Auston Matthews continues torrid pace as Leafs top Capitals

Auston Matthews' scoring has helped carry the Toronto Maple Leafs early this season. The Leafs' defence and depth were the difference Saturday against Washington. Fourth-liner Josh Leivo scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Frederick Andersen made 25 saves and the Maple Leafs beat the Capitals 4-2. Watch highlights from the Leafs' win: […]

Rielly's, Matthews's historic points pace leads Leafs over Wings

Auston Matthews heard the short list of NHL greats he joined by scoring nine times in the first five games of the season. Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy are the only other players in league history to pull off the feat. "Nice," Matthews said after scoring twice for a league-leading nine goals to help Toronto beat Detroit 5-3 […]

Tavares, Matthews lead high-powered Leafs past Stars

John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs are just getting used to each other. So far, so good. Tavares and Auston Matthews each had two goals, and the high-scoring Maple Leafs beat the Dallas Stars 7-4 on Tuesday night. Toronto defenceman Morgan Rielly had a career-high four assists after he scored the winning goal in Sunday night's 7-6 overtime win at Chicago. Mitchell Marner had a […]

Tavares' hat trick helps Leafs beat Blackhawks in OT

After John Tavares went off and Auston Matthews and Patrick Kane staged a memorable duel, Morgan Rielly got the last word on a wild Sunday night. Rielly scored 19 seconds into overtime, Tavares had three goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled Chicago's home opener with a 7-6 victory over the Blackhawks. "Top to bottom […]

Leafs Matthews, Marner staying out of Nylander contract impasse: 'That's why we have agents'

Mitch Marner believes the young, star-studded core of the Toronto Maple Leafs can stay intact. Whether or not the NHL's salary cap and future contract demands allow it is another matter entirely. With teammate William Nylander sitting at home in Sweden as the Leafs and his agent continue to negotiate an end to a contract […]

Bold predictions: Don't bet on Leafs, and double down on Knights

If you thought the way last season evolved and wrapped up was full of excitement, you're in for another dramatic ride. Just take a look at Wednesday's opening night: Erik Karlsson debuts with the San Jose Sharks and John Tavares with the Toronto Maple Leafs. We'll also see how the summer of partying and the loss of head coach Barry Trotz has affected […]

Is this the year the Leafs end the Stanley Cup drought?

It's been the summer of "JT" for starry-eyed Leafs fans, thrilled that free agent John Tavares (37G-49A-86 Pts) chose Toronto as the place to make $ 11 million US a season. Pretty good money for a guy who might be a second-line centre. With Tavares added to a lineup that already features Auston Matthews (34-29-63) and Nazem Kadri (32-23-55), the Leafs have world-class depth down […]

Tavares set to make Leafs pre-season debut as Sens begin post-Karlsson era

John Tavares still gets nervous before every game — and not just for his first one wearing the blue and white of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tavares will make his Leafs pre-season debut Tuesday night when Toronto takes on the Ottawa Senators in Lucan, Ont. The star centre joined the Leafs in a dramatic free-agent signing […]

Hayley Wickenheiser joins Maple Leafs as player development assistant director

Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas wasn't specifically looking to add a woman to Toronto's front office. Hayley Wickenheiser was simply the best fit. One of the top players in women's hockey history, Wickenheiser was named the club's new assistant director of player development Thursday. The four-time Olympic gold medallist will monitor Leafs prospects in […]

William Nylander wants long-term deal from Maple Leafs

William Nylander made it clear he wants to stay in Toronto for the long haul. Now it's up to the restricted free agent's representatives and Maple leafs general manager Kyle Dubas to make it happen. On hand Wednesday night to lend his support to the Smashfest ping-pong tournament, Nylander said his preference is to sign […]