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Pension Plan Puppets 10 hours ago
Ilya Mikheyev and Maple Leafs settle on a new contract

Ilya Mikheyev and Maple Leafs settle on a new contract

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via The Leafs winger avoids a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday. Kyle Dubas and Ilya Mikheyev have settled on a new contract only hours before a salary arbitration hearing was scheduled to begin on Wednesday. The #leafs avoid salary arbitration with Ilya Mikheyev. His two-year extension comes with a $1.645M AAV.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 20, 2020 The contract is a fair bit bigger in real dollars in Year Two: Structure : Year 1, $1.1 MYear 2, $2.19 M https://t.co/BoimWZd4bx— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 20,...

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Toronto Sun 15 hours ago

Ex-Leafs captain Wendel Clark's luxury condo on market for $6.8M: Report

Could retired Maple Leafs captain Wendel Clark be selling his luxury downtown Toronto penthouse condo? If so, you could live there — if you have $6.8 million to spend. TSN’s BarDown podcast site reports a ...
Editor In Leaf 15 hours ago

Toronto Maple Leafs Draw Similarities to the 2000-01 Avalanche

The Toronto Maple Leafs added veteran Joe Thornton on a one-year $700K contract last week. Joe Thornton joined the Toronto Maple Leafs because he “needs to win a Stanley Cup” just like Ray Bourque did with the Colorado Avalanche in 2000. When you’re a veteran athlete who hasn’t won a championship yet, the stress to […] Toronto Maple Leafs Draw Similarities to the 2000-01 Avalanche - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Editor In Leaf 17 hours ago

Toronto Maple Leafs Additions Complement Team Philosophy Perfectly

The Toronto Maple Leafs have brought in a number of new faces and they collectively look to be the perfect complement’s to the team’s overall philosophy. After the Toronto Maple Leafs failed to progress beyond the qualifying round earlier in the summer, general manager Kyle Dubas said that changes had to be made to help […] Toronto Maple Leafs Additions Complement Team Philosophy Perfectly - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets 21 hours ago
The post-draft prospect pool is overflowing

The post-draft prospect pool is overflowing

Mikhail Abramov, who we actually have pictures of. | Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ This might be the biggest list of drafted prospects the Leafs have had in some time. Some of them are even excellent. The Toronto Maple Leafs managed to come up with 12 draft picks in total for the 2020 draft, and they also acquired Filip Hållander in trade before the draft. They suddenly have a lot of prospects and most of them are very young. Let’s just go right to the list: The rights expiration is from Cap Friendly, and is as of the best of their information. I don’t actually know why Axel...
Editor In Leaf 23 hours ago

Not Signing Alex Pietrangelo Was the Toronto Maple Leafs Best Move

The Toronto Maple Leafs missed out on the top-ranked UFA this off-season and it’s for the best. Remember when we wanted the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign Alex Pietrangelo? Oh what a time to be alive. Pietrangelo was the best free agent defenseman to become available in years and he actually wanted to play for […] Not Signing Alex Pietrangelo Was the Toronto Maple Leafs Best Move - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets 23 hours ago
Tuesday’s FTB: Go behind the scenes of the Maple Leafs draft

Tuesday’s FTB: Go behind the scenes of the Maple Leafs draft

Photo by Kyle Brown/NHLI via The latest episode of The Blueprint lets us take a peak at the process. Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans and those of you who got lost on your way to the good hockey blogs. It’s the dead time of year for hockey news - we’re a week past free agency and the draft is long gone. All the big moves have been made, now we’re at the point where teams are waiting each other out, seeing who makes the first cap related move, and which GM’s arrive back from vacation and realize what a mess they’re in. Thankfully the Maple Leafs have given us something to...
Toronto Star Oct 19, 2020
Maple Leafs will find out what wiggle room they have after Ilya Mikheyev arbitration

Maple Leafs will find out what wiggle room they have after Ilya Mikheyev arbitration

A generous award to Mikheyev may mean demoting players to the minors to bury their salary, leaving the team short of extra skaters. Or it could mean trading Mikheyev, or another player, to save salary cap space.
Toronto Sun Oct 19, 2020

Traikos: Lindros says playing in Toronto is 'special' for Thornton and other veterans

A player who risked his Hall of Fame reputation in a failed 33-game stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs said he understands why veterans Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza and Wayne Simmonds all decided to return home this year. “There’s a pull,” said Eric Lindros. “It’s a special thing to play in Toronto. If you don’t think it’s a special thing, then go sign in Arizona.” It was 15 years when Lindros...
Toronto Sun Oct 19, 2020

RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Steve Simmons reflects on nearly 35 years covering Brian Burke

I approached Brian Burke one day in 2007, when he was still general manager of the Anaheim Ducks, and asked a rather simple question. “Would you be interested in being general manager of the Maple Leafs, for three million dollars a year and a five-year contract.” At the time, no general manager in hockey was making that kind of money. He...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 19, 2020
Ilya Mikheyev’s arbitration ask is more than double the Leafs’ offer

Ilya Mikheyev’s arbitration ask is more than double the Leafs’ offer

Ilya Mikheyev showing off his fashion sense at a game in his hometown last month. | Photo by Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via These are dramatically different views of paying the Leafs only arbitration-bound player. Is there a settlement here? With Ilya Mikheyev’s player-elected arbitration set to be heard on Wednesday, the two sides have made their submissions. Arbitration filings on Mikheyev (TOR): Team is 2 years at $1M. Player is one year at $2.7M. Remember: team goes in low, player goes in high— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 19, 2020 The arbitrator will hear the...
Editor In Leaf Oct 19, 2020

Check out the Toronto Maple Leafs Authentic Pro Collection

The Toronto Maple Leafs Authentic Pro Collection at Fanatics is filled with some awesome gear. Here are five of our most favorites. It’s going to be awhile before we get to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs on television again. But that doesn’t mean that our fandom is waning. We’ve been drooling over the new Toronto […] Check out the Toronto Maple Leafs Authentic Pro Collection - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Editor In Leaf Oct 19, 2020

Toronto Maple Leafs: An Indictment of Ridiculous Hockey Narratives

The Toronto Maple Leafs recently signed Joe Thornton. Now, Joe Thornton is 41 years old, and despite that, he is only two years away from being one of the NHL’s best players. You might forget that he can actually play given the absolutely brain-numbing nonsense about leadership that surrounds his signing.  Sure, that played a […] Toronto Maple Leafs: An Indictment of Ridiculous Hockey Narratives - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Editor In Leaf Oct 19, 2020

Toronto Maple Leafs Have 3 Former 1st Overall Picks on Their Roster

The Toronto Maple Leafs now have three top picks on their roster. After the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Joe Thornton to a one year contract, it gave the team three players that were selected first overall, to go along with Auston Matthews and John Tavares. Thornton was selected first overall back in 1997 and 12 […] Toronto Maple Leafs Have 3 Former 1st Overall Picks on Their Roster - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 19, 2020
Kyle Dubas says he’s finished with the Maple Leafs roster moves

Kyle Dubas says he’s finished with the Maple Leafs roster moves

Photo by Kyle Brown/NHLI via He isn’t planning to add anyone of impact or make trades for cap space. On the weekend, Kyle Dubas signed Joe Thornton and then met the media to say that he’s mostly done messing around with the roster. He’s not planning to sign anyone or trade away anyone just for cap space. An obvious caveat on that first part is that some more AHL players will be signed, and some of them might be on NHL contracts. But, we should expect the NHL roster to be chosen from the existing players on the team right now. An even more obvious caveat on the entire concept is...

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  • Andreas Johnsson

    Andreas Johnsson

    Leafs GM Dubas would have preferred not to trade Johnsson or Kapanen

  • Wayne Simmonds

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    Jason Spezza

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