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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...

Personal Hijack

The interview between league Commissioner, Gary Bettman, on Toronto radio station, FAN590 segment "The Game Plan" featuring Doug Maclean and Jack Armstrong, was a first hand look at the battle the relocation to Hamilton...

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...

Post-Deadline Peformances, Part 1: Paying Dividends

It’s been 9 days since the deadline and already certain teams are rising and others are falling based on their performance on the “mayday” trade day. Here’s a closer look at how a few...

Who’s On Burke’s Radar?

While draft picks are high priority in any potential trade talks leading up to the March 4th deadline, Brian Burke is also said to be targeting a group of young but already established NHLers,...

Post-Game: Leafs/Sabres A.K.A. The Snorer

Here’s a look back at all the exciting events that happened in tonight’s game: Nothing. Now on to the post-game reaction. Pogge was put in net for his first home game against the Buffalo Sabres –...

Post-Game: Leafs Show Pens No Love

Nothing beats slaughtering Cindy "headjerk" Crosby and his fellow flightless Birds. Nothing. I think we've come to learn that - play your back-ups against the Blue and White as much as you want on any...

Why Uneven is Right.

I feel that the NHL has paradoxically lost a lot of it's appeal to the casual hockey observer by ushering in a salary cap and establishing the presence of relative parity. The prospect of...

Post-Game: Leafs and Avalanche (The Slump Slasher)

It was a game that was circled with a red marker on the calendar, for the Maple Leafs. They would travel to Denver to meet the Avalanche, but this visit had a different feel...

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,...

A Record Breaking Performance

John Tavares ties the most goals ever by a player in the World Juniors with 12 but managed to do so in 1 less game than Jeff Carter, and 13 less games than Eric...

Pre-Game: Devils at Leafs (Update: D-Pairings)

The Maple Leafs look to extend their two game winning streak Tuesday night as they entertain the New Jersey Devils sans Martin Brodeur. Rookie Jeremy Williams looks to continue a streak of his own...

This Day in Leafs History

November 20, 1974 Toronto's Dave Keon played in his 1,000th career NHL game, and scored his fifth career hat trick, as the Maple Leafs lost 8-5 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Keon became the third player...

Grabovski, Young Guns – More Than Leafs Bargained For

Drafted in the 5th round by the Canadiens in 2004, dealt for a 2nd round pick in the 2009 Entry Draft and 5th round selection Greg Pateryn in 2008. Have the Leafs made the...

Hard Effort Deserves an Award?

  After chasing down the Pittsburgh Penguins, making a substantial offer for a failing market team, and whispers of supporting the Buffalo Sabres, it looks as if Jim Balsillie may in fact receive the green...

Pre-Game: Leafs-Pens Rematch

A momentum swing in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins can be largely attributed to a couple of in-game changes orchestrated by bench-boss Ron Wilson. The starting first line of Mikhail Grabovski, Nik Antropov...
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