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A Collection of League-Wide Rumors

(Cross-posted at Checking From Behind) 4:20 PM Fan 590 suggests the Dallas Stars have offered the #8 selection and Ondrej Roman or Perttu Lindgren for Tomas Kaberle. 3:00 PM Thanks to Andrew Stoeten for finding this tidbit: "Columbus is...

Pre-Draft Rumour Roundup

With only one day remaining before the draft, the NHL rumour mill is of course running rampant. Here is an update on the latest "non-source" chatter I've been hearing regarding draft moves, trade possibilities, and...

Stating Precedents

Celebrating a decade of squandered potential and faded dreams, the draft of 1999 turned out shallower than an infant’s paddling pool, yet despite being regarded as an acrimonious footnote in league history the draft...

Mock-Up: Projecting The Top 10

This time of year pretty much everyone is doing a mock draft of some sort.  So, with one week to go until the Entry Draft, I figure it's time I chip in with my...

Points System: Revealing Results

With Files from Gil Brown The current point system is most equitable for playoff races in January and individual franchise marketing, beginning as early as midseason. Part of the logic behind Detroit Red Wing's GM Ken...

Points System: Could Schenn Have Been a Duck?

With Files from Gil Brown Brian Burke doesn't take credit for the Maple Leafs drafting Luke Schenn 5th overall in 2008, but he's sure glad they did.  Under different circumstances, which we'll get into over...

The Numbers Game

A quick look at the NHL standings reveals that with 11 games remaining, the Toronto Maple Leafs have not yet been mathematically eliminated from either the playoffs, or last place overall. A numerical analysis reveals...

Around the League

Here are some quick hits on news around the league with just around 24 hours to go until the deadline: From The Score: With only one day left before the trade deadline, several NHL teams placed...

Playing The Odds

As the Trade Deadline approaches, speculation will continue to grow over which Maple Leaf players may be moving on to new NHL destinations. The following is my own personal estimation of the likelihood of regular...

Leafs/Sabres Pre-Game: Pogge Looking to Rebound

The Maple Leafs have recalled Justin Pogge from the Toronto Marlies for tonight’s game in Buffalo. Toronto looks to rebound from an overtime loss last night at the hands of Bryan McCabe and his...

Our Kingdom for a Goalie

Through 45 games the abject tandem of Toskala and Joseph has combined for the worst team save percentage in the NHL and by an ever increasing margin. Where .900 is seen as a barometer...

Current Production has Minimal Impact on Trade Value

I know, you’re worried about value for Vesa Toskala and Tomas Kaberle. Well, don’t. Their recent performance(s) are killing their market value, right? No. Market forces and low-ball offers may hinder...

Recession, Relocation and Retraction

Just six months ago many a grapevine was carrying rumor of NHL expansion while I lamented the integrity of a revenue bound salary cap. Even into the new season few had foreseen the sheer...

Columbus scouts eyeing a pair of Leafs

Here's an interesting little excerpt from Eric Smith's (Columbus Blue Jackets Blogger) blog over at Hockeybuzz, (props to TML35 for the heads up) that might spur a little armchair GM fantasizing: "With the 2-0 start...

Getting To Know You: Anton Stralman

ANTON STRALMAN (# 36) Player Facts: Birthdate:  August 1st, 1986 (for all you stargazers out there, that makes him a Leo). Hometown:  Tibro, Sweden Size: 6'1, 180 lbs Shoots: Right Drafted: 7th round, 216th overall (2005) Cap hit: $731,667 Signed through: 2009-10 season FA...

Reimer Gets 1st AHL Win

The Leafs goaltending issues at the NHL level have opened the door for some of their young goaltending prospects to strut their stuff and show everyone what they can do. With Toskala resting a "sore...

Hey, Burkie, Leave Them Kids Alone!

Ed. Note: Lots of holiday reading going up today for you guys. Merry Christmas. Here we are the Christmas break, and I’d like to take the time to look back at what we saw in...

How To Know You’ve Hired The Right Coach

This is interesting. Per CBS Sportsline, in a recap of Monday's win over Atlanta: "Toronto improved to 8-0-2 when leading after two periods." I was not aware of that.  If there's a better measure of a coaching staff and/or their system,...

The End of the Neverending Story

Mats - firstly, you've made me look like a total sap having torn my heart out when staunchly defending your decision last March. Personally, that makes me more than a little bit pissed off...

Looking Ahead: Free Agent Class Of 2009

Trade talks are heating up, in the NHL rumour mills, and online forums.  To that end, I've compiled a list of notable free-agents to be, both UFA and RFA, across the league, who may...
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