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Marlies on the Ball; Gilbert Not Renewed

While the Leafs made the decision not to renew Marlies coach Greg Gilbert, some of the players are truly on the ball.Some Marlies have traded their skates for runners, augmenting any off season training...

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...

Dale and Dido – Budding Buds

Two contrasts in Leafs prospects from the Memorial Cup with Chris Didomenico breaking his left femur, and the continued development of Dale Mitchell.It's truly amazing that aside from a six-game stretch in February 2008,...

Off-Season Roster Breakdown

Let's take a break from the rumour mill, and have a look at where the Toronto Maple Leafs roster currently stands.With the draft a little over a month away, and free agency beginning shortly...

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...

Can’t Beat Cujo!

Remember the way back in the day when the "Can't Beat Cujo" signs filled the ACC on those passionate, rambunctious (always wanted to use this word) Saturday nights? Well tonight, we got a brief...

Marlies Clear Day Roster; Odds N’ Ends

The American Hockey League has released the 2008-09 Clear Day Period lists for each of its 29 member clubs.Each Clear Day roster consists of a maximum of 22 players. According to AHL by-laws, only those...

Post-Game: Leafs/Caps – Good God…Gerber?!?

Martin Gerber stole this game for the Toronto Maple Leafs.  A few months ago, that sentence would have made absolutely no sense for so many reasons.  In his first game as a Leaf, Gerber...

Post-Game: Leafs/Devils – Overtime Overload

On a night where the real buzz was focused on mounting trade talk, the Leafs tied a NHL record for consecutive overtime games.  Vesa Toskala played an exceptional game in net, and the Leafs...

Quick Hit: Stralman, Stapleton to play against NYI

During the post-game news conference following the shootout victory over the Rangers, coach Ron Wilson acknowledged that Jeff Finger and John Mitchell, injured during the game, are "99%" unlikely to play against the Islanders...

Post-Game: Leafs Show Pens No Love

Nothing beats slaughtering Cindy "headjerk" Crosby and his fellow flightless Birds. Nothing.I think we've come to learn that - play your back-ups against the Blue and White as much as you want on any...

To trade or not to trade

Most recent Leafs trade talk in the mainstream media centers largely around Pavel Kubina and Tomas Kaberle. Just about enough has been mentioned on those fronts; Brian Burke will not compromise in his return...

For What It’s Worth – Part 2 (Leafs Rumors)

With the trade deadline just weeks away, here are a few rumors that are doing more than just making the rounds.The UntouchablesBrian Burke has given the league his list of untouchables for advanced phone...

Post-Game Leafs/Sabres: Poor Pogge

"Oh well, screw it.  It's time to go on to the next one." Rinse and repeat Justin, as these words left the Toronto tender's mouth after getting shelled for six goals in a loss to...

Thoughts at the Half

Random thoughts and opinions from (roughly) the halfway point of the season:* Glad to see the mustache is back in style.   In fact, when I was younger I grew a goatee just because everyone...

Quick Post-Game: Ugh

Slow starts off the hop have been endemic for the Leafs this season, but tonight went above and beyond a poor start as the listlessness didn't seem to wear off until the second intermission....

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...

Tlusty Turning it Around

It's hard to imagine that by the Christmas break, the offensively-challenged, Sundin-less forward corps of the Toronto Maple Leafs would be sitting at 7th overall in league scoring. They're averaging a robust 3.10 goals...

Player Stat Projections

For your perusal:Average Time On Ice:Matt Stajan: 16:35 Nik Antropov: 17:22 Nik Hagman: 18:06 Lee Stempniak: 18:46 Alex Ponikarovsky: 15:28 Mikhail Grabovski:17:27 Jason Blake: 16:20 Tomas Kaberle: 23:50 Dominic Moore: 15:38 Pavel Kubina: 20:42 Mike Van Ryn: 19:50 Ian White: 17:30 Nik Kulemin: 14:33 Anton Stralman: 15:51 Jeff...

Finally, a West Coast Win

You couldn't help but feel the Southwest Coast whammy was afflicting the Maple Leafs once again as Alexander Frolov streaked in alone and beat Vesa Toskala less than a minute into the three game...
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