Moving forward

"(We) keep the puck out of our end zone and play in their end zone, in laymen's terms, that's the best way we...

Leafs draft Matthew Finn 35th overall

With their first pick of Day 2, the Maple Leafs quickly snap up one of the top leftover talents in defenseman Matthew Finn. The...

The Kobayashi Maru

So here we are... Draft week. Five days away from our reward for being fans of what can only be considered a pretty crappy...

Relationships Matter

If you watched the Nicklas Lidstrom retirement press conference, which I’m sure some of you did, you undoubtedly saw the passion of Mike Ilitch...

The ‘Just Get In’ Myth and why it doesn’t work for us

There are two distinct stories on the surface of the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals. The Los Angeles Kings play the role of a team...

Brian Burke and the 8th Seed

"Championship is the goal. Not to get in the 8th spot and get your ass kicked." - Leafs GM Brian BurkeYou've probably seen this quote...

Brian Burke’s Plan Still Intact

When Brian Burke officially came to Toronto he told everyone exactly how he wanted the Toronto Maple Leafs to play hockey.He wants his team...

Managing Heated Summer Expectations

Brian Burke is mad. Make no mistake about it, he’s mad about missing the playoffs. Despite what is written/said down below, Brian Burke is...

Would Roberto Luongo want to join the Leafs?

Amid all the speculation surrounding Roberto Luongo that's starting to snowball, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks, it seems as...

Finding the Forest in the Trees

Squeak into the playoffs this year or keep building towards a cup?  I'll take build towards a cup, please and thank you. And...
Brian Burke

Keys To A Healthy Offseason

Let's face it. We've all knew it at the beginning of the season. The best bet for the Leafs was on us being a...

What’s the Captain’s role in all of this?

It was as predictable as it was painful to read. Smelling blood in the water as the fan base angrily seeks answers for what's...

We Really Need Proof

Now that we pretty much agreed that tanking is the way to go (had to drag this writer in chains and he's still not...

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...

How good is Phil Kessel?

Ever hear someone say that in hockey, the best way to really see the separation between good and great is to see the game...

Now I’m a Fool

It's that rock-bottom point in the season when you officially quit, give up. The playoff talk is ramping up and now I'm looking at...

Was Ron Wilson the wrong coach at the wrong time?

At some point in our schooling, we've almost all had a teacher or professor who, as wise and experienced in the subject he or...

Leafs had no choice but to re-sign Grabovski

How many different ways can you skin a cat?Rather, how many different ways can you look at the Mikhail Grabovski extension?"How is he making...

Brian Burke confused me on March 3rd

The Legion of Blog posts a weekly piece attempting to decipher what Don Cherry says on Saturday night's Coach's Corner segment. We're all aware...

Three years on, evaluating player evaluation under Burke

Asset management was really the theme of the deadline for the Maple Leafs.At the end of the day it appeared Brian Burke and company...