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How did the Toronto Maple Leafs start to charm European free agents? Thank the unknown scout

In the pursuit of Nikita Zaitsev, free-agent defenceman, a little-known scout named Jim Paliafito played the part of successful starting pitcher.

He worked the first several innings, did all the necessary diligence on Zaitsev, before Brendan Shanahan and Lou Lamoriello came out of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ front-office bullpen and closed the deal at a Moscow restaurant. 1,304 more words

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Brendan Shanahan unplugged: Toronto Maple Leafs president finally has players who embrace their city

TORONTO — As part of a press conference Tuesday announcing festivities for the Maple Leafs’ 100th anniversary game on Dec. 19, throwback Toronto Arenas jerseys were handed out to the dignitaries on hand, including mayor John Tory. 1,597 more words

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Tough decisions ahead for Maple Leafs

Shanahan and friends will be in a position that Maple Leafs management have not been in for decades. Too much talent. Like Scrooge McDuck counting his coins, Leaf fans have spent the summer playing with possable line combinations and we’ve been noticing a pronlem, whay do you do with Kapanen, or Hyman or Sosh or what players get left out in the cold. 324 more words

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The Toronto Maple Leafs - Do You Believe?

According to Brendan Shanahan, the Toronto Maple Leafs are staying the course. They are being patient and making long-term decisions, while avoiding the impatience of old and expensive free agents. 537 more words

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London Knights fixture Don 'Branks' Brankley remembered at Budweiser Gardens

Tales of perfectly folded laundry and jokes of what happened when someone stepped on the crest in the Knight’s locker room were interwoven with accounts of a clear respect for the Ontario Hockey League, during a celebration of life for Don “Branks” Brankley. 509 more words

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Much has changed since Maple Leafs last made playoffs in 2013

WASHINGTON – The Toronto Maple Leafs will play their first playoff game in almost four years Thursday night in Washington. Almost everything about the organization has changed since that momentous day at TD Garden in Boston when the Leafs unravelled in a 5-4 Game 7 overtime loss. 481 more words

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Brendan Shanahan focused on 'what's next' after Toronto Maple Leafs' leap to playoffs

The author of the Shan-a-plan won’t allow himself a moment to stop and smell the playoff roses.

There is still too much work to be done, Brendan Shanahan said, in a lengthy interview. 1,282 more words

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