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Kovalchuk to Leafs – A Clarification

I would first like state that I am addressing this rumor because it is, in fact, circulating around the league that Toronto is interested in the Atlanta Thrashers' sniper Ilya Kovalchuk. Yes, this rumor...

Mike Peca Retires

Mike Peca, also known as the little engine who could, has officially called it a career today. The 35-year old grinding leader played 864 career games with the Canucks, Sabres, Islanders, Oilers, Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets.  During...

Bozak’s First NHL Goal

Tyler Bozak now has 4 points in three NHL games as a Maple Leafs, and one of those points came last night in a 4-0 victory for the Maple Leafs over the Philadelphia Flyers....

The Blame Game

Submit your GFWE predictions here.It’s no secret that the Leafs' biggest disappointment amid a conference-second-worst 15-20-9 first half of the schedule is a total lack of progress in the area of goals against and...

Q & A: MLHS Chats with Psycho Lady Hockey

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Katrina Cady of Psycho Lady Hockey about an aspect of the game which receives less recognition than perhaps deserved: the fan experience.Katrina was gracious enough to...

Drinking the Kule-Aid

Despite modest numbers in terms of offensive production, winger Nikolai Kulemin has made great strides in becoming a indispensible, two-way threat that all winning teams require. The young Russian worked up the hopes of...

The Value of Ian White

Despite the many talking heads who continue to suggest that Ian White is not a top-four defender anywhere other than Toronto, a growing number of personalities both in the blogs and the mainstream media...

A Great Day For Hockey!

Happy Boxing Day, hockey fans!It's a great day for hockey here in Leafland.  The World Junior Championship Tournament, featuring the Leafs' highly-touted Nazem Kadri, officially gets underway this afternoon as Canada takes on Latvia....

Why We Write

Over dinner the other night, a friend asked what it is that made me decide to start writing about the Toronto Maple Leafs, and why it is that the blogs in general tend to...

Coyotes/Leafs: Post-Game

For all the headlines the franchise had made off the ice, it's the Phoenix Coyotes on ice product that should be making the news.Led by a core of young, talented hard working players, and...

Odds & Ends

Good to be back! It's been a little while since I've had the opportunity to post anything.The following are some random thoughts I've had of late, including Luke Schenn's banishment to the press...

Talking Hockey With Johnny Misley

Johnny Misley is the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations for Hockey Canada, and plays a key role in enhancing hockey in Canada across various levels: from the grassroots programmes all the way up...

Playing Great of Late (Minus the Eight)

Just wanted to share a fantastic bit of work done by Nights, one of our many enthusiastic and intelligent readers, who evaluated how the NHL landscape would look without the first 8 games of...

Leafs/Bruins: Post-Game

For the second time in a week, the Maple Leafs have felt the wrath of the Boston Bruins on home ice, only this time there were distinct differences from Saturday's 7-2 beat down.The Leafs,...

Islanders/Leafs: Post Game

It took a while, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are finally starting to look comfortable on home ice, and on the ice in general, as one of their better overall team efforts led to...

Assorted Thoughts and Numbers

Ho hum, a Saturday night without hockey in Toronto. Here are some interesting/random thoughts to consider:- Now with 8 goals on the season, Phil Kessel has more goals in his 12 games than the...

What I have learned…..

I have always believed that a persons real intelligence level is a sum of what they allow themselves to learn from others.  Book smarts, education, degrees, etc are all an indication of knowledge -...

Leafs/Islanders Preview

The Leafs and Islanders have a fair bit of history between them. The Mike Peca/Darcy Tucker incident, the Leafs trading up to acquire Luke Schenn, and even the Islanders beating the Devils (who played...

Will it actually happen?

Having literally begged and pleaded since before the pre-season for the Maple Leafs to run with their youth and play any semblance of NHL ready prospects and players available to them, is this horrific start...

Leafs/Hurricanes Preview

Warning: The following could make your eyes fall out, your ears explode, and cost you years of therapy. How’s that an introduction for you?To say the least, battle of the basement. To say the...