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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...

The Ron Wilson Way

Ed. Note: Richard-Steven Williams, a UK-based NHL and European hockey enthusiast, will be joining the MLHS blogging team.It's fantastic to have Richard aboard, he's an immense talent. Here's his piece on Ron Wilson from a...

Burke Update

From a source: "I'm hearing Leafs will try to sign him immediately upon his release and Burke will be very reasonable in terms of money/term/bonuses to get the job-he really wants it. There is...

Rumours Without Merit

In non-news, Cliff Fletcher recently reiterated via e-mail that the reported rumours suggesting he's pursuing Atlanta's sniper Ilya Kovalchuk are "rumours without merit."Thought I would just confirm [email protected]

15 Signs That Point Up

1) The Maple Leafs have slogged through one of the toughest schedules across the league for the month of October, playing only three teams below the .500 mark, and currently sit 4-3-3.2) If the...

Schenn to Stay!

Sorry folks, been really busy over the past week or so. Let's talk some breaking news:"The Maple Leafs will announce as early as this afternoon that rookie defenceman Luke Schenn will be staying in...

Leafs, Hawks and Panthers Looking to Trade?

With an abundance of salary and injuries plaguing the league all at once, the Leafs have quickly become friendly territory for other franchises to seek out.The Leafs are currently sitting with arguably 3 top...

Bell Waived, Lineup Almost Set.

Mark Bell's career in Toronto seems to be all but over. The 28-year old from Ontario joined the Leafs along with Vesa Toskala at last year's draft shrouded under the cloud of an...

Scratches, Cuts and Scrapes

The Leafs waive, demote and start rumors. It appears that Mark Bell’s problems off the ice are behind him but his problems on the ice are still staring him in the face in Toronto,...

Leafs and Jackets Preseason Tidbits

The Leafs are looking to put up a strong performance after back to back stable appearances against the defending champs. With a similar roster, it will be interesting to see how Toskala fairs in...

Post-Game: Red Wings 4, Leafs 3

Tank Nation rejoice.A pattern of close, competitive losses is emerging in Leafland, equating to a 2-5-1 pre-season record.These performances include bright showings from the team's youth, hitting, shot blocking and entertaining hockey.But, careful...

Schenn Update

In a recent e-mail conversation with Cliff Fletcher, the Maple Leafs general manager suggested that he hopes to put pen to paper with 18-year-old Luke Schenn by early next week.The debate rages on as...

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

>>>DISCUSS IT HERE It’s time to take a closer look at the Maple Leafs roster for the upcoming season. As much as some of the younger players have performed well this pre-season, there seems to...

Out With the Old in with the “Plan”

>>>DISCUSS IT HERE It wasn’t more than a year ago that head coach Paul Maurice announced his team would make the playoffs and compete for the Stanley Cup. Players such as Simon Gamache and Tony...

’08/09: Win-Win for Leafs

>>>DISCUSS IN THE FORUMSCross-posted: http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=16813&blogger_id=48I'm approaching the upcoming campaign with a win-win mentality.Should the Maple Leafs dwell in the bottom five as virtually assured by Toronto media types, the opportunity to import a premier...

Leafs Management Training from Within?

>>>DISCUSS IN THE FORUMS With Cliff Fletcher sticking around for the upcoming season, the Maple Leafs have gone forward in hiring new staff since the start of the off-season. It seems the philosophy among many...

Rookie Tourney Build-up

>>>DISCUSS IN THE FORUMSEvery professional hockey organization, particularly one in the Leafs' current plight, must exhaust every possible avenue when it comes to importing young talent into their system.In addition to the chance to...

Cliff Notes

>>>DISCUSS IN THE FORUMS*Sunday Morning Update: Nothing ground-breaking here, but Fletcher told me via e-mail this morning that there were no new developments in Friday's meeting between himself, Mats Sundin and agent J.P Barry....

Team Press Release: Leafs Acquire Van Ryn

The team has confirmed the reported deal in a 5:41pm press release: Leafs Acquire Mike Van Ryn Toronto Maple Leafs Sep 2, 2008, 5:41 PM EDT Cliff Fletcher, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday...