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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...

Week 23 Torontosaurus Rex .. Leafs/Pens Tie Dubious NHL Record

The Torontosaurus Rex for Week 23 is fitting and also notoriously absent from the only Leafs extra time loss in the last seven overtime/shootout games. In that loss, the Maple Leafs and Penguins...

Pre-Game: Rangers at Leafs

Pride, youthful enthusiasm, new contracts and job opportunities for next season continue to provide more than enough hop in the Leaf step as they look to make it eight wins in their last ten...

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...

Just Win, Baby: How to Beat Three-Point Games

The most common complaint I hear from fans, media and even some hockey people revolves around the point system and the three point game.Having done extensive point system analysis, alerted of a record shootout...

Good News: Big Picture Dept.

I know, I know, when last we met, I promised you that the next installment in these studies in positivity would focus on Nikolai Kulemin.Well, I lied.  Sue me.  Instead of discussing an individual...

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...

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...

Toronto Marlies : Realism Torn Too

#NHLAnagrams havebeen a big thing on twitter over the last week, and what a riot we've had. Some of the creations have been strictly comical (Daniel Alfredsson = An Idle Ass Fondler), some have been ridiculous (Brian Burke = Urban Biker) and others have fit so perfectly, you would think that it was by some magical force that their name and anagram had come to be (Zdeno Chara = A Hazard Cone, Vesa Toskala = aka Lost).With the Toronto Marliesseven points back with 12 games to go, I'm torn as to my thoughts of the post-season and based on the Marlies' anagram, Realism Torn Too.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Maple Leafs And Bruins From A to Z

Just some quick thoughts after the Maple Leafs' 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins:Assist for Phil Kessel is his first point in 5 games against his old teamBozak continues to progressCarl Gunnarsson had another solid...

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...

Anaheim GM Brian Burke logs entries

From USA Today - 3/1/2007:Anaheim Ducks general manager Brian Burke has always been among the NHL's most colorful wheeler dealers. In 2005-06, he overhauled his team midseason and made a strong playoff run. Last summer,...

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...

Didomenico Looking Strong In His Return

Seeming lost in all the hype and fervor over the Olympics was the recent return to action of one Chris Didomenico. A surprise selection for the 2009 World Junior Championships, Didomenico suffered a badly...

On Defense: Mike Green

The most important person involved in the Mike Green snub from the Canadian Olympic team is perhaps the defenseman himself.Reasoning used by the Canadian contingent isn’t likely similar to that of the general public,...