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Leafs cut to 23, McElhinney, Pickard on waivers, Carrick traded to Dallas

October 1, 2018 - 10:43 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Update - 1pm - The Leafs have traded defenseman Connor Carrick to the Dallas Stars for a conditional 2019 draft pick. The pick is a 7th round pick, but could improve to a 6th rounder if Carrick plays 50 regular season games. ***...

No safety net for Leafs, goalies McElhinney and Pickard claimed on waivers

October 2, 2018 - 12:09 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs chose Calder Cup winning goaltender Garret Sparks to be the backup to starter Frederik Andersen, placing Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard on waivers on Monday. The club likely felt that the 25-year-old go...

Anticipation and hype precedes the season opener; Leafs vs. Habs

October 3, 2018 - 5:12 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs begin their most anticipated season against their traditional rival, the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday evening. The club had a successful exhibition season (winning six of their eight g...

Big guns save sluggish Leafs, Nylander sitting in Sweden

October 4, 2018 - 6:25 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Mike Babcock was pleased that his club earned two points in the season opening 3-2 overtime victory against the Montreal Canadiens, but the Toronto Maple Leafs head coach was less than enthralled with the work ethic and effort put f...

Divide still wide between Nylander, Leafs; Bringing back Glass

October 5, 2018 - 2:59 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs face back-to-back games on the first weekend of the regular season, the first coming on Saturday against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. Head coach Mike Babcock kept the same line comb...

Can Toronto take advantage of an early easy schedule? Leafs vs. Senators

October 6, 2018 - 2:28 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs finish off a brief two-game homestand before taking to the road against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. The Leafs look to notch a second straight victory against an Atlantic Division foe...

Defense, goaltending struggle in loss to Sens; Leafs vs. Hawks

October 7, 2018 - 6:05 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter After struggling to generating scoring chances in their overtime victory over Montreal in the season opener, the Toronto Maple Leafs were more effective against Ottawa on Saturday, but were undone by questionable defense and less th...

Leafs win a wild one in Windy City, Matthews earns NHL first star

October 8, 2018 - 1:41 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Through the first three games, there has been little surprising about the Toronto Maple Leafs. The addition of center John Tavares to go along with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner has given head coach Mike Babcock a dynamic offensive...

Line shuffle after Chi-Town track meet; Leafs vs. Stars

October 9, 2018 - 5:01 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Mike Babcock was happy to earn two points in a wild 7-6 overtime victory in Chicago on Sunday, but indicated after the game that although the contest was entertaining for the fans, his club was giving up too many offensive chances a...

Leafs offense shines like supernova in wins over Stars

October 10, 2018 - 2:53 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs opened last season with a dazzling offensive outburst last season, scoring 22 goals in the first four games and posting a 3-1-0 record before settling into more mortal numbers. One year later, the Leafs a...

Moving in, out, up and down on the blueline; Leafs vs. Wings

October 11, 2018 - 5:48 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs will enter the third straight road game against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesar’s Arena on Thursday as the highest scoring team in the NHL, but also the club that has given up the most goals in the l...

The scoring train keeps on chugging in win over Wings

October 12, 2018 - 6:07 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesar’s Arena on Thursday was again on the strength of their offensive firepower, but again showed their troubling tendency of not preserving leads and bein...

The fallacy of the offer sheet scenario; Leafs vs. Capitals

October 13, 2018 - 12:57 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs finish off a very successful four-game road trip in Washington with a tough test against the Stanley Cup champion Capitals at Capital One Arena on Saturday. It is a match of the two most successful offenses...

Leafs sweep road trip with win over Caps; Negotiating back and forth

October 14, 2018 - 2:06 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs completed a four-game sweep of their early season road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Saturday. Kasperi Kapanen, Par Lindholm, Josh Leivo...

Depth crisis in goal, Andersen day-to-day; Leafs vs. Kings

October 15, 2018 - 3:50 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter UPDATE - The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that Frederik Andersen is day-to-day with a knee injury and announced that the clubs recalled goaltender Eamon McAdam from the Newfoundland Growlers on an emergency basis. The injury to...

Kapanen filling the void, Andersen unsure of availability

October 16, 2018 - 4:28 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their winning ways in the opener of a three-game homestand with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, but concerns over the health status of goalie Frederik Anderse...

Swiss rendezvous between Leafs, Nylander; face potential crossroads

October 17, 2018 - 2:46 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The impasse between the Toronto Maple Leafs and William Nylander may be reaching a crucial juncture. The Leafs and the restricted free agent have been in talks since July, but both sides have reportedly not made any progress on a lo...