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Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak continued his strong season during Tuesday's win against Anaheim. | 12/16/2014 10:31 PM
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Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak continued his strong season during Tuesday's win against Anaheim.
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Impact
Bozak had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. He is a strong option, with 12 goals and 27 points through 31 games.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel had a big game Tuesday against the Ducks. | 12/16/2014 10:30 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel had a big game Tuesday against the Ducks.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, and now has 17 goals and 34 points through 31 games. Kessel is one of the top options out there.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 27-of-28 shots to lift the Maple Leafs over the red hot Red Wings, 4-1. | 12/13/2014 10:12 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 27-of-28 shots to lift the Maple Leafs over the red hot Red Wings, 4-1.
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Impact
Bernier is 4-1-0 with a .928 save percentage over his last four games. He is 12-6-3 and came into the game with a 2.63 GAA and .918 save percentage for the season.
Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer played very well on Wednesday night. | 12/10/2014 10:49 PM
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Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer played very well on Wednesday night.
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Impact
He made 41 saves on 42 shots, but the game still went into a shootout. He is entrenched as the backup in Toronto.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored the team's lone goal on Wednesday night. | 12/10/2014 10:47 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored the team's lone goal on Wednesday night.
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Impact
Kessel now has 15 goals and 29 points through 28 games. He is a top option at forward.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played very well during Tuesday's, 4-1, victory over the Flames. | 12/09/2014 10:09 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played very well during Tuesday's, 4-1, victory over the Flames.
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Impact
Bernier made 31 saves, allowing just one goal. He is now 11-6-3 this season and came into the game with a 2.72 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Flames. | 12/09/2014 10:07 PM
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Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Flames.
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Impact
Toronto won, 4-1. van Riemsdyk led the Maple Leafs with six shots on net and also finished plus-one. He scored on the power play in the second period and assisted Phil Kessel's empty-net goal in the third.
Toronto center Peter Holland recorded two points in Saturday's victory against the Canucks. | 12/07/2014 11:04 AM
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Toronto center Peter Holland recorded two points in Saturday's victory against the Canucks.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal and a plus-three rating. Holland now has 11 points through 26 games, but should not be considered a relevant option.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played very well during Saturday's victory versus Vancouver. | 12/06/2014 10:02 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played very well during Saturday's victory versus Vancouver.
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Impact
He stopped 44-of-46 shots on goal and raised his record to 10-6-3. Bernier is the top option in Toronto, and owners should continue to have him active whenever he starts.
Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul recorded two points in Saturday's win against the Canucks. | 12/06/2014 9:59 PM
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Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul recorded two points in Saturday's win against the Canucks.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, and has now notched at least one point in four consecutive games. Lupul has 10 points through 14 games, and should be in all lineups.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored his 13th goal of the season on Thursday against the Devils. | 12/04/2014 10:15 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored his 13th goal of the season on Thursday against the Devils.
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Impact
Kessel scored a power-play goal late in the third period, but Toronto still trailed New Jersey by two. Kessel has 14 assists to go with the 13 goals and a minus-two rating.
Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists in the, 5-3, victory over the Stars on Tuesday. | 12/02/2014 10:27 PM
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Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists in the, 5-3, victory over the Stars on Tuesday.
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Impact
Kadri has not lived up to his sleeper pick potential this season. He scored 20 goals and 30 assists last season, but through 24 games this season, he has six goals and eight assists. Hopefully the nice game on Tuesday gets him going.
Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's victory over the Stars. | 12/02/2014 10:22 PM
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Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's victory over the Stars.
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Impact
Lupul missed the beginning of the season, but in his 12 games since returning, he has five goals and two assists. His plus/minus, however, is still minus-one. Despite both of his goals Tuesday being were even strength, Lupul still finished with an even rating.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped nearly 95 percent of the Capitals shots on Saturday to defeat Washington, 6-2. | 11/29/2014 10:37 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped nearly 95 percent of the Capitals shots on Saturday to defeat Washington, 6-2.
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Impact
Bernier kicked aside 35-of-37 shots Saturday. He is 8-5-3 this season and came into the game with a 2.63 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored two goals in Saturday's win against the Capitals. | 11/29/2014 10:29 PM
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Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored two goals in Saturday's win against the Capitals.
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Impact
It was the second time in eight days Bozak scored multiple goals in a game. In the last three games, Bozak has five goals. He has 11 scores and 11 helpers this season.
Toronto forward Leo Komarov scored two goals in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins. | 11/26/2014 10:21 PM
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Toronto forward Leo Komarov scored two goals in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins.
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Impact
Komarov has been under-the-radar, but owners need to be aware that he now has 16 points through 22 games.
Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul is ready to return to action. | 11/25/2014 5:10 PM
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Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul is ready to return to action.
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Impact
After missing about a month with a broken hand, Lupul will return on Wednesday versus Pittsburgh. Lupul has two goals and one assist through nine games this season.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 26-of-27 shots on goal, in Saturday's win over the Red Wings. | 11/22/2014 9:55 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 26-of-27 shots on goal, in Saturday's win over the Red Wings.
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Impact
He played very well, and is now 6-5-2 with a 2.66 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored two goals in Saturday's win against Detroit. | 11/22/2014 9:54 PM
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Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored two goals in Saturday's win against Detroit.
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Impact
The second one was an empty netter, but nevertheless Bozak now has eight goals and 19 points on the season.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed two goals in a, 5-2, victory against the Lightning on Thursday night. | 11/20/2014 10:20 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed two goals in a, 5-2, victory against the Lightning on Thursday night.
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Impact
Bernier stopped 26-of-28 shots. He is 6-5-2 this season and came into the game with a 2.72 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk scored twice on Thursday against the Lightning. | 11/20/2014 10:17 PM
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Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk scored twice on Thursday against the Lightning.
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Impact
Both goals came within three minutes of each other in the second period. The second one was on the power play. Van Riemsdyk has nine goals and eight assists in 20 games this season.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was pulled after the first period on Tuesday night versus Nashville. | 11/18/2014 10:24 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was pulled after the first period on Tuesday night versus Nashville.
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Impact
He allowed three goals on 12 shots, before being replaced by James Reimer. Reimer was actually worse, and allowed six goals on 25 shots. Bernier dropped his record to 5-5-2 on the season.
Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer did not help any owner who plugged him in for his spot start on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 10:14 PM
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Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer did not help any owner who plugged him in for his spot start on Saturday.
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Impact
Reimer earned the start against lowly Buffalo because it was the second game of a back-to-back, and Reimer allowed six goals on 35 shots. That's a .829 save percentage. Ouch.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played well during Friday's loss to the Penguins. | 11/14/2014 10:31 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played well during Friday's loss to the Penguins.
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Impact
He stopped 39-of-41 shots, but it was not enough. Bernier dropped his record to 5-4-2 on the season.
Toronto left winger James van Riemsdyk recorded three points on Wednesday. | 11/12/2014 10:35 PM
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Toronto left winger James van Riemsdyk recorded three points on Wednesday.
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Impact
He had one goal and two assists, along with a +2 rating. van Riemsdyk now has a solid 14 points, and will be a threat all season long.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals in Wednesday's win over the Bruins. | 11/12/2014 10:35 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals in Wednesday's win over the Bruins.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Kessel now has 21 points through only 16 games.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals in Wednesday's win over the Bruins. | 11/12/2014 10:34 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals in Wednesday's win over the Bruins.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night.Kessel now has 21 points through only 16 games.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier earned his fifth victory of the season, Wednesday against Boston. | 11/12/2014 10:33 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier earned his fifth victory of the season, Wednesday against Boston.
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Impact
He made 25 saves on 26 shots, and is now 5-3-2 on the season.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier will start on Wednesday against the Bruins. | 11/12/2014 1:30 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier will start on Wednesday against the Bruins.
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Impact
Bernier will be coming off a poor performance against the Rangers where he allowed four goals on 35 shots. He is 4-3-2 with a .913 save percentage and 2.75 GAA.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier earned the win Saturday against the Rangers. | 11/08/2014 10:01 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier earned the win Saturday against the Rangers.
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Impact
He has now won three of his past four games, and after stopping 31-of-35 shots, Bernier is now 4-3-2 on the season.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Rangers. | 11/08/2014 9:59 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Rangers.
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Impact
He now has eight goals, and is well on his way to another big season, with 19 points overall.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier will start for Toronto on Thursday against the Avalanche. | 11/06/2014 6:25 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier will start for Toronto on Thursday against the Avalanche.
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Impact
Toronto turns to Bernier after a poor team outing against Arizona on Tuesday. Bernier has won his last two games and has allowed just one goal.
Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer lost his second game of the season, Tuesday versus Arizona. | 11/05/2014 9:35 AM
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Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer lost his second game of the season, Tuesday versus Arizona.
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Impact
He stopped 30-of-33 shots on goal, and is now 3-2-0 with a 2.59 GAA and .925 save percentage. Reimer will continue to split time with Jonathan Bernier, as we move forward. Defensemen Cody Franson and Dion Phaneuf scored Toronto's two goals.
Toronto left wing David Booth (foot) could be back on the ice soon. | 11/03/2014 4:49 PM
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Toronto left wing David Booth (foot) could be back on the ice soon.
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Impact
He has surpassed his estimated four-week recovery time, but has yet to be activated from injured reserve. However, that activation could come any day, as Booth has shedded his walking boot, and is practicing with the team, daily.
Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer stopped 45 shots on Saturday against the Blackhawks. | 11/01/2014 10:43 PM
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Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer stopped 45 shots on Saturday against the Blackhawks.
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Impact
He vastly outplayed his counterpart, Corey Crawford, as Reimer nearly faced double the amount of shots Reimer did. Reimer allowed two goals and won his third game of the season.
Playing against his brother, left wing James van Riemsdyk scored on Saturday night. | 11/01/2014 10:38 PM
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Playing against his brother, left wing James van Riemsdyk scored on Saturday night.
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Impact
van Riemsdyk scored an unassisted goal in the second period to tie the game, 2-2. Peter Holland scored the game-winning goal in the first three minutes of the third period. van Riemsdyk has five goals this season.
Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul will miss three weeks with a broken hand according to Sportsnet.ca. | 11/01/2014 9:09 PM
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Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul will miss three weeks with a broken hand according to Sportsnet.ca.
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Impact
Lupul suffered the injury at practice on Friday by falling on his hand after tripping over a stick. This just adds to the long list of injuries Lupul has suffered through his career.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played well in Fridays's victory over the Blue Jackets. | 10/31/2014 9:50 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played well in Fridays's victory over the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
He stopped 28-of-29 shots on goal, and is now 3-3-1 on the season. Bernier will continue to split time with James Reimer.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal in Friday's win over Columbus. | 10/31/2014 9:46 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal in Friday's win over Columbus.
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Impact
It was his sixth goal of the season, and he also contributed two assists and two shots on goal. Kessel was +3 on the night, and is now +1 overall.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Sabres. | 10/28/2014 10:31 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Sabres.
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Impact
Kessel had five shots on goal and finished plus-one. He has five goals and five assists this season.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier faced just 10 shots and stopped them all against the Sabres. | 10/28/2014 10:28 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier faced just 10 shots and stopped them all against the Sabres.
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Impact
Bernier was sharp even with his light work load, and it was just a poor showing from Buffalo. It was Bernier's first shutout of the season.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was pulled during Saturday's loss to the Bruins. | 10/25/2014 9:57 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was pulled during Saturday's loss to the Bruins.
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Impact
He had 21 saves on 25 shots before being relieved by James Reimer in the third period. Both goalies should continue to spilit time, as Reimer saved all eight shots he faced.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel will have a lot more space to work with on Saturday night against the Bruins. | 10/25/2014 1:23 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel will have a lot more space to work with on Saturday night against the Bruins.
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Impact
Without defenseman Zdeno Chara, Kessel will have more room to work with than he usually does against the Bruins. It could result in a big night. Make sure Kessel is in your lineup.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier picked up his first win of the season. | 10/21/2014 9:46 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier picked up his first win of the season.
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Impact
He stopped 34-of-36 shots on goal, and frustrated Islanders' players all night. Bernier will continue to split starts with James Reimer, unless something drastic happens.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals on Tuesday night. | 10/21/2014 9:44 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He added an assist, and was +3 on the night with five shots on goal. Kessel is a top tier player, and is producing as one of the better players in the NHL, at the moment.
Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk had two points in Tuesday's win over the Islanders. | 10/21/2014 9:42 PM
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Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk had two points in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.
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Impact
He had a goal and assist, along with a +2 rating and two shots on goal. JVR should continue to be a goal-scoring machine, moving forward.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was excellent in a loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night. | 10/18/2014 10:11 PM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was excellent in a loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night.
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Impact
Bernier stopped 31-of-32 shots for a .969 save percentage in the game, but lost 1-0. He allowed Henrik Zetterberg to score with ten seconds left in overtime. Reimer is 2-2 to start the season.
Toronto goaltender James Reimer suffered his first loss of the season Friday against Detroit. | 10/17/2014 10:15 PM
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Toronto goaltender James Reimer suffered his first loss of the season Friday against Detroit.
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Impact
He gave up four goals on 35 shots faced, but owners are hoping this is just a minor hiccup. It needs to be known that Reimer will continue to split time with Jonathan Bernier.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Avalanche on Tuesday. | 10/14/2014 10:34 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Avalanche on Tuesday.
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Impact
Kessel finished with a goal and an assist with six shots on goal. The goal was Kessel's second of the young season.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel posted a goal and a pair of assists in Sunday's 6-3 win over the New York Rangers. | 10/13/2014 9:28 AM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel posted a goal and a pair of assists in Sunday's 6-3 win over the New York Rangers.
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Impact
Kessel and linemates James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak totaled three goals and four assists on the night. After his 80-point season of a year ago, much is expected from him including an improvement on his plus/minus rating which has yet to be in the plus in eight seasons.
Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier is expected to start on Saturday with backup goaltender James Reimer getting the start on Sunday against the Rangers. | 10/11/2014 11:48 AM
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Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier is expected to start on Saturday with backup goaltender James Reimer getting the start on Sunday against the Rangers.
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Impact
Reimer is due a start because of the back-to-back games, but Bernier needs to play better than he did on Wednesday in the season opener. He allowed four goals on 32 shots. Bernier should rebound on Saturday.
Rangers defenseman Mike Kostka has been recalled from AHL Hartfor to replace the injured Dan Boyle. | 10/11/2014 11:13 AM
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Rangers defenseman Mike Kostka has been recalled from AHL Hartfor to replace the injured Dan Boyle.
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Impact
There is still unlikely Kostka dresses for the game on Saturday against the Blue Jackets. Coach Alain Vigneault noted that Matt Hunwick will be paired with John Moore which leaves Kostka out.
Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored a goal on opening night against the Canadiens. | 10/08/2014 10:32 PM
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Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored a goal on opening night against the Canadiens.
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Impact
Bozak also had a minus-2 rating on Wednesday as Montreal beat Toronto, 4-3. Nazem and Morgan Rielly scored the other two Maple Leaf goals.
Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed four goals on 32 shots as the Maple Leafs lost to the Canadiens, 4-3, on opening night Wednesday. | 10/08/2014 10:14 PM
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Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed four goals on 32 shots as the Maple Leafs lost to the Canadiens, 4-3, on opening night Wednesday.
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Impact
Bernier was not sharp and neither was his counterpart Carey Price. Bernier yielded two goals in the third period, including the game-winner in the final minute of regulation. His next matchup comes against the Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Saturday.
Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel finished with two shots on goal and a minus-two rating on opening night against the Canadiens. | 10/08/2014 10:06 PM
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Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel finished with two shots on goal and a minus-two rating on opening night against the Canadiens.
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Impact
Not exactly the way Kessel was hoping to start the season. Toronto tied the game at the 17:41 mark of the third period only to allow the game-winning goal inside of one minute left in regulation. Kessel had 20 minutes and 31 seconds of ice time, including three minutes and three seconds on the power play.
Toronto defenseman Cody Franson (knee) is unlikely to be ready for Wednesday's opener. | 10/07/2014 11:53 AM
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Toronto defenseman Cody Franson (knee) is unlikely to be ready for Wednesday's opener.
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Impact
The 27-year-old injured a knee and couldn't get through a full practice, according to head coach Randy Carlyle. He's a 30-point defenseman, but a -20 rating doesn't help his fantasy value.
Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson should not be drafted in fantasy leagues. | 09/29/2014 5:05 PM
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Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson should not be drafted in fantasy leagues.
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Impact
While he provides penalty minutes, Clarkson is an irrelevant fantasy player. His career-high in points is 46, but will most likely be around the 20-point plateau in 2014-15.
Toronto center Nazem Kadri could be in line for a breakout year. | 09/29/2014 5:01 PM
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Toronto center Nazem Kadri could be in line for a breakout year.
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Impact
He had a career-high 50 points (20 goals, 30 assists) last season. And playing at 24-years-old this year, will look to increase those numbers. Kadri is a sleeper pick, that owners should target atthe end of drafts.
Toronto winger Joffrey Lupul is looking to bounce back this season. | 09/29/2014 4:57 PM
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Toronto winger Joffrey Lupul is looking to bounce back this season.
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Impact
He still had 22 goals and 22 assists last year, but also had a -15 rating. If Lupul is able to stay healthy, he will have the opportunity to produce 60 points. Target him, staring around the 12th round.
Toronto right wing Phil Kessel should be targeted early in fantasy drafts. | 09/29/2014 4:53 PM
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Toronto right wing Phil Kessel should be targeted early in fantasy drafts.
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Impact
Kessel is a machine and should have no issue duplicating his 80-point mark from a season ago. Look to draft him in the second round, while targeting him at the end of the first, is not a ridiculous move as well.
Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak is coming off a career year. | 09/29/2014 4:49 PM
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Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak is coming off a career year.
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Impact
While playing only 58 games, Bozak produced a career-high in numbers all across the board (19 goals, 30 assists, +2 rating). Heading into drafts, Bozak should be considered a sleeper, with potential to hit the 60-point mark, if he can stay healthy.
Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk should be targeted in the middle rounds of drafts heading into the 2014-15 season. | 09/29/2014 4:37 PM
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Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk should be targeted in the middle rounds of drafts heading into the 2014-15 season.
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Impact
Coming off a career-high 61 points (30 goals, 31 assists), van Riemsdyk is really starting to come into his own. Still only 25-years-old, his numbers should still continue to trend up.
Cody Franson, Maple Leafs avoid arbitration | 07/21/2014 10:00 AM
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Cody Franson has inked a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Steve Simmons on Twitter

Impact
Franson had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday, so the two sides agreed to terms just under the wire. The deal represents a substantial raise over his previous one-year, $2 million deal. He had five goals and 33 points in 79 games in 2013-14.
Report: Leafs, Cody Franson close to deal | 07/20/2014 10:00 PM
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Well-connected hockey insider Josh Rimer has tweeted that the Toronto Maple Leafs and defenseman Cody Franson are close to agreeing on a contract and may be able to avoid Monday's scheduled salary-arbitration hearing.
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Impact
Reports surfaced Saturday that the Leafs and Franson were far apart and that a hearing seemed likely. There was a big difference in the salary figures the sides were obligated to submit. Franson submitted a salary of $4.2 million while the Leafs suggested in their submission that Franson should be paid $2 million next season. Franson scored five goals and collected 33 points in 79 games last season.
Prospect William Nylander impresses Leafs | 07/20/2014 10:37 AM
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William Nylander, the Maple Leafs' first pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, impressed the Toronto coaching staff at the team's recent development camp.
Toronto Star

Impact
He was as smooth a skater as scouts had said, adept at handling the puck. He could dish and score. He was a heads-up player who looks like he wants to play that possession game. "He is as advertised," said Steve Spott, the new Leafs assistant coach who helped run the prospects camp. "The only thing he has to work on is getting bigger and stronger and that's going to come in time." He should be in Toronto in the fall and could be with the Leafs for at least a few games. He could play big minutes with the AHL Marlies.
Leafs, D Cody Franson far apart on contract | 07/19/2014 10:40 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson are far apart in what they believe the defenseman should be paid.
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Impact
Franson's salary arbitration hearing against the Maple Leafs is scheduled for Monday but there's a big difference in the submissions the sides have made to the scheduled arbitrator. Franson believes he should be paid $4.2 million while the Leafs believe he should be paid $2 million. That difference of $2.2 million means a hearing could get ugly. Last season, Franson had five goals and 33 points in 79 games. He had 29 points during the lockout-shortened 2013 season.
Maple Leafs make Forbes' top 50 list | 07/18/2014 9:51 AM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs ranked 26th on Forbes' list of the top 50 most valuable sports franchises.
Toronto Star

Impact
The Maple Leafs are worth $1.15 billion in their estimation, which makes them not only the most valuable NHL franchise, but also the only hockey team on the top 50 list. It's worth noting that there might be a disconnect between what franchises are worth based on Forbes' estimates and what people are willing to pay for some of them. Forbes says that the Los Angeles Clippers are worth less than $856 million as that was the cutoff to make the list and they weren't on it. Despite that, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is trying to buy the team for $2 billion. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman suggested that might be due to the uniqueness of the Los Angeles market, but also added that a recent survey suggested that franchise values have increased about 46% over the last year.
Carter Ashton takes Leafs' qualifying offer | 07/16/2014 5:20 PM
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Carter Ashton has accepted the Toronto Maple Leafs' qualifying offer.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter

Impact
Ashton can earn up to $850,000 for the 2014-15 campaign, but his one-year deal is two-ways. He had three assists in 32 games with the Maple Leafs last season.
Peter Holland agrees to a one-way contract | 07/16/2014 2:27 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have inked Peter Holland to a two-year deal.
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Impact
Holland's contract is one-way, so it looks like his days of bouncing between the AHL and NHL might finally be over. He had six goals and 11 points in 43 games between Toronto and Anaheim last season.
Paul Ranger heads to Switzerland | 07/15/2014 2:17 PM
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Paul Ranger has accepted a two-year deal with a Swiss club.
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Impact
Ranger played in his first NHL game in nearly three years on Oct. 1 and went on to record 14 points and 36 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's only 29 (30 in September), so we wouldn't dismiss the possibility of him making yet another NHL comeback down the road.
Horachek, Spott join Leafs' coaching staff | 07/11/2014 5:55 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have tapped Peter Horachek and Steve Spott to serve as assistant coaches next season.
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Horachek spent the bulk of the 2013-14 campaign serving as the Florida Panthers interim head coach. He led the team to a 26-36-4 record, which wasn't terrible given what he had to work with, but Panthers GM Dale Tallon wanted to go in a different direction. Spott spent last season serving as the AHL Toronto Marlies' bench boss and led them to the Western Conference Final.
Toronto signs Jamie Devane to two-year deal | 07/11/2014 5:52 PM
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Jamie Devane has signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Devane has eight points and 146 penalty minutes in 55 AHL games in 2013-14. He will probably spend the bulk of the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.
Rinat Valiev inks entry-level deal | 07/10/2014 5:53 PM
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Rinat Valiev has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Toronto.
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Impact
Valiev had 28 points and 68 penalty minutes in 55 WHL games in 2013-14. He was taken with the 68th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Toronto re-signs Trevor Smith | 07/10/2014 5:51 PM
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Trevor Smith has inked a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Smith had four goals and nine points in 28 games in 2013-14. He's a nice depth forward and the Leafs shouldn't hesitate to call him up in the event of an injury.
James Reimer set to have hearing on July 28 | 07/09/2014 5:07 PM
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James Reimer is set to have his arbitration hearing on July 28.
TSN.ca

Impact
Reimer is coming off of a rough season where he posted a 3.29 GAA and .911 save percentage in 36 contests. He has completed a three-year, $5.4 million contract. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Maple Leafs trade him over the summer.
Cody Franson's arbitration date is July 21 | 07/09/2014 5:05 PM
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Cody Franson is scheduled to have his arbitration hearing on July 21.
TSN.ca

Impact
Franson earned $2 million in 2013-14. He scored five goals and 33 points in 79 games, but also finished with a minus-20 rating.
Petri Kontiola paid a tidy sum to join NHL | 07/06/2014 3:59 PM
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Newest Maple Leaf Petri Kontiola had to pay around $600,000 to gain his release from the KHL before agreeing to terms with an NHL club.
sportsnet.ca

Impact
Kontiola's deal with Toronto will pay him $1.1 million this year, but that figure is closer to half a million after his release fee is deducted. The Finnish forward is one of a number of players to flee the KHL this off-season in order to come to North America. Former KHLers Leo Komarov (Toronto), Jori Lehtera (St. Louis), Jiri Sekac (Montreal) and Andrei Vasilevsky (Tampa Bay) are also expected to suit up for NHL teams this fall.
Cody Franson registers for salary arbitration | 07/05/2014 1:58 PM
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Cody Franson has filed for salary arbitration.
Ken Campbell on Twitter

Impact
His contract negotiations with the Leafs caused him to sit out most of training camp last year. Franson's name has surfaced in plenty of trade rumors this summer, so there's a chance he could be moved before his hearing.
Matt Frattin excited to be back with Leafs | 07/04/2014 8:38 AM
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Matt Frattin is excited to be back in Toronto.
Toronto Sun

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"You don't hear too many times of a player coming back to a team just a year after leaving," he said. "You definitely see the good players you are traded for and want to show people that you have your own value." Frattin feels he learned some good defensive tricks from Kings coach Darryl Sutter. He's also working on his speed and strength over the summer.
Leafs, Troy Bodie agree to 1-year extension | 07/03/2014 6:14 PM
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Troy Bodie got a one-year contract extension from Toronto.
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Impact
He picked up three goals, seven assists and 26 penalty minutes in 47 games for the Maple Leafs last season.
Toronto brings in Mike Santorelli | 07/03/2014 2:51 PM
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Mike Santorelli has inked a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $1.5 million.
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Impact
He registered 10 goals and 28 points in 49 games with the Vancouver Canucks last year. Santorelli's season ended prematurely because of a shoulder injury that required surgery in late January. He can play on the wing or at center and will occupy a bottom-six role with the Leafs in 2014-15.
The Panthers signed Dave Bolland to a five-year, $27.5 million contract on Tuesday. | 07/03/2014 1:12 PM
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The Panthers signed Dave Bolland to a five-year, $27.5 million contract on Tuesday.
sportsnetwork.com

Impact
It's a massive overpay for a player who isn't a top-line caliber center. Bolland suffered a severed tendon in his ankle last season and played just 23 games for Toronto.
Finnish center Petri Kontiola joins Leafs | 07/03/2014 11:58 AM
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Petri Kontiola has received his release from Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL, according to Rogers Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

Impact
He signed a one-year deal with the Leafs worth $1.1 million. Kontiola could be an option for Toronto on the third line next season.
Report: Leafs sign KHLer Petri Kontiola | 07/03/2014 10:01 AM
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Petri Kontiola has agreed to a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Sportsnet.ca

Impact
According to sources, the deal won't be completed until he gets his official release from Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL. The 29-year-old Finn ha been busy on the international stage this year, winning a bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics and a silver at the IIHF World Hockey Championship. Kontiola had 15 goals and 37 points in 53 games last season in the KHL.
James Reimer files for salary arbitration | 07/02/2014 7:57 PM
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James Reimer filed for salary arbitration on Wednesday.
Sportsnet.ca

Impact
Reimer was reduced to a backup role this past season after Jonathan Bernier came to Toronto from Los Angeles. Reimer reportedly asked for a trade over the weekend, but the Leafs won't give him away for nothing and the market is thin for goaltenders riht now. "If there is a deal that makes sense for us, then we would look to do it," Leafs GM Dave Nonis said. He posted a 12-16-1 record with a .911 save percentage and 3.29 goals against average last season.
Stephane Robidas' leg nearly 100 percent | 07/02/2014 10:22 AM
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Stephane Robidas said he's about 95 percent recovered from a broken leg he suffered in April.
Toronto Sun

Impact
He's expected to be paired with Morgan Rielly or Jake Gardiner in 2014-15 to add a veteran presence. "Leadership, compete, character, (Robidas) has all the things we're looking for," GM Dave Nonis said. "People that I know, that Brendan knows, all speak very highly of him. He won't be terribly vocal, but in terms of leading by example, he's a guy we targeted right away." He also gives the Leafs another right-handed shot on the back end.
Leafs' Komarov is slated for a larger role | 07/02/2014 10:13 AM
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Leo Komarov is expected to have a larger role with the Maple Leafs this coming season.
Toronto Sun

Impact
"Leo offers a lot more than even we got out of him two years ago," GM Dave Nonis said. "He's a better player offensively and he's done that on the world stage. ... He can play up and down the lineup. I don't see him as just a six-minute banger. Some people don't enjoy the way he plays against them, but he was well liked by our team." Nonis traveled all the way to Finland to speak with Komarov before free agency and the pesky forward spoke frequently about his preference to return to the Maple Leafs.
Matt Frattin inks 2-year contract with Leafs | 07/01/2014 6:00 PM
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Matt Frattin has inked a two-year contract with the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
He was reacquired by Toronto earlier in the day for Jerry D'Amigo and a conditional seventh round draft pick in 2015. Frattin was a restricted free agent.
Maple Leafs sign Leo Komarov for 4 years | 07/01/2014 2:26 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Leo Komarov to a four-year/$11.8 million contract.
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Impact
The Leafs really missed his tenacity last season as he returned to the KHL to play one season for Moscow Dynamo as Toronto could not match his salary. Komarov wanted to come back to Toronto and he shall as he will see time on the third line as am energy player and a pest to the other teams. It was an ingredient that was missing from the Leafs in 2013-14.
Maple Leafs sign Stephane Robidas to 3 years | 07/01/2014 1:46 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Stephane Robidas to a three-year/$9 million contract.
Darren Dreger on Twitter

Impact
There were plenty of teams interested in the 37-year-old defenseman but he chose the Maple Leafs. He broke his leg twice last season but he should be 100 percent by training camp if he is not so already. Robidas is a solid defenseman who can score a bit but his veteran presence will help on the ice and in the dressing room.
Leafs re-acquire Matt Frattin from Columbus | 07/01/2014 1:32 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-acquired Matt Frattin.
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Gleason clears waivers Tuesday and is now UFA | 07/01/2014 12:12 PM
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Tim Gleason has cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.
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Impact
The stay-at-home defenseman will likely land a deal as a club's 5th-6th defenseman. He is not much of a scorer and does not get as many PIMs as he used to so he has little to no fantsasy value no matter where he goes.
Penguins interested in Nikolai Kulemin | 07/01/2014 11:07 AM
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are expected to pursue Nikolai Kulemin.
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Impact
Kulemin has experience playing alongside Evgeni Malkin in the KHL and if the duo is reunited in Pittsburgh, then it will be very good for Kulemin's fantasy value. Kulemin is coming off of a rough season where he recorded just nine goals and 20 points in 70 games.
Toronto set to use a buyout on Tim Gleason | 06/30/2014 12:21 PM
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Tim Gleason has been placed on the waivers with the intention of buying out the remainder of his contract.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

Impact
The Leafs have already used up their compliance buyouts, so this will be a regular one. Gleason will account for $833,333 against Toronto's salary cap next season then $1.83 million the year after and $1.33 million for the following two seasons. He's a hard-nosed blueliner who hits and blocks shots, but he doesn't contribute much offensively and his defensive work can be questionable at times.
James Reimer asks for trade, WPG interested? | 06/29/2014 5:24 PM
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Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer reportedly ask for a trade, with a deal being discussed with the Winnipeg Jets during the 2014 NHL Draft.
Nick Kypreos on Twitter

Impact
The RFA certainly would be a sensible fit in Winnipeg, where Ondrej Pavelec is far from a lock as the No. 1 guy. It might take some time to see if Reimer ends up with a job that's closer to a backup or 1B role, with Toronto not totally being out of the realm of possibility.
| 06/28/2014 5:40 PM
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Leafs general manager Dave Nonis is excited about the different element Roman Polak brings to the defense.
TSN.ca

Impact
The former Blues defenseman won't do much of anything on offense, but does give the Leafs a right-handed shot they've lacked and a steadier shutdown presence. "He's a tough guy to play against," Nonis said. "If you look at the minutes he plays he often plays against team's top players. He is very physical, he's very strong. I think there's a perception that because he's so big he's not mobile, I don't think that's true at all. We think that one of his strengths is his skating ability. He's going to provide a little bit of edge."
Jake Gardiner could get top-pair role | 06/28/2014 5:35 PM
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The Leafs will have a new-look top pairing on defense, and it could include Jake Gardiner.
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Impact
With Carl Gunnarsson now gone, there is an opening on the first defensive pair with Dion Phaneuf. Gardiner is likely to get the first crack at that job. Morgan Rielly is also set for an expanded role next season as well. "Those guys are going to have to take steps forward," general manager Dave Nonis said. "It might be a lot to ask for Morgan a little bit in his second year, but he made some pretty big strides last year and we would expect that he'll take some more next [year]. And I think Jake is a good possibility [of doing the same] as well."
Morgan Rielly set for bigger role next season | 06/28/2014 5:33 PM
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Morgan Rielly is likely ticketed for a top-four role next season.
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Impact
The Leafs dealt Carl Gunnarsson to the Blues for Roman Polak on Saturday. Rielly spent most of last season on the bottom pair, but is due for an elevated role in his second season. The 20-year-old had 27 points in 73 games last year, mostly playing on his off side. "We are hoping that he improves next year," said general manager DaveNonis. "He may not. He might go through a year where he's not quite ready to go up the lineup, but we're comfortable that he's going to get there and he's going to be an impact player and we're going to give him an opportunity to do that."
Sundin made huge impact on William Nylander | 06/28/2014 11:55 AM
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William Nylander, the Maple Leafs' first pick in the 2014 entry draft, not only had his father (former NHL player Michael) to look up to but also countryman and former Toronto star Mats Sundin.
Toronto Sun

Impact
The younger Nylander indicated that Sundin made a impact on him prior to the under-18 tournament this past year. "Like any Swedish player, Mats is inspirational," Nylander said. "He spoke to us before the under-18 tournament and it meant a lot. It helped us do well." Nylander was arguably the most talented offensive player in this year's draft. The only knocks on him are his size (5'9" and 170 lbs) and his desire to be a one-man show. If the Leafs can live with his diminutive stature, and it appears they are willing to, and they can beat a little of the selfishness out of his game, Nylander could be a star in the NHL.
Leafs acquire Polak from Blues for Gunner | 06/28/2014 11:26 AM
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The Maple Leafs have acquired Roman Polack from the St. Louis Blues for Carl Gunnarsson and the 94th pick in the 2014 entry draft.
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