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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 they're closer than you think. Rick Dudley is widely considered one of the best...

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 he didn’t exactly inherit a powerhouse.  The Leafs roster was...

Morning Mashup: Silly Season Speculation

Of course, the acquisition of Jeff Carter by the Los Angeles Kings couldn't simply put to bed the rumours surrounding one potential Leaf trade target, it sprung to life another. Word broke yesterday that,...

MLHS Deadline Preview: Four Options in Goal

This is part one of a preview series on potential trade deadline targets for the Leafs. Important to keep in mind is the framework in which I'm analyzing these trade options in this series:...
Burke Burke, GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Friday Mashup: Leafs Back On Ice, TV Schedule Released

It's starting to finally feel like hockey season. The NHL has been holding their R&D camp at the Leafs' Mastercard Centre Practice Facility as GMs, scouts and hockey media descended on Etobicoke to review...

Brian Burke’s MLA Interview

The 2011 Maple Leafs Annual is 99% complete, and we should have preordering information available for you all soon. Remember, if you have read any of our teasers or interview excerpts, you are morally...

MLHS/MLA Interview Series concludes with…

The big man, Brian Burke, and we will be taking a few reader questions. This one comes with a few caveats. Only the top 5 questions (as selected by me) will be entered into the...

Leafs to Sign Prospect Leo Komarov

According to the Toronto Star's Damien Cox, the Leafs are expected to sign 24 year old forward prospect Leo Komarov to an entry-level contract at some point in the near future. The Maple Leafs...

Maple Leafs Showing Signs Of Full Team Effort Early On

After what seemed like a lifetime of waiting for fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the new look squad hit the ice Thursday night for their home opener against the arch rival Montreal Canadiens,...

Development Isn’t a Life Sentence

On Monday, Nazem Kadri, 7th overall selection in the 2009 draft, was assigned to the Toronto Marlies. The player in whom a whole city had welcomed, became enamoured with and inked into their own starting lineup will not appear at ACC at all… at least not yet. It will prove to be a powerful lesson for the 19 year old, if not the whole city of Toronto; the Toronto Maple Leafs are about winning hockey games, not necessarily selling tickets.

Preseason Game #7: Toronto at Ottawa

The Leafs head to the capital tonight to take on their bitter provincial rivals, the Ottawa Senators, for the third time in seven preseason games. Tonight's game figures to be the last chance for players...

Pre-Season Game #6: Sabres @ Maple Leafs

The shoe is on the other hoof for tonight's Leafs-Sabres rematch at the ACC as the Leafs are putting just about their best foot forward and the Sabres are sitting much of their core...

Reflections on Liambas, and lessons learned

One of the more interesting subplots to the Maple Leafs' 2010-11 preseason has been the Michael Liambas situation. Offered a tryout - amidst much fanfare - in time for the team's annual Rookie Camp,...

“Toronto’s My Team”

There's nothing quite like the story of the home-grown athlete. Everyone likes asking Oakville's John Mitchell what it's like to put on the Leafs sweater every day, or trying to find some way to relate to Jesse Blacker's being drafted by his local club. But when adversity is thrown into the mix, when a player has to go through some degree of hardship to make it to not only the level he wants to be, but for the team he wants to play for, that's when a story becomes a best seller.

Ottawa-Chicago: Live Game Blog

The following is live, up to the minute coverage of today's rookie tournament game between the Ottawa Senators and the Chicago Blackhawks.  Remember to refresh the page to get the latest updates. Update: We're about...

Blackhawks-Maple Leafs: Live Game Blog

The following is an up to the minute, live game blog of tonight's rookie tournament game featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Remember to hit refresh to see the absolute latest...

MLHS Exclusive: Nazem Kadri on Offseason & NHL Expectations

Last Wednesday (September 1st), Toronto's MasterCard Centre for Excellence, the Maple Leafs' own practice facility, played host to...

Rookie Tournament Preview: Who To Watch

The Toronto Maple Leafs will host their rookie tournament this year in London, Ontario from September 11th to the 14th, and Maple Leafs Hot Stove will have unprecedented, wall-to-wall coverage of the event. Join us...

12 Burning Questions: Will The Maple Leafs Finally Return To The Playoffs?

In the final part of his 12 Burning Questions series, Derek Harmsworth takes a look at the Maple Leafs chances of getting back to postseason hockey this year. May 4th, 2004. Both teams, tired and weary...

12 Burning Questions: Will Ron Wilson Finish The Season As Coach?

In part 11 of his 12 Burning Questions series, Derek Harmsworth takes a look at one of the hottest topics in Leafs Nation today: just how long of a leash does Ron Wilson have? In...
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