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Nazem Kadri: A Quick Look at “Then” and “Now”

That Kadri kid is pretty good isn't he? Back when Brian Burke stepped up to the podium at the 2009 NHL Draft in Montreal, I imagine this was the player he was envisioning that...

Leafs Young Guns Draft

, Join us in the comments as Alex Tran and I go head-to-head carving up the Leafs youth. (Note**) - for the record I will be making the picks for each of us as Alex...

‘09-10 Player Reviews: Garnet Exelby

We’ve partnered up with Pension Plan Puppets to bring to you a Player Review series, where we will be evaluating and grading the 2009-10 season for every Leaf who featured in a significant number...

Bits & Pieces: Nonis, Cervenka

Dave Nonis on his new two-year contract extension with Toronto: "I'm very lucky. I have more to say about our team than some GMs do," said Nonis of his unique position as Brian Burke's right...

Burke Lands Goalie Ben Scrivens

The Leafs continued their offseason stockpiling of goaltenders today, announcing that they have signed College free agent Ben Scrivens to a one year contract. Scrivens compiled an impressive 21-9-4 record with Cornell last year, with...

Leafs/Blackhawks Preview

This will be the first and only time these two teams will meet this season. Their last tilt took place on November 22, 2008 in Toronto where Chicago won the game 5-4 in overtime....

Introducing the 2009-10 Maple Leafs Annual

UPDATE: Some changes in information: Hits newsstands September 8th, available at all Indigo Chapters stores in Canada as well as wherever magazines are sold in the greater Toronto area, including Walmart, grocery stores, drug stores, newsstands,...

Hitting the Links

Let's fight off the Monday blahs with a quick look at what's happening around the NHL. A quick update on various issues that may impact the Maple Leafs, such as the Phil Kessel contract...

Trading Partners with the Sharks?

Coming into this offseason, GM Brian Burke promised to drastically overhaul the Maple Leafs roster, and he knew that the primary asset at his disposal was cap space: lots and lots of it. After...

Friday Afternoon Odds and Ends

Not a whole lot of news coming out of the NHL ranks these last few days, as the few free agents still available are playing the waiting game (kind of surprising to note that...

The Farjestads Maple Leafs?

First, it was the failed courtship of a talented, young Farjestads star forward named Fabian Brunnstrom, who went on to post an impressive 17 goal rookie campaign for the Dallas Stars. Then Toronto went...

2009 NHL Draft – Leafs Review

The Toronto Maple Leafs' first draft under the watchul eye of Brian Burke displayed a stark change in the team's draft philosophy. The scouting staff searched for the type of players and attributes that...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Four – Beyond the First Round

The ability to select future stars or even useful role players in the mid-late rounds is what separates the pretenders from the contenders. The class of the NHL when it comes to late round...

Draft Candidates: Dmitry Kulikov

Player Profile Position: D Shoots: Left Height: 6'1 Weight: 183 lbs Birthdate: 1990-10-29 Background & Player Description: "In only his first year with Drummondville, Kulikov led all defensemen with 62 points (12-50-62) in 57 games and was named the 2008-09 Defensive...

Draft Candidates: Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson

Player Profile Name: Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson Position: LW Shoots: Left Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 lbs Birthdate: 1991-04-12 Background & Player Description: "Member of Sweden's bronze medal-winning team at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament...played for Sweden at the 2008 Men's Under-18s...Represented Sweden at...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Three – Chatting up the Expert

For much of the year, scouts from NHL clubs and private scouting agencies scour the globe for the next generational talent, the next franchise player, and the next late round steal. On Draft weekend,...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Two – The Fab Five

With just a little over two weeks until the draft, it's time to turn our attention towards some of the favourites to go off the board first. Last year, a small group of about...

Maple Leafs Ink Three

According to their website, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed recent draftees Mikhail Stefanovich, Carl Gunnarsson and Juraj Mikus to entry-level contracts. As General Manager Brian Burke continues the process of evaluating the Maple...

Draft Watch ’09: Part One – The NHL Combine

Alright, here we go! As the scouting world shifts its gaze to the NHL Combine, which kicks off today in Toronto, this will signal the beginning of the home stretch for this year's crop...

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 amazing that aside from a six-game stretch in February 2008,...
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