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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


For Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello, 'one day at a time' isn't a cliche, it's a mantra

TORONTO — Lou Lamoriello is as cold as the ice the Toronto Maple Leafs skate on.

It’s part of his charm. It’s part of his success. 913 more words


Decision day: Now that training camp is over, who will the Toronto Maple Leafs cut?

By Monday, Mike Babcock will be barking at the Toronto Maple Leafs in their first regular-season practice.

But first, there will be some final surgery to the team’s bloated pre-season roster, presided over by general manager Lou Lamoriello. 813 more words


ROMAN POLAK IS BACK??? Leafs training camp news

Maple Leafs training camp starts today and important things have already happened.

Roman Polak is in Leafs camp on a professional tryout. A few weeks ago, there was a video showing Polak on the ice and skating so maybe he is in good enough condition to play next season. 103 more words

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Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock preaches need for quality training camp and successful start to season

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs begin the franchise’s 101st season with a course in Reality 101.

Mike Babcock and Lou Lamoriello were at the lectern Thursday, both Stanley Cup winners who know that the team’s 95 points last season, a 26-point jump forward, was still just one point better than the Lightning and the Islanders, who both missed the playoffs. 845 more words


The Kovalchuk debacle

One of the biggest stories of the 2017 NHL offseason is that of the long running status of Ilya Kovalchuk and his desire to return to the league. 1,220 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs fulfill their free-agent shopping list with short-term bargains

By Lance Hornby

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs got a bit bigger and better defensively, but definitely older on the first day of NHL free agent shopping. 783 more words