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Pierre Lebrun on Mike Babcock: “I think he’s leaving”

Pierre Lebrun weighed in on the Mike Babcock situation today on Leafs Lunch. Latest update: I’ve talked to Mike Babcock in the last hour here. Mike didn’t have too much to say other than he is...
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Mike Babcock on Toronto Maple Leafs Rumours

Mike Babcock speaks to rumours of him joining the Toronto Maple Leafs as Head Coach. How’s life? Life’s good, I’m in beautiful Val’D'or, Quebec. Couldn’t be any better. Checking out Anthony Mantha? Absolutely. I watched him play last night,...

12 Burning Questions: Will The New Faces Fit In Their New Places?

In part seven of his 12 burning questions series, Derek Harmsworth takes a look at how the new faces will fit in with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brian Burke has always argued the fact that...

No Loss Un-Nonis’ed

The news that the Tampa Bay Lightning have Dave Nonis at the top of their shortlist for general manager candidates was perhaps an instance of the inevitable. If Tampa or Nonis deem it not...

Calling Out The Crazy Contracts

Years ago, we were all stunned when Islander GM Garth Snow handed goaltender Rick DiPietro an astounding 15 year contract back in 2005. Fast forward to present day, and this recent fad of handing...

2009 NHL Draft – Leafs Review

The Toronto Maple Leafs' first draft under the watchul eye of Brian Burke displayed a stark change in the team's draft philosophy. The scouting staff searched for the type of players and attributes that...

Points System: Revealing Results

With Files from Gil Brown The current point system is most equitable for playoff races in January and individual franchise marketing, beginning as early as midseason. Part of the logic behind Detroit Red Wing's GM Ken...

Points System: Could Schenn Have Been a Duck?

With Files from Gil Brown Brian Burke doesn't take credit for the Maple Leafs drafting Luke Schenn 5th overall in 2008, but he's sure glad they did.  Under different circumstances, which we'll get into over...

Schism

In October 2008, a reporter set the Barilkosphere into a tizzy with a certain writing. The intention was simple, a deliberately cruel finger pointing at Leafs Nation. The backlash was tremendous, and it inspired...

International Flavor in the NHL

With the imposition of the salary cap taking some clout away from the financial Super Powers (or so they say), the "new" NHL focuses upon the importance of successful drafting and a constant flow of young players on cheap, entry-level contracts. With scouts now being dispatched to all corners of the globe, it's getting to be quite a small world. The boundaries of the Hockey Community are ever-growing, and we're starting to find ourselves with a neat little global village forming in the NHL. Aside from the G8 (Canada, United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia) which comprise nearly 90% of all players' nationalities, we are also privileged to enjoy the best of what...
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