5:17 PM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
3 hours ago

Leafs’ Kadri as trip end nears: “We are able to flip the page pretty quick”

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Nazem Kadri isn’t worried that the Maple Leafs’ effort on Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes will be anything more than a one-off. In fact, the Leafs centre is rather sure of it. “Absolutely not,” Kadri said. “We have that confidence and that swagger to be able to brush ones like this […]
18 hours ago

Return home for Leafs’ Matthews memorable for all the wrong reasons

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Auston Matthews’ return home couldn’t have gone much worse. The Arizona Coyotes grounded Matthews and the rest of the Maple Leafs at the Gila River Arena on Saturday night, limiting them to 21 shots on goal in a 2-0 victory. Matthews was pumped about playing on his own turf for the only […]
22 hours ago

Happy 20th to home of Toronto’s Maple Leafs and Raptors

If the Maple Leafs and Raptors are looking for the perfect 20th birthday present for Scotiabank Arena, how about a Stanley Cup or Larry O’Brien Trophy? As much as the arena has been a commercial success — the third busiest in North America and eighth busiest in the world, according to the event trade magazine […]
Feb 16, 2019

SIMMONS: Guerrero Jr. is a sight to behold

DUNEDIN – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is big. Big at his first spring training with the Blue Jays. The biggest name who will smack the ball around in the spring and then be given a ticket to the minor leagues to start the season. Big, as well, in size. Guerrero took to the field Saturday morning […]
Feb 15, 2019

GAMEDAY: Maple Leafs at Coyotes

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (36-18-3) at ARIZONA COYOTES (25-27-5) 7 p.m., Gila River Arena, Hockey Night in Canada, The Fan 590 BIG MATCHUP Auston Matthews vs. Clayton Keller Auston Matthews, the hottest Maple Leaf, returns home to face his hometown club and close buddy Clayton Keller. The latter leads the Coyotes in scoring with 38 points […]
Feb 15, 2019

Leafs coach Babcock wowed by Marner’s special fan moment

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mike Babcock was quite impressed when he saw video of Mitch Marner’s interaction with a fan during the pre-game warmup in Las Vegas on Thursday night. Marner saw a young girl’s sign, asking him to be his valentine. Marner skated over, tossed a puck to the girl over the glass and then […]
Feb 15, 2019

Leafs’ Auston Matthews returns home at the top of his game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Shane Doan used to catch Auston Matthews’ eye. Daniel Briere, too, the way the little centre used to celebrate goals when he played for the NHL team that was known then as the Phoenix Coyotes. The young Matthews who idolized the Coyotes has grown to become a dominant centre for the Maple […]
Feb 15, 2019

LEAFS INSIDER: Players who need to be swapped!

WATCH ABOVE as hockey gurus Lance Hornby and Michael Traikos talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs as they head towards the trade deadline. What moves would YOU like to see the Leafs make before the deadline? Tweet and Facebook us! And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Feb 15, 2019

Matthews scores two, reaches 101 NHL goals as the rolling Leafs win again

LAS VEGAS — Auston Matthews got to 100 and then went himself one better. And no, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. Not when it’s Matthews filling the net for the Maple Leafs, which is going to keep happening for years to come, whether it’s in Vegas or anywhere else in the National […]
Feb 14, 2019

Rejuvenation, not frustration, drives Leafs’ Ennis

LAS VEGAS — Watching the Maple Leafs play hockey isn’t what Tyler Ennis necessarily signed up for last summer. The energetic forward knew, considering the forward depth in Toronto, that it was a possibility when he put his signature on a one-year contract with the Leafs in July. And so it is that Ennis remains […]
Feb 14, 2019

Leafs set for another ‘fun time’ in rowdy home of Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS — The Maple Leafs’ history at T-Mobile Arena is short and not overly memorable. The goal on Thursday night against the Vegas Golden Knights is to change that. “It’s pretty apparent it’s going to be a good game,” Leafs coach Mike Babcock said after his team’s optional morning skate. “Last time we came […]
Feb 14, 2019

On the road with the Leafs and Lennon

The long and winding 13-day, six-game road trip for the Leafs began in two cities that have a strong Beatles connection for me, particularly John Lennon. It all began with a 6:40 a.m. VIA train chugging out of Union Station to Montreal. Armed with a large Tim’s and the Sun Sports section, I settled in […]
Feb 13, 2019

Game Day: Maple Leafs at Golden Knights

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (35-18-3) at VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (31-23-4) Thursday, 10 p.m., T-Mobile Arena, TV: Sportsnet Ontario: Radio: 1050 AM   THE BIG MATCHUP Auston Matthews vs. William Karlsson When the Maple Leafs and Golden Knights met in Toronto in November, Auston Matthews didn’t play as he was recovering from a shoulder injury. William Karlsson […]
Feb 13, 2019

Feeling in Leafs dressing room is one of calm as trade deadline nears

LAS VEGAS — Three thoughts on the Maple Leafs as they head into Thursday’s game versus the Vegas Golden Knights: 1. Ten days remain until the National Hockey League trade deadline. Is there a feeling in the dressing room that any addition general manager Kyle Dubas might make prior to Feb. 25 could lead to […]
Feb 13, 2019

Rielly left in Babcock’s plans on Leafs blue line

LAS VEGAS — Mike Babcock won’t make changes to his changes. At least, not on Thursday night when the Maple Leafs visit the Vegas Golden Knights, and for a simple reason. When Babcock put defenceman Morgan Rielly back on the left side with Ron Hainsey during the Leafs’ game in Denver on Tuesday, and the […]