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Sunday
Apr122015

Maple Leafs Fire GM David Nonis and Interim Coach Peter Horachek

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Coming off one of their worst seasons in nearly two decades, the Toronto Maple Leafs have cleaned house by firing general manager David Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horachek.

The club also announced they've parted with goaltending coach Rick St. Croix and assistant coaches Steve Spott and Chris Dennis. Assistant general manager Kyle Dubas and director of player personnel Mark Hunter will share the GM duties on an interim basis.

The Maple Leafs finished the 2014-2015 season with a record of 30-44-8. Their 68 points this past season was the team's lowest 82-game total since the 1996-1997 season.

"It's evident that there's lots of changes that have to happen, and the direction has to be in a different direction," Horachek said after Saturday's loss to Montreal.

Nonis had been a member of the team's front office since 2008, and was promoted to GM in January 2013.

Horachek replaced Randy Carlyle after he was fired on January 6, and went just 9-28-5 during his time as interim head coach.

The Maple Leafs have made the playoffs just once in the past 10 seasons.


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Tuesday
Mar312015

Scoreboard Roundup - 3/31/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA:  Detroit Pistons 105 (29-45) – Atlanta Hawks 95 (56-19)

Brooklyn Nets 111 (33-40) – Indiana Pacers 106 (32-42)

San Antonio Spurs 95 (48-26) - Miami Heat 81 (34-40)

Golden State Warriors 110 (61-13) – Los Angeles Clippers 106 (49-26)

NHL: Boston Bruins 3 (39-25-13; 91pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (35-27-15; 85pts)

Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (37-35-4; 78pts) – New Jersey Devils 2 (31-33-13; 75pts) OT

Washington Capitals 4 (42-25-10; 94pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 2 (28-37-11; 67pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (29-42-6; 64pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 1 (47-24-7; 101pts)

Ottawa Senators 2 (38-26-12; 88pts) – Detroit Red Wings 1 (40-23-13; 93pts)

Vancouver Canucks 5 (45-27-5, 95pts) – Nashville Predators 4 (47-22-9, 103pts) SO

New York Rangers 3 (48-21-7, 103pts) – Winnipeg Jets 2 (39-26-12, 90pts)


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Wednesday
Mar112015

Scoreboard Roundup - 3/11/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Sacramento Kings 113 (22-41) – Charlotte Hornets 106 (28-35)

Chicago Bulls 104 (40-26) – Philadelphia 76ers 95 (14-50)

Boston Celtics 95 (27-36) – Memphis Grizzlies 92 (45-19)

Miami Heat 104 (29-35) – Brooklyn Nets 98 (25-38)

Milwaukee Bucks 97 (34-30) – Orlando Magic 91 (21-45)

Los Angeles Clippers 120 (42-23) – Oklahoma City Thunder 108 (35-29)

Golden State Warriors 105 (51-12) – Detroit Pistons 98 (23-41)

Phoenix Suns 106 (34-32) – Minnesota Timberwolves 97 (14-49)

Denver Nuggets 115 (24-41) – Atlanta Hawks 102 (50-14)

Portland Trail Blazers 105 (42-20) – Houston Rockets 100 (43-21)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (19) North Carolina 81 (22-10) – Boston College 63 (13-19)

Patriot League Tournament Final: Lafayette 65 (20-12) – American U 63 (17-16)

NHL:  Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (27-35-6; 60pts) – Buffalo Sabres 3 (19-42-6; 44pts) SO

New York Rangers 3 (42-17-7; 91pts) – Washington Capitals 1 (36-22-10; 82pts)

Calgary Flames 6 (37-25-5, 79pts) – Anaheim Ducks 3 (42-20-7, 91pts)


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Friday
Feb272015

Blue Jackets Trade Horton for Clarkson

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets traded injured winger Nathan Horton to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for winger David Clarkson, Thursday.

The 29-year-old Horton has missed most of this season with a back injury that some are afraid may be career threatening.

“David Clarkson has been a 30-goal scorer in the NHL who will bring added character and leadership to our group and we believe he will be a valuable contributor to our team,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. “While we are excited to welcome David to the Blue Jackets, it is also difficult that Nathan’s time here has ended prematurely due to his injury situation. He is a tremendous person and we wish him and his family all the best in the future.”

Clarkson, 30, signed a seven-year, $36.75 million deal with the Maple Leafs in July 2013. He struggled since his arrival in Toronto, tallying just 26 points in 118 games.

Horton has played 10 seasons in the NHL with Florida (6), Boston (3) and Columbus (1). During that time he played in 627 games, scoring 203 goals while dishing out 218 assists. He also won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011.


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Thursday
Feb262015

Scoreboard Roundup - 2/26/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 110 (37-22) – Golden State Warriors 99 (44-11)

Phoenix Suns 117 (31-28) - Oklahoma City Thunder 113 (32-26) OT

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (3) Gonzaga 59 (29-1) - San Diego 39 (14-15)

(7) Arizona 82 (25-3) – Colorado 54 (12-15)

(13) Utah 83 (22-5) - Arizona State 41 (15-13)

(21) SMU 66 (23-5) – Memphis 57 (17-11)

NHL: Buffalo Sabres 6 (19-38-5; 43pts) – Vancouver Canucks 3 (35-23-3; 73pts)

Montreal Canadiens 5 (40-16-5; 85pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (26-30-4; 56pts)

New York Rangers 4 (38-16-6; 82pts) – Arizona Coyotes 3 (20-35-7; 47pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (25-31-5; 55pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 2 (26-25-11; 63pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 3 (37-20-5; 79pts) – Florida Panthers 0 (26-22-13; 65pts)

St. Louis Blues 2 (39-18-4; 82pts) – Winnipeg Jets 1 (31-20-12; 74pts) SO

Minnesota Wild 4 (32-22-7; 71pts) – Nashville Predators 2 (41-14-7; 89pts) 

Detroit Red Wings 3 (34-15-11, 79pts) - San Jose Sharks 2 (30-24-8, 68pts)

Ottawa Senators 1 (26-23-10, 62pts) - Los Angeles Kings 0 (29-19-12, 70pts)


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Monday
Feb162015

Predators Acquire Defenseman Cody Franson from the Maple Leafs

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The top team in the NHL has added even more reinforcements as they've acquired defenseman Cody Franson and center Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In exchange, the Predators will send the Maple Leafs forward Olli Jokinen, prospect Brendan Leipsic, and a 2015 first-round pick.

"In preparation for the 2015 playoff run, our goal was to add a veteran defenseman who could play in all situations and a proven forward who could move up and down lineup based on the situation," Predators general manager David Poile said in a statement. "We were fortunate to do this in the same transaction with players who are in the prime of their careers more than two weeks before the trade deadline in order to give them more time to contribute and gel with their teammates."

Both Franson and Santorelli began their careers with the Predators, and are also both set to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season.

In 55 games this season, Franson has 32 points, while Santorelli has 29 points in 57 games.


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Saturday
Jan102015

Horachek Will Coach Leafs for Remainder of Season

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Toronto Maple Leafs team president Brendan Shanahan announced Friday that the team won't hire a new full-time head coach until after the season, meaning Peter Horachek will coach the team the remainder of the season.

Horachek took over as interim head coach Wednesday after Randy Carlyle was fired.

"Were going to wait until the offseason," Shanahan said. "I've been pleased with just the early reports from Peter. Peter will be one of the people that we will consider at the end of the year but we're going to wait until the end of the year."

The Maple Leafs (22-17-3, 47 pts) are currently trailing the Boston Bruins by one point for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.


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Tuesday
Jan062015

Maple Leafs Fire Head Coach Randy Carlyle

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After less than four seasons on the job, the Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Randy Carlyle.

"I want to thank Randy for all of his hard work and dedication," Leafs general manager David Nonis said in a statement. "It's never an easy decision to make when changing your leadership but our team was not trending in the right direction and we felt an immediate change was necessary."

Assistant coaches Peter Horachek and Steve Spott will take over the coaching duties for the team's game Wednesday night against the Washington Capitals, according to team officials.

Caryle entered the season on thin ice after management fired his assistants but decided to keep him on board to see if he could help turn the team around.

Heading into Wednesday night, the Maple Leafs sit at 21-16-3, which is good for eighth in the Eastern Conference.

Caryle took over during the 2011-2012 season and went 91-78-19 during his time with the organization.


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Wednesday
Dec102014

Scoreboard Roundup - 12/10/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Charlotte Hornets 96 (6-15) – Boston Celtics 87 (7-13)

Los Angeles Clippers 103 (16-5) – Indiana Pacers 96 (7-15)

Washington Wizards 91 (15-6) – Orlando Magic 89 (9-15)

Atlanta Hawks 95 (15-6) – Philadelphia 76ers 79 (2-19)

Chicago Bulls 105 (13-8) – Brooklyn Nets 80 (8-12)

Minnesota Timberwolves 90 (5-16) – Portland Trail Blazers 82 (17-5)

Dallas Mavericks 112 (17-7) – New Orleans Pelicans 107 (10-11)

San Antonio Spurs 109 (16-6) – New York Knicks 95 (4-20)

Golden State Warriors 105 (19-2) - Houston Rockets 93 (16-5)

Denver Nuggets 102 (10-12) - Miami Heat 82 (10-12)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 56 (10-0) – Columbia 46 (5-3)

(5) Wisconsin 93 (9-1) – Milwaukee 54 (4-6)

(9) Gonzaga 81 (8-1) - Washington St. 66 (4-5)

(10) Kansas 75 (7-1) – Georgetown 70 (5-3)

(12) Ohio State 97 (7-1) – High Point 43 (6-3)

(13) Utah 65 (7-1) - BYU 61 (7-3)

(18) San Diego St. (60 (7-2) - Long Beach St. (5-6)

(19) Maryland 67 (9-1) – N.C. Central 56 (6-4)

(23) Northern Iowa 65 (9-0) – Denver 55 (4-4)

(24) St. John’s 74 (7-1) – Fairleigh Dickerson 52 (3-5)

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (16-9-3; 35pts) – Detroit Red Wings 1 (17-6-6; 40pts) SO

Anaheim Ducks 2 (19-6-5, 43pts) - Edmonton Oilers 1 (7-17-5, 19pts)


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Tuesday
Dec022014

Scoreboard Roundup - 12/2/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 111 (9-7) – Milwaukee Bucks 108 (10-9)

Atlanta Hawks 109 (10-6) – Boston Celtics 105 (4-11)

Los Angeles Lakers 106 (5-13) – Detroit Pistons 96 (3-15)

Brooklyn Nets 98 (7-9) – New York Knicks 93 (4-15)

New Orleans Pelicans 112 (8-8) – Oklahoma City Thunder 104 (5-13)

Phoenix Suns 116 (11-8) – Indiana Pacers 99 (7-11) 

Portland Trail Blazers 105 (14-4) – Denver Nuggets 103 (9-9)

Dallas Mavericks 132 (14-5) – Chicago Bulls 129 (11-7) – 2OT

Golden State Warriors 98 (15-2) – Orlando Magic 97 (7-13)

Toronto Raptors 117 (14-4) – Sacramento Kings 109 (9-9)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (3) Arizona 91 (7-0) – Gardner Webb 65 (3-4)

(5) Louisville 64 (6-0) – (14) Ohio State 55 (5-1) 

 (6) Texas 63 (7-0) – Texas-Arlington 53 (3-4)

(9) Gonzaga 76 (7-0) – SE Louisiana 57 (2-6)

(15) Miami (FL) 70 (8-0) – (24) Illinois 61 (6-1) 

(17) Michigan 68 (6-1) – Syracuse 65 (5-2)

(20) Iowa State 96 (4-1) – Lamar 59 (2-5)

NHL:  New York Islanders 3 (18-7-0; 36pts) – Ottawa Senators 2 (10-9-5; 25pts) OT

Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (17-5-2; 36pts) – New Jersey Devils 0 (9-12-4; 22pts)

Vancouver Canucks 4 (17-7-1; 35pts) – Washington Capitals 3 (10-10-4; 24pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 2 (8-13-3; 19pts) – Nashville Predators 1 (16-6-2; 34pts)

Buffalo Sabres 2 (9-14-2; 20pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 1 (17-6-3; 37pts) SO

Toronto Maple Leafs 5 (13-8-3; 29pts) – Dallas Stars 3 (9-11-5; 23pts)

Florida Panthers 4 (10-7-6; 26pts) – Detroit Red Wings 3 (14-6-5; 33pts) 

San Jose Sharks 2 (12-10-4, 26pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 1 (8-13-3, 19pts)

Calgary Flames 5 (16-8-2, 34pts) – Arizona Coyotes 2 (10-13-3, 23pts)

Los Angeles Kings 2 (13-7-5, 31pts) – Boston Bruins 0 (14-11-1, 29pts)

 


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