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Scotiabank Home Opener Viewing Party at Maple Leaf Gardens

With the start of the new hockey season a week away, MLHS has been invited to the 2013 NHL Face-Off season opener hosted at the iconic former Maple Leaf Gardens, courtesy of Scotiabank and...

“Toronto’s My Team”

There's nothing quite like the story of the home-grown athlete. Everyone likes asking Oakville's John Mitchell what it's like to put on the Leafs sweater every day, or trying to find some way to relate to Jesse Blacker's being drafted by his local club. But when adversity is thrown into the mix, when a player has to go through some degree of hardship to make it to not only the level he wants to be, but for the team he wants to play for, that's when a story becomes a best seller.

12 Burning Questions: Will The Leafs Get Healthy, Consistent Goaltending?

In part two of his 12 burning questions series, Derek Harmsworth looks at the Leafs goaltending of the past, and whether this year's tandem can provide them with healthy, consistent efforts.The NHL goaltender.It has...

Same Old Story: Maple Leafs Lose To Hurricanes

It was the same old story for the Maple Leafs last night. Another bad start, another power-play goal against, another game where they outshot the opposition badly, another good effort, but another loss. The...

Kudos To CuJo: Former Maple Leafs Goalie Curtis Joseph Retires

Former Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Curtis Joseph announced his retirement today. He was perhaps the single-biggest piece of the Leafs' two runs to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1999 and 2002. Joseph retires as...

Sticking to the Plan

A month into the offseason, one thing can be said for sure about the steps the Toronto Maple Leafs have taken toward rebuilding the team:  credit Brian Burke with having a plan, and sticking...

Draft Speculation: Goaltenders

Even in the days of modern technology, many still profess that meteorology is an inexact science more guess work than theory. The very same can be said when scouting goaltenders. For every Mark-Andre Fleury...

Off-Season Roster Breakdown

Let's take a break from the rumour mill, and have a look at where the Toronto Maple Leafs roster currently stands.With the draft a little over a month away, and free agency beginning shortly...

Season in Review, Player-by-Player

Now that the 2008-09 regular season has officially ended, it's time to take a look back over the roster to assess each of the Maple Leafs' players.Note that I'm only including players who finished...

What Would YOU Do… on July 1st!

So you're Brian Burke and it's July 1st.Who do you go after? And what is the contract you offer?So like always in this corner, this is all hypothetical. Below is a list of Unrestricted...

Post-Game: Leafs/Flyers – Ghastly Goaltending

13 goals, 3 tenders, countless defensive errors and ugly goals.  You almost felt sorry for Curtis Joseph after Jeff Carter cruised in for an easy breakaway goal and the camera panned to a thoroughly...

A Look at the Future between the Pipes

As the goals against continue to pile up, so do the questions regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs' future between the pipes. Last night's 7-5 drubbing at the hands of the Boston Bruins officially moved...

PG: Leafs/Lightning and Lucky Number

First of all, I know what you’re thinking, and we’re thinking it too; the “torch” for the upcoming Winter Games looks retarded. Anyways, it comes as no surprise as yet another team tries out...

Talking Back-Ups

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Brian Burke has been kicking the tires on a more adequate back-up for Vesa Toskala than Leafs' current incumbent, the antiquated Curtis Joseph. What was initially tabbed as...

Yes or Nonis? To Be Continued

Just under a week ago, Burke requested and received permission to speak with the Ducks’ front office advisor Dave Nonis. Wednesday, the Leafs formally presented Nonis with an offer to join the franchise under...

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...

Yes or Nonis?

Brian Burke requests for permission from Ducks to speak with Nonis about a management position in Toronto.Dave Nonis operated under Burke for six seasons in the Canucks organization until he became their general manager....

Leafs Pre-Game Tidbits

An ailing crop of defenders, a change of scenery, and a night off.After the Leafs got word that Jonas Frogren will be out of the lineup for up to six weeks after suffering two...

Comeback Kids Fall Just Short

Almost as impressive as the third period display by the Maple Leafs last night was their ability to storm out of the gate again this afternoon in their second game in less than 24...

Opening Night: Turning Another Leaf

The Maple Leafs are ready to set the upcoming season stage for the Detroit Red Wings tonight at the Joe Louis arena and quite a few regulars are ready to pull the jersey back...