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NHL Wins, Kovalchuk a Free Agent

The NHLPA filed a grievance against the NHL for rejecting Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils' mammoth 17 year contract. After an arbitration hearing for both sides, today the ruling was in favor...

No Pity for the Hawks Tallon Built

How the Hawks created their own dilemma, not the cap.

The FanPost

A Comparison of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ DefensemenBy: Byron Nelson (aka: DefenseWinsChampionships)Bored at work on a Monday afternoon, I found myself wondering which current Maple Leafs’ defenseman had the best season in 2009/2010. While...

The Intangibles of Jiggy

The intangible value of Giguere in a young Leafs system.

Ponikarovsky Heading to L.A.

A former Leaf is about to sign with Los Angeles, as Alexei Ponikarovsky has agreed to join the Kings (although a deal has not yet been signed).  This ends some speculation that "Poni" would...

Capturing the Captaincy; Marlies Front-Runners

It was no less than two months ago that I was pondering this same question, that of captaincy, and examining the same factors. Thinking of all the tangibles – speed, talent and scoring – along with attributes that are harder to judge – the ability to command the respect of the team, lead with strength of character and handle the Toronto media through success and failure. The lone difference is that last time, it was the Leafs.

Notes + FanPosts

- If the TSN reports that Frolov could sign a 1 year deal comparable to that of Afinogenov last season ($800,000) are true, then why weren't the Maple Leafs heavily involved in discussions with...

The NHLPA Prepare for Battle

Leagues decision to battle Kovalchuk contract gives the NHLPA incentive entering the next round of CBA negotiations.

The FanPost

Leafs Preseason Synopsis Part 1  - Defense and GoaltendingBy: Michael CuttellWith free agency cooling off and countless free-agent and team roster questions floating around, it’s time for Leafs fans to look at what they...

The FanPost

Why the Maple Leafs should make the playoffs in 2010-11‏By: Joe CinoEverything that could have gone wrong for the Maple Leafs in 2009-10 did. A combination of cold streaks, underperforming veterans, bad goaltending and...

Notes + A FanPost

In case you haven't already heard, the Maple Leafs have broken off negotiations with prospect Bill Sweatt, acquired in the Versteeg trade from the Blackhawks. In a statement to the Toronto Sun, Burke explained...

Commodity or Cornerstone

Could Burke trade away Luke Schenn?

The FanPost

Great to see such an active group of readers. Here are a couple of FanPosts for your Friday afternoon reading enjoyment with today's theme being youth, youth and more youth. Paul LeMay (B. Leaf)...
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Parsing the CBA: the Slide Rule

There has been a certain degree of consternation among Maple Leafs fans of late regarding the number of SPCs (Standard Player Contracts) the team has on the books. Many have expressed concerns that the...

Maple Leafs Sign Marcel Mueller

The Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday afternoon that they had come to terms on a two year entry-level contract with 22 year old free agent forward Marcel Mueller. Mueller is a 6'4 212 lb...

Apologies and Quick Numbers

As you've probably noticed, the amount of content here on MLHS has slowed down a bit over the last little. We sincerely apologize for this and ask that you remain patient as many of...

Leafs, Sweatt Remain Apart On New Deal

Just a month ago, the Chicago Blackhawks were the envy of the National Hockey League.  Having finished off the Philadelphia Flyers in six games courtesy of a Patrick Kane overtime goal, the Hawks had...

Maple Leafs Sign Brett Lebda

According to the Toronto Maple Leafs official Twitter feed, the club announced today the signing of free agent defenseman Brett Lebda to a two-year deal worth $1.45 million per season.Lebda spent the last five...

Not Enough Money To Go Around

Even with news breaking this afternoon of Ilya Kovalchuk's new $60 million contract extension (potentially) with the New Jersey Devils, this 2010 free agency period has been one of the most uneventful and slow-developing...

Your Say: Could Schenn be the sticking point in trade talk?

As much of the league takes a post-draft/free agent frenzy breather for the Canada Day and July 4th long weekend, I figure I'll spark some discussion with a bit of educated speculation. In talking...