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COLORADO AVALANCHE VS. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

GDT: Game 4, Colorado Avalanche at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m., TSN4)

The Colorado Avalanche (1-2-0) come into town tonight on the 2nd half of a back-to-back and look to improve upon their poor start to the season—much the same as the Toronto Maple Leafs (1-2-0). The...

Leafs Notebook – March 5

Since we are almost at the halfway point, I thought now would be a good time to write some notes on each individual player thus far. Here is the close-but-not-quite-halfway Leafs Notebook:GoaltendersJames Reimer...

Burke Reiterates Leafs ‘Open For Business’, Again

Nothing gets Leafs Nation into a frenzy quicker than some good old fashioned trade rumours and with the recent news breaking that Brian Burke is "open for business" it was obviously going to make headlines. ...
Mike Brown

Random Thoughts: Ten Quick Hits

Two games in, and the Maple Leafs are 2-0 for the first time in 11 years. While some might be tempted to find meaning within that number, the truth is that in terms of...

More than meets the eye with latest cuts

It'll probably be labeled as a "typical Leafs fan" debate given their status as lower roster players but there has been a number of questions arising out of yesterday's demotion of Christian Hanson and...

Pre-Season Game #9: Leafs vs. Detroit

Here are tonight's lines courtesy of Pension Plan Puppets:Versteeg - Bozak - Kessel MacArthur - Grabovski - Kulemin Sjostrom - Brent - Armstrong Orr - Zigomanis - BrownBeauchemin - Phaneuf Kaberle - Komisarek Gunnarsson - SchennGiguere GustavssonPre-game notes:This looks roughly like the opening...

Pre-Season Game #8: Maple Leafs at Dead Things

Jeff Finger returns to the line-up tonight in Detroit in what many will suggest is his Maple Leafs swan song/final pit stop en route to the Marlies. Burke is saying the right things about...

Preseason Game #7: Toronto at Ottawa

The Leafs head to the capital tonight to take on their bitter provincial rivals, the Ottawa Senators, for the third time in seven preseason games.Tonight's game figures to be the last chance for players...

Pre-Season Game #4: Leafs vs. Flyers Rematch

An intriguing top line of Kris Versteeg, Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel will feature in tonight's rematch with the Flyers following the Leafs' 11-round shootout win over Philadelphia last night at the John Lebatt...

Pre-Season Game #2: Leafs v. Senators

After a disappointing Fans First preseason opener, the small upside of this overtaxing preseason schedule is that the Leafs get right back at it tonight, against the same opponents and with what appears to...

Maple Leafs Training Camp: Day One On Ice

The Toronto Maple Leafs held their on-ice portion of training camp today. Players have been split into three squads to accommodate the 63 players invited to camp.Among the contingent of fans outside the ice...

“Toronto’s My Team”

There's nothing quite like the story of the home-grown athlete. Everyone likes asking Oakville's John Mitchell what it's like to put on the Leafs sweater every day, or trying to find some way to relate to Jesse Blacker's being drafted by his local club. But when adversity is thrown into the mix, when a player has to go through some degree of hardship to make it to not only the level he wants to be, but for the team he wants to play for, that's when a story becomes a best seller.

12 Burning Questions: Will The Special Teams Continue To Improve?

In part nine of his 12 burning questions series, Derek Harmsworth looks at the Maple Leafs special teams, and why it must improve in order for the team to have success.When it came to...

Notes + FanPosts

- If the TSN reports that Frolov could sign a 1 year deal comparable to that of Afinogenov last season ($800,000) are true, then why weren't the Maple Leafs heavily involved in discussions with...

102 Hours Worth Of Free Agency Thoughts

Okay, so my math may be a little off.  It's Canada Day weekend, there shouldn't be any arithmetic.  Unless, of course, you are an NHL general manager, than you better hope you have your...

Mitchell re-signs for 1 year at $725,000

John Mitchell joins Nik Kulemin as the second Leaf to re-sign with the club today.  After initially not being qualified by Toronto, Mitchell hit unrestricted free agency with an understanding that Brian Burke intended...

Qualifying Offers – Quick Notes

Monday afternoon's 5pm qualifying offer deadline has come and gone. A QO is simply a mandatory minimum contract, valued at either the player's previous year's salary or slightly above, which prevents said player from...

’09-10 Player Reviews: John Mitchell

We’ve partnered up with Pension Plan Puppets to bring to you a Player Review series, where we will be evaluating and grading the 2009-10 season for every Leaf who ...

A Look At The Leafs’ Remaining FAs

Now that the Leafs' most important pending free agent -- goaltender Jonas Gustavsson -- has been signed to a two-year contract extension, it is time to take a look at their remaining free agent...

A Look Ahead

With the final bell about to ring season most fans would be happy to forget - although the impending draft all but dictates they most assuredly will not - the Maple Leafs will officially...