Maple Leafs forced to look in mirror as Bozak enjoys triumphant return

TORONTO – Paging William Nylander. The National Hockey League’s most potent offence has suddenly, shockingly run dry. After cruising through the season’s opening fortnight at a breakneck five-goals-a-night pace, the Toronto Maple Leafs have managed to find the net just once in back-to-back home losses to big, smart, veteran playoff clubs. Sportsnet NOW gives you […]

Quick Shifts: Maple Leafs’ Dermott, Ozhiganov united by chirps

A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. 1. The tenuous hope that the Toronto Maple Leafs don’t need to look elsewhere for top-four defence help, that they can promote from within, lies within the impressive play of odd-couple third pairing […]

Maple Leafs’ dismantling by Penguins leaves ‘sour taste’

TORONTO – Throwback Thursday ushered the type of big-boy, no-nonsense hockey game that the Toronto Maple Leafs — an exhilarating group built on lightning speed and dangles for days — will need to solve once they crash head-on into another contender for seven games straight. The Pittsburgh Penguins kicked off their four-game, cross-Canada tour by […]

William Nylander practising this week with Austrian hockey team

William Nylander has started practising with Austrian team Dornbirner EC while waiting out his contract impasse with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sportsnet has learned. The 22-year-old winger was on the ice with the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga team on Wednesday and Thursday and is expected to be at practice again on Friday. His plans beyond […]

Person of Interest: Blue Jays managerial candidate Rocco Baldelli

Now that the Toronto Blue Jays have completed preliminary interviews for their open managerial job, they’re narrowing their focus with in-person interviews for a group of finalists. As reported by Shi Davidi on Tuesday, the Blue Jays are believed to have five finalists including Astros bench coach Joe Espada, Giants farm director David Bell, Rays […]