix for Capitals coaching job, New Leafs Convo

September 7, 2020 - 2:52 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Washington Capitals are in the midst of an extensive search for a new head coach after firing Todd Reirden last month and they have interviewed former Leafs bench boss Mike Babcock....

Trading down in the first may be a draft option for Leafs

September 8, 2020 - 1:03 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter History always provides insight to what could happen in the future. In the case of the Toronto Maple Leafs and their approach to the 2020 NHL Draft, that could mean possibly trading down i...

Is Wayne Simmonds a fit for Leafs??

September 9, 2020 - 4:49 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs focus for this offseason will likely be on upgrading their blueline and possibly a change in goal if the rumors are true about them trading Frederik Andersen, but...

Goalie chatter could provide road map for Leafs offseason plans

September 10, 2020 - 5:54 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas is expected to keep his options open as the offseason approaches since the landscape of what players will cost in terms of acquiring them in a trade or p...

Offseason Decisions - Timothy Liljegren

September 11, 2020 - 4:04 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter In the wake of the Toronto Maple Leafs early exit for the fourth year in a row, GM Kyle Dubas faces another offseason of uncertainty and a fan base eager for positive results. In spite of...

The cost of clearing space, Matthews finishes second for Lady Byng

September 12, 2020 - 12:50 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter As we see trades and moves made leading up to the NHL Draft and the start of free agency in early October, the picture is becoming more clear that it will be costly for clubs to clear sala...

Podcast Sunday – Off The Post and New Leafs Convo

September 13, 2020 - 12:19 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Convo on PodListen nowEverywhere @IamNormanJames @MikeInBuffalo @mapleleafsaggr #TheLeafsConvo #tmltalk #LeafsForever https://t.co/9YiY7cGTlk pic.twitter.com/4lj60GkUJW— The Leaf...

Is the door opening for the Leafs and Pietrangelo??

September 14, 2020 - 5:55 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter October 9 will be the start of the most challenging and unusual free agent frenzy in recent memory, where a number of players may be forced to take a year or two or a million or two less o...

Will the Leafs follow the path of the Stars??

September 15, 2020 - 4:18 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Dallas Stars improbable playoff run continued on Monday, as Denis Gurianov’s overtime power-play goal put the final nail in the coffin of the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the W...

Veteran Clifford heading to free agency

September 16, 2020 - 5:20 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs roster is expected to go through a number of changes before the start of next season. It is unknown if GM Kyle Dubas will be able to find that elusive top-four rig...

Leafs hire Malholtra for coaching staff

September 17, 2020 - 12:31 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs may have filled the vacancy on their coaching staff created by the departure of Paul McFarland. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman indicated via Twitter that the club...

Offseason Decisions - Travis Dermott

September 18, 2020 - 3:14 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter In the wake of the Toronto Maple Leafs early exit for the fourth year in a row, GM Kyle Dubas faces another offseason of uncertainty and a fan base eager for positive results. In spite of...

Pietrangelo and what the Leafs would have to offer

September 19, 2020 - 2:17 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter After months of speculation that the St. Louis Blues and team captain Alex Pietrangelo would reach an agreement on a new contract before the beginning of free agency, reports over the last...

Podcast Sunday – Leafs Convo and Off The Post

September 20, 2020 - 5:50 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Russ Cohen · Off The Post - Game 1 Breakdown, Alex Pietrangelo and Another Pumpkin Spice Foul *******If you are interested in sponsorship or advertising your business in the Greate...

Pietrangelo "excited" to test free agency

September 21, 2020 - 4:58 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The focus of the free-agent market has fixed on St. Louis Blues team captain Alex Pietrangelo after reports over the weekend indicated that talks between the Blues and the blueliner have...

Leafs nearly absent from NHL Award voting

September 22, 2020 - 4:14 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews finishing second in voting to Nathan MacKinnon for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy marked the high point for the club in the NHL awards for the 20...

Leafs will have stiff competition for Pietrangelo in free agent market

September 23, 2020 - 5:42 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter There are a lot of uncertainties when it comes to the pursuit of a prominent unrestricted free agent, which the Toronto Maple Leafs know all too well with their experiences with Steven St...

Dubas must avoid Leafs getting too top-heavy; New Leafs Convo

September 24, 2020 - 7:03 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have a little more than two weeks to go until the start of unrestricted free agency and in that time, GM Kyle Dubas will have to find a way to upgrade his blueline...

Buyout window not a factor for Leafs

September 25, 2020 - 12:38 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The NHL window for buying out contracts opens on Friday and lasts until 5pm on October 8 (the day before the beginning of free agency), something that will be a necessity for teams looking...

Leafs add experience to staff with hiring of MacLean

September 26, 2020 - 7:52 AM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs rounded out their coaching staff on Friday with the hiring of former Jack Adams Award winner Paul MacLean as an assistant coach. The 62-year-old is the second addit...

Podcast Sunday - Leafs Convo & Off the Post discusses the 2020 Draft

September 27, 2020 - 1:08 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter New Collab with NJ & MIB#theleafsconvo #LeafsForever @MikeInBuffalo @IamNormanJames https://t.co/FwoXirEP7X pic.twitter.com/8OZSbMJXF6— The Leafs Convo (@TheLeafsConvo2) Sep...

Leafs quest for bargains begins with Rodrigues

September 28, 2020 - 3:28 PM ET

Be sure to like HockeyBuzz on facebook! For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs first major move of the offseason sent winger Kasperi Kapanen to Pittsburgh for the 15th overall pick in the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft and 20-year-old prospect Filip...