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Aulie Out, Getzlaf In, Burke Talks, Attendance Shocking

Keith Aulie has been injured indefinitely. Ryan Getzlaf will be a part of Team Canada. Brian Burke talks the favorite in the tournament, and the NHL has released its attendance records of this season....

Olympic Trade Freeze Primer

With the NHL's Olympic Trade Freeze about to hit at 3pm today, reports out of Pittsburgh indicate that the Maple Leafs had scouted the Penguins' Wednesday game against the Islanders. The obvious trade fit...

Random Thoughts

Random talking points on a variety of topics including Giguere's shutout streak, a refreshing new attitude, the Schenn/Phaneuf connection, pending UFAs and more. Two games into his Maple Leafs career, Jean-Sebastian Giguere already...

Torontosaurus Rex is …

Pretty obvious choice this week, with two shutout wins making history after poured into Leafs silks. J.S. Giguere stabilized the crease with immediate impact in a record setting arrival. The NHL draped him with second...

Getting Out of Bottom Five = New Playoffs

Setting up a goal for the Leafs in lieu of a playoff spot, making up seven points to get out of the NHL basement is a good start .. but just how difficult will...

Around the League

The Carolina Hurricanes are closing in on a deal with the San Jose Sharks for Niclas Wallin, while Leafs fans were begging it was Rickard. Kovalchuk turns down $101M, while the Rangers pull out...

Jolly January for Leafs Prospects

While the Maple Leafs struggled through a horrific 3-10-2 record to start the new year at the NHL level, many of the organization's top young prospects enjoyed a very productive month of January on...

Less Scoring? Play Better Defense

Where will goals come from? Toronto softened offensively with the moves on the weekend and questions abound about who will put the puck in the net moving forward. Maybe it's not about who will...

Blockbuster Breakdown – The Forwards

We have all had a few days to digest Sunday's trades, but there is still a well of untapped implications.  Here's a closer look at the forwards involved: both the outgoing Leafs and our...

What About the Kid?

Dion Phaneuf was far and away the biggest name exchanging teams in the Toronto-Calgary deal on Sunday morning, and as a result, young defenseman Keith Aulie may have gotten a little overlooked in the...

Kats Krunch: Phaneuf Regression In Context

In the end, perhaps the player to best describe the trades is ... Wayne Primeau? After all, the former Flame has been through this before. The surprising deal for all parties involved, smells eerily similar to...

Does the Phaneuf Trade Suggest the End Is Near for Tomas Kaberle?

On the heels of the Leafs' much-heralded acquisition of All-Star defenseman Dion Phaneuf, a significant question has arisen within Leafs Nation: What impact does this trade have on the future of Tomas Kaberle? It is by...

Kaberle Key To Improved Goaltending

TORONTO -- Leafs general manager, Brian Burke, has repeatedly stated he will not ask Tomas Kaberle to waive his NTC. This situation, however, could be key to shoring up the goaltending the Leafs need. Gus...

Good News! Luke Schenn Edition

Luke Schenn isn't nearly as horrible as he once (ie. earlier this year) wasn't, even though he looked like he was. But he wasn't, and isn't. Are we clear on that, ducky? In this installment of Good News! we consider some actual hockey-related information in addition to the jokes. But there are still jokes.

The Gustavsson Decision

One of the more enigmatic problems facing Brian Burke in an summer that will see much of the contemporary Buds negligible talent headed for the door, is the impending contract crunch of now go-to starter Jonas...

Mike Peca Retires

Mike Peca, also known as the little engine who could, has officially called it a career today. The 35-year old grinding leader played 864 career games with the Canucks, Sabres, Islanders, Oilers, Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets.  During...

Bozak’s First NHL Goal

Tyler Bozak now has 4 points in three NHL games as a Maple Leafs, and one of those points came last night in a 4-0 victory for the Maple Leafs over the Philadelphia Flyers....

NJ Wins Despite First Shutout of Season

A shining example and further proof of New Jersey's dominance recently. Even when blanked for the first time this season, the Devils still ended up with a win, the full two points, and...

Examining the Options

The second half of the season is underway, and the Maple Leafs continue to struggle. Naturally, speculation has begun to shift to what can be done to improve the roster, and which buyers on...

Leafs Take On Florida in the Shadow of the WJC

With the World Junior Championship gold medal game taking centre stage tonight (7:30pm, TSN), Leafs' fans can be forgiven for overlooking tonight's matchup against an inconsistent Florida Panthers squad (7:00pm, Sportsnet). Coming off a disastrous...
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