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Do the Leafs Need Bernier?

Dave Nonis has made his first big splash as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs… by relinquishing assets on a non-issue.

When training camp kicks off in Toronto it will be James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier battling for the starting goaltender’s role. Ben Scrivens and Matt Frattin will report to the Los Angeles Kings, who also acquired a second-round pick in either 2014 or 2015 in the deal.

The decision is an odd one from the Leafs’ perspective, as Reimer is coming off a season in which he recorded a .924 save percentage in 33 games played, with a .923 SV% in seven playoff games. The 25-year-old has a career .915 SV% in 105 games, while Bernier, who tu...

AHL Players Center Stage As Bruins Visit Toronto

Boston Bruins (5-1-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (4-3-0)

The Bruins visit Toronto for the first of four meetings this season and try and leave the trauma of Thursday night's beat down against the Buffalo Sabres behind them.  Last season the B's swept the Leafs in all six meetings, outscoring them 36-10, in their last meeting in March, Boston shutout Toronto 8-0.

James Reimer started that game in net for the The Leafs and will be looking for redemption as he gets the start between the pipes.  Tuukka Rask will be starting for Boston as expected. 

Both the Leafs and Bruins have substantial injuries and have tapped into their AHL reserves for tonight's...

Leafs Sign McClement; Re-sign Frattin

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed center Jay McClement for two years with a $1.5-million cap-hit, as well as re-sign forward Matt Frattin to a two-year deal worth 850K per season.

The signing is hardly a big splash from general manager Brian Burke, but that’s probably a good thing. McClement will likely play on the third or fourth line, and log significant minutes on the penalty kill. He led the Colorado Avalanche, and was third among forwards in the National Hockey League, in SH TOI/G with 3:06. McClement only averaged 10:03 of even-strength ice-time so his skillset is suited for the penalty kill---an area that has decimated the Leafs since the lockout. He should mesh well ...