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Post-Game: Just a Lack of Skill

I'm about as optimistic a person as they come, but tonight's loss against a struggling Penguins team just hammers home the message that there simply isn't enough skill on this roster. It was a...

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...

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...

Quick Sabres Post-Game Thoughts

Tonight's  loss against the Northeast rival Buffalo Sabres seemed to play out like the typical Maple Leaf '09-'10 regular season game thus far. A fairly decent effort for about 75-80% of the game, a...

MARLIES 2009-10 BOBBLEHEAD PACK SCHEDULE

Johnny Bower Bobblehead Night Saturday (today) at Ricoh Coliseum as the Marlies take on the Minnesota Wild AHL affiliate Houston Aeros. (Note**Bower will be in attendance at Ricoh). A proud member of the American...

Kaleta Hits Ross – 1 Year Suspension?

The OHL featured almost an identical hit that had Michael Liambas being suspended for an entire season, now the NHL gets its first taste of the hit. Patrick Kaleta hit Jared Ross in almost...

Myth vs. Reality

A dreadful 3-11-5 start for the Maple Leafs has everyone asking the same two questions. What the heck happened? And what the heck is the solution? In the course of pondering those questions, many suggestions...

Is Schenn Hurt?

I've been watching Luke Schenn closely this season, looking for creep of the sophomore jinx. Everyone is a little banged up at his junction of the schedule, but he might be playing through some...

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...

Liambas Suspended for Season

Since last Friday, Michael Liambas of the Erie Otters has awaited the league's decision on his hit to Kitchener Rangers defenseman Ben Fanelli. Today, the OHL has come down hard on Liambas, suspending him...

Liambas Hit on Fanelli

It's a hit no one ever wants to happen. It's the type of collision in which there was no intent to injure, and still a player is left in an unfortunate state. It's the...

Kaberle: Up To New Tricks on Halloween?

Montreal always brings out the best in Tomas Kaberle .. Halloween might have displayed a different kind of trick .. one he's done before, and before that, and maybe even before that too.For the...

Off The Schneid

I know, I know.  It's just one win.But you have to admit, it still feels good.   Somewhat of a sense of relief is sweeping through Leafs Nation today.  A sense that, although there is...

They May Have Lost The Battle, But …

... they didn't give up the fight.Maple Leafs' fans should be very pleased with the effort displayed in last night's 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.   Although another loss is disappointing on the...

Gustavsson expected to start tonight vs Sens

Ron Wilson won't tell us who's starting tonight game, but Jonas Gustavsson left the ice first at today's practice, meaning that he's expected to start.It's hard to argue with Ron Wilson's decision because of Vesa's...

Disappointing Start

Despite eight new faces in tonight's season opening lineup against the Montreal Canadiens, many of the recurring themes of futility from last year were evident again in the 4-3 overtime loss. Poor defensive zone...

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...

Training Camp Day2: Kadri Doesn’t Get an Audition

Leafs coach, Ron Wilson made it clear, Nazem Kadri will not be getting a nine-game audition this season, just to be sent down to the OHL London Knights. Answering questions in the media...

Day 1 Training Camp Notes

The Maple Leafs began on-ice workouts today at their new practice facility, the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence.I’ve been given credentials and was on site for the first day and will be attending all...