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Myth vs. Reality

A dreadful 3-11-5 start for the Maple Leafs has everyone asking the same two questions. What the heck happened? And what the heck is the solution? In the course of pondering those questions, many suggestions...

Leafs/Blackhawks Preview

This will be the first and only time these two teams will meet this season. Their last tilt took place on November 22, 2008 in Toronto where Chicago won the game 5-4 in overtime....

What To Do With Tomas Kaberle?

This past Saturday, The Fourth Period discussed on their radio segment the possibility of the Toronto Maple Leafs trading Tomas Kaberle at some point this season, if the team's fortunes do not begin to...

A Different Perspective

Make sure to catch Daniel’s Rangers/Leafs preview.I'll be attending my second Marlies game of the season today at Ricoh Coliseum at 3:00 PM. They try to avenge a loss last night to...

Where Do You Go From Here?

Five games in, no wins, and few positives within the play to indicate a turnaround is coming soon.Something has to be done to shake up this roster.   Some sort of move needs to be...

Uncharacteristic Komisarek

It feels strange to have the similar attitude of Bill Watters on Leafs Lunch towards prized free agent acquisition, Mike Komisarek’s regular season debut against his former club. But … here we are.Komisarek began...

This Week In Ex-Leafs News

A couple of deals went down today, involving some players you might be familiar with:Anton Stralman was traded from Calgary to Columbus, for a 3rd round pick.  Yes, you read that correctly. Ryan Hollweg was...

The Expendables

After watching the first four pre-season games, I've noticed a few players stand out while others have sunk into a state of mediocre play. This is my brief evaluation of the players we no...

Leafs Complete Minor Deal: Offer Sheet Next?

Via TSN, Bob Mckenzie is reporting that the Maple Leafs have re-acquired its own 2010 2nd round draft pick from Chicago in exchange for its own 2011 3rd round pick and the 2011 2nd...

2009 Offseason Transaction Report

To date, it has been a rather busy offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs, with a number of free agent signings, roster re-signings, a few trades and even some coaching changes.The following is a...

Getting “O” from the “D”

The Maple Leafs finished as the league's worst defensive team last season, giving up an astounding 286 goals, which works out to about 3.5 goals against a game. As such, much of the team's...

The Stralman Quandry

Since taking over the reigns of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Burke identified several glaring weaknesses in his team.  In several press conferences, he clearly and succinctly described these weaknesses and his intention and...

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...

Leafs acquire Wayne Primeau

After a short hiatus, Brian Burke has gotten right back on the horse. RDS and TSN are reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired checking forward Wayne Primeau and a 2nd round pick...

Monday Blues – Update: Leafs acquire Primeau for Stralman

Kicking off the week with another update on a whole lot of nothing around the NHL: The Leafs get ripped in ESPN's Ultimate Team Standings, P.J. Axelsson signs with Frolunda, CBS Sports assigns offseason...

This Is Intriguing

Don't shoot the messenger when you read this.I've been receiving messages all night about a couple of major trade scenarios that could go down in the near future.  However  I stress that as of...

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...

The Latest Talk: Would You Do It?

In just over two weeks, the NHL Entry Draft will be upon us.  Naturally, speculation as to the future destination of the top prospects is heating up.   With July 1st rapidly approaching, trade rumours...

A Year On: Draft Class of 2008

Rewind a year to Ottawa, when interim GM Cliff Fletcher was preparing to make his last great splash. Trading up to secure hard hitting blueliner Luke Schenn, a player unto which the Leafs hoped...

Anatomy of a Turnaround: the 1989-90 Maple Leafs

Excitement abounds these days in the streets of Toronto, as a long-overdue rebuilding effort for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the prospect of a revitalized franchise, moves into high gear.Arguably the last successful revitalization...