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What’s the rush? Leafs should let Marner soak up final year in OHL

Lots to lose, nothing to gain from rushing potential hometown hero

By Daniel McKenzie

If I’m Lou Lamoriello, here’s my message to Mitch Marner: Work hard all summer, be the best teenage hockey player in the world outside of the NHL next season, and we’ll see you in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform in 2017. 693 more words

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Leafs won Matthews sweepstakes, signs Zaitsev on Maple Leafs Round Up 5.03

Maple Leafs win NHL draft lottery, will pick No. 1 for first time in 31 years (Siegel)

Lottery win a rare prize in Toronto Maple Leafs’ last-place season ( 621 more words

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Kadri & Rielly locked up; End of season notes & more on Maple Leafs Round Up 4.14

Leafs lock up Kadri, Rielly to six-year deals (CP)

“There’s no question they have a level that they haven’t reached yet,” Lamoriello said on a conference call. 1,409 more words

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Maple Leafs brain trust maintains mantra of patience as attention turns to draft

TORONTO — If April 30 ends with the Toronto Marlies ahead in an AHL playoff series and NHL draft lottery balls dropping to the benefit of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the rebuild could go into overdrive. 736 more words


Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello happy with progress but says ‘there will be more pain’

TORONTO — Despite their lowly place in the NHL standings, Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello says everything has gone better than expected for Toronto this season, from the promising performance of the team’s youngest prospects to Mike Babcock’s effect behind the bench. 697 more words


Hockey doesn't need fighting. Nor should it want it

Hockey is a sport that treasures its history while accommodating ongoing change. At heart it remains the game it’s always been: players on skates chase a puck and try to put it past a goalie. 738 more words

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Leaked Emails Throughout NHL Paint Black Picture for League in Concussion Controversy

In the latest developments of the huge lawsuit between former NHL players who were victims of concussion symptoms and the National Hockey League itself, the Globe and Mail – a Canadian news source – released a plethora of leaked emails that circulated throughout the League for the past couple years regarding their concussion issues, including illegal hits and fighting in hockey, which remains a controversial debate today. 937 more words