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Toronto Maple Leafs’ All-Time 10 Most Offensive Defensemen

April 5th, 2011
Although you would be hard pressed to find him on any top 10 lists, Harry Cameron is considered to be the first truly offensive defense man that ever played for Toronto.While playing 105 games over the course of six seasons as part of the Toronto Arenas, Blueshirts and the Toronto ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Looking Like Playoff Contenders Down the Stretch

March 4th, 2011
The Toronto Maple Leafs climbed to within three points of the eighth-seeded Carolina Hurricanes and within one point of the ninth-seeded Buffalo Sabres with an impressive win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia last night. A lot is being said of the Leafs' current success that has seen them go ...

Toronto Maple Leafs in the Eye of a ‘Hurricane’ As They Host Pittsburgh Penguins

March 1st, 2011
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL since the All-Star break, and while they aren't in the New Jersey category in the last 10 games of nine wins and one loss, going 5-1-4 is pretty good too. All of the negativity surrounding the ...

Monday Morning Musings With Me The Big E; Rounding Up Maple Leafs Trade Rumors

February 14th, 2011
With exactly two weeks left to go until trade deadline day, it would make sense that the rumor mill would be churning at a fever pitch.Everyone from the sports desk personalities on the evening news cast to the arm chair GM's who stumble sleepy eyed into work ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Are Suddenly in the Hunt With Four Wins in Five Games

February 9th, 2011
Don't look now but the Toronto Maple Leafs are suddenly in the hunt with four wins in their last five games. Seven points behind the current eighth place Carolina Hurricanes is definitely not something most prognosticators would have been talking about midway through November on the heels of a stretch that saw ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie James Reimer Earns First NHL Shutout

February 4th, 2011
Or  "Tim Brent Takes One For the Team"Technically, Tim Brent took several for the team in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricane Thursday night. In what was one of the Maple Leafs most dominating performances of the season, goalie James Reimer and 26-year-old center Tim Brent ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Re-Sign Mike Brown, Burke Still With Lots To Do

February 3rd, 2011
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed journey man winger Mike Brown to a three year 2.2 million dollar contract extension on Tuesday, and it may be the best signing Brian Burke has made so far.“We are extremely pleased to have Mike under contract for the next three years,” Burke said. ...

Monday Morning Musings With Me The Big E: All-Star Fun/Ron Wilson Gets Roasted

January 31st, 2011
The All-Star festivities rapped up last night in Carolina With an 11-10 win for Team Lidstrom over Team Staal and truth be told, it was a pretty fun weekend all around. From Tim Thomas and Alex Ovechkin falling during the Skills competition to Team Staal Captain, Eric Staal, being "miked up" ...

NHL All-Star Weekend: Could Toronto Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel Be the MVP?

January 27th, 2011
While there aren't likely many in the hockey world that think Phil Kessel has any chance of earning the MVP honors at the 2011 NHL All Star Game, there is always the possibility that 12 other players may not show up.In all seriousness, the Toronto Maple Leafs have done fairly ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: No ‘Reimer’ Reason for Leafs’ Offensive Struggles

January 26th, 2011
What had started out as a pretty good month of January for the Toronto Maple Leafs has ended on a losing note, after being beaten by the Tampa Bay Lightning for the third time this season. James Reimer has been the reason for much of the success by the Leafs this ...