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Bowen, Ralph sign five-year contract extension, Summer Showcase update

August 1, 2018 - 11:57 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter If you were concerned that longtime Leafs play-by-play Joe Bowen would suffer a similar fate that Chuck Kaiton did in Carolina last month, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Joe Bowen (recipient of the 2018 recipient of the Foste...

Leafs continue to revamp their scouting department; Convo talks contracts

August 2, 2018 - 6:21 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Changes continue in the wake of Kyle Dubas ascendance to Toronto Maple Leafs GM and the departure of Lou Lamoriello and Mark Hunter. In June, senior advisors Jacques Lemaire and Jacques Caron, scouts Evgeny Namestnikov, Tommy Al...

Faulk next to go in Carolina? Are the Leafs in the mix?

August 3, 2018 - 1:08 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter In spite of the addition of John Tavares in free agency, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas has yet to address the need to improve of the club’s blueline, which was apparent last season and in their first round loss to the Boston B...

Gilmour reflects on Tavares, Rasanen

August 4, 2018 - 11:36 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Doug Gilmour knows what it is like to be the center of attention in Toronto, since the former Leaf was one of the best players in the NHL and led the Leafs to consecutive Western Conference Finals in 1993 and 1994. The Hockey...

Will Leafs look to bolster depth with training camp invites?

August 5, 2018 - 8:18 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter While the chances of a late summer trade are not impossible (the Jeff Skinner deal between Buffalo and Carolina is evidence of that), the bulk of this summer’s unrestricted free agents class have found a new home. The Toron...

Top 25 Leafs Prospects - #24 and 25

August 6, 2018 - 6:27 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL, but with players like Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen and Travis Dermott now on their ro...

Top 25 Leafs Prospects - #22 and 23; New Leafs Convo

August 7, 2018 - 6:56 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL, but with players like Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen and Travis Dermott now on their ro...

Top 25 Leafs Prospects - #20 and 21

August 8, 2018 - 6:23 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL, but with players like Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen and Travis Dermott now on their ro...

Top 25 Leafs Prospects - #18 and 19

August 9, 2018 - 7:47 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL, but with players like Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen and Travis Dermott now on their ro...

Does Larkin deal give Nylander more leverage???

August 10, 2018 - 5:25 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Signings throughout the NHL can have an impact on the asking price of other players and while Dylan Larkin and William Nylander are not exact matches, the signing of the Detroit Red Wings forward on Friday could have an impact on wh...

Top 25 Leafs Prospects - #16 and 17

August 11, 2018 - 11:50 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL, but with players like Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen and Travis Dermott now on their r...

Top 25 Leafs Prospects - #14 and 15

August 12, 2018 - 8:45 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL, but with players like Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen and Travis Dermott now on their r...

Top 25 Leafs Prospects - #12 and 13

August 13, 2018 - 7:32 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL, but with players like Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen and Travis Dermott now on their ro...

One more defenseman drops off the radar for Leafs

August 14, 2018 - 6:26 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter As anyone who has read this column over the last few years has noticed, using comparables in gauging the expected salaries of players has most of the time been pretty accurate. Reading the landscape of other situations throughout th...

Top 25 Leafs Prospects - #10 and 11; New Leafs Convo

August 15, 2018 - 9:45 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL, but with players like Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen and Travis Dermott now on their ro...

Bartlett replaces Romanuk on Leafs regional TV broadcasts

August 16, 2018 - 7:13 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter Toronto Maple Leafs were pleased earlier this month to hear that long time play-by-play man Joe Bowen and color commentator Jim Ralph would be the radio broadcast tandem for the next five years, but Sportsnet will have a new TV play...

Matthews, Tavares among favorites for Hart

August 17, 2018 - 1:33 PM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter  If betting lines and odds are indicators for the upcoming season, then the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to achieve lofty heights. Following the signing of John Tavares on July 1, Bovada made the Leafs one of the favorites...

Top 25 Leafs Prospects - #8 and 9

August 18, 2018 - 6:55 AM ET

For the latest Leafs updates or Follow @mikeinbuffalo on Twitter The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has drafted and developed a number of youngsters currently playing in the NHL, but with players like Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, William Nylander, Kasperi Kapanen and Travis Dermott now on their r...