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Post-Game: Leafs and Avalanche (The Slump Slasher)

It was a game that was circled with a red marker on the calendar, for the Maple Leafs. They would travel to Denver to meet the Avalanche, but this visit had a different feel...

Pogge Gets the Nod, Van Ryn Returns

Tonight, the Leafs will play the Minnesota Wild. Justin Pogge will be joining the Leafs for the affair and will get his second start this season. Mike Van Ryn, despite feeling well over the...

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...

Newswire: time to put one rumour to bed, maybe start another?

This just in: we can officially put any and all Pascal Leclaire-to-Toronto trade rumours to rest.Courtesy cbssports.com:"Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Pascal Leclaire will undergo ankle surgery Friday that will likely sideline him through the...

Our Kingdom for a Goalie

Through 45 games the abject tandem of Toskala and Joseph has combined for the worst team save percentage in the NHL and by an ever increasing margin. Where .900 is seen as a barometer...

Saturday Morning Scoop

The latest from a source:"The Leafs can’t get Toskala to improve his play and that is a huge problem. The only reason Pogge is not starting with the club is that they are...

Thoughts at the Half

Random thoughts and opinions from (roughly) the halfway point of the season:* Glad to see the mustache is back in style.   In fact, when I was younger I grew a goatee just because everyone...

A Star in the Making?

Pretty darn close. Dale Mitchell is turning heads in the OHL, and it’s not just because of his speed, it’s because of his stats, albeit he is playing with Taylor Hall. Dale was drafted...

Schism

In October 2008, a reporter set the Barilkosphere into a tizzy with a certain writing. The intention was simple, a deliberately cruel finger pointing at Leafs Nation.The backlash was tremendous, and it inspired...

Current Production has Minimal Impact on Trade Value

I know, you’re worried about value for Vesa Toskala and Tomas Kaberle. Well, don’t. Their recent performance(s) are killing their market value, right?No. Market forces and low-ball offers may hinder...

Quick Post-Game: Ugh

Slow starts off the hop have been endemic for the Leafs this season, but tonight went above and beyond a poor start as the listlessness didn't seem to wear off until the second intermission....

Post-Game: Leafs stick it to Sens, Spezza

I don't care where in the tanking/playoff spectrum you stand, beating the Ottawa Senators is always sweet. Especially in a game riddled with physicality and controversy, against a rival considered at season's dawn a...

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...

Reimer Gets 1st AHL Win

The Leafs goaltending issues at the NHL level have opened the door for some of their young goaltending prospects to strut their stuff and show everyone what they can do.With Toskala resting a "sore...

Post Game Reaction Thread

I couldn't catch the game tonight (count me among the lucky ones), but the stats tell the story -- outhit 28-7 and outscored 4-1 by the worst team in the league. 4 goals conceded...

Pre-Game: Leafs at Isles

The Maple Leafs are looking to rebound from probably their worst effort of the season with a win over the John Tavares front-runners inside the Nassau Coliseum tonight.A 8-2 smacking at the hands of...

Hey, Burkie, Leave Them Kids Alone!

Ed. Note: Lots of holiday reading going up today for you guys. Merry Christmas.Here we are the Christmas break, and I’d like to take the time to look back at what we saw in...

Post-Game: Leafs Lay a Yule Log

Hmmm.. I just watched as a kid my brother used to beat in minor hockey lit up Toskala/Joseph for a hat-trick. Oh, and Wilson didn't pull Toskala after the first because Joseph's no better.Thank...

Pre-Game: Leafs at Bruins

As they hit the road for a three-game away stretch, the Maple Leafs look to extend their three game winning streak but must start by conquering the impenetrable fortress known as the TD Banknorth...

Post-Game: He Just Can’t Stop Scoring

The Maple Leafs have recorded their first three game winning streak since March by way of a shootout win (you heard me correctly) over the New Jersey Devils. Joe Sakic Rookie call-up...

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