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Maple Leafs confident in defence corps despite doubters

In the hours after his stunning move to the Toronto Maple Leafs, an unprompted John Tavares went out of his way to praise the team’s most maligned group — its defencemen. Part of a response to a general question about style of play, the brief exchange showed that while the meticulous star centre was new to town, he was also ...

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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 the WHL, and is expected ...

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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 long-term with Toronto — a ...

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