Earlier this week, we looked at four of the Toronto Maple Leafs young forwards to see which of them might make the opening game roster. In this post, we’re going to look at the six remaining forwards who we believe are on the bubble. That is, they might make the roster or they might not.
In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs’ News & Rumors, I’ll share news that the Newfoundland Growlers have hired Eric Wellwood as their new head coach. Second, I’ll share the announcement that Auston Matthews has been named to be the cover athlete of EA’s NHL 22 game. Finally, I’ll share a report that the Maple
In today’s NHL Rumors rundown, goaltender Robin Lehner took part in a social media Q & A and he gave some interesting and honest answers. Meanwhile, there’s speculation the Montreal Canadiens might be interested in Alex Galchenyuk, the Detroit Red Wings in Artem Anisimov and that players are threatening to leave the San Jose Sharks
In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs’ News & Rumors, I’ll take an opportunity to compare the team’s 2021 draft choice Matthew Knies to the departed Zach Hyman. Second, I’ll share news about why Nick Foligno chose to sign with the Boston Bruins rather than stay with the Maple Leafs. Related: Frederik Andersen’s Unforgivable Sin
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Dallas Stars and defenseman John Klingberg are starting to talk contract extension. How will the recent big-ticket blue line signings affect their talks? The Edmonton Oilers are keeping an eye on the goaltending market, but when will they pull the trigger on a deal, should they feel the need?
In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs’ News & Rumors, I’ll once again collaborate with long-time Maple Leafs’ fan Stan Smith to review and comment on some of the news and rumors emerging from the team. Two rumors seem to persistently pop up in different places: one is that Zach Hyman will be leaving the
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, early reports about what Dougie Hamilton is asking for on the free agent market as he speaks with interested teams means clubs will have to come up with some good money to acquire him. Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs are starting to think about ways to replace Zach Hyman, who
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is talk the Chicago Blackhawks are officially in the running to acquire Jack Eichel. What would be going back the other way? Meanwhile, the Arizona Coyotes are looking to trade Oliver Ekman-Larsson again, the St. Louis Blues might be interested in Matthew Tkachuk and the Edmonton Oilers have a
Nick Foligno had big plans this season. After going through a rough stretch with the Columbus Blue Jackets, they traded him to the Toronto Maple Leafs for two draft picks including a first-round pick in 2021. This was the chance for him to make a deep playoff run up north. However it never came to
In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll share some of the news emerging from the Maple Leafs’ organization. As well, I’ll look at and comment about a new rumor that suggests Zach Hyman will likely be moving on to another NHL team. Item One: Auston Matthews’ Season is Recognized by Other
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet believes the Toronto Maple Leafs will add someone to the roster that will surprise everyone. He dropped a few hints as to where that player would come from, but held off the rest of the buzz for a later time. Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers might take
In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll take a look at a trade rumor involving Morgan Rielly that’s out there but that makes no little sense to me. I’ll also look at a rumor that goalie Frederik Andersen might have a suitor in the Pittsburgh Penguins. Item One: Is a Morgan
In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I want to focus on recent news that might help Maple Leafs’ fans keep more up-to-date about the organization’s prospects. In the post today, I’ll share news about Mikhail Abramov and Erik Kallgren. Item One: Mikhail Abramov Captains Victoriaville Tigres to QMJHL Championship In the
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is speculation over the next contract for defenseman Morgan Rielly. Meanwhile, rumors surfaced that Zach Hyman was offered a $5 million contract and turned it down. What did his agent have to say about the speculation? Will the Edmonton Oilers look to the Tampa Bay Lightning to find a
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Mark Scheifele is looking at a potential suspension for his charge on Jake Evans of the Montreal Canadiens. There is talk about T.J. Oshie and him being potentially left unprotected during the NHL Expansion Draft. There is chatter on Rick Tocchet coaching interview and finally, a number of pending unrestricted
Many Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans, although the Stanley Cup playoffs continue in the background, are preparing for what promises to be a busy and interesting offseason for their team. Obviously, there are players to sign within the COVID-19 impacted context that includes a continuing flat salary cap. That flat cap is not general manager Kyle
In this edition of Toronto Maple Leafs News & Rumors, I’ll share recent news from the team that is emerging from the organization. Item One: Auston Matthews Is a Finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award. On June 2, the NHL announced the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, and Auston Matthews was among them.
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is all sorts of talk about changes to the Toronto Maple Leafs roster after another disappointing first-round playoff exit. Who will stay, who will go? What needs to be changed? In other news, what will be the offseason plan for the Columbus Blue Jackets and are the Pittsburgh Penguins