It is a word we use often, typically to describe fearlessness, strength or bravery in the face of danger. Most frequently we use it in a sporting context, detailing the courage it took for a perceived lesser opponent to face a seemingly-stronger entity, to hold one's ground despite the odds, to take on a daunting challenge with maximum effort.Â We describe it as â€œheartâ€, which historically is at the root of the word itself. [more…]
On February 5th, 2011, the second anniversary of his passing, Maple Leafs Hot Stove observed a day of [more…]
One of the best things about writing here at MLHS is far and away you, the readers.
Every week you guys are in full force reading, commenting, thinking about whatever is presented in front of you and throwing in your two cents. It makes for great discussions and it's really appreciated.
Since I've been here doing Leafs Notebook, there have consistently been questions in the comments sections in regards to certain things I've wrote or something that the Leafs have done. Then as I was reading a Leafs "Q & A" elsewhere, I thought it would be a neat thing to do here. There have often been times when I get asked the same question by multiple people, or when somebody asks a question and my answer is posted the next day and therefore missed. Beyond that, it's a lot more organized and easy to articulate in a post rather than the comments section. [more…]
Have you ever wondered what the Maple Leafs record "by station broadcasting the game" is? Danny Gray (@ACatNamedFelix) of The Leafs Nation mused about that [more…]
Hey guys. I'm sure many of you have read the James Reimer interview on MLHS regarding Reimer's off-season training with Adam Francilla in Maple Ridge, B.C., at FitLife Training Centre. Since I live in Vancouver, B.C., I decided I would try and go out to where he trains out here, hoping I could somehow meet him, and possibly get an autograph. So here's my story. I hope you like it and get more hyped for the season!
So I had got a tip from a friend who did an interview with Reimer for a local paper, and he told me when I could catch all the guys training. So a couple Thursdays ago (Aug 11th), I made my way out to Maple Ridge BC (in my Leafs jersey and hat of course) where he, Andrew Ladd, and others do their off-season training. No players were there when I arrived at the facility at 8 a.m., but Mr. Adam Francilla himself was. He indicated that they were doing dry land training off sight that day, but that he could call James Reimer on my behalf. So Adam makes a personal call for me, if you can believe it, and asks him if it's cool if I go out to their dry land track to meet him! Reimer said it was no problem at all and he'd be happy to do it. [more…]
For the second year running, the MLHS Free Agency contest has ended in a draw. Four MLHS'ers predicted the signing of Tim Connolly, Burke's lone major free agent addition of the summer. Three of you (kaz, HHT, and Richard Ralph) correctly predicted a contract term of two years. None were close enough to the salary range to receive more than two points, and only luisad even remotely foresaw the Philippe Dupuis signing with his predicted addition of Pascal Dupuis (half-point rewarded). Rather than having you three predict his number of games lost to injury this season, we will solve this right here and now, with a good old fashioned hat draw. After drawing a paper slip from the hat, the winner of the Half Clapper, Top Cheddar t-shirt is (drum roll, please):
I ask that HHT please forward shirt size and address information to brownscombealec[at]gmail.com.
The big man, Brian Burke, and we will be taking a few reader questions.
This one [more…]