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Flyin’ Ryan Too Costly For Toronto?

In 2005, the NHL was returning to work after a year long lockout, a bitter battle between players and owners over cost certainty.  The entry draft in June of 2005 was really the beginning...

Just Beyond the Fingertips

The Chicago Blackhawks are just 60 minutes away from drinking out of Lord Stanley, and it will be present at tonight's game at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Should the Blackhawks win, it will...
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Around the League: Glendale, Cormier, Mitchell, and Playoffs

Things may be relatively quiet in Leafs Nation these days, but that doesn't mean there has been a lack of excitement elsewhere in the NHL.As such, here are a few quick takes on some...

Three-Two-One

An example of how the NHL could restructure its currently farcical points allocations.

Optimism 2.0: Leafs fans getting ready for the big O, part two

When Brian Burke became the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs in November of 2008, Leafs Nation embarked on a new journey.  A new beginning.  With Burke at the helm, the Leafs...

NHL Draft Lottery – A Quick Primer

As you are no doubt well aware, the NHL draft lottery will be held tonight in New York to determine the order of the 14 non-playoff teams heading into the June 25-26 draft in...

CFB Playoff Predictions (Eastern)

The Playoffs are about to start and what better time than now for the CFB predictions. We highlight every series with individual writers giving their own opinion on why or how a particular team...

2010 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions

It's that time of year again.  The most wonderful time of the year.  No, not Christmas, and no, you won't see any of those silly Staples commercials.It's time for the NHL playoffs.The annual spring...

Pre-Game: Phil Kessel vs. Tuukka Rask

Phil Kessel has but one point in five games against his former side while recurrent Leafs nightmare Tuukka Rask, league leader in goals against average and save percentage, stands 3-1-0 against the club that...

Is history repeating or will this time be different?

Brian Burke has done an outstanding job of refacing the Leafs organization in a very short period of time.  I for one am predicting a very surprising season from the Leafs as early as...

Leafs and Thrashers

Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will host the Atlanta Thrashers at the Air Canada Center. Atlanta is hoping to catch the Boston Bruins for the 8th seed in the East and snag a post-season...

Pre-Game: Leafs at Thrashers

Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs hope to rebound from their loss to the Panthers with a win tonight against another team they must steal points from - the Atlanta Thrashers. The Leafs continue their...

Fun With Numbers: Ranking Kessel’s Production

About a month ago, we took a look at Phil Kessel's production, including the on-pace numbers for this season and (theoretically) projected 82-game statistics.With 10 games left to go in the season, perhaps it's time...

Canadiens @ Maple Leafs

Tonight, the Buds and Habs are set to battle it out and put their win streaks on the line. The Leafs are 5-1-0 in their last 6 outings, while the Canadiens are riding an...

Lightning at Leafs

(On the road ... so here is a quick thread for tonight's action.)The Toronto Maple Leafs (21-33-12), who are coming off a hard-fought overtime win over the Boston Bruins, are host to the Tampa...

Maple Leafs And Bruins From A to Z

Just some quick thoughts after the Maple Leafs' 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins:Assist for Phil Kessel is his first point in 5 games against his old teamBozak continues to progressCarl Gunnarsson had another solid...

Leafs and Bruins

Luca Caputi makes his Maple Leaf debut tonight as Toronto visits Boston to battle it out with the Bruins. Seidenberg will suit up for the Bruins who are still aiming to remain in the...

Around the League

The Carolina Hurricanes are closing in on a deal with the San Jose Sharks for Niclas Wallin, while Leafs fans were begging it was Rickard. Kovalchuk turns down $101M, while the Rangers pull out...

Kats Krunch: Phaneuf Regression In Context

In the end, perhaps the player to best describe the trades is ... Wayne Primeau?After all, the former Flame has been through this before.The surprising deal for all parties involved, smells eerily similar to...

Leafs and Kings Preview/Rosehill Destruction

Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs play host to the Los Angeles Kings. Fortunately for the Leafs, they are back at home where they have a better record (9-10-5) than when playing as the visitors...

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