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Alex Tran

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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.

Ryan Murray Scouting Report

So now that the Maple Leafs have settled into the fifth overall selection (barring any major surprises from the draft lottery), the draft picture...

Keep an Eye on Justin Schultz

A very interesting story is beginning to develop out west. The Anaheim Ducks top prospect, defenseman Justin Schultz, has been the best blueliner in...

Brendan Gaunce Scouting Report

It's that time of year again... when the bitterness of another bottom five standing turns into optimism towards a potential top five draft pick....

Memories of Mats Sundin: February 21, ’09 – A Fond Farewell At Last

It was a brilliant moment of catharsis that just seemed to sweep away the bitterness of the previous year. Imagine yourself in Sundin's place leading...

Monday Musings

Quick links for your Monday blues: Joffrey Lupul continues to receive much deserved recognition for his standout campaign. He has earned the nod to serve...

Concussions: The Bare Essentials

Here's a crazy statistic courtesy of CBC Sports. From the beginning of the season through only December 24th (the Maple Leafs had played their...
Marcel Mueller

December Update: Down on the Farm

An update on the Maple Leafs of tomorrow: Who's Hot: - After being passed over by the Maple Leafs coaching staff to begin the year, Nazem...

GDT: Colborne Called Up, Capitals at Leafs (7 p.m., CBC)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have called up top prospect Joe Colborne and he is expected to make his season debut tonight against the Washington...

October Update: Down on the Farm

Quick thoughts on a couple youngsters: Who's Hot: - Joe Colborne has been different player this season. After getting a brief taste of NHL calibre action,...

Maple Leafs Acquire David Steckel for Draft Pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs announce that they have acquired centre David Steckel from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a 4th round draft...

Post Game: Challenge Accepted

Despite a lineup heavily laden with inexperienced youth, the Maple Leafs responded in a big way in the second half of a home and...

MLHS Tickets List

As you may be aware, the Maple Leafs' regular season tickets officially went on sale this morning. Unsurprisingly, the sales went fast and furious....

Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament Roster

(PHOTO: Toronto Star) The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced their roster for the upcoming rookie tournament running from September 10th through September 13th. The tournament...

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...
Brian Burke / Tyler Biggs / Dave Morrison

Dave Morrison Q & A

As mentioned earlier, I had the privilege of chatting with Maple Leafs' Director of Amateur Scouting, Dave Morrison this morning to glean some his...

Questions for Dave Morrison

Good morning folks. Maple Leafs scouting director Dave Morrison has set aside some time today for me for a quick Q&A for the Maple...

Chris Campoli Wants to be a Leaf

After failing to agree to terms on a new contract, the Blackhawks have chosen to walk away from defenseman Chris Campoli's $2.5 million arbitration...

Tempered Expectations for Reimer

After an impressive run of games to close out the season, it's hard not to get giddy and optimistic about the Maple Leafs' chances...

Early Morning Notes

Some quick tidbits from Brad Richards' interview with Hockey Central late Friday night: - When pressed on the factors most important to Brad's decision making...

Maple Leafs 2011 NHL Draft Review

The Maple Leafs wrapped up a busy two days in St. Paul, Minnesota, adding a total of nine young draftees to the organization, eight...
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