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From the Branches: Mirtle declares rebuild over

He was joking, but it sure is nice to see some preseason winning going on.

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Leafs News

Game recap: Leafs beat the Senators 4-1 | PPP

Recap: Half Leafs 4, Half Sens 3 (OT) | PPP

Maple Leafs Training Camp in Nova Scotia: A recap | PPP

Devin Setoguchi: "They aren't pre-season games, they're games" | PPP

Babcock's focus getting Maple Leafs to follow system | NHL
"I like being happy, period. The two things that irritate me the most are lack of preparation and lack of compete. That's not happening."

Maple Leafs' newcomers thrive against Senators in pre-season debut | Whyno
"Spaling, part of the trade that sent all-star Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, had a strong showing by scoring a goal in the first and drawing a penalty in the second."

Gardiner and Rielly could be Maple Leafs' top defensive for long-term future | Edmonton Journal

Babcock wants the Leafs to play like the Red Wings – literally | Mirtle
"Watching tapes of Detroit and how they played his system, it’s kind of hard to believe that they lost in the first round of the playoffs [to Tampa Bay]," said Mitch Marner.

Maple Leafs getting used to Babcock’s fast-paced practices | Sportsnet
"There’s not much standing around. It seems like everything’s pretty snappy," says Peter Holland, who is entering his third season with the Leafs. "There’s not much time at the board. Usually he’s verbalizing what he wants us to do."

Other News

Education, player support part of Kings' response to off-ice mistakes | ESPN

"When I take responsibility for all this happening, I mean it. I'm not kidding," Lombardi said. "We pride ourselves on having the best development program in the league inside these walls. But the fact is, I did absolutely nothing outside these walls. And the more I got involved to learn about this, you're getting madder and madder at yourself. I'm learning things that are helping me.''

Colorado Avalanche officially unveil Coors Light NHL Stadium Series sweater | Fox Sports
In the south, the term we use is "tacky."

Yet Another NHL Enforcer Appears To Have Died By Suicide | Huffington Post
I mean. It's not like we have clear medical evidence that concussions cause depression, or anything.

Former NHL player Ewen's brain coveted by CTE researchers | TSN

10 big changes for 2015-16 NHL season | USA Today
And the first two are all Toronto.

NHL, NHLPA project windfall profit for World Cup of Hockey | TSN