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Anaheim GM Brian Burke logs entries

From USA Today - 3/1/2007: Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke has always been among the NHL's most colorful wheeler dealers. In 2005-06, he overhauled his...

What’s Next For The Toronto Maple Leafs?

In the wake of Sunday's blockbuster trades, one cannot help but wonder what's next for the Toronto Maple Leafs? Who's next to go? Who...

Churn, Churn, Churn: An Update on the Plan

Let's get one thing straight: this year is a write-off. The rest of the games scheduled for the Maple Leafs are not happening, at least not in any meaningful sense. Instead, the events you will be watching on your large-screen TVs over the course of twenty-six evenings littered throughout the next two and a half months are best considered nought but a demonstration or experiment of sorts. Brian Burke has opened up a chemistry lab; you better believe he'll be looking at team chemistry very carefully for the rest of this year. In this post, I do a kind of preliminary update on the article I wrote for the Maple Leafs Annual last summer about Brian Burke and the Maple Leafs' rebuild.

Maple Leafs Trade Vesa Toskala & Jason Blake To Ducks For J-S Giguere

The Maple Leafs have traded G Vesa Toskala and F Jason Blake to the Ducks for G Jean-Sebastien Giguere. There is no first-round pick coming...

Good News! Luke Schenn Edition

Luke Schenn isn't nearly as horrible as he once (ie. earlier this year) wasn't, even though he looked like he was. But he wasn't, and isn't. Are we clear on that, ducky? In this installment of Good News! we consider some actual hockey-related information in addition to the jokes. But there are still jokes.

A Manifesto of Sorts: Road Trips and Owen’s Mistake

Why you need to know about a road trip I took to Washington D.C. in 1995 and how this knowledge will make you more attractive, lead to a higher paying job and contribute to your understanding of higher mathematics. Okay, it might not do all of those things, but it will (hopefully) explain why I'm going to write the things that you're going to be seeing posted hereabouts. Sure, it's long, but it can't be any more boring than that game against the Lightning, can it?

The Gustavsson Decision

One of the more enigmatic problems facing Brian Burke in an summer that will see much of the contemporary Buds negligible talent headed for...

Recap: Maple Leafs Undisciplined In OT Loss To Lightning

The Toronto Maple Leafs just can't seem to do anything right. The Maple Leafs surrendered another lead in a 3-2 overtime loss to the...

Preview: Maple Leafs vs Predators

The Maple Leafs make a rare visit to Nashville tonight to face the Predators. The consistently inconsistent Leafs will look to bounce back from...

Preview: Maple Leafs vs Capitals

After last night's impressive 4-0 victory over the Flyers, the Maple Leafs will attempt to build some momentum tonight versus the Capitals in Washington. Surprisingly,...

Same Old Story: Maple Leafs Lose To Hurricanes

It was the same old story for the Maple Leafs last night. Another bad start, another power-play goal against, another game where they outshot...

Kudos To CuJo: Former Maple Leafs Goalie Curtis Joseph Retires

Former Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Curtis Joseph announced his retirement today. He was perhaps the single-biggest piece of the Leafs' two runs to the...

Ron Wilson’s Rant

Don't get me wrong here, I have no problem with Ron Wilson being critical of his players at yesterday's practice. They know that they...

Stalberg The Star

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a rebuild, or a re-tool, whichever you prefer.  In any event, a process such as this requires a...

And You Want To Trade This Guy?

He glided down the ice, not showing any sort of intimidation despite the fact he was a little out of his element.  Like a...

Lineup Notes: Stalberg, Schenn In

Just a quick update: The Maple Leafs have recalled Viktor Stalberg from the Marlies and are sending down Joey MacDonald, as Jonas Gustavsson is ready...

Coyotes/Leafs: Post-Game

For all the headlines the franchise had made off the ice, it's the Phoenix Coyotes on ice product that should be making the news. Led...

Get On Your Boots!

Niklas Hagman, with 15 goals, sits 18 in goals scored this season, fellow european Alexei Ponikarovsky is a little further down, ranked 29th in...

Leafs/Bruins: Post-Game

For the second time in a week, the Maple Leafs have felt the wrath of the Boston Bruins on home ice, only this time...

Islanders/Leafs: Post Game

It took a while, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are finally starting to look comfortable on home ice, and on the ice in general,...

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