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Gus Katsaros is the McKeen's Hockey Director of Analytics & Pro Scouting and has been writing at MLHS since 2009.

Kase For Keeping Kaberle – Alternatives Exist

The window dwindles. And so what? I'm not a proponent of trading the smooth skating 31-year-old Czech native, yet not inflexible to believe the...

Maple Leafs 2009-10 Point Predictions

Yes, I know ... it's been a looooong time since I've posted anything here, but there is reason, and not because it's off season....

Hitler Hates Heatley

A short one, but I simply couldn't resist this ... I heard Greg Brady from AM640 mentioning something like this, but until I actually...

Allaire Positive for Pogge, Toskala and Monster

Newest goaltending consultant to the Leafs, Francois Allaire, father of the modern butterfly with exceptional credentials including working with Patrick Roy, Brian Hayward, as...

McKeen’s Draft Guide Q and A – Patrick King

Scouting service, McKeen's Hockey Prospects released their 2009 Final Rankings, in conjunction with their 2009 Draft Guide which includes exclusive content and scouting...

Marlies on the Ball; Gilbert Not Renewed

While the Leafs made the decision not to renew Marlies coach Greg Gilbert, some of the players are truly on the ball. Some Marlies have...

Personal Hijack

The interview between league Commissioner, Gary Bettman, on Toronto radio station, FAN590 segment "The Game Plan" featuring Doug Maclean and Jack Armstrong, was a...

Dale and Dido – Budding Buds

Two contrasts in Leafs prospects from the Memorial Cup with Chris Didomenico breaking his left femur, and the continued development of Dale Mitchell. It's truly...

Rotten Economy Makes Second Team Feasible

This proposed offer to purchase the struggling Phoenix Coyotes by Jim Balsillie may be a better possibility this time around. It may seem...

NHL Playoffs: First Round Predictions

For a full team-by-team breakdown of all playoffs clubs, sure bets and sleeper picks for your playoff pools, visit the McKeen's Playoff Preview where...

Free Agents Don’t Make Draft Picks Expendable

There's the notion that signing Christian Hanson and Tyler Bozak and other College Free Agents allows the Buds to trade off other picks, perhaps...

Points System: Revealing Results

With Files from Gil Brown The current point system is most equitable for playoff races in January and individual franchise marketing, beginning as early as...

Dog and Poni Show

Editted ** What? You were expecting Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin to top the leading scorers in March? Well then. You'd be...

Points System: Could Schenn Have Been a Duck?

With Files from Gil Brown Brian Burke doesn't take credit for the Maple Leafs drafting Luke Schenn 5th overall in 2008, but he's sure glad...

Marlies Clear Day Roster; Odds N’ Ends

The American Hockey League has released the 2008-09 Clear Day Period lists for each of its 29 member clubs. Each Clear Day roster consists of...

Brighter Days Ahead; Kaberle Revisted

A message to those disappointed in yesterday's anti-climactic outcome: Stop expecting the big deals (except Kaberle, see below). Watch the small things in the...

Jiri Tlusty Named AHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH – Quiet Deadline

Chatter ... non existent. Rumors ... rampant speculation, but nothing really. Movement ... absolutely dismal amount of transactions (if you don't count waiver placement) Just, eerily quiet...

Fantasy Trade Deadline

Just a quick note as this is a busy time for everyone. I'm inundated with a multitude of fantasy-related issue with the trade...

Price, Pogge Problems Plaguing Puckstopper Toskala

Almost had the title but Vesa ruined it. Let me preface this blog by saying goaltending talent and progression isn’t my scouting forte, but I’ve...

The Kids Around Hall

The craft of writing fiction requires an author’s innate ability to capture - and maintain - the reader’s attention. It’s sleight of hand...

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