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Leafs Preseason Synopsis Part 1  - Defense and GoaltendingBy: Michael CuttellWith free agency cooling off and countless free-agent and team roster questions floating around, it’s time for Leafs fans to look at what they...

Ilya Kovalchuk’s record breaking 17 year, $102 Million deal has been shot down by the NHL for reasons of cap circumvention (per TSN).  To brass tacks the article, the NHL put the kybosh on...

The book has (finally) closed on the Ilya Kovalchuk saga, as the Russian winger elected to remain with the New Jersey Devils.  This ends weeks of mind-numbing speculation and rumour-rehashing, including a recent explosion...

In case you haven't already heard, the Maple Leafs have broken off negotiations with prospect Bill Sweatt, acquired in the Versteeg trade from the Blackhawks. In a statement to the Toronto Sun, Burke explained...

It's easy to over simplify the removal of Kaberle's and Fingers contracts, but to do so negates the overall effects such ommisions would create.

According to the Toronto Maple Leafs official Twitter feed, the club announced today the signing of free agent defenseman Brett Lebda to a two-year deal worth $1.45 million per season.Lebda spent the last five...

- The Toronto Star has a nice piece up about Kadri's offseason workouts and training regimen. The youngster has bulked up to an impressive 185 lbs, up from 170 lbs at this time last...

Even with news breaking this afternoon of Ilya Kovalchuk's new $60 million contract extension (potentially) with the New Jersey Devils, this 2010 free agency period has been one of the most uneventful and slow-developing...

As much of the league takes a post-draft/free agent frenzy breather for the Canada Day and July 4th long weekend, I figure I'll spark some discussion with a bit of educated speculation. In talking...

Okay, so my math may be a little off.  It's Canada Day weekend, there shouldn't be any arithmetic.  Unless, of course, you are an NHL general manager, than you better hope you have your...

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun floated out over twitter last night the possibility of Leaf interest in winger Maxim Afinogenov. One's initial reaction might be to dismiss the Russian enigma as the anti-Burke. Looking at the...

Bad news. According to the fine folks over at CapGeek, the Chicago Blackhawks aren't the only team facing cap penalties next season. Here are the basics: a team is allowed to surpass the official...

John Mitchell joins Nik Kulemin as the second Leaf to re-sign with the club today.  After initially not being qualified by Toronto, Mitchell hit unrestricted free agency with an understanding that Brian Burke intended...

Considering we were hearing word of $3 million + demands from Nik Kulemin's camp, this is pleasantly surprising. It gives Kulemin a deserved $800k raise and a couple of years to prove he deserves...

The first thing that became clear as I was tallying up the results after Burke's first UFA pickup was that a lot of MLHS'ers saw the Colby Armstrong signing coming. 76 of you in...

Somewhat surprisingly, there has been a fair amount of debate over yesterday's signing of Colby Armstrong.I find this interesting because  much of the criticism seems to revolve around the notion of $3m equating to...

Flyers officially kick off July 1st festivities by acquiring Andrej Mezaros from the Lightning in exchange for a 2nd round pick. Rumors of Boston centre Marc Savard potentially heading out west to Calgary as...

Trades are never won or lost when initially made, and tonight's multi-player deal with Chicago is the very embodiment of that fact. Analyzing a deal that sent Kris Versteeg and Bill Sweatt to Toronto...

On the eve of unrestricted free agency, the Maple Leafs made a big first move to upgrade their forward group. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the club has swung a deal to acquire Blackhawks...

Monday afternoon's 5pm qualifying offer deadline has come and gone. A QO is simply a mandatory minimum contract, valued at either the player's previous year's salary or slightly above, which prevents said player from...