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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: May 25, 2014


The Edmonton Oil Kings were crowned Memorial Cup champions as they beat Matt Finn and the Guelph Storm 6-3 in today’s final. None of the three Toronto Maple Leafs prospects in the tournament came away with the Cup, but Finn and goaltender Antoine Bibeau of the Val d’or Foreurs both had memorable showings. Justin Fisher of The LeafsNation has a short recap.

Speaking of hockey championships, the IIHF Men’s Worlds wrapped up with Russia beating Finland 5-2 in the gold-medal game today. The win gave Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin his second World Championship gold. NHL.com has the details.

Kurt Walker and Gene Carr, two ex-NHLers, both contend the NHL Alumni Association isn’t doing enough to help their own deal with financial difficulties later in life. The NHL gives out grants on a case-by-case basis, but neither Walker nor Carr were selected despite some pretty serious medical issues. Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star has the story.

The City of Toronto renamed Patika Avenue in the suburb of York Johnny Bower Boulevard yesterday. The 89-year-old former Leafs goaltending legend was on hand for the ceremony. Bower won two Vezina Trophies and four Stanley Cups for the Leafs in 12 years with the club in the late 1950s and ’60s. Jenny Yuen of the Toronto Sun reports.

Josh Ho-Sang is a small, skilled centreman who will probably be picked late in the first round of next month’s NHL Entry Draft. If he falls to the second round, should the Leafs pick him? Maple Leafs Hot Stove compiled a profile of Ho-Sang with video, stats and a first-hand account.

Tags: Antoine Bibeau Johnny Bower Matt Finn Nikolai Kulemin Toronto Maple Leafs

6 Comments on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: May 25, 2014

  1. jimithy says:

    If Shanahan is the alternate governor who is the governor? And when will Andy Frost be fired? He is the worst announcer in the league, and ever since he’s been there the Leafs have never made the playoffs! Wake up people. he is bad juju.

    • Tim Bayer says:

      Larry Tanenbaum is the governor: http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=42325

      Why the Andy Frost hate? I’ve always thought of him as one of the best announcers.

      • jimithy says:

        It’s not hate for Andy Frost, It’s only that his whining nasal voice echoing around the ACC is not a sound that should be legally endured by a captive audience. I’m sure he’s a nice guy but he is really doing a disservice to public broadcasting, and to the fans who deserve better.

        • jimithy says:

          P.S. His announcing leaves a very negative vibe hanging in the air, which is not good for the team.

  2. A13276 says:

    Ted Liewicki must be the Governor. Agree with Andy Frost – brutal!!!

  3. ajp4to says:

    Pick him in the second round? Yea sure easy to do without a second rounder

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