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Quick Hits: Moore, Jannik Hansen

The Ottawa Citizen's reporting "speculation" that Dominic Moore is interested in a return to the Maple Leafs this summer. Presumably, if Moore is interested then he'll be ready to accept Burke's terms that he...

Stating Precedents

Celebrating a decade of squandered potential and faded dreams, the draft of 1999 turned out shallower than an infant’s paddling pool, yet despite being regarded as an acrimonious footnote in league history the draft...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Three – Chatting up the Expert

For much of the year, scouts from NHL clubs and private scouting agencies scour the globe for the next generational talent, the next franchise player, and the next late round steal. On Draft weekend,...

The Latest Talk: Would You Do It?

In just over two weeks, the NHL Entry Draft will be upon us.  Naturally, speculation as to the future destination of the top prospects is heating up.   With July 1st rapidly approaching, trade rumours...

McKeen’s Draft Guide Q and A – Patrick King

Scouting service, McKeen's Hockey Prospects released their 2009 Final Rankings, in conjunction with their 2009 Draft Guide which includes exclusive content and scouting reports on the top 90 draft eligible players. Patrick...

Talk

I've been trading a few emails of late with some "non-sources" (I want to be very clear about that) employed by various media outlets in the Toronto area, to get their take on the...

Chicago 7, Vancouver 5. Goodbye Mats Sundin.

Mats Sundin's season with the Vancouver Canucks, his chase for the 2009 Stanley Cup that brought him out of pseudo-retirement, and possibly his NHL career, ended tonight with the Canucks' elimination from the playoffs...

Worst General Managers in NHL History

Part 3: 20 Years of Maple Misery From Gord Stellick to Cliff Fletcher Version 2.0 It’s been over 40 years since the Leafs won the cup and while others make fun of the fans for continuing...

Western Conference Playoff Preview

Western Conference: San Jose Sharks (1) vs Anaheim Ducks (8) Preseason odds: Sharks 10/1 Ducks 12/1 Last 10: Sharks 5-4-1, Ducks 7-2-1 Season Series: Sharks win 4-2-0 Overview: Perennial cup hopefuls San Jose enter the playoffs with their franchise...

NHL Playoffs: First Round Predictions

For a full team-by-team breakdown of all playoffs clubs, sure bets and sleeper picks for your playoff pools, visit the McKeen's Playoff Preview where the factors below have been outlined and pointed out in...

Points System: Revealing Results

With Files from Gil Brown The current point system is most equitable for playoff races in January and individual franchise marketing, beginning as early as midseason. Part of the logic behind Detroit Red Wing's GM Ken...

Marlies Clear Day Roster; Odds N’ Ends

The American Hockey League has released the 2008-09 Clear Day Period lists for each of its 29 member clubs. Each Clear Day roster consists of a maximum of 22 players. According to AHL by-laws, only those...

Playing The Odds

As the Trade Deadline approaches, speculation will continue to grow over which Maple Leaf players may be moving on to new NHL destinations. The following is my own personal estimation of the likelihood of regular...

Are Talks Heating Up?

The reputable Eklund is reporting with an always reliable "e4" rating that the Maple Leafs are closing in on a deal with the Vancouver Canucks that will involve Nikolai Antropov heading west in exchange...

Post-Game: Leafs/Canucks – Sianora Sundin

On a night where we can say the "Sundin Saga" came to its exciting and fitting end, the Leafs played a second straight game where they showed the hard work and energy that was...

For What It’s Worth – Part 2 (Leafs Rumors)

With the trade deadline just weeks away, here are a few rumors that are doing more than just making the rounds. The Untouchables Brian Burke has given the league his list of untouchables for advanced phone...

Vision and Execution

During my monthly fantasy hockey segments on Sportstalk Weekends with Rick Quinton on CKNW in Vancouver the fantasy scene always spills into analysis of real world NHL. Last night, with the segment winding...

For What It’s Worth (A Collection of Leafs Rumors)

There are a ton of rumors flying around on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Some a downright ridiculous and some may very well have merit. This is a close outlook on a few of those...

Recession, Relocation and Retraction

Just six months ago many a grapevine was carrying rumor of NHL expansion while I lamented the integrity of a revenue bound salary cap. Even into the new season few had foreseen the sheer...

Talking Back-Ups

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun is reporting that Brian Burke has been kicking the tires on a more adequate back-up for Vesa Toskala than Leafs' current incumbent, the antiquated Curtis Joseph. What was initially tabbed as...
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