Maple Leafs: Critical Win Against Tampa Should Build Momentum

The Toronto Maple Leafs got the job done Tuesday, pulling off a 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The victory was critical because it came on the heels of what was, by all accounts, a calamitous trip through California. With the W, Toronto moved three points ahead of Florida for the third and finalContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Critical Win Against Tampa Should Build Momentum”

Maple Leafs “Very Close” to Inking Phaneuf to Long-term Deal

Let the hubbub begin. According to multiple sources and even to an episode of  HBO’s 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road To The NHL Winter Classic, Toronto is “very close” to signing captain Dion Phaneuf to a deal that looks to be in the neighbourhood of seven years. According to Darren Dreger, that deal is worth aboutContinue reading “Maple Leafs “Very Close” to Inking Phaneuf to Long-term Deal”

Flames Trade Bouwmeester, Give Leafs Permission to Talk to Kiprusoff

As if it wasn’t clear before, the Calgary Flames are officially having a fire sale. A few days after the departure of Jarome Iginla, the club traded defenceman Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues. In exchange for the blueliner, the Flames get St. Louis’ 2013 first round draft pick, defenceman Mark Cundari and goalie Reto Barra. “We’ve beenContinue reading “Flames Trade Bouwmeester, Give Leafs Permission to Talk to Kiprusoff”

Leafs Naming Phaneuf Captain?

Sources say that the Toronto Maple Leafs will be naming defenceman Dion Phaneuf as their captain. He’ll be the club’s 17th captain and will be unveiled as the team’s leader sometime next week. Word around the campfire is that the team will be holding a press conference on Monday where they’ll not only make thatContinue reading “Leafs Naming Phaneuf Captain?”

Gustavsson Signs Extension

With the playoffs roaring along, the Toronto Maple Leafs have given goalie Jonas Gustavsson a two-year contract extension. He’ll earn an average of $1.35 million a season under the extension. The extension proves that the Leafs have at least some faith in their goaltender and should give Gustavsson some confidence going into the new season.Continue reading “Gustavsson Signs Extension”