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Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews connects with Sick Kids patients

Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews connects with Sick Kids patients

The COVID-19 containment crisis has not stopped the Maple Leafs from their long tradition of comforting patients at Toronto’ Hospital For Sick Children. On Wednesday, star centre Auston Matthews had a
Maple Leafs sign two big blueliners to entry-level deals

Maple Leafs sign two big blueliners to entry-level deals

The Maple Leafs have high hopes for two big defencemen few had heard of at the start of this season. On Wednesday, they signed 2018 draft pick Filip Kral and current Marlie Kristians Rubins to
Leafs gag games not just April Fools’ Day

Leafs gag games not just April Fools’ Day

There’s no recognized April Fools’ Day in hockey, though Brian Burke used to joke general managers made more mistakes on free agent day than the rest of the year combined. The origins of devoting the
Dubas confirms Leafs interest in Barabanov, sees much potential in Robertson

Dubas confirms Leafs interest in Barabanov, sees much potential in Robertson

The Maple Leafs are hot on the trail of Alexander Barabanov. General manager Kyle Dubas confirmed as much on Tuesday during a conference call with media, describing the 25-year-old as “a playmaking
Leafs GM Dubas in balancing act, but safety of world comes first

Leafs GM Dubas in balancing act, but safety of world comes first

Business isn’t quite going about as usual for Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas. With the National Hockey League regular season on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted the
Leafs’ Tavares enjoying time with son during pandemic, mindful of those ‘on the front line’

Leafs’ Tavares enjoying time with son during pandemic, mindful of those ‘on the front line’

Cooking, barbecuing, working out. Maple Leafs captain John Tavares has been trying to keep himself occupied at his Toronto home with the National Hockey League season on pause in the wake of the
With the NHL on pause, Tavares doesn’t miss getting rocked by Chara

With the NHL on pause, Tavares doesn’t miss getting rocked by Chara

John Tavares tipped his cap to Zdeno Chara on Monday. Yes, Tavares, the Maple Leafs’ captain, misses playing the game. No, Tavares doesn’t miss tangling with Chara, the 6-foot-9 captain of the Boston
Lance Hornby’s Top 5 memorable off-ice sporting moments

Lance Hornby’s Top 5 memorable off-ice sporting moments

Though I’ve been writing here almost 40 years now (how Sun security first let in such a sketchy wild-haired student still mystifies my bosses), it hasn’t all been Leafs and NHL. And since I’ve no
SIMMONS SAYS: Confrontations with angry season ticket holders ends in compromise for Leafs and Raptors

SIMMONS SAYS: Confrontations with angry season ticket holders ends in compromise for Leafs and Raptors

Frustrated and disappointed season ticket holders of the Maple Leafs and Raptors will get a financial break of some sort on Monday when they’re informed that their April 8 deadline payment on next
SIMMONS: Remembering Brian Spencer’s murder

SIMMONS: Remembering Brian Spencer’s murder

I was sitting at my desk in 1988 — back in the days when we had desks, back in the days when we didn’t work from home — when the sports editor shouted to me from the open door of his Toronto Sun
Led by Robertson, reasons for optimism emanate from Leafs’ draft class of 2019

Led by Robertson, reasons for optimism emanate from Leafs’ draft class of 2019

As it turned out, that the Maple Leafs didn’t have a first-round pick in the National Hockey League draft last year didn’t matter much. The Leafs departed Vancouver last June with a six-pack of
In annual poll, OHL coaches recognize impact of Leafs pick Robertson

In annual poll, OHL coaches recognize impact of Leafs pick Robertson

Nick Robertson’s eye-popping season in the Ontario Hockey League didn’t escape the attention of the men who had the best view. Not that it could have gone unnoticed by coaches in the OHL with the way
Can Leafs and SBA handle summer hockey?

Can Leafs and SBA handle summer hockey?

Imagine Canada Day weekend with ‘Canada’s team’ still playing hockey. If fighting the good fight to plank the curve takes a few more months instead of weeks, Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan
Shanahan keeps stalled Leafs season in perspective

Shanahan keeps stalled Leafs season in perspective

Working from the confines of home amid a pandemic, Brendan Shanahan knows the hibernation of Leafs Nation is hardly deserving of front page coverage. At a time Toronto’s hockey team would be
Leafs captain Tavares posts message of support in wake of coronavirus

Leafs captain Tavares posts message of support in wake of coronavirus

A message of support and encouragement in the wake of the coronavirus came from John Tavares via social media on Wednesday night. “To all hockey fans in Toronto & beyond,” the note on Twitter from
Leafs prospect Robertson: ‘Life is more than just hockey in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Leafs prospect Robertson: ‘Life is more than just hockey in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Nick Robertson lifts weights every day. He does laps in the backyard pool. Jumps rope. Runs sprints up and down the hill next to home. Stickhandles. All of that and more to keep in shape for his next
There are still Maple Leafs goals, if you listen

There are still Maple Leafs goals, if you listen

The Maple Leafs are laid off, but their goals, assists and three stars live on thanks to Scotiabank Arena game-night public address man Mike Ross. With COVID-19 postponing the season, restricting most
Former Leaf Vaive feels bad for Matthews’ record run

Former Leaf Vaive feels bad for Matthews’ record run

Rick Vaive will likely retain the record for most goals by a Maple Leaf for another season, but wanted Auston Matthews to have a fair chance at beating him. That doesn’t appear to be in the cards,
Maple Leafs’ Morgan Rielly, figure skater Tessa Virtue a pair

Maple Leafs’ Morgan Rielly, figure skater Tessa Virtue a pair

A not-so-secret secret has come to light. We’re looking at you, Morgan Rielly and Tessa Virtue. And no longer whispering about whether it’s true that you’re among the power couples in sports. The
Matthews’ charge to 50, Keefe takes over, Hyman’s play among Leafs highlights

Matthews’ charge to 50, Keefe takes over, Hyman’s play among Leafs highlights

He scored the game-winning goal in the Maple Leafs’ season opener and scored the game-winning goal in what could be the final regular-season game of 2019-20. They were two of the 47 goals Auston