Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Unrelated Update: New signing Brayden Irwin to play tomorrow night against Atlanta (link). #36 in Blue and White is proving to be everything his number-sake Anton Stralman never became in Toronto. Hear me out, Andrew...

The Torontosaurus Rex for Week 23 is fitting and also notoriously absent from the only Leafs extra time loss in the last seven overtime/shootout games. In that loss, the Maple Leafs and Penguins...

Pride, youthful enthusiasm, new contracts and job opportunities for next season continue to provide more than enough hop in the Leaf step as they look to make it eight wins in their last ten...

I have been listening and watching Toronto media members discuss the Maple Leafs and am honestly beyond annoyed at their commentary and observations around the Leafs performance since the trade deadline.  I am not...

The most common complaint I hear from fans, media and even some hockey people revolves around the point system and the three point game. Having done extensive point system analysis, alerted of a record shootout...

I know, I know, when last we met, I promised you that the next installment in these studies in positivity would focus on Nikolai Kulemin. Well, I lied.  Sue me.  Instead of discussing an individual...

After tonight's snoozer, let's move on to a bigger and better subject. Some of you may have watched a surprising Norway side battle Switzerland to the bitter end for a quarterfinal birth in their final...

About a month ago, we took a look at Phil Kessel's production, including the on-pace numbers for this season and (theoretically) projected 82-game statistics. With 10 games left to go in the season, perhaps it's time...

#NHLAnagrams havebeen a big thing on twitter over the last week, and what a riot we've had. Some of the creations have been strictly comical (Daniel Alfredsson = An Idle Ass Fondler), some have been ridiculous (Brian Burke = Urban Biker) and others have fit so perfectly, you would think that it was by some magical force that their name and anagram had come to be (Zdeno Chara = A Hazard Cone, Vesa Toskala = aka Lost). With the Toronto Marliesseven points back with 12 games to go, I'm torn as to my thoughts of the post-season and based on the Marlies' anagram, Realism Torn Too.

Once again, a hit to the head results in a dangerous play. Now that the NHL is looking to add a new "head-shot" rule, it seems the hits are becoming more glaring and frequent...

The Torontosaurus Rex for Week 21 is .... Saturday's 6-4 win over Edmonton was the only game Tyler Bozak didn't eclipse 20 minutes of ice time since the trade deadline, but ended with a...

As the playoff hopes gradually continue to fade for even the most optimistic of fans, the focal point of the Maple Leafs over the last few weeks has been on the stellar play of...

First and foremost, let me apologize for my absence.  As some of you may know, I am in school completing my Sports Marketing degree, and things have gotten really hectic in crunch time.  I...

The NHL has finally done something right this decade. Hits to the Head will now officially be punished in the league, which offers up the option of suspending players more frequently should the violent...

Just some quick thoughts after the Maple Leafs' 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins: Assist for Phil Kessel is his first point in 5 games against his old team Bozak continues to progress Carl Gunnarsson had another solid...

- Tim Brent and Jay Rosehill have been recalled from the Toronto Marlies, while Sjostrom and Mitchell are doubtful for tonight's game against the Flyers. Brent is a player Burke knows quite well from...

From USA Today - 3/1/2007: Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke has always been among the NHL's most colorful wheeler dealers. In 2005-06, he overhauled his team midseason and made a strong playoff run. Last summer,...

With the Olympics wrapping up (and in the process Canada securing the record for most gold medals, capped off by our Men's and Women's hockey teams), the focus among hockey fans now shifts to...

Seeming lost in all the hype and fervor over the Olympics was the recent return to action of one Chris Didomenico. A surprise selection for the 2009 World Junior Championships, Didomenico suffered a badly...

The most important person involved in the Mike Green snub from the Canadian Olympic team is perhaps the defenseman himself. Reasoning used by the Canadian contingent isn’t likely similar to that of the general public,...