Leafs win one (and Nylander scores one) for Börje Salming

Hail (Mary) Matt Murray. But for the recovered and resurgent and redesignated No. 1 goaltender, the Maple Leafs probably wouldn’t have kept their relative warmth of the last few days, nor would they have left St. Paul after Friday’s matinee encounter with the Wild clinging to a 4-3 win. Murray, who has been solid since … Read more

The hockey world pays tribute to ‘icon’ Börje Salming

News of Börje Salming’s death shocked the hockey world on Thursday when the Maple Leafs legend succumbed to ALS at age 71. The Hall of Famer was beloved in Toronto, where he spent more than 15 years as a dominant defenseman, and was recently celebrated at Scotiabank Arena with other Leafs icons. Salming’s death sparked … Read more

Leafs fans affected by ALS relate to Börje Salming’s fight

The pre-game moment was more important to Darryl Haas than anything that could have happened during the game. On Friday night, as the Toronto Maple Leafs Hall of Famer Börje Salming honored before the Pittsburgh Penguins game, Haas couldn’t hold back tears as she watched Salming’s former teammate Darryl Sittler help him raise his hand … Read more