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Toronto Maple Leafs’ newest challenge is to avoid resting on their laurels

By Lance Hornby TORONTO — The first obstacle the Toronto Maple Leafs have to overcome at training camp will be overconfidence. Born of a strong showing in 2016-17, an unexpected playoff appearance, a raft of rookie scoring records and personal bests by others, the Leafs will enter camp in a few weeks with something of a swagger. Just don’t get ...

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Report: Kings, Devils among Will Butcher's top choices

Will Butcher appears to be doing some last-minute consulting ahead of his big reveal. The college free-agent defenseman previously stated that he would decide on the NHL team he’ll sign an entry-level contract with on Sunday, and on Friday the 22-year-old was scheduled to travel to New Jersey to meet with both the Devils and <a data-in-a… NHL | theScore

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Hartley agrees to 5-year extension with Latvian national team

Bob Hartley will coach Latvia for at least another half-decade. The former NHL head coach signed a new five-year deal to remain with the Latvian Hockey Federation, the IIHF confirmed Friday. Hartley will guide Latvia in the 2018 World Championship in Denmark, and he’ll lead its qualifying efforts for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Under his leadership, Latvia narrowly ...

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ newest challenge is to avoid resting on their laurels

By Lance Hornby TORONTO — The first obstacle the Toronto Maple Leafs have to overcome at training camp will be overconfidence. Born of a strong showing in 2016-17, an unexpected playoff appearance, a raft of rookie scoring records and personal bests by others, the Leafs will enter camp in a few weeks with something of a swagger. Just don’t get ...

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5 overpaid players who have to produce

Presented By Ian McLaren 21m ago <img class="hidden-xs" sizes="(min-width: 810px) 768px, (min-width: 1024px) 646px, 100vw" srcset="https://d13csqd2kn0ewr.cloudfront.net/uploads/image/file/257644/w220xh166_GettyImages-625015448.jpg?ts=1503283953 220w, https://d13csqd2kn0ewr.cloudfront… NHL | theScore

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2017-18 team-by-team NHL season outlook: Previewing the Florida Panthers

As October creeps closer, another NHL season creeps with it. In the ninth of a series of team-by-team summer reviews and season previews, here’s a glimpse at the … Florida Panthers A year removed from a first-place finish in the Atlantic Division, the Panthers fell rather drastically in 2016-17, ending the season with a bottom-10 offensive ranking and a defensive ...

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