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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...

Getting “O” from the “D”

The Maple Leafs finished as the league's worst defensive team last season, giving up an astounding 286 goals, which works out to about 3.5 goals against a game. As such, much of the team's...

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...

2009 Playoffs: A Sign of Changing Times

Phew. Finally a chance to catch our breath after what was perhaps the best 2nd round of playoff hockey ever played. We were treated to three 7 game series, 9 overtime periods, and an...

Anatomy of a Turnaround: the 1989-90 Maple Leafs

Excitement abounds these days in the streets of Toronto, as a long-overdue rebuilding effort for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the prospect of a revitalized franchise, moves into high gear.Arguably the last successful revitalization...

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...

Post-Game: Leafs/Flyers – Ghastly Goaltending

13 goals, 3 tenders, countless defensive errors and ugly goals.  You almost felt sorry for Curtis Joseph after Jeff Carter cruised in for an easy breakaway goal and the camera panned to a thoroughly...

Post-Game: Leafs/Flyers – Flyers Fizzle

In a game that was just as much about the Flyers' failings as it was the Leafs' success, Toronto played an energetic 60 minutes.  Their bombardment of the Philadelphia net resulted in the exit...

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...

Trade: Whitney Dealt to Ducks

The trade went down earlier today and involves a prospect and a shooter from the Ducks.To Pittsburgh: Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi To Anaheim: Ryan WhitneyRyan Whitney, who has only played 28 games this season...

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...

The Kids Around Hall

The craft of writing fiction requires an author’s innate ability to capture - and maintain - the reader’s attention. It’s sleight of hand - or pen in this instance, with twists and turns...

Vision and Execution

During my monthly fantasy hockey segments on Sportstalk Weekends with Rick Quinton on CKNW in Vancouver the fantasy scene always spills into analysis of real world NHL. Last night, with the segment winding...

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...

Looking Ahead: Free Agent Class Of 2009

Trade talks are heating up, in the NHL rumour mills, and online forums.  To that end, I've compiled a list of notable free-agents to be, both UFA and RFA, across the league, who may...

Tomas, where art thou?

Wilson had some choice words for the media after last night's brutal loss that made Phoenix, one of the league's lowest scoring teams, look like an offensive juggernaut out there. Talking about why he...

Thoughts At The Quarter

Random thoughts, 23 games in:Matt Stajan is the leading scorer on the Leafs. Let me repeat that: Matt Stajan is the leading scorer on the Leafs, and is on pace for close...

The Burkean Age Begins

Brian Burke's exact intentions with the Toronto Maple Leafs will be the source of much speculation likely until after the Christmas season, but there may just be one tweak made in shorter order: locating...

The Goal Whisperer

Jeff Carter is quietly making a name for himself around the league; in fact, he’s so quiet that some teams don’t even know it until they play him. His speed and gritty game allows...