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Toronto Maple Leafs: Does the Defence Need a Complete Makeover?

February 5th, 2013
In what many would call a disappointing start to the shortened 48-game NHL season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have started out with four wins and five losses for eight points in nine games.Granted, there have been a few great showings thus far: the 5-2 win over Penguins, the tilt against ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Positives and Negatives from the Start of the 2013 Season

January 26th, 2013
As the Toronto Maple Leafs get set for their fifth game of the season tonight in Broadway, we look back at the week that was for the Leafs and also look ahead to the rest of the season.The Leafs began the first week of the season with an even 2-2 ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: 7 Games That Will Define the Leafs’ 2013 Season

January 22nd, 2013
After a long lockout and nearly four months without any hockey whatsoever, the Toronto Maple Leafs returned to action this past weekend to open the 2012-13 season. So how did the Leafs celebrate the new CBA? They fired their general manager and promoted his lackey.To say the least, the start ...

Brian Burke Fired: Ranking His 5 Best Trades as Toronto Maple Leafs GM

January 12th, 2013
He was honest, he was candid, he was to the point. Brian Burke's exit press conference was not only a look into the soul of Burke, but it was a look back at what Burke accomplished and the building blocks for the future he put in place.He never got the ...

Leafs Rumors: Nikolai Kulemin Drawing Interest from the Edmonton Oilers

January 4th, 2013
Russian two-way forward Nikolai Kulemin is what I like to call an enigma. Some nights the man is just a beast at both ends of the ice; at other times, he's invisible.This past season where he only potted seven goals, Kulemin was invisible 99 percent of the time with the ...

NHL Presents New Offer to NHLPA: Are They Actually Taking a Step Backwards?

December 28th, 2012
As we close in on the end of the 2012 year, hockey fans around the world are reminded daily of what they are missing.With the NHL Lockout now in the hundreds of days long, the NHL has reached out yet again to the players, making more concessions in an attempt ...

Maple Leafs Draft 2013: The Top 10 Draft Busts in the Last 20 Years

November 29th, 2012
The NHL lockout of 2012 is robbing many aspiring hockey writers of notable things to talk about. With that said, as the NHL and NHLPA continue to argue about petty cash, this writer is going to focus on the draft.In the event the entire NHL season is cancelled, the NHL ...

NHL Offseason 2012: Could Niklas Backstrom Be on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Radar?

July 6th, 2012
An offseason full of speculation and rumors appears to be continuing, as the Toronto Maple Leafs re-work their team in hopes of making the playoffs.Other than a few restricted free agent signings, a surprising trade that involved Luke Schenn, James Van Riemsdyk and the club signing checking center, Jay McClement, ...

NBA Rumors: Raps Interested in Kirilenko, Ilyasova; Looking to Deal Calderon

July 3rd, 2012
It's been a busy offseason so far for GM Bryan Colangelo, assistants Ed Stefanski and Maurizio Gheredini and the entire Raptors staff. But guess what? The offseason has just started.Amidst swirling rumors about Steve Nash landing in Toronto via free agency, the Raptors have also come to an agreement with ...

After Acquiring James van Riemsdyk, Are Toronto Maple Leafs Done Dealing?

June 23rd, 2012
The Toronto Maple Leafs' offseason checklist included, in no specific order, to get a No. 1 center, get some extra size up front, improve their mobility on the back end and get that No. 1 goalie that has eluded the team since the lockout eight years ago.With the Luke Schenn-for-James ...