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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...

Worst General Managers in NHL History

Part 3: 20 Years of Maple Misery From Gord Stellick to Cliff Fletcher Version 2.0It’s been over 40 years since the Leafs won the cup and while others make fun of the fans for continuing...

Thank You Ron Wilson… and Jamal Mayers

Link: "We're going through a phase right now where I challenge our players to get better every day and the only way you can do that is by attempting to win." -Wilson"If you want to...

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...

Connect the Dots?

The Panthers and the Leafs/Kaberle seem compatible for several reasons. One, the Leafs and Panthers seem to be congenial trading partners as evidenced by Cliff Fletcher dumping his crap on Jacques Martin's lap last...

Deadline Quotables

Brian Burke:On the implications of the Leafs' recent turnaround:"I'm proud of the guys, they're working their butts off and that's important for a lot of reasons; a lot of what we're trying to build...

Odds and Ends: Deadline Edition

-Draft pick be damned, being 7-1-1 in our last nine against the Senators is truly heart-warming. P.S., it's time to point the finger where it needs to be pointed, Bryan Murray... trade Jason Spezza...

Getting To Know You: Dale Mitchell

Dale Mitchell (#71) - RWPlayer FactsBirthdate: April 9, 1989 Stargazing: Aries Hometown: Mississauga, ONSize: 5-9 200 lbs (team listing) Shoots: RightAcquired: Drafted by Toronto in 2007 (3rd round, 74th overall) Cap Hit: N/A (plays in OHL); $780,000 if...

To trade or not to trade

Most recent Leafs trade talk in the mainstream media centers largely around Pavel Kubina and Tomas Kaberle. Just about enough has been mentioned on those fronts; Brian Burke will not compromise in his return...

Boo Birds for the Blue and White

In a season where everyone either predicted or was warned the Leafs would place bottom 5 in the East, I’m a little surprised the team was booed by the club’s faithful fans in a...

Schism

In October 2008, a reporter set the Barilkosphere into a tizzy with a certain writing. The intention was simple, a deliberately cruel finger pointing at Leafs Nation.The backlash was tremendous, and it inspired...

Quick Hits: NTCs, post-game reaction

Confusion across the Barilkosphere as to the respective no-trade clause situations of Pavel Kubina and Tomas Kaberle has been unending, mostly because, of the characteristics that describe the professional sports media in this city,...

Getting To Know You: Tim Stapleton

TIM STAPLETON (# 42) – C / RW Player Facts:Birthdate: July 9, 1982 Stargazing: Cancer Hometown: La Grange, IllinoisSize: 5'9, 182 lbs (team listing) Shoots: RightAcquired: Signed as free agent (June 6, 2008) Cap hit: N/A (plays in...

Hey, Burkie, Leave Them Kids Alone!

Ed. Note: Lots of holiday reading going up today for you guys. Merry Christmas.Here we are the Christmas break, and I’d like to take the time to look back at what we saw in...

Update: Fletcher. Also: Williams, Sifers to remain in the line-up

After enjoying his much-deserved holiday, Cliff Fletcher will sit down with Brian Burke in early January to structure his new role within the organization as per the man himself. It is expected he'll assume...

Thoughts At The Quarter

Random thoughts, 23 games in:Matt Stajan is the leading scorer on the Leafs. Let me repeat that: Matt Stajan is the leading scorer on the Leafs, and is on pace for close...

The Burkean Age Begins

Brian Burke's exact intentions with the Toronto Maple Leafs will be the source of much speculation likely until after the Christmas season, but there may just be one tweak made in shorter order: locating...

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...

Wrapping up the Stempniak Trade

In case you missed it:"The Toronto Maple Leafs aren't waiting for Brian Burke to come in and start making moves, as the club traded defenceman Carlo Colaiacovo and forward Alex Steen to the St....

One Quarter in the Books

With the Leafs blowing 3-0 and 4-2 leads, eventually leading to a 5-4 overtime loss, we have now hit what can pretty much  be considered the quarter pole of the '08-'09 season.Some Quick Thoughts...