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Second City Hockey

Hawks face Leafs in home opener

It’s the first game of the season from 1901 W. Madison Street. The undefeated Chicago Blackhawks will make their United Center debut on Sunday night, returning home to face the John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares was, by far, the best free agent available this summer and Toronto brought the center back to his native Ontario on a 7-year, $77-million deal. That signing meant Toronto would lose a few of its depth scorers during free agency, with James van Riemsdyk returning to Philadelphia and Tyler Bozak moving on to St. Louis. But the Tavares signing trumped all of those...

Silver Seven

Game 2 Preview: Sens @ Leafs

2018-2019’s First Edition of The Battle of Ontario Goes Down Tonight After what can only be described as an interesting summer for both teams, the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs are set to do battle once again. Following an off-season in which the Leafs made the biggest splash, signing superstar forward John Tavares in free agency, they opened the season Wednesday night with a 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens. Ottawa, meanwhile, played their first game sans Erik Karlsson on Thursday night. They iced an impressive effort against the talented Chicago Blackhawks, but...

Sportsnet.ca

How the biggest free agent in NHL history chose the Maple Leafs

On July 1, 2018, John Tavares shocked the hockey world by choosing the Toronto Maple Leafs in free agency. With the help of friends, teammates, GMs, his agent and the man himself, this is that story. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Puck Prose

Toronto Maple Leafs: How the penalty kill improved

Specialty teams are crucial for a team’s success, especially in the playoffs. With Tavares and Marner to the Leafs’ PK, it just got a whole lot better. After losing key penalty killer Leo Komarov to free agency, it seemed like the Toronto Maple Leafs penalty kill was going to suffer. After all, he led all […] Toronto Maple Leafs: How the penalty kill improved - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Lamoriello “extremely satisfied” with Maple Leafs’ free agency day

Lou Lamoriello talked about the Maple Leafs signing Ron Hainsey and Dominic Moore and what that means to the team going forward.