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Fleury Retires as a Flame

After being released by the team late last week, Theoren Fleury has officially retired from hockey and he did so on his own terms. "I could not sign with another team," he said. "I...

Being Fingered: Jeff and the Seventh Man

 Jeff Finger's name may be rampant with tireless innuendo, but few Leafs fans were laughing when interim GM Cliff Fletcher tied the unknown, but apparently much coveted Colorado Avalanche defenseman to a four year,...

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...

The Stralman Quandry

Since taking over the reigns of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Burke identified several glaring weaknesses in his team.  In several press conferences, he clearly and succinctly described these weaknesses and his intention and...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Four – Beyond the First Round

The ability to select future stars or even useful role players in the mid-late rounds is what separates the pretenders from the contenders. The class of the NHL when it comes to late round...

Stating Precedents

Celebrating a decade of squandered potential and faded dreams, the draft of 1999 turned out shallower than an infant’s paddling pool, yet despite being regarded as an acrimonious footnote in league history the draft...

The GTR Bandwagon

Anybody who has played an EA Sports hockey title in the last decade will be familiar with the create-a-team function whereby the gamer is allowed to shape a franchise, choose its name, logo and...

The Free Agency Bargain Bin

In the MLSE land of unreasonable expectations, even a superstar troupe like Burke and Wilson will not be afforded another record breaking season; at least not if said record is a fifth consecutive season...

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...

Burke to Meet with Gustavsson Today

Finally some movement on the Jonas Gustavsson front, the 24 year old star netminder of the Swedish Elite League. From the Toronto Sun: "According to a Swedish source familiar with the situation, Burke will...

Western Conference Playoff Preview

Western Conference:San Jose Sharks (1) vs Anaheim Ducks (8) Preseason odds: Sharks 10/1 Ducks 12/1 Last 10: Sharks 5-4-1, Ducks 7-2-1 Season Series: Sharks win 4-2-0 Overview: Perennial cup hopefuls San Jose enter the playoffs with their franchise...

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...

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...

Connect the Dots?

The Panthers and the Leafs/Kaberle seem compatible for several reasons. One, the Leafs and Panthers seem to be congenial trading partners as evidenced by Cliff Fletcher dumping his crap on Jacques Martin's lap last...

Surprise: Shack Attack and Special Event

It was a charity event for the torch run that supports the Special Olympics, hosted just outside Sudbury, Ontario, that featured the NHL Alumni vs. the local police department. In a game that featured...

To trade or not to trade

Most recent Leafs trade talk in the mainstream media centers largely around Pavel Kubina and Tomas Kaberle. Just about enough has been mentioned on those fronts; Brian Burke will not compromise in his return...

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...

Our Kingdom for a Goalie

Through 45 games the abject tandem of Toskala and Joseph has combined for the worst team save percentage in the NHL and by an ever increasing margin. Where .900 is seen as a barometer...

Boo Birds for the Blue and White

In a season where everyone either predicted or was warned the Leafs would place bottom 5 in the East, I’m a little surprised the team was booed by the club’s faithful fans in a...

Ken Campbell is Wrong

Coaches Corner maybe becoming increasingly irrelevant as the staunchly patriotic Don Cherry rambles about musings better suited to an age when every player was nicknamed “Butch” and that a Swede was something related to...

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Friday Mashup: 2016 NHL Draft Rankings, Remembering Brendan Burke, Lebrun’s Trade...

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