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Sometimes, there's really just nothing left to say.After the Leafs 7-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, they officially hit that point. You can only talk about the same things so many times before it...

Remember Alex Steen?The Leafs drafted him in the first round in 2002, 24th overall. He cracked the NHL in 2005, in part due to the lockout that occurred the year before. Regardless, he played...

A disappointing reality of which most viewers aren’t aware, modern “reality” television is – in fact – fairly scripted. “Soft scripting” is the technique a show’s producers use to vaguely outline what should happen...

Right now is the easiest possible time to dump on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Burke, Phil Kessel and anyone associated with the organization in general.Call me crazy, but there are a ton of...

February’s losses devastated the 2011-12 Toronto Maple Leafs! The NHL’s most arrogant coach ever couldn’t save the flailing squadron from amateur mistakes – and was fired for it! The softest forward corps in the...

Going to cut right to it this week. This was a hard Leafs Notebook to write. Where to start? Talk about why Wilson failed? What's good about Carlyle? How they actually played this week? How about...

This past Wednesday I had the great good fortune to see the guest speaker, Toronto Maple Leafs President and GM Brian Burke, at the Scotiabank ® President’s Breakfast. In no way should I...

Hockey is not a sport without its politics.If there's one thing HBO's 24/7 has briefly shown its viewers, it's that there is a lot of things that go on behind the scenes that affect...

Funny how a week changes everything.This time last Monday, the Leafs were coming off handling Ottawa easily and two very good efforts against the Pittsburgh Penguins. They took it to two teams who are...

It's a week of celebration, but it has nothing to do with the current Leafs team. Mats Sundin is back, and this is the week to remember him.This upcoming Saturday the all-time leader in...

Harry Sinden, the great Boston Bruins GM, once had an interesting quote about the job of being a General Manager and what it's all about. Said Harry: "I think the bottom line is pretty simple,...

If there's a theme to this weeks Leafs Notebook, it is going to be two things: toughness and desperation.You can have all the talent in the world, but at this time of the season...

Amid all the trade rumours swirling around the Toronto Maple Leafs, I think we're looking at this all in the wrong way.The Leafs have been linked to some big ticket names this year (Ryan...

Forty one down, forty one to go; the Leafs have shown a lot so far this season but now is when we really begin to see how far they have come.There used to be...

It seems frustration with penalty kill ineptitude has reached a boiling point in Leafland. After conceding at least one PK goal in six straight on their way out of a playoff spot for the...

Happy holidays, everyone!In light of the holidays, it seemed like a good time to thank everyone for the warm reception I've received since I began writing here. Half way through writing the first Leafs...

Last season Brian Burke boldly stood in front of the media after trading Tomas Kaberle and made it clear, “Getting into the playoffs by the skin of your teeth and getting your ass kicked...

NHL realignment, more Burke & Wilson vs. Cox & Simmons, new owners and, oh yeah, the Leafs played some hockey games, too.Quite the week and a lot to discuss, so we'll get right to...

If the Toronto Maple Leafs ownership group was one person, it would be pretty safe to say that win or lose, that one person is not losing any sleep over it at night. I'm...

Something very interesting is unfolding with the Toronto Maple Leafs and it has nothing to do with anything they've done on the ice, or any of their players for that matter.On November 19th, Brian...