SIMMONS: Of Babcock, Trestman, Nylander negotiations and Lowry's crazy numbers

Mike Babcock can be a walking contradiction at times. He wants to see someone take advantage of the opportunity presented with Auston Matthews out and William Nylander unsigned. And so the Maple Leafs call up winger Trevor Moore, with eight goals in 10 American Hockey League games, after an impressive playoff run last spring, and …

Justin Holl all in for first start as Maple Leafs change up defence

The Maple Leafs will have a new look on defence Thursday night against the Dallas Stars. Concerned about a flat start on Monday and feeling the time is finally right to activate Justin Holl, coach Mike Babcock will put Holl and Travis Dermott together, bumping third pairing Igor Ozhiganov and Martin Marincin. Holl has watched …