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NHL Trade Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs Moving Kris Versteeg for Top-6 Centre?

February 12th, 2011
The Toronto Maple Leafs (still featuring Kris Versteeg) hit the ground running on Wednesday, Feb. 9, acquiring Joffrey Lupul, Jake Gardiner and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2013. Making moves in late January and early February isn't something new for Leafs GM Brian Burke. "I've always ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: A "Head Shot," Suspension and Injuries Solve Goalie Issues

January 15th, 2011
The Toronto Maple Leafs have had their three goalie problem solved for them. With minor injuries to Fredrick Sjostrom and Kris Versteeg, and the suspension to Mike Brown, the Leafs needed to call-up a player from the Toronto Marlies to fill the roster. Since Versteeg and Sjostrom are both day-to-day ...

Best of 2010: NHL’s 25 Biggest Breakout Stars

December 23rd, 2010
Although it's been only been roughly half a season, there are many players in the middle of breakout campaigns this year. While it's impossible to give recognition to all the players who have improved their game, this list  will recognize those who have made a significant ...

NHL Trade Rumors: 15 Deals To Fix the Toronto Maple Leafs

December 20th, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs are a team in transition. The youngest team in the NHL (to everyone but CBC's Glenn Healy), the Leafs are trying to find their stride. Amidst the turmoil of the transition general manager, Brian Burke is looking at all his options and hopefully has a few ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Dion Phaneuf, Mike Komisarek and Phil Kessel’s Struggles

December 11th, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs, Phil Kessel, Mike Komisarek and Dion Phaneuf all have one thing in common: they are struggling (if you Google struggling, the lead Google news article is actually about the struggling Leafs). For Phaneuf, it's the pressure of a season with a less than stellar offensive output and ...

Rebuild Run Amuck: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke Is at a Crossroads

December 4th, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs and GM Brian Burke only have one move left to make.  It is the hated, archaic term in Leaf land: rebuild. This isn't being proposed lightly, but from necessity. The current plan, quite simply, isn't working. While many of you may be thinking to yourselves, I thought ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: If Brad Richards Goes UFA Toronto Is No.1 Destination

November 23rd, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Brad Richards may have just become this year's version of the Tomas Kaberle trade rumours. After weeks of speculation, many in Leafs Nation are looking ahead to next season and praying that Brad Richards is the club's next top-line centre. With ownership struggling to sell ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Slew of Bad Decisions Lead To 1 Win in Last 9 Games

November 7th, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs started off the season drastically different from last year.  Winning the first four games is a great way to put some money in the bank for tougher times, something that coach Ron Wilson himself stated to the media. "We're happy we got off to this start, especially ...

Brad Richards: The Answer for the Toronto Maple Leafs

November 4th, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs need to acquire Brad Richards. After an amazing start, the leaves have begun to fall. Sound goaltending and defense have helped the Leafs improve, but a lack of offense is holding them back. For the Toronto Maple Leafs, the biggest question mark going into the season was ...

Viktor Stalberg Outplaying Kris Versteeg Following Blackhawks-Maple Leafs Deal

October 30th, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs traded Viktor Stalberg, Chris Didomenico and Philippe Paradis for Kris Versteeg and Bill Sweat in the offseason to provide themselves with more secondary scoring. The main focus of the deal for most Leaf fans was trading Stalberg for Versteeg. Through 11 games, Stalberg has three goals and one assist compared ...