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Leafs/Wings Post-Game: Gustavsson the Great?

The Leafs improved their preaseason win total to six tonight at the ACC.  These are the final chances for some of the young hopefuls, and they are not going to go away easily.  Strong...

Player Review: Leafs 4-0 Flyers

The baby Leafs cruised past a Philadelphia Flyers B team playing an increasingly dirty game Thursday evening. The first victory in a, so-far, entertaining pre-season; the Leafs acquitted themselves well with a lineup that...

Quick Post-Game Thoughts

I had the privilege of a great view from the Gold section, ten rows off the ice to witness a fairly decent game with plenty of positives. It was my first time in the...

Thoughts from the Rookie Tournament, Game 3

Wednesday night's tilt between the Maple Leafs and Penguins was by far the sloppiest game the Leafs have played thus far, with a 4-1 Pittsburgh victory the end result. Simply put, the players looked as...

Thoughts from the Truculence Tournament, Game 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs' rookies, in a very entertaining game this afternoon, lost 6-5 in overtime to the rookies of the Boston Bruins. The game was fast-paced, hard-hitting, and featured three fights on three consecutive...

Don’t Give up on Blake Yet

So few players seem to ignite the dichotomy of emotions Jason Blake inspires. Undrafted, undersized and inconsistent, Blake rode the wave of a steep and late developmental curve and earned himself a five year...

Prospect Camp: News & Views

Last week, the Toronto Maple Leafs held their prospect development camp to gauge the progress and future outlook of both prospects within the organization, and unsigned players on the team's radar. The camp, which ran...

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...

2009 NHL Draft – Leafs Review

The Toronto Maple Leafs' first draft under the watchul eye of Brian Burke displayed a stark change in the team's draft philosophy. The scouting staff searched for the type of players and attributes that...

The Free Agency Bargain Bin

In the MLSE land of unreasonable expectations, even a superstar troupe like Burke and Wilson will not be afforded another record breaking season; at least not if said record is a fifth consecutive season...

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...

Weekend Odds and Ends

Less than 24 hours after the Leafs season officially ended with a win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night, the fans and media have already turned their attention to two important dates: June...

Points System: Revealing Results

With Files from Gil Brown The current point system is most equitable for playoff races in January and individual franchise marketing, beginning as early as midseason. Part of the logic behind Detroit Red Wing's GM Ken...

ISS Releases March Top 30 Rankings

International Scouting Services (ISS) has released the March edition of their monthly top 30 rankings for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in June.  Much of the names at the top remain unchanged, while a...

Post-Game: Leafs/Canucks – Sianora Sundin

On a night where we can say the "Sundin Saga" came to its exciting and fitting end, the Leafs played a second straight game where they showed the hard work and energy that was...

Getting To Know You: Dale Mitchell

Dale Mitchell (#71) - RW Player Facts Birthdate: April 9, 1989 Stargazing: Aries Hometown: Mississauga, ON Size: 5-9 200 lbs (team listing) Shoots: Right Acquired: Drafted by Toronto in 2007 (3rd round, 74th overall) Cap Hit: N/A (plays in OHL); $780,000 if...

Post-Game Leafs/Habs: Belligerent Belorussians

For all the hype surrounding the seemingly inevitable fight between Grabovksi and Kostitsyn, the two Belorussians were not quite at the forefront of a very chippy game between the Leafs and the Canadiens.  The...

Post-Game: Leafs stick it to Sens, Spezza

I don't care where in the tanking/playoff spectrum you stand, beating the Ottawa Senators is always sweet. Especially in a game riddled with physicality and controversy, against a rival considered at season's dawn a...

Quick Hits: Stralman recalled, Mitchell to skate on the top line

I have neither seen nor heard an official announcement from the team, but Anton Stralman is now listed on the Leafs active roster, following Jiri Tlusty's return to the Marlies. Also, the Globe & Mail...

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...
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