Authors Posts by Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken

Plenty of blame to go around for Maple Leafs

While Brian Burke deserves much of the blame for the recent woes of the Toronto Maple Leafs, it’s also fair to point out that...

Season not a total waste for young Leafs

Being a Leafs fan is never easy (being a fan born in the early 80s is even worse). Oh, we have had a few...

Should The Leafs Be Sellers?

Editor's Note: Matt drafted this piece before last night's atrocity. With a regulation Rangers win over the Capitals this afternoon, the Toronto Maple Leafs...

Noon Mashup: Crucial Month Ahead

The month of February will be crucial in the Maple Leafs' quest to solidify their first playoff berth since the lockout.  Although the race...

The Maple Leafs’ Top “Free Agent” Addition

In a lacklustre free agent market where a James Wisniewski can get $33 million dollars, it can sometimes be advantageous to be extremely deliberate...

Morning Mashup: A Solid Leafs Weekend

It feels great to see the Toronto Maple Leafs add nine fresh new (and young) faces to the organization following a successful 2011 NHL...

Ron Wilson Deserves Some Respect

If the NHL handed out awards for half seasons, would there be any doubt that Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson would be among a...

Captain’s Log – Dion Phaneuf at 82 Games

Dion Phaneuf has played some of his best hockey as a Toronto Maple Leaf over the past few months and it appears he is...

Desperate Times for the Maple Leafs

Last night's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers combined with the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 (OT) victory over the Boston Bruins has nearly sunk the...

Colby Armstrong, Intangibles and Measuring Hidden Value

While the NHL and game of hockey in general is harder to quantify overall player value than an almost purely numbers based game such...

Projecting James Reimer

According to the good folks at Sports Club Stats the Toronto Maple Leafs have approximately a 5 percent chance of making the playoffs.  Yeah,...

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...

What Does Loyalty Mean To You?

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

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...

Kadri Sent Down, Should Leafs Consider Rolston?

So the Toronto Maple Leafs did the inevitable and sent down there 2009 1st round selection Nazem Kadri to the AHL (Toronto Marlies).  Whether...

A Strange Dream Not Involving Waffles, but Pat Quinn?

In the absence of any game analysis or waffle throwing evaluations, I thought I would simply share an odd dream I recently had.... I awoke...
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Leafs Must Continue To Battle

You can never give up hope especially with 51 games remaining in the NHL schedule but with the Toronto Maple Leafs currently eight points...

Sticking Up For The Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been called plenty of things this season but I can honestly say there is one I have never heard...
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