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Fan Post: How will the Buds Fare in ’09-10?

Author: B Leaf Last season, the Leafs were 10th in scoring (244) and 9th in shots on goal (2,603). There is no major reason why that number should drop other than the loss of Antropov....

Numbers Don’t Lie… Or Do They?

Aside from the occasional hardcore junior hockey followers, the majority of NHL fans will track the progress of their team's top young prospects through highlight clips or boxscores. For the most part, the development...

Kaberle Staying / A Legend Forever

Today was the deadline for Tomas Kaberle's NTC lift, and he is still a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. While some fans were demanding for an immediate rebuild with some youth in return...

Kaberle: The Value of Speculation

As promised it has been a summer of comprehensive retooling both on the grind lines and perhaps more pertinently on the blueline. With Brian Burke hitting the fast forward on the once anticipated rebuild,...

The Stralman Quandry

Since taking over the reigns of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Burke identified several glaring weaknesses in his team.  In several press conferences, he clearly and succinctly described these weaknesses and his intention and...

Prospect Camp: News & Views

Last week, the Toronto Maple Leafs held their prospect development camp to gauge the progress and future outlook of both prospects within the organization, and unsigned players on the team's radar. The camp, which ran...

Before You Build The House …

... you've got to lay the foundation. The house is the main attraction; it catches the eye and makes people want to stop and look.  But it is the foundation that holds it together at...

Loose Ends: The Draft and the Silly Season

While he would never admit it, Ontario native Nazem Kadri must of felt a twinge of anger at how the biggest day in his life panned out. Treated like a high steak pawn at...

NHL Entry Draft: Day 2 Live Blog

The first round didn't quite live up to all the hype that we were hoping for, but Toronto did come out of it with a promising two-way centreman in Nazem Kadri. As it currently...

The One(s) That Got Away

Five trades that almost happened.  Count 'em, five separate deals.   So close, yet so far away. A very good source has it that Brian Burke saw five separate draft day deals fall apart in...

Draft Candidates: Jared Cowen

Player Profile: Position: D Shoots: Left Height: 6'5 Weight: 218 lbs Birthdate: 1991-01-25 Player Background & Description: "Cowen’s 2008-09 season was cut short due to a knee injury at the end of January. Prior to his injury, he had a plus-15...

Draft Candidates: Dmitry Kulikov

Player Profile Position: D Shoots: Left Height: 6'1 Weight: 183 lbs Birthdate: 1990-10-29 Background & Player Description: "In only his first year with Drummondville, Kulikov led all defensemen with 62 points (12-50-62) in 57 games and was named the 2008-09 Defensive...

Q&A with Leafs’ Director of Amateur Scouting Dave Morrison

Thanks a lot to Mr. Morrison for taking the time out of a busy schedule to answer a few questions. Q: You joined the Leafs as an amateur scout in 2004 before being promoted to...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Three – Chatting up the Expert

For much of the year, scouts from NHL clubs and private scouting agencies scour the globe for the next generational talent, the next franchise player, and the next late round steal. On Draft weekend,...

The Latest Talk: Would You Do It?

In just over two weeks, the NHL Entry Draft will be upon us.  Naturally, speculation as to the future destination of the top prospects is heating up.   With July 1st rapidly approaching, trade rumours...

McKeen’s Draft Guide Q and A – Patrick King

Scouting service, McKeen's Hockey Prospects released their 2009 Final Rankings, in conjunction with their 2009 Draft Guide which includes exclusive content and scouting reports on the top 90 draft eligible players. Patrick...

A Year On: Draft Class of 2008

Rewind a year to Ottawa, when interim GM Cliff Fletcher was preparing to make his last great splash. Trading up to secure hard hitting blueliner Luke Schenn, a player unto which the Leafs hoped...

Maple Leafs at #23 in HF’s Organizational Rankings

Hockey's Future, the renowned hockey prospects website, announced their Spring Organizational Rankings today and the Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves in the bottom tier of the league at #23. The ranking is based on...

Talk

I've been trading a few emails of late with some "non-sources" (I want to be very clear about that) employed by various media outlets in the Toronto area, to get their take on the...

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...
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