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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 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...

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...

Don’t Underestimate Slovakia

In the aftermath of a huge win over Russia, where Team Canada surprising outscored their rivals to the tune of 7-3, fans immediately - and naturally, I might add - began to eagerly anticipate...

Naz Tracker

Nazem Kadri had quite the eventful game earlier today against the Ottawa 67's. On one play, young centre crashed into the 67's goalie while going to the net and found himself dropping the gloves...

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...

Drinking the Kule-Aid

Despite modest numbers in terms of offensive production, winger Nikolai Kulemin has made great strides in becoming a indispensible, two-way threat that all winning teams require. The young Russian worked up the hopes of...

Quick Sabres Post-Game Thoughts

Tonight's  loss against the Northeast rival Buffalo Sabres seemed to play out like the typical Maple Leaf '09-'10 regular season game thus far. A fairly decent effort for about 75-80% of the game, a...

MARLIES 2009-10 BOBBLEHEAD PACK SCHEDULE

Johnny Bower Bobblehead Night Saturday (today) at Ricoh Coliseum as the Marlies take on the Minnesota Wild AHL affiliate Houston Aeros. (Note**Bower will be in attendance at Ricoh). A proud member of the American...

Podcast: StickWork5 & Fadoo

This latest edition of Stick Work with Fab&Kats, features the co-hosts, expanding on the winning means nothing blog in an expanded forum.Fab and I pick our Torontosaurus Rex. Fab goes the conventional route, while...

Myth vs. Reality

A dreadful 3-11-5 start for the Maple Leafs has everyone asking the same two questions. What the heck happened? And what the heck is the solution? In the course of pondering those questions, many suggestions...

Is Schenn Hurt?

I've been watching Luke Schenn closely this season, looking for creep of the sophomore jinx. Everyone is a little banged up at his junction of the schedule, but he might be playing through some...

Post-Game Thoughts: Leafs Impressive on HOF Night

With Kessel and Gustavsson integrating themselves into the lineup, the team seems poised to break off a big-time run to put themselves back into the Eastern Conference's playoff picture. The team is playing...

Liambas Hit on Fanelli

It's a hit no one ever wants to happen. It's the type of collision in which there was no intent to injure, and still a player is left in an unfortunate state. It's the...

Kaberle: Up To New Tricks on Halloween?

Montreal always brings out the best in Tomas Kaberle .. Halloween might have displayed a different kind of trick .. one he's done before, and before that, and maybe even before that too.For the...

Off The Schneid

I know, I know.  It's just one win.But you have to admit, it still feels good.   Somewhat of a sense of relief is sweeping through Leafs Nation today.  A sense that, although there is...

They May Have Lost The Battle, But …

... they didn't give up the fight.Maple Leafs' fans should be very pleased with the effort displayed in last night's 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.   Although another loss is disappointing on the...

Disappointing Start

Despite eight new faces in tonight's season opening lineup against the Montreal Canadiens, many of the recurring themes of futility from last year were evident again in the 4-3 overtime loss. Poor defensive zone...

Quick Post-Game Thoughts

I had the privilege of a great view from the Gold section, ten rows off the ice to witness a fairly decent game with plenty of positives. It was my first time in the...