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After the dust settles: the (risky) Versteeg trade

Of course Brian Burke would pull off a substantial trade on the eve of a midterm. Such was the case last night when I...

Shutout Spoils Hockey Day in Canada for Leafs

Fresh off a 2-1 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils, the Toronto Maple Leafs were back to work, this time at the Bell...

It’s Simply Frustration

Phil Kessel has been one of the most polarizing figures in the history of the Toronto Maple Leafs during his short tenure with the...

Reimer & Aulie shine, but Leafs fall to Devils in OT

It was opening night for the Joffrey Lupul show in Toronto on Thursday, as the Leafs hosted the surging Devils. But stealing the spotlight...

Beauchemin Hits the Road: Happy Trails for Leafs Fans?

Just finished watching the Brian Burke press conference on my PVR (damn our angry Irish overlord for choosing afternoon drive time to play Meet...

Post Game: Leafs get it done against Islanders

Darryl Boyce and Colby Armstrong tallied three points apiece, and the Maple Leafs sealed somewhat of an ugly win against the New York Islanders...

GDT: Maple Leafs head to Long Island

Lineup Note: Brett Lebda will play for the first time in 9 games, taking Carl Gunnarsson's spot in the lineup. You have to wonder...

Post Game: Leafs bounce back against Thrashers

All the talk leading up to Monday's contest between the Atlanta Thrashers and the Toronto Maple Leafs was focused on the comments made by...

Leafs trampled by Sabres

The Toronto Maple Leafs visited the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night, who were hot on the heels of a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguis on...

Reim Time: Leafs strike back against Hurricanes

Coming off a shootout win over the Florida Panthers, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted another Southeast division opponent in the Carolina Hurricanes. The last...

Leafs win shootout but surrender point to Panthers

Fresh off the NHL All-Star break in which their representation fell to last pick overall in the inaugural Fantasy Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs...

Post Game: Leafs Caught in a Hurricane

With Braden Holtby holding the Leafs to a single goal on Saturday night, the Leafs offence was looking to get back on track Monday...

Ovechkin, Holtby lead Caps over the Leafs

Responding well to the 7-0 drumming at the hands of the New York Rangers on Wednesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs kept their memories short...

Post Game: Big hit, big bounce back over Ducks

Introductory note: Please welcome Conor O'Callaghan to MLHS. It isn't easy to come right back from a 7-0 loss, but that was the situation facing...

What Does Loyalty Mean To You?

Loy·alty (-tÄ“) Noun pl. loyalties -·ties Defined as a quality, state, or instance of being loyal; faithfulness or faithful adherence to a person, government, cause, duty,...

Last minute fire not enough to beat Flames

The Toronto Maple Leafs ended their four game winning streak with some controversy on Thursday in Phoenix. A Mike Brown hit on Ed Jovanovski caused...

We’re Going Streaking!!!

No the Toronto Maple Leafs are not trying to reacquire Jiri Tlusty but they are quickly turning into one of the streakiest teams in...

Mikhail Grabovski: Sell High or Treasure?

Post Game Notes: Leafs light up Atlanta One of the more polarizing players on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster, Mikhail Grabovski has been on...

Burke-Enomics, Komisarek “Outs” and a Phaneuf Mandate?

Brian Burke has been oft-criticized for various moves since beginning his tenure as the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs but after witnessing the...

Bring on the New Year’s Resolutions

Another year, another roster and yet again another season filled with more questions than answers, losses than wins and still; a yearning desire from...

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