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If you watched Brendan Shanahan’s end of season press conference and began wondering who the next GM will be, you missed the forest for the trees. It was pretty clear last season, and abundantly clear...
Randy Carlyle Peter Horachek

When the Maple Leafs fired Randy Carlyle 40 games into the season, their record stood at 21-16-3. They are 6-22-3 since then. On the surface, that is nothing but ugly and it has led to some...

A deadline of selling rentals and stockpiling depth picks was expected, until the Columbus Blue Jackets came calling with an offer too good to be true. Somehow, Toronto got out of the David Clarkson era...

The Maple Leafs completed their first trade of the season with something expected: Moving out a couple of pending UFAs they were in tough to retain. There are essentially two ways to view the move. You...
Pierre Lebrun

Pierre Lebrun joined the Bryan Hayes Show to discuss, among other things, the Kessel to Florida rumour. How real is the Panthers-Kessel connection? Let’s go through this together. I can tell you, from sources in both...
Brian Burke Mastercard Center Board

Rumour season is in fine form as the Toronto Maple Leafs, yet again, limp to the finish line. There are a lot of big names being thrown around that carry big contracts, and while we...
Dion Phaneuf

More than ever before, NHL management involves getting out of bad contracts. Always better to move a contract a year early, than a year late. When the full season lockout lifted, free agency was an event...

Nazem Kadri has faced enormous expectations ever since his name was called by then-Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke at the 2009 NHL entry draft. Most scouts had Kadri pegged as a prospective 2nd line...

Brian Burke stopped by TSN 1050 at the Special Olympics fundraiser and talked about the Leafs salute, playing in Toronto and Dion Phaneuf.
Peter Horachek

Rosters are not set in stone yet, but the dust is starting to clear on the summer moves and we are starting to get a picture of what next season’s NHL landscape will look...

Amid the memorable, record-setting event in Ann Arbor, Dave Nonis snuck in a trade with Carolina: The long-rumoured swap of bad contracts involving John Michael Liles and Tim Gleason. First off, we’ve heard nothing but...
Dion Phaneuf

Let's start this off with a bold proclamation: Dion Phaneuf's 2013 campaign was his best season in the NHL to date. I really believe that. Phaneuf has rounded into the complete, 1A defenseman that Brian Burke...

The Toronto Maple Leafs are officially in the playoffs.I hope that felt as good to read as it did to write.It has been a long nine years since Jeremy Roenick broke Leafs Nations’...
Brian Burke / Tyler Biggs / Dave Morrison

Earlier this week, the Leafs director of amateur scouting, Dave Morrison, took some time out of his schedule to talk to me.We ended up speaking for nearly an hour and we went over so...

With the boats now foolishly burnt and the season 31 games old, the Toronto Maple Leafs sure look like they’re reeling into form.  Since starting the season with a record of 15 – 9...
Kadri, Lupul

That Kadri kid is pretty good isn't he? Back when Brian Burke stepped up to the podium at the 2009 NHL Draft in Montreal, I imagine this was the player he was envisioning that...

Brian Burke held his final press conference as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs' organization at noon Saturday, the hosting of which is a bizarre decision at best on the part of his...

Brian Burke provided his first interview since his shock firing on Wednesday, speaking to, of course, Damien Cox of The Star.There's nothing particularly notable or revealing about the interview besides Burke being a beacon...

“He had a good dream. It's the only dream you can have - to come out number-one man. He fought it out here, and this is where I'm gonna win it for him." - Happy...

When the NHL finally decided to have a season last week, many Leafs fans knew Brian Burke was on thin ice. There was a large segment of fans who believed Burke had only the...