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Nick Kypreos has tweeted this little gem today: #Leafs put Jeff Finger on #NHL waivers today. This finally puts an end to the long period of speculation over the future of Jeff Finger. When he clears tomorrow,...

As much as I tried to just sit back and enjoy the game as a fan last night, I couldn't help but take a few notes (this might have been because we ended up sitting among...

Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager, Brian Burke should have uttered one phrase to explain the situation, one simple little phrase to envelope the reasoning for the Phil Kessel trade;“Our picks in our vision of...

In a move that will inevitably add to the frustratingly indecipherable trade rumblings of the last few days, Eric Belanger indicated that he has essentially signed with a team, but is unable to divulge...

The year was 2005.  George W. Bush was still in office (yes, somehow Americans voted for him, twice), Hurricane Katrina was doing catastrophic damage to New Orleans, and the vatican was naming a new...

Dave Nonis on his new two-year contract extension with Toronto: "I'm very lucky. I have more to say about our team than some GMs do," said Nonis of his unique position as Brian Burke's right...

For longtime fans of the NHL, it was nothing new.An organization set to come in, guns blazing, and attempt to be "competition" for the National Hockey League.  On the surface, perhaps not a bad...

An example of how the NHL could restructure its currently farcical points allocations.

One of the more enigmatic problems facing Brian Burke in an summer that will see much of the contemporary Buds negligible talent headed for the door, is the impending contract crunch of now go-to starter Jonas...

Big thank you to Mark Seidel, Chief Scout of North American Central Scouting and contributor to The Hockey News, for taking the time to chat about the upcoming 2010 NHL Entry Draft. His agency's...

Five games in, no wins, and few positives within the play to indicate a turnaround is coming soon.Something has to be done to shake up this roster.   Some sort of move needs to be...

0-2-1 after 3 games, and the sky is falling.   Or so chicken little would have you believe, anyway.3 games in and panic?   Seriously?   You'd think the Leafs just traded away a handful of high...

Even in the days of modern technology, many still profess that meteorology is an inexact science more guess work than theory. The very same can be said when scouting goaltenders. For every Mark-Andre Fleury...

I had the opportunity to catch Kurtis McLean at Hockey Heritage North in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and ask him a few questions about his career and his future in the NHL. The 28 year...

Thanks a lot to Mr. Morrison for taking the time out of a busy schedule to answer a few questions.Q: You joined the Leafs as an amateur scout in 2004 before being promoted to...

For much of the year, scouts from NHL clubs and private scouting agencies scour the globe for the next generational talent, the next franchise player, and the next late round steal. On Draft weekend,...

While the majority of Leafs fans wrote the team off in the summer, it wasn’t until the New Year that the teams first true season of rebuilding began the inevitable grind into early year...

Any hopes of Toronto spoiling Montreal's playoff run were officially put to bed on Saturday night, as the Canadiens, for one night at least, managed to resemble last season's squad.Leaf Nation had hoped their...

TIM STAPLETON (# 42) – C / RW Player Facts:Birthdate: July 9, 1982 Stargazing: Cancer Hometown: La Grange, IllinoisSize: 5'9, 182 lbs (team listing) Shoots: RightAcquired: Signed as free agent (June 6, 2008) Cap hit: N/A (plays in...

Hey folks, Alec's traditionally done this in the past, but I'll be taking over for this one as he's been bogged down with work lately. With the way the Leafs have played over the...