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Kessel Trade: A Perfect Full Circle

Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager, Brian Burke should have uttered one phrase to explain the situation, one simple little phrase to envelope the reasoning for the Phil Kessel trade;“Our picks in our vision of...

League Chasing Front-Loaders

Now that the NHL has won the arbitration award based on "salary cap circumvention" with the Kovalchuk situation, they are ready to tackle the rest of the league. A year (and perhaps in a...

The NHLPA Prepare for Battle

Leagues decision to battle Kovalchuk contract gives the NHLPA incentive entering the next round of CBA negotiations.

Commodity or Cornerstone

Could Burke trade away Luke Schenn?

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,...

The Blame Game

Submit your GFWE predictions here.It’s no secret that the Leafs' biggest disappointment amid a conference-second-worst 15-20-9 first half of the schedule is a total lack of progress in the area of goals against and...

Kats Krunch: My Team Canada Selection

My Team Canada Roster selections may seem a little vanilla, but they've been selected to play out various situations. Penalty killing, power play and balance on all the forward units took precedent over sheer...

Check My Brain

No truer words ring out to the ears of the throng of fans and particularly management of the Leafs victory over the current GM's former organization.And it took Alice in Chains to create them.Cali,...

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...

Pronger Traded? Draft Dealing Commences

According to Andy Strickland the first draft-related move of this (almost) off-season has transpired.  Chris Pronger has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for "a package including Jack Johnson and the 5th overall...

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...

Crunching the Numbers on the League’s Top Crunchers

As has been the case for most of this season, rookie defenseman Luke Schenn was one of the lone brights spots as the Toronto Maple Leafs came away with yet another disappointing result on...

Picking apart Brian’s Brain: Key Quotes

Today was the long-awaited day when Brian Burke was finally introduced to the Toronto media and fanbase. Highlighted below are several important quotes that stuck out to me as I listened to Burke outline...

The Vancouver Model

Months of uncertainty and speculation are likely to come to an end in the next week when Brian Burke and his associates meet with Richard Peddie and the MLSE. The groups have already spoken...

MLHS Roundtable Discussion #1!

Sorry for the delay guys.  We greatly appreciate the flood of great questions and comments, and are sorry to say we couldn't get to them all. We've all been pretty busy lately for a...