Toronto Maple Leafs http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24841/all en NHL-Maple Leafs fire Brian Burke as general manager http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nhl-maple-leafs-fire-brian-burke-general-manager <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Toronto Maple Leafs fired President and General Manager Brian Burke on Wednesday in a shock move just days before the National Hockey League returns to action following a bitter labor dispute with players.</p> <p>Assistant General Manager Dave Nonis was introduced as Burke's replacement during a news conference at the team's arena. Burke will remain with the team as a senior advisor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nhl-maple-leafs-fire-brian-burke-general-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brian Burke National Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:15:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732295 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-NHL-Maple Leafs fire Brian Burke as general manager http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-nhl-maple-leafs-fire-brian-burke-general-manager <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Maple Leafs failed to make playoffs during Burke's tenure</p> <p>* Toronto placed 13th in the Eastern Conference last season (Adds quotes, detail)</p> <p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Toronto Maple Leafs fired President and General Manager Brian Burke on Wednesday in a shock move just days before the National Hockey League returns to action following a bitter labor dispute with players.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-nhl-maple-leafs-fire-brian-burke-general-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brian Burke Business National Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732370 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Blue Monday and home loss fails to dampen spirits in Toronto http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nhl-blue-monday-and-home-loss-fails-dampen-spirits-toronto <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>TORONTO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - It may have been Blue Monday, the day identified as the most depressing of the year, but in hockey-mad Toronto it was party-time as the Maple Leafs played their first home game since the end of a bitter lockout.</p> <p>With Christmas bills coming in and New Year's resolutions going out of the window, Welsh researcher Dr Cliff Arnall calculated that Jan. 21 marked the low ebb of the calendar for many people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nhl-blue-monday-and-home-loss-fails-dampen-spirits-toronto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737573 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-NHL-Staal brothers power Hurricanes past Maple Leafs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/nhl-staal-brothers-power-hurricanes-past-maple-leafs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Carolina's Ward makes season-high 41 saves in win</p> <p>* Maple Leafs had game-trying goal disallowed (Adds quotes and details)</p> <p>By Frank Pingue</p> <p>TORONTO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Carolina Hurricanes had a pair of goals from the Staal brothers and a stellar performance from goalie Cam Ward to thank for a 4-1 win over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/nhl-staal-brothers-power-hurricanes-past-maple-leafs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 03:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745955 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL-Bad blood, good memories for Montreal and Toronto fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/nhl-bad-blood-good-memories-montreal-and-toronto-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>TORONTO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens faced off against each other for the 717th time on Wednesday and as always the bad blood flowed.</p> <p>It was the same when the two teams met 17 days earlier on Montreal ice, the nastiness no different from that witnessed in hundreds of other games in a rivalry that spans nearly 100 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/nhl-bad-blood-good-memories-montreal-and-toronto-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 04:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769273 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL: Leafs and Red Wings to face off in outdoor game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/nhl-leafs-and-red-wings-face-outdoor-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The National Hockey League's annual outdoor game in 2014 will take place on New Year's Day in Michigan Stadium, the league announced on Sunday.</p> <p>The Winter Classic game will feature the Detroit Red Wings hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs at the home of the Michigan Wolverines' American gridiron team.</p> <p>The game was supposed to take place during the current NHL regular season, but a labour dispute and lockout of the players forced a cancellation of the NHL's outdoor game back in November.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/nhl-leafs-and-red-wings-face-outdoor-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:15:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805060 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL: Toronto return to Stanley Cup playoffs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/nhl-toronto-return-stanley-cup-playoffs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>James van Riemsdyk scored twice and James Reimer notched 49 saves Saturday to help the Toronto Maple Leafs clinch their first NHL playoff berth since 2004 with a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators.</p> <p>"This is unbelievable," Reimer said. "This is the hockey you always want to play and dream of when you're growing up. And especially for our city, I know they're anxious for it. It's great to finally clinch."</p> <p>Joffrey Lupul and Nazem Kadri had one goal apiece for the Leafs, who had lost two straight.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/nhl-toronto-return-stanley-cup-playoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Nazem Kadri Toronto Maple Leafs AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 05:45:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5821395 at http://www.globalpost.com There'll be no NHL playoff bet between the mayors of Boston and Toronto http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/therell-be-no-nhl-playoff-bet-between-the-mayors-boston-and- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - There won't be an NHL playoff bet between the mayors of Boston and Toronto.</p> <p>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford had contacted the mayor of Boston, but in light of last month's marathon bombing, the request was turned down.</p> <p>The first game of the Eastern Conference quarter-final goes Wednesday night in Boston.</p> <p>Ford is encouraging Toronto residents to wear blue in honour of the Leafs as they take on the Bruins in their first playoff game in nearly a decade.</p> <p>And he predicts the Maple Leafs will win the first round matchup in six games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/therell-be-no-nhl-playoff-bet-between-the-mayors-boston-and-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs War The Canadian Press Wed, 01 May 2013 20:30:43 +0000 The Canadian Press 5829478 at http://www.globalpost.com Buds Buzz: Toronto fans thrilled to have home playoff date after long wait http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/buds-buzz-toronto-fans-thrilled-have-home-playoff-date-after <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Chris Jesse proudly put on his Toronto Maple Leafs jersey on Monday, stepped out of his downtown condo building and soaked up the energy that has been building in the hockey-mad city.</p> <p>It was unlike any spring afternoon he had experienced in the last nine years. Post-season fever has gripped playoff-starved Toronto and Jesse is glad the wait is finally over.</p> <p>"It's actually been torturous," he said. "It's hard to find teams that I'm actually interested in other than the Leafs in the playoffs. It's been a long time coming and thank God it's here."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130506/buds-buzz-toronto-fans-thrilled-have-home-playoff-date-after" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs The Canadian Press Mon, 06 May 2013 22:30:36 +0000 The Canadian Press 5832134 at http://www.globalpost.com So, is astronaut Chris Hadfield interested in politics? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/how-the-toronto-maple-leafs-broke-astronauts-hockey-loving-h <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says he's interested in politics but has no immediate plans to make it his next career.</p> <p>In an interview with The Canadian Press, he was asked whether he might use his newfound fame as a springboard into the political arena.</p> <p>"I'm as interested in politics as any Canadian, of course. That determines the fate of our country," Hadfield said Friday in an interview from Houston.</p> <p>"But for me personally, right now, I have no aspirations at all."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/how-the-toronto-maple-leafs-broke-astronauts-hockey-loving-h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquanauts Chris Hadfield Chris Hadfield National Hockey League Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs The Canadian Press Fri, 17 May 2013 20:49:01 +0000 The Canadian Press 5840560 at http://www.globalpost.com Oilers name Eakins as new head coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130610/oilers-name-eakins-new-head-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The Edmonton Oilers appointed Dallas Eakins as the National Hockey League club's new head coach on Monday, replacing the fired Ralph Krueger.</p> <p>Eakins, 46, has been the head coach of the minor league American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies since 2009.</p> <p>As a player, Eakins competed for the Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, New York Islanders and Calgary Flames.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130610/oilers-name-eakins-new-head-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dallas Eakins National Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs Thomson Reuters Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:47:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5854748 at http://www.globalpost.com Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment enters sponsorship deal with Canadian Tire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130910/maple-leaf-sports-and-entertainment-enters-sponsorship-deal- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Hockey fans can expect to see the Canadian Tire logo in-ice during Toronto Maple Leafs home games at the Air Canada Centre under a new partnership with Maple Leaf Sports </p> <p>The two companies announced an extensive and sweeping business partnership Monday that they say "matches up Canada's leading sports retail brands and the country's largest professional sports organization."</p> <p>In addition to extensive branding, the partnership includes plans for a new Sport Chek store in Maple Leaf Square and MLSE apparel stores in select Canadian Tire stores.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130910/maple-leaf-sports-and-entertainment-enters-sponsorship-deal-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Canada National Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs The Canadian Press Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:01:38 +0000 The Canadian Press 5929326 at http://www.globalpost.com Maple Leafs' Clarkson banned 10 games for joining brawl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130923/maple-leafs-clarkson-banned-10-games-joining-brawl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson has been suspended 10 regular season games for leaving the bench to join a brawl in a preseason game versus the Buffalo Sabres, the National Hockey League (NHL) said on Monday.</p> <p>An earlier fight raised tensions in the exhibition game on Sunday and the melee, which included a scrap between the teams' goalies, began when a Buffalo enforcer tried to instigate a fight with Toronto forward Phil Kessel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130923/maple-leafs-clarkson-banned-10-games-joining-brawl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs Thomson Reuters Tue, 24 Sep 2013 03:16:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5942563 at http://www.globalpost.com NHL: Clarkson suspended 10 games for brawl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/nhl-clarkson-suspended-10-games-brawl-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>David Clarkson was slapped with a 10-game ban Monday after he left the Toronto bench to join a brawl in the third period of a National Hockey League pre-season game against Buffalo.</p> <p>League officials said the punishment, which will start with the Maple Leafs' regular-season opener, was an automatic suspension for a player who leaves a team bench to fight.</p> <p>Clarkson left the Toronto bench Sunday to defend teammate Phil Kessel, who was being attacked by Buffalo's John Scott. Scott is 2.07 metres (6ft 8in), 25 centimeters taller than Kessel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/nhl-clarkson-suspended-10-games-brawl-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs AFP Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:55:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5943374 at http://www.globalpost.com Big events have NHL seeing gold, silver and cash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/big-events-have-nhl-seeing-gold-silver-and-cash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>TORONTO (Reuters) - With the Sochi Olympics, the biggest Winter Classic and a new Stadium Series, the National Hockey League (NHL) launches its most ambitious season since expansion on Tuesday looking to regain lost momentum and fans.</p> <p>For NHL players, winning an Olympic gold medal and having their names engraved on the Stanley Cup will be the big prizes this season but for a league in recovery mode there is much more is at stake.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130927/big-events-have-nhl-seeing-gold-silver-and-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Hockey League NHL Northeast Division Toronto Maple Leafs Thomson Reuters Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:46:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5946575 at http://www.globalpost.com