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Riffing On A Rift (which may or may not exist)

Ah, sports media coverage in Toronto. Don't ever change.According to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, Tomas Kaberle is unhappy with Leafs head coach Ron Wilson. Naturally, this has sparked a flurry of speculation,...

Good News: Big Picture Dept.

I know, I know, when last we met, I promised you that the next installment in these studies in positivity would focus on Nikolai Kulemin.Well, I lied.  Sue me.  Instead of discussing an individual...

Who Wouldn’t Want Some Tang on the Side?

Submitted by Michael Stephens (a.k.a.  Baumgartner)Apparently Sidney Crosby still lives with Mario Lemieux. Anyone else find that weird? Dude, you’re almost 23. You’ve got a Stanley cup ring, an Olympic gold medal, an 8.7...

Toronto Marlies : Realism Torn Too

#NHLAnagrams havebeen a big thing on twitter over the last week, and what a riot we've had. Some of the creations have been strictly comical (Daniel Alfredsson = An Idle Ass Fondler), some have been ridiculous (Brian Burke = Urban Biker) and others have fit so perfectly, you would think that it was by some magical force that their name and anagram had come to be (Zdeno Chara = A Hazard Cone, Vesa Toskala = aka Lost).With the Toronto Marliesseven points back with 12 games to go, I'm torn as to my thoughts of the post-season and based on the Marlies' anagram, Realism Torn Too.

Quack, Quack, Quack Mr. Calder

The Ducks play spoiler to the blue and white... kind of. As the Marlies head down the stretch and zero in on the number four spot in the North West, Anaheim pulls a key contributor up to the big club. As if it's not already hard enough watching talent on the baby buds knowing they'll never develop into a Leaf.

Torontosaurus Rex for Week 21 is …

The Torontosaurus Rex for Week 21 is ....Saturday's 6-4 win over Edmonton was the only game Tyler Bozak didn't eclipse 20 minutes of ice time since the trade deadline, but ended with a...

Good News: Tyler Bozak Edition.

Twice in the last week - once after the Tampa Bay game, once during the first intermission of the Oilers game - we've had the opportunity to watch Tyler Bozak do interviews for television....

A Different Take

Somewhat understandably, a great number of people will be upset with what ended up unfolding (or not unfolding) as Trade Deadline Day progressed, in particular with regard to Tomas Kaberle.A new twist in the...

Anaheim GM Brian Burke logs entries

From USA Today - 3/1/2007:Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke has always been among the NHL's most colorful wheeler dealers. In 2005-06, he overhauled his team midseason and made a strong playoff run. Last summer,...

D-Day Wrap Up

Final Deadline Trades:Alexei Ponikarovsky to Pittsburgh for Luca Caputi and Martin Skoula Martin Skoula to New Jersey for a fifth round draft selection. Lee Stempniak to PHX for 4th and 7th rounders. Joey MacDonald to ANA...

Finger for Huet?

Sources (here and here) are floating the possibility of a Jeff Finger trade to Chicago.  The Leafs would receive Cristobal Huet and possibly a draft pick in return.This rumored move would fall under the...

Grabovski Arrested

From Damien Cox: "This isn't how the Maple Leafs hoped Mikhail Grabovski would be spending his Olympic break. The 26-year-old centre was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Saturday by Vancouver police and kept in jail...

Aulie Out, Getzlaf In, Burke Talks, Attendance Shocking

Keith Aulie has been injured indefinitely. Ryan Getzlaf will be a part of Team Canada. Brian Burke talks the favorite in the tournament, and the NHL has released its attendance records of this season....

In Memory of Brendan Burke

Brian Burke's youngest son, Brendan Burke, has passed away due to injuries suffered from a car crash in Indiana earlier today. From everyone here at MLHS, our thoughts and prayers are with Burke's family....

Getting Out of Bottom Five = New Playoffs

Setting up a goal for the Leafs in lieu of a playoff spot, making up seven points to get out of the NHL basement is a good start .. but just how difficult will...

Blockbuster Breakdown – The Forwards

We have all had a few days to digest Sunday's trades, but there is still a well of untapped implications.  Here's a closer look at the forwards involved: both the outgoing Leafs and our...

What About the Kid?

Dion Phaneuf was far and away the biggest name exchanging teams in the Toronto-Calgary deal on Sunday morning, and as a result, young defenseman Keith Aulie may have gotten a little overlooked in the...

What’s Next For The Toronto Maple Leafs?

In the wake of Sunday's blockbuster trades, one cannot help but wonder what's next for the Toronto Maple Leafs? Who's next to go? Who stays?In any case, I think that it's pretty safe to...

Does the Phaneuf Trade Suggest the End Is Near for Tomas Kaberle?

On the heels of the Leafs' much-heralded acquisition of All-Star defenseman Dion Phaneuf, a significant question has arisen within Leafs Nation:What impact does this trade have on the future of Tomas Kaberle?It is by...

Kaberle Key To Improved Goaltending

TORONTO -- Leafs general manager, Brian Burke, has repeatedly stated he will not ask Tomas Kaberle to waive his NTC. This situation, however, could be key to shoring up the goaltending the Leafs need.Gus...