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Leafs blockbuster - Kadri dealt to Colorado, Barrie and Kerfoot to Toronto

July 1, 2019 - 8:24 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs announced have traded their longest tenured player in center Nazem Kadri in a four-player deal with the Colorado Avalanche. The Leafs acquired defenseman Tyson Barrie, center Alex Kerfoot and a 2020 sixth-rou...

Aho and Meier signings helpful in Leafs negotiations with Marner

July 2, 2019 - 10:28 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs emerged from July 1 with an upgraded defense corps, a young center to take the place of the departed Nazem Kadri and a much healthier salary cap situation, but the best news for GM Kyle Dubas received on Mond...

Leafs still have business to do other than Marner

July 3, 2019 - 5:56 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs were able to accomplish a great deal on July 1, signing veteran center Jason Spezza in free agency, adding defenseman Cody Ceci from Ottawa in a deal for Nikita Zaitsev and Connor Brown, and acquiring defense...

Leafs sign Ceci, Kerfoot to contract extensions

July 4, 2019 - 4:14 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs pulled off a pair of trades earlier this week, acquiring defenseman Cody Ceci from the Ottawa Senators and Alex Kerfoot from the Colorado Avalanche. Both players were restricted free agents and in need of new...

Rumors of Marner offer sheet persist, but are they for real??

July 5, 2019 - 2:56 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs have taken care of the majority of their offseason business in the opening week, completing a pair of trades that added two right-handed blueliners to their defensive corps, a center to replace Nazem Kadri an...

Leafs Q & A - July 6th Edition

July 6, 2019 - 4:05 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs had a busy opening week of the offseason, with a pair of trades that sent the longest-tenured Leaf in Nazem Kadri to Colorado and added two right-handed blueliners to upgrade their sorely lacking defensive c...

Marner camp searching for the right term

July 7, 2019 - 1:40 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs and the continuing saga of restricted free agent Mitch Marner will likely be front and center on sports talk radio and in Toronto newspapers for the rest of the summer, after the departure of Kawhi Leonard t...

Deal nixed by Kadri was beneficial to Leafs in the end; Marlies reshuffle

July 8, 2019 - 6:55 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter In the week following the Toronto Maple Leafs trading Nazem Kadri to Colorado along with Calle Rosen for Tyson Barrie and Alex Kerfoot, it has come to light that Kadri blocked a deal that would have sent him to Calgary. According...

Does Dubas have any more deals to do???

July 9, 2019 - 6:08 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Slightly over a week after the starting gun was shot to start the race for signing free agents and making changes for the upcoming 2019-20 NHL season, the news has slowed to a crawl. With the exception of Ryan Dzingel and soon-to-be...

Marlies release 2019-20 regular season schedule

July 10, 2019 - 4:23 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Marlies released their 2019-20 regular season schedule on Wednesday. The club hosts their home opener against the Belleville Senators on Saturday, October 5 at 4:00 p.m. at Coca-Cola Coliseum, the same night as the Toron...

Leafs heading to Traverse City for 2019 Rookie Tournament

July 11, 2019 - 3:38 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter After hosting their own rookie tournament for the last decade, the Toronto Maple Leafs have joined the eight-team NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City, MI this September. The Leafs previously have hosted a four-team tourname...

Leafs deal Joshua;Were the Blue Jackets contemplating a Marner offer sheet?

July 12, 2019 - 3:30 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter UPDATE - The Leafs have dealt the rights to unsigned prospect Dakota Joshua to the St. Louis Blues for future considerations. Joshua, 23, Joshua was selected 128th overall by Toronto in the 2014 NHL Draft and played four seasons...

Jackets failure to offer sheet Marner a good sign towards deal with Leafs

July 13, 2019 - 1:04 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The fact that the Columbus Blue Jackets were interested in extending an offer sheet to Mitch Marner should come as no surprise, but the fact that they did not do so after looking into the possibility has to be considered a positive...

Cap calisthenics and call-ups will be the norm for Leafs

July 14, 2019 - 12:32 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter It would be a good argument to debate who will be most valuable to the Toronto Maple Leafs next season. Frederik Andersen at times covered up for the club’s wanting defensive play with Vezina Trophy-level goaltending and legitima...

Leafs may have to follow PTO path; Nylander changes jersey number

July 15, 2019 - 5:58 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter In spite of making two major trades, adding veteran center Jason Spezza and re-signing wingers Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson, the Toronto Maple Leafs still appear to have some holes to fill before reconvening for training cam...

Defensive decisions - Part I; Travis Dermott

July 16, 2019 - 7:05 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs made some long awaited moves to add to their defensive corps earlier this month with the trades for right-handers Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci, but only have a one-year window before GM Kyle Dubas has to make s...

Defensive decisions - Part II; Jake Muzzin

July 17, 2019 - 4:58 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs made some long awaited moves to add to their defensive corps earlier this month with the trades for right-handers Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci, but only have a one-year window before GM Kyle Dubas has to make s...

Defensive decisions - Part III; Cody Ceci

July 18, 2019 - 12:48 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs made some long awaited moves to add to their defensive corps earlier this month with the trades for right-handers Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci, but only have a one-year window before GM Kyle Dubas has to mak...

Marner hoping to get contract issues straightened out before camp

July 19, 2019 - 8:13 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Mitch Marner was focusing on raising funds for charity with his 2nd annual All-Star Invitational on Thursday, but made news regarding his contract status with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 22-year-old indicated that the ongoing...

Defensive Decisions - Part IV: Tyson Barrie

July 20, 2019 - 8:44 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs made some long-awaited moves to add to their defensive corps earlier this month with the trades for right-handers Tyson Barrie and Cody Ceci, but only have a one-year window before GM Kyle Dubas has to make s...

Report: Leafs add depth forward Wilson; Offer sheets do not work

July 21, 2019 - 11:55 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs may be adding another depth forward capable of playing in the NHL, but very possibly as another veteran to bolster the AHL Toronto Marlies with a number of their experienced players departing via free agency...

Neuvirth agrees to PTO, giving Leafs more goal options

July 22, 2019 - 5:06 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs added another piece potentially to their backup goaltending picture, as the Czech website iSport reported on Monday that veteran goaltender Michal Neuvirth has accepted a professional tryout. The 31-yea...

Leafs trade Sparks to Vegas, re-acquire Clarkson; The numbers game

July 23, 2019 - 6:28 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs signing of Michal Neuvirth to a professional tryout was thought to be another sign that Garret Sparks would not be back as the club’s backup next season and that was confirmed on Tuesday, as the Leafs sent...