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The Timetable On Wallin

Although it has been widely reported that Farjestads BK forward Rickard Wallin is considering leaving Sweden to return to the NHL, and that the team interested in bringing him back to North America is...

2009 NHL Draft – Leafs Review

The Toronto Maple Leafs' first draft under the watchul eye of Brian Burke displayed a stark change in the team's draft philosophy. The scouting staff searched for the type of players and attributes that...

NHL Entry Draft: Day 2 Live Blog

The first round didn't quite live up to all the hype that we were hoping for, but Toronto did come out of it with a promising two-way centreman in Nazem Kadri. As it currently...

Mock-Up: Projecting The Top 10

This time of year pretty much everyone is doing a mock draft of some sort.  So, with one week to go until the Entry Draft, I figure it's time I chip in with my...

Dale and Dido – Budding Buds

Two contrasts in Leafs prospects from the Memorial Cup with Chris Didomenico breaking his left femur, and the continued development of Dale Mitchell. It's truly amazing that aside from a six-game stretch in February 2008,...

Maple Leafs at #23 in HF’s Organizational Rankings

Hockey's Future, the renowned hockey prospects website, announced their Spring Organizational Rankings today and the Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves in the bottom tier of the league at #23. The ranking is based on...

Season in Review, Player-by-Player

Now that the 2008-09 regular season has officially ended, it's time to take a look back over the roster to assess each of the Maple Leafs' players. Note that I'm only including players who finished...

Leafs sign prospect Robert Slaney of the QMJHL

A quick update containing some news that surfaced last night... the Maple Leafs have inked 20-year-old left-winger Robert Slaney of the QMJHL's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to the...

Dog and Poni Show

Editted ** What? You were expecting Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin to top the leading scorers in March? Well then. You'd be wrong ... sort of. AO actually was tied at...

ISS Releases March Top 30 Rankings

International Scouting Services (ISS) has released the March edition of their monthly top 30 rankings for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in June.  Much of the names at the top remain unchanged, while a...

Breaking Rumor! Pens and Leafs?

Turns out, there's speculation that the trade between Anaheim and Pittsburgh was an inadvertent 3 way trade with the Maple Leafs. That’s right, that big Ryan Whitney trade was for the bigger picture. The rumor...

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...

Trade Report: DiDo dealt

This just in: Toronto Maple Leafs forward prospect Chris DiDomenico has been traded. Relax, Leaf fans, he's still in the system.   Somehow I get the feeling Burke won't be trading DiDo anytime soon. The QMJHL trade...

Prospect Tracker – Volume 2

Hey folks, Alec's traditionally done this in the past, but I'll be taking over for this one as he's been bogged down with work lately. With the way the Leafs have played over the...

Quick Hits: Stralman recalled, Mitchell to skate on the top line

I have neither seen nor heard an official announcement from the team, but Anton Stralman is now listed on the Leafs active roster, following Jiri Tlusty's return to the Marlies. Also, the Globe & Mail...

Scratches, Cuts and Scrapes

The Leafs waive, demote and start rumors. It appears that Mark Bell’s problems off the ice are behind him but his problems on the ice are still staring him in the face in Toronto,...

Out With the Old in with the “Plan”

>>>DISCUSS IT HERE It wasn’t more than a year ago that head coach Paul Maurice announced his team would make the playoffs and compete for the Stanley Cup. Players such as Simon Gamache and Tony...

International Flavor in the NHL

With the imposition of the salary cap taking some clout away from the financial Super Powers (or so they say), the "new" NHL focuses upon the importance of successful drafting and a constant flow of young players on cheap, entry-level contracts. With scouts now being dispatched to all corners of the globe, it's getting to be quite a small world. The boundaries of the Hockey Community are ever-growing, and we're starting to find ourselves with a neat little global village forming in the NHL. Aside from the G8 (Canada, United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia) which comprise nearly 90% of all players' nationalities, we are also privileged to enjoy the best of what...
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