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First Line Centers & Trading For Florida’s First Overall Pick

Why it makes more sense than usual for the Leafs to move up for the #1 pick In 2012, Dave Poulin gave an under the radar interview on Marlies TV wherein he talked about top...

Team Canada vs Team Austria Recap

Team Canada strutted to a 6-0 victory over Austria this afternoon in what was a more satiating scoreline for Canadian hockey fans. More offence from the defence got Team Canada on the board early. An...
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Olympic Men’s Hockey Rosters

GROUP A Team USA Olympic Roster Goalies: Jimmy Howard, Ryan Miller, Jonathan QuickDefensemen: John Carlson, Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler, Paul Martin, Ryan McDonagh, Brooks Orpik, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan SuterForwards: David Backes, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, Patrick...
Carl Gunnarsson

Carl Gunnarsson re-signs with Leafs, 6 Leafs invited to Olympic Camps + Links

The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, with the two sides agreeing to terms on a three-year contract. TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting it's worth $9.45 million.  Salary is listed at...

Canadian Tire is Canadian Hockey

I was recently invited to a Canadian Tire press conference announcing their new five-year partnership with the NHL to become the League's Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the NHL in Canada. While I was...

What to Expect in 2010-11: Kris Versteeg

Kris Versteeg has undoubtedly been the prize pick up for the Maple Leafs thus far this offseason. You’ve heard all the basics by now. He’s great in the dressing room, he plays all three...

The FanPost

Great to see such an active group of readers. Here are a couple of FanPosts for your Friday afternoon reading enjoyment with today's theme being youth, youth and more youth. Paul LeMay (B. Leaf)...

McKegg ready to make most of chance with Leafs

For Greg McKegg, nothing has necessarily come easy in his hockey career.  A slow start to his rookie campaign in Erie, followed by a knee injury which threatened the start of his season this...

Just Beyond the Fingertips

The Chicago Blackhawks are just 60 minutes away from drinking out of Lord Stanley, and it will be present at tonight's game at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Should the Blackhawks win, it will...

Blackhawks with Plenty of History

While many didn't predict the Blackhawks and Flyers to be in the Stanley Cup Finals, there are plenty of historical facts that may prove the hockey Gods have decided this would be the match-up...

Canada vs. USA

Canadians vs. Americans. Patrick Kane vs. Jonathan Toews. Ryan Miller vs. Martin Brodeur. The battle of North America. A game that will have the highest total viewers than any other game for probably years...

Kats Krunch: My Team Canada Selection

My Team Canada Roster selections may seem a little vanilla, but they've been selected to play out various situations. Penalty killing, power play and balance on all the forward units took precedent over sheer...

Leafs/Blackhawks Preview

This will be the first and only time these two teams will meet this season. Their last tilt took place on November 22, 2008 in Toronto where Chicago won the game 5-4 in overtime....

Leafs vs. Canuck – Gameday

After a seemingly endless week of postulating, panicking, and debating with the fervent passion that only hockey-starved Leafs fans can display, it is finally gameday.  While the prevalent hope amongst Toronto followers is that...

The Value of a 1st Round Pick (Or Two)

By now, I'm sure many of you have seen ESPN's report of a significant offer by the Maple Leafs for Phil Kessel: two 1st round picks and a 2nd round pick. The general reflex...

Hitting the Links

Let's fight off the Monday blahs with a quick look at what's happening around the NHL. A quick update on various issues that may impact the Maple Leafs, such as the Phil Kessel contract...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Two – The Fab Five

With just a little over two weeks until the draft, it's time to turn our attention towards some of the favourites to go off the board first. Last year, a small group of about...

2009 Playoffs: A Sign of Changing Times

Phew. Finally a chance to catch our breath after what was perhaps the best 2nd round of playoff hockey ever played. We were treated to three 7 game series, 9 overtime periods, and an...

NHL Playoffs: First Round Predictions

For a full team-by-team breakdown of all playoffs clubs, sure bets and sleeper picks for your playoff pools, visit the McKeen's Playoff Preview where the factors below have been outlined and pointed out in...