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Toronto event cancellation does not affect Leafs

April 1, 2020 - 4:59 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The announcement made by Toronto mayor John Tory on Tuesday that all events in the city would be canceled through June 30 appeared to be another sign that if the NHL resumed play and held the Stanley Cup Playoffs, that would likely...

Leafs sign Kral, Rubins to entry-level contracts

April 2, 2020 - 11:53 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs announced the signing of 2018 draftee Filip Kral to a three-year entry-level contract on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Czech native was selected in the fifth round (149th overall) in GM Kyle Dubas’ first draft...

Rielly waiting for word on NHL’s return

April 3, 2020 - 9:37 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Morgan Rielly’s 2019-20 season has been an ordeal. The Leafs blueliner has gone goalless since late October, battled nagging injuries, inconsistent play, a notable undressing by Connor McDavid, and a two month absence recovering f...

Dubas continuing search for diamonds in the rough, signs four to AHL deals

April 4, 2020 - 5:42 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The key to every developmental model in the NHL is the ability to recognize talent and improving those players over time to the point that they become assets or contributors to the organization. That is an area where the Toronto Ma...

What classic games do you want to see?? New Leafs Convo

April 5, 2020 - 4:16 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter On Saturday, Sportsnet aired Game 2 of the 2002 second-round playoff series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators (a 3-2 triple-overtime Leafs victory on a Gary Roberts goal) in place of the Hockey Night in Canada reg...

Leafs ranked near the bottom of Hockey News Prospect list

April 6, 2020 - 2:43 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs were ranked the top organization by the Hockey News just a few years ago with an impressive accumulation of top prospects in William Nylander, Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, and Travis Dermott, but with all o...

Leafs snag KHLer Barabanov on one-year deal

April 7, 2020 - 10:00 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their string of success in attracting European free agents to sign with them, as the club announced the signing of forward Alexander Barabanov to a one-year entry-level contract. The 25-year-old...

Keefe is staying prepared for the NHL’s potential return

April 8, 2020 - 1:10 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Sheldon Keefe has had to deal with a number of challenges in his first season as Toronto Maple Leafs head coach, replacing the fired Mike Babcock last November, dealing with the highs and lows of an inconsistent club and with key in...