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Phaneuf Named 18th Captain in Leafs History

At an afternoon press conference at Real Sports Bar & Grill, the Toronto Maple Leafs made official the worst kept secret in the NHL by naming Dion Phaneuf the 18th captain in the club's...

Whitby’s Hamilton to Stay in Toronto

Whitby born, Ryan Hamilton has signed a 1-year, 2-way deal worth $500k (at NHL level) with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hamilton, who came to the Leafs organization in a trade with the NHL Wild (AHL Aeros) during the 08/09 season, was scheduled to test the free agent market if unable to resign with Toronto.

Leafs Defense: A Season In Review

Lots of reading today: Gus chips in an  analogical look at the NHL playoff series; Alex has your links with a look at potential Leaf Jussi Rynnas.In what was Brian Burke's first summer on...

A Look At The Leafs’ Remaining FAs

Now that the Leafs' most important pending free agent -- goaltender Jonas Gustavsson -- has been signed to a two-year contract extension, it is time to take a look at their remaining free agent...

Stalberg: A Cautionary Tale

Why collegiate draftee Viktor Stalberg's struggles this season prove that NCAA free agents will not be enough to plug the Leafs shortcomings next season.

Marlies On a Wild Moose Chase

I really had so many options with this title. With all the Anaheim prospects on Toronto, I thought of calling it “Duck, Duck, Duck, Moose!” With many players returning from injury, I pondered using “I’ve got 99 Problems, but a Stitch Ain’t One.” But really, being five points out with five games remaining, the Marlies truly are on a wild Moose chase.As it stands now, the Marlies will have to win all of their final five games to have a hope of extending the season past April 12th. The two most important of these will need to come this weekend as Toronto faces Manitoba, the current occupant of the 4th and final spot.

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...

Good News! Luke Schenn Edition

Luke Schenn isn't nearly as horrible as he once (ie. earlier this year) wasn't, even though he looked like he was. But he wasn't, and isn't. Are we clear on that, ducky? In this installment of Good News! we consider some actual hockey-related information in addition to the jokes. But there are still jokes.

Cormier Delivers Questionable Elbow

Team Canada World Junior's captain Patrice Cormier is under investigation by the QMJHL for his questionable hit against Quebec Remparts defenceman Mikael Tam. The video of the hit is below and looks as if...

How do you define “Opportunity”?

After recovering from the initial shock of the Leafs trading yet another highly rated, potentially top end prospect (Tlusty in this case) for picks, prospects (Paradis in this case) or players who at best...

What I have learned…..

I have always believed that a persons real intelligence level is a sum of what they allow themselves to learn from others.  Book smarts, education, degrees, etc are all an indication of knowledge -...

Maple Leafs Name Three Assistant Captains for 2009-10 Season

Per Kevin McGran at the Toronto Star: On a day a former Maple Leafs captain formally announced his retirement, coach Ron Wilson said the team would again start the season captainless.Newcomers Mike Komisarek and Francois...

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...

Kaberle Staying / A Legend Forever

Today was the deadline for Tomas Kaberle's NTC lift, and he is still a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. While some fans were demanding for an immediate rebuild with some youth in return...

Checking In With The Marlies

Over the course of the offseason, the Maple Leafs have made several moves to ensure the focus they have placed on grit, heart, and tenacious play at the NHL level will extend to the...

The Timetable On Wallin

Although it has been widely reported that Farjestads BK forward Rickard Wallin is considering leaving Sweden to return to the NHL, and that the team interested in bringing him back to North America is...

The Farjestads Maple Leafs?

First, it was the failed courtship of a talented, young Farjestads star forward named Fabian Brunnstrom, who went on to post an impressive 17 goal rookie campaign for the Dallas Stars. Then Toronto went...

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...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Two – The Fab Five

With just a little over two weeks until the draft, it's time to turn our attention towards some of the favourites to go off the board first. Last year, a small group of about...

NHL Playoffs: First Round Predictions

For a full team-by-team breakdown of all playoffs clubs, sure bets and sleeper picks for your playoff pools, visit the McKeen's Playoff Preview where the factors below have been outlined and pointed out in...
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