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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.

Bits & Pieces – May 9th

Note: With the playoffs being the focus of the hockey world right now, there isn't a whole lot of big stories breaking in Leafland...

The Other Free Agent Market

During his first full year at the helm in Toronto, you could make the case that Brian Burke was the league's most active general...

Just For Fun: Starting a Franchise

Boy the playoffs have been pretty good this year huh? News is slow in Leafland nowadays so let's talk some hockey. On Tuesday night, I...

Leafs sign Jussi Rynnäs

Brian Burke has picked up yet another wallet. According to a Finnish report, the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms on a two...

Hitting the Links

Some reading material for your weekend enjoyment: - The boys over at PPP provide us with a nice piece about European free agent goaltender Jussi...

Globe & Mail: Shipping out Grabovski

David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail speculates that Burke's first move this coming offseason will be to find a taker for forward Mikhail...

Notes from Leafs Media Day

With the NHL season now officially over, the Leafs' players and coaching  staff spent Monday afternoon cleaning out their lockers and addressed the media...

Wednesday’s Quick Links

- As already discussed earlier this week on MLHS, Mike Van Ryn is hoping to make a comeback to the NHL next season. Tim...

Burke Finally Gets Brayden

Irwin that is. It was reported last night that the Maple Leafs had agreed to terms with 23 year old free agent forward Brayden...

Jerry D’Amigo is the ECAC Rookie of the Year

Leaf prospect Jerry D'Amigo continues to build on a tremendous 2009-2010 campaign, taking home rookie of the year honours for the ECAC Hockey conference....

Schenn’s Making Strides

As the playoff hopes gradually continue to fade for even the most optimistic of fans, the focal point of the Maple Leafs over the...

Assorted Sunday Notes

- Tim Brent and Jay Rosehill have been recalled from the Toronto Marlies, while Sjostrom and Mitchell are doubtful for tonight's game against the...

Quick March 1 Recap

Although the Maple Leafs did not dip into the trade waters just yet, there were a couple events of importance that may determine how...

Trade Deadline Notes

The Toronto Star provides us with a couple interesting tidbits about potential trade talks leading up to the deadline: - Ponikarovsky continues to be heavily...

Leafs Claim Jaime Lundmark

TSN's Bob Mckenzie is reporting that the Maple Leafs have claimed forward Jaime Lundmark off waivers from the Calgary Flames. The 29 year old...

Olympic Trade Freeze Primer

With the NHL's Olympic Trade Freeze about to hit at 3pm today, reports out of Pittsburgh indicate that the Maple Leafs had scouted the...

Lineup Notes

Sunday: Stalberg called up, skating on the fourth line today with Primeau and Orr. I'd like to see Stalberg get more of a shot...

Jolly January for Leafs Prospects

While the Maple Leafs struggled through a horrific 3-10-2 record to start the new year at the NHL level, many of the organization's top...

What About the Kid?

Dion Phaneuf was far and away the biggest name exchanging teams in the Toronto-Calgary deal on Sunday morning, and as a result, young defenseman...

Sorting Through The Trade Talk

There's already some discussion going on in the threads, but let's get all of that latest news out on the table: - TSN's Darren Dreger...
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