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Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (58) / 4/19/1956
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed 17 first-period goals in their past eight games.
The Buds have recorded just one win over that span, which isn't surprising because they are constantly chasing in games because of sluggish starts. "It's something we've got to change here," defenseman Carl Gunnarsson said. "If we play like we did in the third period for 60 minutes, I don't think there are a lot of teams that can beat us." Toronto's playoff aspirations are fading fast and getting off to better starts could help them get back into a wild card spot. Mar 27 - 10:31 AM

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Toronto's penalty kill has plummeted to 26th overall in the league after it was ranked as high as second earlier this year.

The Leafs have allowed 13 power-play goals in the past eight games. During that time, the team has surrendered at least one power-play goal per game and two or more in five of their last 10 games. Toronto has been shorthanded 122 times, which ranks them in the bottom three of the NHL. The Leafs also rely heavily on the penalty kill work of Jay McClement, Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson who are being overworked because of the frequency of shorthanded situations. Injuries to Tyler Bozak and Dave Bolland haven't helped, but the team could do themselves a big favor by taking less penalties.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 09:13:00 AM

Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis is reportedly aggressively looking to acquire a center.

Toronto is trying to get by without centers Tyler Bozak (upper body) and Dave Bolland (ankle). It's not clear who Nonis might get, but his search is complicated by the fact that there's not many teams that would call themselves sellers in early December.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 10:55:00 AM

Coach Randy Carlyle wants his players to manage and possess the puck better.

Thanks to timely scoring, strong special teams and great goaltending the Leafs have jumped out to a 6-1-0 start. However, Carlyle still sees plenty of holes in his team's game. "We're not executing at a high level," he said. "With the puck, puck recovery, transition from defense. It starts with the faceoffs, it starts with a lot of things. We just don't have the puck enough. That's one thing we expect ... we can't sit here and ignore it."
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 08:18:00 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs lead the NHL with 98 giveaways.

The Maple Leafs had 21 giveaways in a wild contest against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. "My teeth are going to be ground down by the 20-game mark, the way we were exchanging chances and mistakes," Carlyle said, but he has to like the result. Toronto earned a 6-5 overtime win to give them a 5-1-0 record this season. It hasn't always been pretty, but so far the Maple Leafs have been exceeding expectations.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has been released from a Toronto hospital after spending Saturday night there, according to a team spokesman.

Nonis was taken to the hospital during Saturday night's game against the Ottawa Senators, won 5-4 by the Leafs in a shootout. The GM was feeling sick during the second period and saw team physicians at Air Canada Centre. "As a precaution, (Nonis) was asked to go to the hospital for further testing," a Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment statement released Sunday read. Nonis, 47, is in his second season as Toronto's general manager.
Source: TSN.ca
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 05:39:00 PM

Tom Anselmi has resigned from his post as Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment's chief operating officer.

Anselmi had served in that capacity since 2004. MLSE owns the Toronto Maple Leafs in addition to the MLS Toronto FC, the AHL Toronto Marlies, and NBA Toronto Raptors. Tim Leiweke took over as MLSE's CEO at the end of June and since then they have parted with Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo and Toronto FC president and GM Kevin Payne.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 02:07:00 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs sign GM Dave Nonis to five-year contract extension.

Nonis replaced Brian Burke as the Leafs GM prior to the start of the 2013 season. His offseason included an amnesty buyout for Mikhail Grabovski, a trade for former first-round pick and top goalie prospect Jonathan Bernier and long-term contracts for David Clarkson and Tyler Bozak. While he's definitely helped boost Toronto's talent level, it seems like a strange time to extend Nonis' contract considering the MLSE brass hasn't seen anything close to results for any of these moves.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs associate coach Greg Cronin admitted during an interview Wednesday that he was looking ahead to the second round during the Boston Bruins' stunning Game 7 comeback.

"I was not in any shape or form worried about being under assault like we were in Game 5. It just wasn't happening. It wasn't happening up until that point," Cronin told Maple Leafs Hot Stove. " ... I looked at the clock and I saw the Rangers were beating Washington. This was how comfortable I was. I was thinking, 'the Rangers won and we're going to have home ice for the next round of the playoffs.' " Of course, the Bruins would score twice in the final two minutes of the third period before winning the game in overtime.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Tim Leiweke, who is taking over as Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment's president, has high hopes for the Leafs.

In fact, Leiweke already has the Stanley Cup parade route planned out. "If you can all dream about that and get that in your mind, we’ll have something we’re all driven toward," he explained. The Maple Leafs haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1966-67. It would be a shock if they won it all next season, but they do seem to be moving in the right direction.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 11:32:00 AM

Toronto Marlies hire Steve Spott as head coach.

Spott was the head coach and general manager of the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League in 2012-13. He served as head coach of the Rangers the three years before that and also coached Canada's world junior team in 2013. Spott replaces Dallas Eakins, who left to become head coach of the NHL's Oilers.
Source: TSN
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Toronto GM Dave Nonis said "it's a distinct possibility" that he will buy out a player, maybe two, from his roster this off-season.

Mike Komisarek, who is owed $3.5 million next season, and John-Micheal Liles, who has three years left on his current deal at a $3,875,000 cap hit, could be possible targets of Toronto's compliance buyouts.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 08:44:00 AM

New Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO and president Tim Leiweke said he was "extremely encouraged" by what he saw from the Maple Leafs this season.

Leiweke joined MLSE this year after leaving AEG, where he oversaw the Kings among teams in other sports. His new title finds him in charge of the Leafs and the NBA's Raptors, which he has already reshaped by hiring a new general manager. Leiweke said that wasn't necessary on the NHL side. "At the end of the day, I made the decision to stay out of (Leaf management’s) way and let them go through what they had to go through," Leiweke said Tuesday. "(GM) Dave (Nonis) and (coach) Randy Carlyle did a great job of living with the young kids and letting them learn. Some organizations and coaches would not have done that. I think it’s going to pay huge dividends."
Source: Toronto Sun
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Leafs coach Randy Carlyle thought his team couldn't sustain enough of their energy Monday night.

"I thought we ran out of gas, Carlyle said. "We knew they were going to come with a push and it seemed that we stopped they started to pinch their game down the wall. They started that early in the third and we capitalized on it, but we couldn’t seem to execute for the full 20 minutes of the third period. We scored two or three goals off of rushes that we exploited them, pinching, and had support underneath and got a two on one I think the Kadri goal. We had another breakaway, (Matt) Frattin missed on the breakaway and we weren’t executing in getting some things off of it. When you build a 4-1 lead you want to check, check, check, and as I said I thought we just ran out of gas as far as our group."
Tue, May 14, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle expects to see a desperate hockey team playing his in Toronto Sunday night.

The Boston Bruins take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series into Toronto tonight but Carlyle insists the favored vistors have a disadvantage. "I see that we've poked the Bruins," Carlyle said. "They're going to be a very desperate hockey club come Sunday night."
Source: tsn.ca
Sun, May 12, 2013 12:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Dave Bolland
4Jay McClement
5Peter Holland
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Mason Raymond
3Carter Ashton
4Frazer McLaren
5Jerred Smithson
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Nikolai Kulemin
5Colton Orr
6Troy Bodie
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Jake Gardiner
3Cody Franson
4Morgan Rielly
5Tim Gleason
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Paul Ranger
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer
3Drew MacIntyre