Former Leaf Brandon Kozun leads the KHL in scoring


Kozun, 25, isn't that old. It took him some time to reach the NHL, though - and he only has 20 games, all played last season, to show for it.

Even with the Leafs' rebuild, he probably wasn't going to get any more NHL games this year. So he decided to head for more European pastures, signing with the KHL's Jokerit.

And, uh - seems he's doing a pretty good job over there, what with leading the entire league in scoring and all. The season's young yet, but good luck to him!

Shoutout to /u/SenorPantsbulge on Reddit for finding this. Awesome stat.

2015-16 Maple Leafs Broadcast Schedule


The Maple Leafs broadcast schedule has been released. the broadcast breakdown is: 32 Games on Sportsnet 26 Games on TSN4 24 Games on Hockey Night in Canada Radio is an even 41/41 split between Fan590 and TSN1050 (and affiliates) The Season kicks off on Wednesday October 7th vs the Montreal Canadiens on Sportsnet. You can check out some highlights of the season here.

Here's a Maple Leafs pencil holder


Ah, the magic of 3D printing.

This is really simple, but pretty nifty creation from /u/michael19g. Why not bring a little bit of joy to your workday with a little reminder of the Leafs?

Is Matt Frattin really still a prospect?


The Leafs list Matt Frattin as "in the system".

He's the only forward still "in the system" older than 23. And there's only one guy who's even that old, Sam Carrick.

You've also got 26-year-old TJ Brennan on defence, but hey, at least he hasn't played 100 NHL games, nor is he a Future 30 Goal Scorer, probably.

The Toronto Maple Leafs explain "I Am Able 340"


"100% effort and 100% of your time are not the same thing. There's more to life than your job. Their job being hockey doesn't change that."

This is a really, really good message to give to your prospects, and your team as a whole. Hockey can't be one's everything, and while you want good hockey players, first and foremost, you need good people.

The Leafs should one day get to where they need to be in the hockey world, but it's good to see they're working on making sure they're doing well in the real world first.

Jeremy Bracco De-Commits from BC... maybe


Rumors are false just want everyone to know I will be attending BC this fall very excited to put on the Eagles jersey #Eagles

— Jeremy Bracco (@jbracco97) July 24, 2015

Maple Leaf draft pick Jeremy Bracco was reported to have de-committed from Boston College this afternoon, to join the OHL's Kitchener Rangers (Kitchener holds his CHL rights). The report is being denied at the moment. However, it's worth noting that last year Columbus draft pick Sonny Milano went through the same cycle of reportedly de-committing, denial, and then announcing that he had signed with the Plymouth Whalers.

Excited to announce my commitment to play for the Boston College Eagles next year.

— Sonny Milano (@27SMiLano) November 17, 2013

Toronto Maple Leafs have third-friendliest travel schedule in the NHL


Thanks to Dirk Hoag, On the Forecheck once again has its annual release of just how much each NHL team is travelling this upcoming season.

For 2015-16, with their 33,880 miles, the Leafs have the third least distance to travel (and only a couple of hundred miles more than the first place Detroit Red Wings, with their 33,487 count). This is compared to last season's 34,020 miles, which was good for sixth in the NHL then.

Not just that, but the Leafs have 16 back-to-backs this year: two fewer than the 18 they played in 2014-15.

So while Toronto is still in the midst of its rebuild, at least the players won't have to go relatively very far throughout this upcoming season.

William Nylander shows off his new muscles


The Owen Sound Sun Times snagged a photo of a ripped William Nylander posing with a fan at the Leafs prospect camp in Collingwood Ontario. Read their story here.



the stage has been set for that number in Pittsburgh