12 Burning Questions: How will John-Michael Liles Fit?

5QTF2SMQME25 - In part two of his 12  burning questions series, Derek Harmsworth takes a look at what type of impact John-Michael Liles will...

12 Burning Questions: Can Reimer and Gustavsson lead the way?

Derek Harmsworth returns with his 12 Burning Questions series for Maple Leafs Hot Stove.  In part one, he asks if James Reimer and Jonas...

Wednesday Morning Mashup: Cap Considerations

While the off season has been relatively quiet, something is becoming very clear about Brian Burke’s reconstruction of the storied Toronto Maple Leafs, especially...

Training Camp Battles: Part 3 – Bottom 6 Forwards

Part 1: Goaltending | Part 2: Defence The Leafs are expecting to see some major improvements in their bottom six forwards over last year’s starting...

Training Camp Battles: Part 2 – Defence

The Leafs’ 2011-12 defence core boasts nine NHL-ready defencemen, not counting any of the three or four prospects who are on the verge of...

Crunching Numbers: 2011-2012 Player Projections

Earlier this month, Gus projected Nikolai Kulemin as Toronto's top scorer for the upcoming season in his 2011-2012 Maple Leaf player projections. Now it's...

Training Camp Battles: Part 1 – Goaltending

There is no doubt many Leafs fans are disappointed that the off-season has passed without the "elite first line center" void filled. Despite an...

Brian Burke’s MLA Interview

The 2011 Maple Leafs Annual is 99% complete, and we should have preordering information available for you all soon. Remember, if you have read...

Rick Dudley Q & A

Last week I had the privilege of speaking with Rick Dudley, Director of Player Personnel for the Toronto Maple Leafs, for a feature in...

Season in Review: Defencemen

Defence is a lot more multi-faceted than is the forward position. It requires more finesse and more all around ability in order to rise...

What to Expect in 2011-12: Cody Franson

Sometimes miracles do happen. In one of the more lopsided trades of recent memory, the Leafs dumped Brett Lebda (and our weakest prospect in...

What to Expect in 2011-12: Tim Connolly

Leafs Nation was parked outside Brad Richards' agents' office on July 1st, singing songs they hoped would sway him to our little corner of...

Season in Review: Bottom 6 Forwards

Please read the preceding article in this series on top 6 forwards here. For this article, the bottom 6 forwards on the Leafs...

Dream Season Rolls On For Reimer

If this is an "Inception" inspired dream, James Reimer is going to be one angry guy.  But who's kidding, Christopher Nolan is tied up...

Season in Review: Top 6 Forwards

One little note: The terms top 6 and bottom 6 are thrown around rather frequently, but they’re anything but that simple in reality. Lines...

Season in Review: Grading the Buds

The season is over, but the postmortem examination is just beginning. I'll open this period of speculation, hope and dissection of our favorite hockey...

Hope Floats

. "Put a candle in the window, 'cause I feel I've got to move. Though I'm going, going, I'll be coming home soon. Long as I can see the...

Team Effect: Just how good has Reimer been?

You probably don't need the following statistical breakdown to know the answer to the above question. I'll try to keep the anointing oil on...

Desperate Times for the Maple Leafs

Last night's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers combined with the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 (OT) victory over the Boston Bruins has nearly sunk the...

Keep quiet, keep winning

With another trade deadline behind us, the NHL season truly enters "crunch time" as rosters are set (for the most part) and the push...
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