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Allaire Positive for Pogge, Toskala and Monster

Newest goaltending consultant to the Leafs, Francois Allaire, father of the modern butterfly with exceptional credentials including working with Patrick Roy, Brian Hayward, as well as the guy who morphed Guy Hebert into an...

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...

Worst General Managers in NHL History

Part 3: 20 Years of Maple Misery From Gord Stellick to Cliff Fletcher Version 2.0 It’s been over 40 years since the Leafs won the cup and while others make fun of the fans for continuing...

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

While the majority of Leafs fans wrote the team off in the summer, it wasn’t until the New Year that the teams first true season of rebuilding began the inevitable grind into early year...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Dynamic Duo on the Horizon – Part Two

In the first column of this two-part series, we took a quick look at Leaf prospect Jiri Tlusty's breakout campaign in the American Hockey League this season. Entering a season where expectations were tempered and hope and...

Post-Game: Leafs/Blue Jackets – Twirling Tradewinds

A rather solid home game by the Leafs saw them come out on the short side of the stick in extra time (yet again), but a fair share of positives came out of tonight's...

Something HUGE Brewing in Montreal…

I can't provide anything more than rumours and speculation at this point, but there appears to be a story of considerable magnitude brewing tonight concerning several Montreal Canadiens players. Earlier tonight, RDS, the main...

Montreal Kicks off the Trade Deadline Spree!

According to TSN, the Montreal Canadiens have made the first move of the much anticipated trade deadline frenzy. Bob Gainey has acquired defenseman Mathieu Schneider from the Atlanta Trashers in exchange for 2nd and...

The People’s Revolution

Delving deeper into the hockey world, interacting with players, coaches and organizational personnel, I’ve learned a big lesson. We’re dealing with people. Guess what; fans are people, too. They’re constant targets those Leafs fans, jabbed by non-fans,...

Updated: Friday Night Notes

The league has announced a 3 game suspension for Maple Leafs rookie Mikhail Grabovski after the “abuse of an official” during last night’s loss to the Montreal Canadiens. The game got heated, and former...

Quick Post-Game: Ugh

Slow starts off the hop have been endemic for the Leafs this season, but tonight went above and beyond a poor start as the listlessness didn't seem to wear off until the second intermission....

Ups and Downs Within The Crease

Someone recently asked me a trivia question that got me thinking. The question was, “How many major individual awards have been won by Maple Leaf players since the last Stanley Cup win in 1967?” My...

Hey, Burkie, Leave Them Kids Alone!

Ed. Note: Lots of holiday reading going up today for you guys. Merry Christmas. Here we are the Christmas break, and I’d like to take the time to look back at what we saw in...

The End of the Neverending Story

Mats - firstly, you've made me look like a total sap having torn my heart out when staunchly defending your decision last March. Personally, that makes me more than a little bit pissed off...

The All-Star Conundrum

I'm sure you are all aware by now that the fan voting for the All-Star game has begun over at the official website of the NHL. As such, I'm also sure that you've...

Van Ryn Injury Update

During Saturday night's home game against the Canadiens, Mike Van Ryn went back in his own end to play the puck, and was subsequently hit from behind by Kostopoulous squarely on the numbers, sending...
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