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Maple Leafs 2009-10 Point Predictions

Yes, I know ... it's been a looooong time since I've posted anything here, but there is reason, and not because it's off season. You'll see a lot more frequent postings moving forward.I've...

Thursday Morning Bits

An article in the London Free Press explains that the reasons for the earlier 7pm ET start times for home games this season: to cater to a younger audience and to allow for more...

More Trade Speculation

Picking up on the "defenseman for a forward" trade offer that Burke received the other day, ESPN's Al Cimaglia speculated on a possible fit with the Chicago Blackhawks. After accomodating the acquisition of Hossa...

Leafs Lock up Grabovski

Nick Kypreos is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with C Mikhail Grabovski on a 3 year deal, worth $8.7M or just under $3M per season. Grabovski is coming off...

Updated RFA Draft Choice Compensation Scale

Looks like the numbers have changed a bit from last year.RFA Refresher If teams sign a restricted free agent (RFA), the team holding that player's rights has the opportunity to match that offer.   If the...

Cash or Pass – The Grabovski Chronicles

With just over a week to go until free agency, a certain Maple Leaf RFA by the name of Mikhail Grabovski is drawing some interesting attention from the management. The 25 year old who...

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...

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...

Switzerland ’09: A Review

For the second year in a row, Team Canada fell 2-1 to the Russians in yesterday's gold medal game at the 2009 World Hockey Championships in Switzerland. Ilya Bryzgalov made 37 saves and the...

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...

Habs 6, Leafs 2. Quel dommage.

Any hopes of Toronto spoiling Montreal's playoff run were officially put to bed on Saturday night, as the Canadiens, for one night at least, managed to resemble last season's squad.Leaf Nation had hoped their...

Dog and Poni Show

Editted ** What? You were expecting Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin to top the leading scorers in March? Well then. You'd be wrong ... sort of. AO actually was tied at...

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...

Post-Game: Leafs/Panthers – Florida (?!) on Fire

A March meeting with a solid team in the playoff chase (yes, that's actually Florida I'm talking about here) went pretty much as expected.  Signs of life from the Maple Leafs were quickly overwhelmed...

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/Isles – A Stempniak Sighting!

This Tuesday night matchup between two non-playoff teams went largely as predicted: sloppy play by both squads at various points throughout the night.  This was highlighted by a few fights and some thrilling overtime...

Post-Game: Leafs/Isles – The Deadline Dangles

In a shaky and at times sloppy game, the Leafs pulled out of yet another overtime with a shootout win.  Vesa Toskala had a night in net that was a simple summary of his...