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Maple Leafs 2009 Review in Numbers

The Toronto Maple Leafs were amongst leaders in 2009 for all the wrong categories. The Buds were the most scored upon team in 2009, playing an NHL leading 13 overtime games (2-11) record, and...

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...

Brodeur Inspired; NHL Shutouts 2009-10

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of three teams without a shutout this season. They have been shutout four times, allowing 15 goals. They've scored 98 goals in wins and a paltry 12 in losses....

Stalberg The Star

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a rebuild, or a re-tool, whichever you prefer.  In any event, a process such as this requires a team to have a plentiful prospect pipe, ripe with blue...

And You Want To Trade This Guy?

He glided down the ice, not showing any sort of intimidation despite the fact he was a little out of his element.  Like a veteran, he flew down the wing and fired a shot...

Coyotes/Leafs: Post-Game

For all the headlines the franchise had made off the ice, it's the Phoenix Coyotes on ice product that should be making the news. Led by a core of young, talented hard working players, and...

Odds & Ends

Good to be back! It's been a little while since I've had the opportunity to post anything. The following are some random thoughts I've had of late, including Luke Schenn's banishment to the press...

Talking Hockey With Johnny Misley

Johnny Misley is the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations for Hockey Canada, and plays a key role in enhancing hockey in Canada across various levels: from the grassroots programmes all the way up...

Playing Great of Late (Minus the Eight)

Just wanted to share a fantastic bit of work done by Nights, one of our many enthusiastic and intelligent readers, who evaluated how the NHL landscape would look without the first 8 games of...

NHL on Record Shootout Pace

Did the neutral zone trap morph into the shootout? The pre-lockout reason for altering the rules, transfigured into the shootout as teams play for the shootout more this season. If trends are any indication,...

Leafs/Bruins: Post-Game

For the second time in a week, the Maple Leafs have felt the wrath of the Boston Bruins on home ice, only this time there were distinct differences from Saturday's 7-2 beat down. The Leafs,...

How do you define “Opportunity”?

After recovering from the initial shock of the Leafs trading yet another highly rated, potentially top end prospect (Tlusty in this case) for picks, prospects (Paradis in this case) or players who at best...

Jiri Tlusty Traded

Reports indicate that young forward Jiri Tlusty has been traded to the Hurricanes for Philippe Paradis, Carolina's first round pick (27th overall) in 2009. Hockey's Future has this to say about Philippe Paradis: A mixture of...

Kadri Invited to World Juniors Final Selection Camp

Leafs prospect Nazem Kadri has successfully passed the first hurdle en route to a possible World Juniors roster spot, by earning an invite to the final selection camp earlier today. The roster currently encompasses...

Schedules Making Impact

By: Gus Katsaros Prior to the season starting, I had written about the impact of schedules. In particular, as the Leafs face the Habs tonight after playing the previous night, while Montreal is rested. Interesting...

Leafs vs. Sabres – Pre-Game

The Leafs hope to get their first three-game winning streak of the season tonight when the Buffalo Sabres roll into the Air Canada Centre.  Toronto has gone five straight games without a regulation loss...

Assorted Thoughts and Numbers

Ho hum, a Saturday night without hockey in Toronto. Here are some interesting/random thoughts to consider: - Now with 8 goals on the season, Phil Kessel has more goals in his 12 games than the...

Kaleta Hits Ross – 1 Year Suspension?

The OHL featured almost an identical hit that had Michael Liambas being suspended for an entire season, now the NHL gets its first taste of the hit. Patrick Kaleta hit Jared Ross in almost...

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...

This Season Winning Means Nothing

By Gus Katsaros The Leafs aren’t as bad as a four win first quarter. They were a playoff bubble team prior to the season, and the postseason wasn’t necessarily the goal, as was becoming competitive...
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