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Rookie Tournament Details

As we prepare for some much needed hockey viewing this weekend, here are a couple helpful tidbits to know for the Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament beginning this Sunday in Kitchener:The Schedule:7 pm ET Sunday,...

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,...

The Old School Coup

One would be forgiven for trying to avoid the latest behind-the-scenes circus to befall the league and its players association. Amid the ongoing and incredulous tug of ego's taking place at the now infamous...

Choose Your Own Adventure: Maple Leafs 09/10 Season

PART 1 – GETTING THE JOB DONEPAGE 1 It is the middle of training camp and the team on the ice has not been looking so decent. Brian Burke has been asked to choose...

2009 Offseason Transaction Report

To date, it has been a rather busy offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs, with a number of free agent signings, roster re-signings, a few trades and even some coaching changes.The following is a...

An Insider’s Opinion on Keeping Kaberle

"Burke loves the guy...very low maintenance.  It's obvious this is not going to be a slow rebuild.  Burke is too competitive.  He believes his chances to make the playoffs are very good and wants...

Kaberle Staying / A Legend Forever

Today was the deadline for Tomas Kaberle's NTC lift, and he is still a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. While some fans were demanding for an immediate rebuild with some youth in return...

Getting “O” from the “D”

The Maple Leafs finished as the league's worst defensive team last season, giving up an astounding 286 goals, which works out to about 3.5 goals against a game. As such, much of the team's...

Kaberle: The Value of Speculation

As promised it has been a summer of comprehensive retooling both on the grind lines and perhaps more pertinently on the blueline. With Brian Burke hitting the fast forward on the once anticipated rebuild,...

Kase For Keeping Kaberle – Alternatives Exist

The window dwindles. And so what?I'm not a proponent of trading the smooth skating 31-year-old Czech native, yet not inflexible to believe the right offer would send him packing. Not so much...

On Kaberle

It's been the story of the summer in Toronto, the one that just will not go away.  What will the Maple Leafs do with Tomas Kaberle?   Will they trade him this offseason?  Will they keep...

Maple Leafs 2009-10 Annual Clarifications

To clarify when and where this publication will be available: It will be available in Indigo Chapters stores across Canada as of September 8th. It will also be available in most locations where magazines...

Introducing the 2009-10 Maple Leafs Annual

UPDATE: Some changes in information:Hits newsstands September 8th, available at all Indigo Chapters stores in Canada as well as wherever magazines are sold in the greater Toronto area, including Walmart, grocery stores, drug stores, newsstands,...

Daily Linkup – Thursday

Hitting the links bright and early on a Thursday morning: Jim Balsillie and the city of Hamilton get new life, Kadri's WJC tryout experience, an update on the Justin Pogge situation, Leafs sign a...

The Zherdev Saga – Part Two

The Zherdev saga is finally expected to come to an end sometime around noon today, when the Rangers are widely believed to cut bait with the enigmatic 24 year old winger. There is a...

Zherdev Awarded $3.9m; Leafs Interested?

The word on the street is Rangers' winger Nikolai Zherdev has been awarded $3.9m in arbitration (unconfirmed).   If true, many suspect the amount to be out of GM Glen Sather's price range, and he may allow Zherdev to...

Hawks in Trouble… Again

This article is cross-posted from my site: www.checkingfrombehind.com. I thought I'd share it with you to explain the circumstances on why the NHL feels it is not a "legal" contract.Almost a month after the...

Friday Morning Fun

A quick look at the Todd Bertuzzi to Toronto scenario, the NHL's investigation into Chicago's Marian Hossa contract (boy have they had a tough offseason), more on the Phil Kessel contract status, and a...

Stralman Trade Wrapup and More

Yesterday's trade with Calgary sparked a lot of immediate negativity amongst many of our readers at the loss of Stralman. Today we try to view it from another perspective as we clarify an important...

Leafs acquire Wayne Primeau

After a short hiatus, Brian Burke has gotten right back on the horse. RDS and TSN are reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired checking forward Wayne Primeau and a 2nd round pick...