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Leafs and Thrashers

Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will host the Atlanta Thrashers at the Air Canada Center. Atlanta is hoping to catch the Boston Bruins for the 8th seed in the East and snag a post-season...

Odds & Ends: Poni, Stajan, Stemps, Kulemin

- The Toronto Sun has an interesting article up, talking about the future of several Maple Leaf players leading up to this year's trade deadline. During an informal survey of hockey executives and general...

Welcome Back Antropov and Kubina (not)

Tonight, the Atlanta Thrashers will visit the Toronto Maple Leafs at the ACC, and it will be the return of both Nik Antropov and Pavel Kubina. Exelby is in for Finger, so he'll get...

Great Work Gus!!!

Wanted to take a minute and congratulate our very own Gus Katsaros on his segment on the Fan590 this afternoon.  Outstanding analysis of both the Phil Kessel/Savard relationship and analysis of the Boston Bruins...

The Value of a 1st Round Pick (Or Two)

By now, I'm sure many of you have seen ESPN's report of a significant offer by the Maple Leafs for Phil Kessel: two 1st round picks and a 2nd round pick. The general reflex...

Is it Worth It? Let me work it

Amid speculation that Brian Burke is positioning himself to extend an offer sheet - perhaps to long-rumoured target, 22-year-old winger Phil Kessel - after swapping picks to recover the Leafs' 2010 second round pick...

Quick Hits: The Defense, Ponikarovsky, and Kadri

Adnan Virk of Leafs TV recently caught up with GM Brian Burke for a brief chat and in his latest blog on mapleleafs.com, dishes out a few very revealing and interesting tidbits. Among the...

An Insider’s Opinion on Keeping Kaberle

"Burke loves the guy...very low maintenance.  It's obvious this is not going to be a slow rebuild.  Burke is too competitive.  He believes his chances to make the playoffs are very good and wants...

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...

Antropov Coming Back Home?

It was something that immediately popped into my head when it was announced that the Ponikarovsky to Nashville rumors were untrue and Antropov was dealt to the Rangers minutes later – did Antropov do...

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...

A Dynamic Duo on the Horizon – Part One

When was the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs produced a bonafide star calibre forward through their development system? Sadly, the only one in recent memory, Brad Boyes, doesn't even play for the Leafs,...

Brighter Days Ahead; Kaberle Revisted

A message to those disappointed in yesterday's anti-climactic outcome: Stop expecting the big deals (except Kaberle, see below). Watch the small things in the context of the big picture. Yesterday may not have...

Late Night Quick Hits

Couple of quick notes: The conditional pick received in the Nik Antropov trade is determinant upon the Rangers' playoff success. While I'm awaiting confirmation from a team official, the pick seems to be conditioned upon...

Antropov to Rangers

Done deal. Leafs receive a 2nd rounder and another conditional pick. Big Nik is deserving of a lot of respect from the Leaf faithful. He was a consummate professional in perservering through a lot of...

Post-Game: Leafs/Devils – Overtime Overload

On a night where the real buzz was focused on mounting trade talk, the Leafs tied a NHL record for consecutive overtime games.  Vesa Toskala played an exceptional game in net, and the Leafs...

Quick Hits: Moore, Gerber, Antropov

1) Brian Burke's received two offers of a second round pick for Dominic Moore. Burke's trying to up the ante in order to also land a 4th rounder in 2009 as the Leafs are...

Burke on Leafs Lunch

Update: A source's response to Brian Burke's rhetoric: “Burkie’s making me laugh…do you believe a thing he says right now? They’ve mulled over a number of offers and will continue to do so. He’s...

Odds and Ends: Deadline Edition

-Draft pick be damned, being 7-1-1 in our last nine against the Senators is truly heart-warming. P.S., it's time to point the finger where it needs to be pointed, Bryan Murray... trade Jason Spezza...
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