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Alex has been a part of the original MLHS team since way back in 2008. He has contributed to the 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals with a special interest in junior hockey and player development.

Trade Alert: Leafs send Earl to Minnesota

Breaking News from NHL.com: Toronto acquires LW Ryan Hamilton from Minnesota in exchange for LW Robbie Earl. Quick Thoughts: This is pretty much a lateral move in...

Crunching the Numbers on the League’s Top Crunchers

As has been the case for most of this season, rookie defenseman Luke Schenn was one of the lone brights spots as the Toronto...

All Eyes on the CHL Top Prospects Game

Thanks to the lack of high end technology (No PVR damnit!) at home, I was faced with a tough decision tonight: CHL Top Prospects...

Vorobiev Traded from Lada – Implications?

Some of the news making the rounds this morning in Russia includes the trade of one of the league's top young defenders, Leaf prospect...

Prospect Tracker – Volume 2

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...

Columbus scouts eyeing a pair of Leafs

Here's an interesting little excerpt from Eric Smith's (Columbus Blue Jackets Blogger) blog over at Hockeybuzz, (props to TML35 for the heads up) that...

Reimer Gets 1st AHL Win

The Leafs goaltending issues at the NHL level have opened the door for some of their young goaltending prospects to strut their stuff and...

Tlusty Turning it Around

It's hard to imagine that by the Christmas break, the offensively-challenged, Sundin-less forward corps of the Toronto Maple Leafs would be sitting at 7th...

Team Canada announced – Our boy makes it!!

The final roster for Hockey Canada's 2009 World Junior Hockey team was announced early this morning and here were the final 16 cuts: Memorial Cup...

Late Night Musings: Chris Gratton? Update: Gratton clears

Hey folks, couldn't sleep, so I decided to grab a glass of milk and pop on the computer for a few minutes and was...

Tomas, where art thou?

Wilson had some choice words for the media after last night's brutal loss that made Phoenix, one of the league's lowest scoring teams, look...

Picking apart Brian’s Brain: Key Quotes

Today was the long-awaited day when Brian Burke was finally introduced to the Toronto media and fanbase. Highlighted below are several important quotes that...

Burke deal pretty much done

Cox reporting for the Star, says the deal is pretty much done: "The wait is over. Brian Burke is set to become the new president...

Wrapping up the Stempniak Trade

In case you missed it: "The Toronto Maple Leafs aren't waiting for Brian Burke to come in and start making moves, as the club traded...

One Quarter in the Books

With the Leafs blowing 3-0 and 4-2 leads, eventually leading to a 5-4 overtime loss, we have now hit what can pretty much  be...

ISS 2009 November Rankings

International Scouting Services recently released their November rankings for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, which can be viewed here: http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/10697/iss_top302009_prospects_november/ Some Quick Notes: - Brayden Schenn...

Odds and Ends on a Saturday Morning

A collection of unrelated hockey thoughts for a cold and wet Saturday morning: --- The Tampa Bay Lightning fired Head Coach Barry Melrose yesterday and named...

Hiring a Decorator to do a Builder’s Job

That's what I think of when I hear the rumors and buzz going on about Brian Burke potentially being the next Leafs GM. Everyone...

Van Ryn Injury Update

During Saturday night's home game against the Canadiens, Mike Van Ryn went back in his own end to play the puck, and was subsequently...

MLHS Roundtable Discussion #1!

Sorry for the delay guys.  We greatly appreciate the flood of great questions and comments, and are sorry to say we couldn't get to...

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