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What to Expect from Jay McClement

When Brian Burke took over the GM job in Toronto, there was nothing but talk about building from the net out. A defence first philosophy is a valid one, though recent Stanley Cup winners...

Lindy’s Sports Leafs Annual Preview: Dave Poulin Interview

Recently I had an opportunity to interview Dave Poulin, vice president of hockey operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs, for Lindy’s Sports Maple Leafs Annual magazine.  Poulin, whose job focuses heavily on player acquisition...

It’s Not All Bad

It seems that a large percentage of Leafs Nation is completely convinced that the team they saw in February and March of the 2011-12 season is the true reflection of the roster's ability. ...

Leafs 2012-13 Player Predictions

It seems like a fruitless endeavor to make full season predictions with the uncertainty of when the actual season does begin. Regardless, here we are. Under ideal circumstances, the season would start as per the...

Toronto’s tending tandem, and AHL-to-NHL transitional success

As we approach the dog days of hockey, more and more Leafs fans are coming to the conclusion that there's a strong chance we will see a James Reimer and Ben Scrivens goalie tandem...

Centers of Attention

“We need a number one center.” - Every Leafs Fan While it may not be seen as the organizations top priority, it is safe to assume that most people who have followed the Leafs in the...

Brian Burke Interview – SportsnetFan590 with Bob McCown

Brian Burke and Bob McCown dance a dance about unnamed goalies with long term contracts *cough*, unproven, but equally highly regarded young goalies playing behind established staters *cough* and older goalies that played well...

Dave Poulin on SportsnetFan590 [audio]

Maple Leafs' vice-president of hockey operations Dave Poulin joined Hockey Central @ Noon to update the team's plans in free agency yesterday and discusses how the thin free agency pool has opened up a...

Good Ontario Boy

Seriously, if a player from Kingston doesn’t shut up Don Cherry, the man can’t be pleased. Other than that, what do we need to know about McClement? He’s not overly big, he's not overly...

James Van Riemsdyk is (Finally) a Leaf

The worst kept secret in all of hockey finally became a reality. Luke Schenn is now a Philadelphia Flyer, and James Van Riemsdyk is finally a Toronto Maple Leaf. JVR (whose name I'll probably never type...

The Other Side of the Job

Brian Burke recently sat down with TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin for an extensive interview entitled "The Business of Hockey", available to watch via the TVO website (or YouTube, in case you have...

The KHL is A-OK

There are more than a few things I’ll never understand in life. Why do Americans want sports on TV in the middle of the day on the weekend? Who actually likes DJ banter on...

The ‘Just Get In’ Myth and why it doesn’t work for us

There are two distinct stories on the surface of the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals. The Los Angeles Kings play the role of a team built for a Cup run. Deep down the middle, boasting...
Randy Carlyle

Burke, Carlyle and the Top Six-Bottom Six Model

Can we all agree right from the top that the hiring of Randy Carlyle signals the Leafs are back to following the top six, bottom six formula Brian Burke originally told us he would...

Mikhail Grigorenko Scouting Report

As the draft continues to draw nearer, the Mikhail Grigorenko story becomes more and more interesting. A player once believed to be a lock for the 2nd or 3rd spot in the draft is...

CBA Scenarios for the Chronic Rosterbator

It’s 46 days until the draft, 55 until Free Agency, but it’s also 131 days from the expiration of the CBA. What a terrible summer to rebuild a bad team. An expiring Collective Bargaining Agreement...

Planning Beyond Next Season

We're ecstatic to welcome Jon Steitzer to the MLHS blogging team. He formerly blogged at Bloguin's Leafs site Puckin' Eh and now runs his own blog Yakov Mironov. He's also a funny twitterer who...
Stuart Percy - July 12, 2013

Future NHLers on the Toronto Marlies

Leafs fans are showing heightened interest in the Marlies lately, and deservedly so as they have officially begun their run for the Calder Cup. While AHL success in the playoffs is always a fantastic...

Toronto Marlies vs. Rochester Americans – Game 2

It was another 4-3 game in which the Marlies gave up a two goal lead and Jerry D'Amigo scored twice, including the game winner in the final minutes. In many respects it was like...

Leafs Notebook – Final Wrap up

How many notable Brian Burke quotes has he unleashed for our constant reiteration? Too many to count. You have your pugnacity, testosterone, and truculent quote, which now might be the three worst words to utter...
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