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If you haven't heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving us another promotion, much like the first: a FREE one-day fantasy league with $200 in prizes exclusively for Maple Leafs Hot Stove fans. This free contest will...

If you haven't heard yet, there’s a new way to play fantasy hockey that turns the season long grind into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is giving us a great promotion: a FREE one-day fantasy league with $200 in prizes exclusively for Maple Leafs Hot Stove fans. This free contest will...

Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays to you and yours, MLHS. These haven't been the last few months we envisioned at the site, but this great community will abide and we thank every one who still checks in. Maybe instead of wasting a Christmas wish on a saved season, wish for Nathan MacKinnon this June.

From Doorman, the MLHS fantasy league organizer: "OK GAMERS! It's that time of year again when (CBA permitting) the hockey juices flow! Time to sign up for the MLHS fantasy league! I'm looking to put 2 x keeper leagues together. 16 teams each. Plus one regular of 20 teams. All leagues are Head to Head. Yahoo format of course! Here is what you have to do: 1. Post your E-Mail. 2. BELOW your e-mail, add: format you want to play. IE: Keeper or Reg, or both. Nothing more please. If you have any questions or concerns, make a...

This summer's Maple Leafs Annual, now published by Lindy's Sports under the title "In the Rink: 2012-13 Maple Leafs," is available for online order today ($9.99 plus shipping) and will hit newsstands across the GTA on August 28. Chapters/Indigo and Shoppers Drug Mart should have it across the country. Pleased to have been invited back as editor, I'm confident this is the best collection of content we have put together in our four years producing the book. Leafs fans seldom get this type of value for their money. The 112-page Annual is split up as follows: Article Author(s) Year Five Julian Sanchez and Jason Orach By...

The Maple Leafs have signed 23-year-old left winger Spencer Abbott of the Maine Black Bears, according to reports. had his best season offensively and was named this week one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award that goes annually to the top player in U.S. college hockey. Too small to play major junior, Abbott played Junior A with the Hamilton Red Wings. He had a late growth spurt to reach 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds. He was an alternate captain on the Black Bears. Abbott’s offensive numbers rose each year with Maine — he led...

Another season is winding down with the Maple Leafs yet again on the outside of the playoff picture. The difference this season is that there was legitimate reason to actually think they could break the drought until around a month ago. Alas, a dreadful February has cost Ron Wilson his job and caused every Leaf fan to mutter the ever famous line, "there's always next year." So let's be honest, these last 15 games aren't going to be fun to watch at all. At this point at least a small part of us is hoping they tank the rest of...

In lieu of a mashup this morning, I thought I'd put together the following charts courtesy  of the line graphics on DailyFaceoff.com. Look these lineups up and down and consider: is the Leafs' scoring depth any worse off? Is their defensive depth really behind? Outside of Pekka Rinne, were any of these goalies that good last season? Based on talent alone, would you be excited to switch rosters with any of these clubs? Why can't the Leafs use a system that plays to their strengths (or rather, one that helps keep pucks out of the net)? Nashville Predators (37-20-7, 81 points,...

Courage. 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. We describe it as "heart," which historically is at the root of the word itself. On December 2nd, 2009, Brendan Burke showed the world just what it is to have courage, to have heart. In an article penned by John Buccigross...

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...

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 very topic over Twitter last night, so I decided to do some quick digging to find the answer. Without further ado, here are the 2011/12 Maple Leafs Broadcast Standings to date: Maple Leafs Broadcast Standings TSN 5-3-0 .625 Sportsnet 6-4-4 .571 CBC 6-5-0 .545 LeafsTV 2-3-1 .417 . Obviously, these numbers don't really mean much of anything. But it's fun nonetheless. For kicks, I'll be keeping a running tally on the sidebar (near the bottom, below 'categories') throughout the season.

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...

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...

The big man, Brian Burke, and we will be taking a few reader questions. This one comes with a few caveats. Only the top 5 questions (as selected by me) will be entered into the question queue, and these will only be included if time permits. For the full interview, again you will have to patiently await the 2011 Maple Leafs Annual, available for preorder soon. I'm cruel, I'm a tease, whatever... just buy it.