Ron MacLean loses ‘Hometown Hockey,’ will return to ‘Hockey Night in Canada’

Ron MacLean says he will return to “Hockey Night in Canada” next season, but his weekly workload will be lighter, with Sportsnet confirming it has canceled “Rogers Hometown Hockey,” the show that hop-scotched the country for eight seasons. It was not immediately clear what the cancelation meant for co-host Tara Slone, who did not return … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

Matthews wins Hart, Lindsay awards, laments Maple Leafs playoff woes

TAMPA — Auston Matthews appreciated what a special night it was for him and his family at the 2022 NHL Awards on Tuesday. The Toronto Maple Leafs center won the Hart Trophy, voted as the NHL most valuable player by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews collected the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHLPA’s most outstanding player at the NHL Awards on Tuesday night. Matthews, 24, scored 60 goals, leading the NHL for the second straight season. He set a Maple … Read more

Spezza announces retirement from NHL and joins Maple Leafs front office

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Spizza announced today his retirement from the National Hockey League after 19 seasons. With his announcement, Spezza will be joining the Maple Leafs’ front office as Special Assistant to General Manager Kyle Dubas effective immediately. “It is difficult to describe just how much of a lasting and positive impact that … Read more

Maple Leafs coach Keefe, GM Dubas to return next season

They received a vote of confidence despite Toronto losing its first Stanley Cup Playoff series for a sixth consecutive season. Shanahan also said he does not expect significant changes to the roster in the offseason. “I think it’s important to state that I see both of them (Keefe and Dubas) as being extremely important in … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas, coach Sheldon Keefe safe despite another first-round exit

Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said that general manager Kyle Dubas and coach Sheldon Keefe will return next season despite yet another first-round playoff exit for the team. The Maple Leafs lost in seven games to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are chasing their third straight Stanley Cup. Toronto has failed to advance out … Read more

Leafs star Mitch Marner carjacked at gunpoint in Etobicoke

Toronto Maple Leafs star winger Mitch Marner “is OK, just rattled,” after he was carjacked in Etobicoke on Monday. Toronto police said that the carjacking happened at about 7:45 pm Monday at the Queensway and Islington Avenue, near Cineplex Cinemas, where the suspects stole Marner’s Black Range Rover at gunpoint, multiple sources confirm to the … Read more