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Disappointing Start

Despite eight new faces in tonight's season opening lineup against the Montreal Canadiens, many of the recurring themes of futility from last year were evident again in the 4-3 overtime loss. Poor defensive zone...

Kinks in the System: Who Gets the Part

The pre-season Buds may have exuded that truculent belligerence so deeply worn into the modern Toronto fans lexicon, but they rarely looked convincing. Either letting leads slip or being forced to fight back from...

Leafs Trim Another Four, Tonight’s Lineup

The Maple Leafs continued their shaping of the NHL roster with another four cuts on Sunday. Top prospect Nazem Kadri will be going back to the OHL's London Knights, Jonas Frogren and Christian Hanson...

Kessel: Waiting it Out

It took sometime to manifest, prolonged in the wake of shoulder surgery and stunted contract talks, but the September 10th news that negotiations between the Boston Bruins, Wade Arnott and Phil Kessel had come...

Is it Worth It? Let me work it

Amid speculation that Brian Burke is positioning himself to extend an offer sheet - perhaps to long-rumoured target, 22-year-old winger Phil Kessel - after swapping picks to recover the Leafs' 2010 second round pick...

Competition Breeds Success

This must be the mantra Brian Burke is following after recent reports indicate that Jason Allison has been invited to the Leafs training camp on a tryout basis.  Some of you remember Allison from...

Stralman Trade Wrapup and More

Yesterday's trade with Calgary sparked a lot of immediate negativity amongst many of our readers at the loss of Stralman. Today we try to view it from another perspective as we clarify an important...

Tuesday Morning Quick Hits

The Toronto Sun is reporting that Brian Burke is back from his fishing trip, and that the action is supposed to pick up over the next little while. Some quick hits: - Brian Burke confirms...

Cox: Burke targeting Malhotra, Beauchemin

Damien Cox is confirming the Leafs' interest in Manny Malhotra as first reported in the MLHS FA Targets blog, suggesting he's on Burke's radar today. Malhotra's never lived up to the offensive expectations that...

Burke in on Cammalleri

The Cammalleri camp has countered an offer from Brian Burke... working on figures. Sportsnet now reporting: Ottawa, New York, Toronto in on Cammalleri.

Loose Ends: The Draft and the Silly Season

While he would never admit it, Ontario native Nazem Kadri must of felt a twinge of anger at how the biggest day in his life panned out. Treated like a high steak pawn at...

Rumoured Organizational List of Potential FA Targets

The feeling as the Leafs embark on this year's unrestricted free agency period is that Brian Burke is not enamored with the '09 free agent class and will neither overpay in salary or term....

Post-Mortem: Leafs Draft Kadri

After all the hype surrounding a potential trade up proved for naught, Brian Burke went with a surprise pick in centerman Nazem Kadri at #7. The fact of the matter is that first-rounders are...

Pre-Draft Rumours Heating Up

The latest from a trusted source: "Burke may have been playing possum in order to move up to get Duchene when he was saying he wanted Tavares but no one is indulging him.... Rumor is that...

2009 Playoffs: A Sign of Changing Times

Phew. Finally a chance to catch our breath after what was perhaps the best 2nd round of playoff hockey ever played. We were treated to three 7 game series, 9 overtime periods, and an...

Answering Your Q’s – Part One

Slow times in Leafland these days, so let's have a crack at a couple of those questions. Jon asks: "How much would you pay for Tavares? How much do you think it would take to...

Maple Leafs sign Vermont’s Viktor Stalberg

According to TSN, the Maple Leafs continued their signing spree on Tuesday morning, inking University of Vermont foward Viktor Stalberg to a two-year entry level contract. The 23-year old powerforward could potentially join the...

Toronto Maple Leafs sign prospect Chris Didomenico

From the Leafs webiste: "The Leafs announced Saturday that forward Chris DiDomenico has been signed to a three-year entry level contract. The 20-year-old native of Toronto was selected by the Leafs in the sixth...

Quick Hits: Moore, Gerber, Antropov

1) Brian Burke's received two offers of a second round pick for Dominic Moore. Burke's trying to up the ante in order to also land a 4th rounder in 2009 as the Leafs are...

More on Moore, Voros

The ongoing contract negotiations taking place between Brian Burke and Larry Kelly, Dominic Moore's agent, are more meaningful than face value. On the surface, trying to re-sign a player that is for all intents...
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