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Maple Leafs 2009-10 Point Predictions

Yes, I know ... it's been a looooong time since I've posted anything here, but there is reason, and not because it's off season. You'll see a lot more frequent postings moving forward. I've...

Antropov Coming Back Home?

It was something that immediately popped into my head when it was announced that the Ponikarovsky to Nashville rumors were untrue and Antropov was dealt to the Rangers minutes later – did Antropov do...

Off-Season Roster Breakdown

Let's take a break from the rumour mill, and have a look at where the Toronto Maple Leafs roster currently stands. With the draft a little over a month away, and free agency beginning shortly...

Season in Review, Player-by-Player

Now that the 2008-09 regular season has officially ended, it's time to take a look back over the roster to assess each of the Maple Leafs' players. Note that I'm only including players who finished...

Bozak Signs with the Leafs

Courtesy of Sportsnet: "The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the race to sign highly-touted free agent forward Tyler Bozak from the University of Denver Pioneers, sources tell Sportsnet. A strong two-way centre, Bozak has been...

Dog and Poni Show

Editted ** What? You were expecting Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin to top the leading scorers in March? Well then. You'd be wrong ... sort of. AO actually was tied at...

Post-Game: Leafs/Flyers – Flyers Fizzle

In a game that was just as much about the Flyers' failings as it was the Leafs' success, Toronto played an energetic 60 minutes.  Their bombardment of the Philadelphia net resulted in the exit...

A Dynamic Duo on the Horizon – Part One

When was the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs produced a bonafide star calibre forward through their development system? Sadly, the only one in recent memory, Brad Boyes, doesn't even play for the Leafs,...

Burke on Leafs Lunch

Update: A source's response to Brian Burke's rhetoric: “Burkie’s making me laugh…do you believe a thing he says right now? They’ve mulled over a number of offers and will continue to do so. He’s...

Odds and Ends: Deadline Edition

-Draft pick be damned, being 7-1-1 in our last nine against the Senators is truly heart-warming. P.S., it's time to point the finger where it needs to be pointed, Bryan Murray... trade Jason Spezza...

Post-Game: Leafs Show Pens No Love

Nothing beats slaughtering Cindy "headjerk" Crosby and his fellow flightless Birds. Nothing. I think we've come to learn that - play your back-ups against the Blue and White as much as you want on any...

Could Emery soon be a Leaf?

So the Leafs are interested in throwing their hat into the ring as netminding bad boy Ray Emery looks for a new home? Somebody should warn Brian Burke about Razor Ray’s aversion to head...

To trade or not to trade

Most recent Leafs trade talk in the mainstream media centers largely around Pavel Kubina and Tomas Kaberle. Just about enough has been mentioned on those fronts; Brian Burke will not compromise in his return...

For What It’s Worth – Part 2 (Leafs Rumors)

With the trade deadline just weeks away, here are a few rumors that are doing more than just making the rounds. The Untouchables Brian Burke has given the league his list of untouchables for advanced phone...

Post-Game Leafs/Sabres: Poor Pogge

"Oh well, screw it.  It's time to go on to the next one." Rinse and repeat Justin, as these words left the Toronto tender's mouth after getting shelled for six goals in a loss to...

Post-Game: ToskaLOL

A heedless penalty from Alexei Ponikarovsky in the closing stages of the third period and a predictable Vesa Toskala pratfall in the subsequent overtime period undid a strong effort from the Maple Leafs that...

For What It’s Worth (A Collection of Leafs Rumors)

There are a ton of rumors flying around on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Some a downright ridiculous and some may very well have merit. This is a close outlook on a few of those...

Thoughts at the Half

Random thoughts and opinions from (roughly) the halfway point of the season: * Glad to see the mustache is back in style.   In fact, when I was younger I grew a goatee just because everyone...

Quick Hits: Stralman recalled, Mitchell to skate on the top line

I have neither seen nor heard an official announcement from the team, but Anton Stralman is now listed on the Leafs active roster, following Jiri Tlusty's return to the Marlies. Also, the Globe & Mail...

Statistical Roundup: The Holiday Special

The Holiday break is as good a time as any to take a peek at who the Maple Leafs' leaders are in the major statistical categories, and how they stack up against the league...
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