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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...

Burke Finally Gets Brayden

Irwin that is. It was reported last night that the Maple Leafs had agreed to terms with 23 year old free agent forward Brayden Irwin, a former teammate of Viktor Stalberg at the University...

This is not an illusion!

I have been listening and watching Toronto media members discuss the Maple Leafs and am honestly beyond annoyed at their commentary and observations around the Leafs performance since the trade deadline.  I am not...

Hayes Dominates as Boston College Wins NCAA Hockey East Tournament

Remember Jimmy Hayes?  He was the Leafs 2nd round pick in 2008, a burgeoning power forward who struggled last season in his freshman campaign with the Boston College Eagles as he adjusted to the...

Leafs in the hunt for “Norwegian Hobbit”

After tonight's snoozer, let's move on to a bigger and better subject. Some of you may have watched a surprising Norway side battle Switzerland to the bitter end for a quarterfinal birth in their final...

Tuesday Prospect Report – Carl Gunnarsson

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means .. it's Tuesday Prospect Report brought to you by the talented Bloge Salming. This week's feature is on a player most already have some sort of inkling...

Week 22 Torontosaurus Rex

The Torontosaurus Rex for Week 22 has been at the scrutiny of many debates. By becoming this week’s honoree, he completes a cycle. Currently riding a three game goal scoring streak, Phil Kessel the warrants...

Fun With Numbers: Ranking Kessel’s Production

About a month ago, we took a look at Phil Kessel's production, including the on-pace numbers for this season and (theoretically) projected 82-game statistics. With 10 games left to go in the season, perhaps it's time...

Maple Leafs Practice – Goalies Get Workout

It was a light day practice wise as the optional skate drew only a handful of players to the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence. Only Luca Caputi, Christian Hanson, Wayne Primeau, Garnet Exelby and Jeff...

Leafs and Devils

The Toronto Maple Leafs look to put a streak together tonight, while the Devils are seeking control of the Atlantic division. Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel each have 6 points in their last 4...

Jerry D’Amigo is the ECAC Rookie of the Year

Leaf prospect Jerry D'Amigo continues to build on a tremendous 2009-2010 campaign, taking home rookie of the year honours for the ECAC Hockey conference. Union College's Keith Kinkaid and Harvard University's Louis Leblanc were...

Seabrook KO’d by Wisniewski

Once again, a hit to the head results in a dangerous play. Now that the NHL is looking to add a new "head-shot" rule, it seems the hits are becoming more glaring and frequent...

Leafs Practice Notes – March 17

I attended practice at the MasterCard Center for Hockey Excellence, watching a loose group of players reveling in the 4-1 win over their provincial arch rivals. It all began with a loose skate, just...

Torontosaurus Rex for Week 21 is …

The Torontosaurus Rex for Week 21 is .... Saturday's 6-4 win over Edmonton was the only game Tyler Bozak didn't eclipse 20 minutes of ice time since the trade deadline, but ended with a...

Schenn’s Making Strides

As the playoff hopes gradually continue to fade for even the most optimistic of fans, the focal point of the Maple Leafs over the last few weeks has been on the stellar play of...

Hit to Head Rule

The NHL has finally done something right this decade. Hits to the Head will now officially be punished in the league, which offers up the option of suspending players more frequently should the violent...

Week 21 – Torontosaurus Rex

Before we get to the T-Rex, make sure to stop by Maple Leafs Hot Stove Tuesday night. I will be live blogging the Leafs/Bruins game from the press box at the Air Canada Centre. Stop by,...

Assorted Sunday Notes

- Tim Brent and Jay Rosehill have been recalled from the Toronto Marlies, while Sjostrom and Mitchell are doubtful for tonight's game against the Flyers. Brent is a player Burke knows quite well from...

A Different Take

Somewhat understandably, a great number of people will be upset with what ended up unfolding (or not unfolding) as Trade Deadline Day progressed, in particular with regard to Tomas Kaberle. A new twist in the...

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...
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