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Leo Komarov: Toronto Maple Leafs Darkhorse Prospect Becoming a Top Agitator

March 10th, 2011
Leo Komarov is a player in the Toronto Maple Leafs' system that most fans probably haven't heard much about. He was drafted by John Ferguson Jr. in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2006 entry draft. Needless to say, he was a bit of a "project" draft choice. Despite having ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: How Many Players Will Score 30 Goals This Season?

February 8th, 2011
Think back to the beginning of this season. If I had predicted that three Toronto Maple Leafs players would score 30 goals this season, admit it, you would have laughed hysterically.Now, fast forward to the day of the 54th game of the season. Currently, Phil Kessel (although on a agonizing ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: 3 Trade Scenarios To Improve Struggling Offense

January 31st, 2011
With the trade deadline less than four weeks away, Brian Burke will be looking for deals to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs' top-six forward group. The current top line of Mikhail Grabovski, Clarke MacArthur and Nikolai Kulemin have been a pleasant surprise. Still, it is unrealistic to expect this line ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Grabovski, MacArthur and Kulemin The Future Second Line?

December 17th, 2010
I think all Toronto Maple Leafs fan would agree that the line of Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin and Clarke MacArthur have by far been the best line for the Toronto Maple Leafs so far this season. They have provided consistent scoring and sound defensive play, displaying having the perfect mix of ...

Could The Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Thrashers Be Close To a Deal?

December 1st, 2010
While taking in the Leafs vs. Sabres game on Friday night, Pierre Lebrun of ESPN.com tweeted: "Chatted with Atlanta GM Rick Dudley who's here tonight. Still scouts a lot. Says when he trades for a player, wants to have seen him in person." This tweet could possibly mean that Rick Dudley has his ...

Luke Schenn: Is a Long-Term Contract In His Future?

November 5th, 2010
What would happen if you asked Toronto Maple Leafs fans the question "So far this season, who has been the Leafs best defenseman?" After the game against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, at least 75 percent of fans would say, Luke Schenn. With the recent injury to underachieving Dion Phaneuf, Schenn was ...

Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Make a Pitch for Andrew Cogliano?

September 9th, 2010
Recent reports have stated that the Edmonton Oilers are having trouble coming to terms with young centre Andrew Cogliano on a new contract. It has been rumored that Edmonton is offering Cogliano around $1.25 million per year on a short-term contract, although Cogliano is interested in more money and a longer deal. Cogliano ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Brian Burke Building a North American Team

August 30th, 2010
We can all agree that Brian Burke has definitely put his stamp on the Toronto Maple Leafs since becoming General Manager about a year and a half ago. Whether it be through the draft, free agency, or trades Burke seems to favour North American players. I am by no means saying ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Clarke MacArthur

August 28th, 2010
So today the trade for Matt Lashoff makes much more sense. TSN has just reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Clarke MacArthur to a one-year contract worth $1.1 million. Yesterday, Brian Burke opened up a roster spot by sending Stephano Giliati and Alex Berry to Tampa Bay, which paved ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Scoring By Committee Can Get Them Into The Playoffs

August 17th, 2010
With the Kaberle fiasco finally over and done with, we now have a much clearer picture of what the Leafs top six forward group will look like for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. While most hockey fans will say the Leafs will be one of the worst offensive teams in the ...