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The Drive For Five (non-playoff edition) *

* aka "Operation: Basement Breakout" With last night's loss, the Maple Leafs were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for the 5th straight year. This was not really news - even the most optimistic of Leafs'...

How Good is Gunnarsson?

Unrelated Update: New signing Brayden Irwin to play tomorrow night against Atlanta (link). #36 in Blue and White is proving to be everything his number-sake Anton Stralman never became in Toronto. Hear me out, Andrew...

Who is to blame for this awesome PK?

Submitted by Michael Stephens (a.k.a. Baumgartner) The Toronto Maple Leafs have the League’s worst penalty kill, sporting a 73.0% success rate. They have been shorthanded 252 times this season, surrendering 68 goals. Through...

Top Seven Reasons To Watch The Rest of The Leafs Season

First and foremost, let me apologize for my absence.  As some of you may know, I am in school completing my Sports Marketing degree, and things have gotten really hectic in crunch time.  I...

D-Day Wrap Up

Final Deadline Trades: Alexei Ponikarovsky to Pittsburgh for Luca Caputi and Martin Skoula Martin Skoula to New Jersey for a fifth round draft selection. Lee Stempniak to PHX for 4th and 7th rounders. Joey MacDonald to ANA...

Quick March 1 Recap

Although the Maple Leafs did not dip into the trade waters just yet, there were a couple events of importance that may determine how the next two days will shake out: - Alexei Ponikarovsky left...

Updating The Rumour Mill

With the Olympics wrapping up (and in the process Canada securing the record for most gold medals, capped off by our Men's and Women's hockey teams), the focus among hockey fans now shifts to...

Trade Deadline Notes

The Toronto Star provides us with a couple interesting tidbits about potential trade talks leading up to the deadline: - Ponikarovsky continues to be heavily linked to Pittsburgh. Previously, we learned from CBC's Hotstove that...

Olympic Trade Freeze Primer

With the NHL's Olympic Trade Freeze about to hit at 3pm today, reports out of Pittsburgh indicate that the Maple Leafs had scouted the Penguins' Wednesday game against the Islanders. The obvious trade fit...

Less Scoring? Play Better Defense

Where will goals come from? Toronto softened offensively with the moves on the weekend and questions abound about who will put the puck in the net moving forward. Maybe it's not about who will...

Slumpbusters

Last season, Phil Kessel registered 14 of 24 assists in an 18-game span, with 10 more over 58 games. He battled an ugly 14-game goalless skid (14-0-3-3), three games before going down to a...

Post-Game: Just a Lack of Skill

I'm about as optimistic a person as they come, but tonight's loss against a struggling Penguins team just hammers home the message that there simply isn't enough skill on this roster. It was a...

Maple Leafs 2009 Review in Numbers

The Toronto Maple Leafs were amongst leaders in 2009 for all the wrong categories. The Buds were the most scored upon team in 2009, playing an NHL leading 13 overtime games (2-11) record, and...

The Value of Ian White

Despite the many talking heads who continue to suggest that Ian White is not a top-four defender anywhere other than Toronto, a growing number of personalities both in the blogs and the mainstream media...

GFWE Game #11 Predictions

With just 6 more games to go for the GFWE contest, get in your predictions and shoot for the chance to win some Leafs tickets!  Let's all hope our team gives us a late...

Brodeur Inspired; NHL Shutouts 2009-10

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of three teams without a shutout this season. They have been shutout four times, allowing 15 goals. They've scored 98 goals in wins and a paltry 12 in losses....

NHL on Record Shootout Pace

Did the neutral zone trap morph into the shootout? The pre-lockout reason for altering the rules, transfigured into the shootout as teams play for the shootout more this season. If trends are any indication,...

Schedules Making Impact

By: Gus Katsaros Prior to the season starting, I had written about the impact of schedules. In particular, as the Leafs face the Habs tonight after playing the previous night, while Montreal is rested. Interesting...

Podcast: Stick Work 4

Its the fourth installment of Stick Work with Fab & Kats. Guests on this show include Brian Metzer, stalwart XM Radio correspondant and featured Penguins bloggger on Network Pittsburgh and hockeybuzz.com. We’ll touch on some...
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