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Aug 5, 2019
Damien Cox: Maybe the Maple Leafs shouldn’t sign Mitch Marner

Damien Cox: Maybe the Maple Leafs shouldn’t sign Mitch Marner

With 20/20 hindsight, you could argue that not caving in to William Nylander last season would have been the smarter play for the Maple Leafs. You could make the same argument with Mitch Marner now, Damien Cox writes.
Aug 1, 2019
As the Marner contract stalemate simmers, the NHL considers a better way

As the Marner contract stalemate simmers, the NHL considers a better way

Moving up salary arbitration rights for young players after their entry-level contracts run out is a topic of discussion among NHL GMs, but any progress would be made too late for this summer’s star-studded crop of restricted free agents led by Mitch Marner.
Jul 26, 2019
Leafs’ Andersen reflects on Toronto’s off-season roster upheaval

Leafs’ Andersen reflects on Toronto’s off-season roster upheaval

Andersen, who was 36-16-7 with a .917 save percentage and a 2.77 goals-against average last season, doesn’t think it will take long for the new group to mesh.
Jul 25, 2019
Maple Leafs acquire Jordan Schmaltz from St. Louis Blues for Andreas Borgman in swap of blueliners

Maple Leafs acquire Jordan Schmaltz from St. Louis Blues for Andreas Borgman in swap of blueliners

Schmaltz, 25, had two assists in 20 regular-season games with the Stanley Cup champions last season.
Jul 25, 2019
Maple Leafs forward Alexander Kerfoot preparing to step into Toronto spotlight

Maple Leafs forward Alexander Kerfoot preparing to step into Toronto spotlight

‘Nothing like what I’ve experienced’: Low-key defenceman knows new environment will be much different than his former digs in Denver.
Jul 24, 2019
Maple Leafs dip into free-agent pool, sign six forwards and one defenceman

Maple Leafs dip into free-agent pool, sign six forwards and one defenceman

Forwards Pontus Aberg, Tyler Gaudet, Nick Shore and Garrett Wilson, and defenceman Kevin Gravel received one-year contracts, while forwards Kalle Kossila and Kenny Agostino agreed to two-year deals.
Jul 23, 2019
Dave Feschuk: David Clarkson comes back to help the Leafs as Garret Sparks gets dealt to Vegas

Dave Feschuk: David Clarkson comes back to help the Leafs as Garret Sparks gets dealt to Vegas

The final year of the Clarkson contract, once he’s placed on long-term injured reserve, could help the Leafs keep the band together
Jul 23, 2019
Maple Leafs send Garret Sparks to Vegas for David Clarkson, fourth-round pick

Maple Leafs send Garret Sparks to Vegas for David Clarkson, fourth-round pick

Clarkson is expected to be placed on long-term injured reserve by Toronto at some point to clear up cap space.
Jul 22, 2019
Damien Cox: The Leafs have to fix their goaltending problem, and Neuvirth is worth a shot

Damien Cox: The Leafs have to fix their goaltending problem, and Neuvirth is worth a shot

Freddie Andersen might have another level to reach. Garret Sparks might be a late bloomer. A team with Stanley Cup aspirations, however, can’t bank on that. Bringing in veteran Michal Neuvirth on a PTO is a low-risk move that could pay off, Damien Cox writes.