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Around the League: Glendale, Cormier, Mitchell, and Playoffs

Things may be relatively quiet in Leafs Nation these days, but that doesn't mean there has been a lack of excitement elsewhere in the NHL.As such, here are a few quick takes on some...

Prospect Watch: Stefanovich Speaks Out

Leafs prospect, Mikhail Stefanovich was quoted in an interview on the internet site of Belarussian newspaper, 'Sports Panorma' about his relationship with Patrick Roy, the Canadian lifestyle contrast and commentary on the people of...

The Other Free Agent Market

During his first full year at the helm in Toronto, you could make the case that Brian Burke was the league's most active general manager. There was the Kessel summer blockbuster with Boston and...

Burke’s Focus Now Shifts to Tweaking Roster

While the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing and continue to provide us with some fantastic moments of triumph, the fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are now forced to once again...

Is The KHL Falling Apart At The Seams?

For longtime fans of the NHL, it was nothing new.An organization set to come in, guns blazing, and attempt to be "competition" for the National Hockey League.  On the surface, perhaps not a bad...

CFB Playoff Predictions (Western)

The Playoffs are about to start and what better time than now for the CFB predictions. We highlight every series with individual writers giving their own opinion on why or how a particular team...

NHL Draft Lottery – A Quick Primer

As you are no doubt well aware, the NHL draft lottery will be held tonight in New York to determine the order of the 14 non-playoff teams heading into the June 25-26 draft in...

2010 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions

It's that time of year again.  The most wonderful time of the year.  No, not Christmas, and no, you won't see any of those silly Staples commercials.It's time for the NHL playoffs.The annual spring...

NHL Playoff Schedule Released

The NHL has released the playoff schedule for the first round, along with the list of networks airing each series.Here are the start dates for Game 1 of each series, and the network airing...

Hayes Dominates as Boston College Wins NCAA Hockey East Tournament

Remember Jimmy Hayes?  He was the Leafs 2nd round pick in 2008, a burgeoning power forward who struggled last season in his freshman campaign with the Boston College Eagles as he adjusted to the...

Leafs in the hunt for “Norwegian Hobbit”

After tonight's snoozer, let's move on to a bigger and better subject.Some of you may have watched a surprising Norway side battle Switzerland to the bitter end for a quarterfinal birth in their final...

Pre-Break Pregame: Leafs – Blues

The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the St. Louis Blues tonight, in the Leafs' final game prior to the NHL's Olympic break.The Leafs are coming off a narrow loss to the West-leading San Jose Sharks,...

Kaberle Key To Improved Goaltending

TORONTO -- Leafs general manager, Brian Burke, has repeatedly stated he will not ask Tomas Kaberle to waive his NTC. This situation, however, could be key to shoring up the goaltending the Leafs need.Gus...

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...

Brodeur Inspired; NHL Shutouts 2009-10

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of three teams without a shutout this season. They have been shutout four times, allowing 15 goals. They've scored 98 goals in wins and a paltry 12 in losses....

Schedules Making Impact

By: Gus Katsaros Prior to the season starting, I had written about the impact of schedules. In particular, as the Leafs face the Habs tonight after playing the previous night, while Montreal is rested. Interesting...

Less Than 2% Chance Of Making Playoffs?

According to Ken Roberts and www.sportsclubstats.com, the Maple Leafs have a 1.7% chance of making the playoffs at the moment...So, you're telling me there's a chance?All jokes aside, I knew the chances were slim,...

Leafs Notes from Practice

The Leafs held practice today in preparation for a busy week. They will have yet another back to back set of games over the weekend, and a few changes in the lineup have been...

Post-Game Thoughts: Leafs Impressive on HOF Night

With Kessel and Gustavsson integrating themselves into the lineup, the team seems poised to break off a big-time run to put themselves back into the Eastern Conference's playoff picture. The team is playing...

Leafs/Red Wings Preview

After such a porous start for both clubs, both teams are heading into tonight's original six matchup with their longest streak of the season and are currently playing their best hockey. The Red Wings...