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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.

Re: Howard Berger: “Fire Me? I’d Be Honored!”

Just thought I'd share a little something I read on Hockeybuzz: "Finally, I have something in common with Richard Peddie. It has nothing to do with...

The John Mitchell Story

What a fantastic game last night. A thrilling third period comeback on Hockey Night in Canada at home against an Original Six franchise. Doesn't...

Schenn to Stay!

Sorry folks, been really busy over the past week or so. Let's talk some breaking news: "The Maple Leafs will announce as early as this...

Taking Your Questions!

Alright guys, gonna be putting together an MLHS feature article and we need your help! In the article, we're gonna have two of the more prominent...

Don’t Give Up on This Kid Just Yet!

Discuss it Here >>> Alright everybody, let's sit down and do some good old fashioned stat crunching. I call this the GM Game. Hypothetically speaking, let's...

Breaking News: Rangers Prospect Cherepanov passes away during KHL game

From TSN: http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=252547&lid=headline&lpos=secStory_main New York Ranger prospect Alexei Cherepanov collapsed on the bench at or near the end of Omsk's Kontinental Hockey League game and...

A Leader Emerging on the Blueline

Discuss it Here>>> Since the turn of the new millenium, Leaf fans have grown accustomed to seeing a late twenties' Bryan McCabe take charge of what was predominantly a...

Maple Leafs Top 20 Prospects, #9-12: Fall 2008

Discuss it here >>> #9 - RW Jimmy Hayes, 18, Boston College (NCAA) Drafted: 2nd round, 60th overall in 2008 Strengths: Superb size and strength (6'5 210...

Maple Leafs Top 20 Prospects, #5-8: Fall 2008

Discuss it Here >>> #5 - C Jiri Tlusty, 20, Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) Drafted: 1st round, 13th overall in 2006 Strengths: Strong skater with good acceleration....

Maple Leafs Top 20 Prospects, #1-4: Fall 2008

Discuss it Here>>> After dealing away high picks for so many years, it finally looks like one of the NHL's worst farm systems is beginning...

Quick Vorobiev Update

Discuss it Here>>> Lot of mystery and speculation regarding the status of one Dmitri Vorobiev of Lada. Leafs 5th round pick back in '04 has...

Prospect Spotlight: Jimmy Hayes

Discuss in the Forums>>> Tons of hype and mostly disappointing results. On the surface, it would seem like Boston product Jimmy Hayes and the Toronto Maple...

Prospect Spotlight: Dale Mitchell

>>>DISCUSS IT HERE Dale Mitchell was picked in the 3rd round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 74th overall. At the time of the selection,...

Just Can’t Put Your Finger On…

>>>DISCUSS IN THE FORUMS ...why the Leafs signed Jeff Finger? Well, at least I got a Finger joke out of the way early on. When the numbers...

Prospect Spotlight: Christopher DiDomenico

>>>DISCUSS IN THE FORUMS There's a little bit of the irony in the title because in fact, Christopher Didomenico has rarely been in the spotlight...

Schenn 1-Dimensional?

On Draft Day '08, the Toronto Maple Leafs made the bold move of trading up from the 7th selection to grab Kelowna Rockets defenseman Luke Schenn 5th overall. Leaf fans have been waiting a long, long time for a young franchise calibre to fall into their lap, and they may finally have found one in Luke. Heading into the draft weekend, Schenn had the presitigious honor of being lumped together into the group of elite four defensemen, who along with Stamkos, highlighted the top of this year's draft class. Luke was proclaimed the most NHL ready and defensively sound blueliner among the group, but his supposed lack of an offensive game has caused some fans to label him as nothing more than a defensive stay-at-home defenseman.

International Flavor in the NHL

With the imposition of the salary cap taking some clout away from the financial Super Powers (or so they say), the "new" NHL focuses upon the importance of successful drafting and a constant flow of young players on cheap, entry-level contracts. With scouts now being dispatched to all corners of the globe, it's getting to be quite a small world. The boundaries of the Hockey Community are ever-growing, and we're starting to find ourselves with a neat little global village forming in the NHL. Aside from the G8 (Canada, United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia) which comprise nearly 90% of all players' nationalities, we are also privileged to enjoy the best of what...

A Quick Hello

Hey guys, I'd like to start off by thanking Alec Brownscombe for this fantastic opportunity and share my enthusiasm and excitement regarding this great...

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