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Burke’s Focus Now Shifts to Tweaking Roster

While the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing and continue to provide us with some fantastic moments of triumph, the fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are now forced to once again...

Is The KHL Falling Apart At The Seams?

For longtime fans of the NHL, it was nothing new. An organization set to come in, guns blazing, and attempt to be "competition" for the National Hockey League.  On the surface, perhaps not a bad...

Three-Two-One

An example of how the NHL could restructure its currently farcical points allocations.

Just For Fun: Starting a Franchise

Boy the playoffs have been pretty good this year huh? News is slow in Leafland nowadays so let's talk some hockey. On Tuesday night, I witnessed Sidney Crosby light up the Senators to the tune...

Leafs sign Jussi Rynnäs

Brian Burke has picked up yet another wallet. According to a Finnish report, the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms on a two year deal with Finnish free agent goaltender Jussi Rynnäs. Jussi...

From the Inbox: AHL Player Eligibility Rules

Something I noticed in the HF Prospect Rankings which were released the other day, was a note about Phillipe Paradis being ineligible to play for the AHL Marlies next season. Judging by the inbox, a...

Golf: NHL Playoffs Edition

I absolutely love playing golf. There are days – many, many days – all I want to do is golf. Might be some Leaf fans that share my love. Some fans are forced...

A Look At The Leafs’ Remaining FAs

Now that the Leafs' most important pending free agent -- goaltender Jonas Gustavsson -- has been signed to a two-year contract extension, it is time to take a look at their remaining free agent...

Optimism 2.0: Leafs fans getting ready for the big O, part two

When Brian Burke became the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs in November of 2008, Leafs Nation embarked on a new journey.  A new beginning.  With Burke at the helm, the Leafs...

NHL Draft Lottery – A Quick Primer

As you are no doubt well aware, the NHL draft lottery will be held tonight in New York to determine the order of the 14 non-playoff teams heading into the June 25-26 draft in...

CFB Playoff Predictions (Eastern)

The Playoffs are about to start and what better time than now for the CFB predictions. We highlight every series with individual writers giving their own opinion on why or how a particular team...

Notes from Leafs Media Day

With the NHL season now officially over, the Leafs' players and coaching  staff spent Monday afternoon cleaning out their lockers and addressed the media for the final time. Below is a recap of important...

Kats Krunch: Regular Season Numbers

We will do an extended Torontosaurus Rex after preparing for the playoffs is over, later on in the week. But since the regular season is over, it's time for some numbers. It's also interesting...

2010 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions

It's that time of year again.  The most wonderful time of the year.  No, not Christmas, and no, you won't see any of those silly Staples commercials. It's time for the NHL playoffs. The annual spring...

NHL Playoff Schedule Released

The NHL has released the playoff schedule for the first round, along with the list of networks airing each series. Here are the start dates for Game 1 of each series, and the network airing...

Wednesday’s Quick Links

- As already discussed earlier this week on MLHS, Mike Van Ryn is hoping to make a comeback to the NHL next season. Tim Wharnsby offers an interesting read: how Mike has been training...

Stalberg: A Cautionary Tale

Why collegiate draftee Viktor Stalberg's struggles this season prove that NCAA free agents will not be enough to plug the Leafs shortcomings next season.

Week 24 Torontosaurus Rex

The Week 24 Torontosaurus Rex is .... The award this week goes a player stepping up in the wake of the roster turnover and having started the season on opening night with the Leafs...

Is history repeating or will this time be different?

Brian Burke has done an outstanding job of refacing the Leafs organization in a very short period of time.  I for one am predicting a very surprising season from the Leafs as early as...

How Stempniak REALLY Became First Star

Former Blues and Maple Leafs, Lee Stempniak is the NHL's first star of the week. "How?" I just assumed you asked. Quite simply, a young boy in the Netherlands just sacrificed a goat to...
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