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Schedules: Leafs Middle Out; Sharks/Bruins Struggle?

Last season in a draft, I chose Evgeni Nabokov for an H2H league organized by James Mirtle. It seemed early, but I had reasons. To win in fantasy GMs must find an...

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...

The Timetable On Wallin

Although it has been widely reported that Farjestads BK forward Rickard Wallin is considering leaving Sweden to return to the NHL, and that the team interested in bringing him back to North America is...

The Monster has Landed

Leafs Nation can breathe a sigh of relief.  The long wait for Swedish goalie Jonas Gustavsson's decision is over.  Reports indicate that the tender has finally chosen the Toronto Maple Leafs after a long...

You Be The GM

Trade rumours are flying rampant around Leafs Nation, some centered around specific Leafs' players, some centered around specific players on other teams, and some centered around the idea of salary dumps.Rather than speculating the...

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...

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...

This Is Intriguing

Don't shoot the messenger when you read this.I've been receiving messages all night about a couple of major trade scenarios that could go down in the near future.  However  I stress that as of...

Draft Speculation: Goaltenders

Even in the days of modern technology, many still profess that meteorology is an inexact science more guess work than theory. The very same can be said when scouting goaltenders. For every Mark-Andre Fleury...

Pre-Draft Rumour Roundup

With only one day remaining before the draft, the NHL rumour mill is of course running rampant.Here is an update on the latest "non-source" chatter I've been hearing regarding draft moves, trade possibilities, and...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Four – Beyond the First Round

The ability to select future stars or even useful role players in the mid-late rounds is what separates the pretenders from the contenders. The class of the NHL when it comes to late round...

Mock-Up: Projecting The Top 10

This time of year pretty much everyone is doing a mock draft of some sort.  So, with one week to go until the Entry Draft, I figure it's time I chip in with my...

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...

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...

Wild Approach Leafs about Nonis

From TSN:"The Minnesota Wild are building a list of candidates to replace fired general manager Doug Risebrough. Sources tell TSN the Wild have contacted the Toronto Maple Leafs seeking permission to speak with Dave...

Western Conference Playoff Preview

Western Conference:San Jose Sharks (1) vs Anaheim Ducks (8) Preseason odds: Sharks 10/1 Ducks 12/1 Last 10: Sharks 5-4-1, Ducks 7-2-1 Season Series: Sharks win 4-2-0 Overview: Perennial cup hopefuls San Jose enter the playoffs with their franchise...

What Would YOU Do… on July 1st!

So you're Brian Burke and it's July 1st.Who do you go after? And what is the contract you offer?So like always in this corner, this is all hypothetical. Below is a list of Unrestricted...

A Look at the Future between the Pipes

As the goals against continue to pile up, so do the questions regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs' future between the pipes. Last night's 7-5 drubbing at the hands of the Boston Bruins officially moved...

Playing The Odds

As the Trade Deadline approaches, speculation will continue to grow over which Maple Leaf players may be moving on to new NHL destinations.The following is my own personal estimation of the likelihood of regular...

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...