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The Toronto Maple Leafs: A Teams Evolving Image

August 27th, 2010
With Brian Burke now at the helm of this storied—and lately pathetic— franchise, he has shown a clear and concise direction. He wants this team to be big, mean, tough to play against but also skilled. This is a very tough combination of adjectives, or skill sets, to find packaged ...

Peace, Turk: Raptors Reportedly Shipping Hedo Turkoglu Out Of Toronto

July 11th, 2010
The title says it all- Hedo Turkoglu is reportedly being shipped out of Toronto. The deal, first reported by Sportsnet, looks as follows: To Toronto: Leandro Barbosa To Phoenix: Hedo Turkoglu This trade sees the recently unpopular Turkoglu and his cumbersome contract shipped out in exchange for Steve Nash's backup that averaged one ...

Why The Toronto Raptors Can Succeed Without Chris Bosh

July 10th, 2010
With the departure of Chris Bosh, the Toronto Raptors have lost their best player—but this does not mean they cannot still manage to pull through. There were many pluses with having a star (not superstar) like Bosh in the lineup, but many negatives as well. Here are some of the reasons I ...

What the Toronto Raptors Receive in the Chris Bosh Deal

July 10th, 2010
After seven years, with more late-season collapses than playoff appearances, as the face of the Toronto Raptors, CB4 (now CB1, bleh ) decided to take his highly-sought talents to Miami. In doing so, the most infamous trio probably to ever start on the same regular season roster ever, was formed. With ...

Colby Armstrong Lands with the Toronto Maple Leafs

July 1st, 2010
Reports from various sources, including ESPN, TSN, and SportsNet, state that general manager Brian Burke has landed winger Colby Armstrong for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal is reportedly for three years at $3 million a year. Armstrong played for the Atlanta Thrashers last season, and in 79 games he had 15 ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: 2010 NHL Draft Analysis

June 27th, 2010
On June 26 (nothing got done on the 25th), Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke attempted to salvage a draft many considered lost, due to the lack of first (Tyler Seguin) and second round (Jared Knight) picks. But at the trade deadline, Burke raked in fifth and seventh round picks to ...

Young Guns: Updating Maple Leafs Prospects

June 20th, 2010
With a youth revolution encasing the whole Toronto Maple Leafs organization, it's only fitting they at least have a successful, young crop of prospects ready to challenge for roster spots. This slide show will focus more on the players who haven't played a game in the NHL/AHL so far, and will ...

Power Ranking: NHL 1st Overall Picks 1985-2009

June 16th, 2010
Over the past 25 years, there have been approximately 5250 players drafted into the NHL. Every team covets that First Overall Draft Pick. But that first overall draft pick does not always turn out to be the superstar he is expected to be. The following is a list (from worst to ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Post Season: Trades, Signings and Beyond

June 10th, 2010
July 1st is approaching and Maple Leaf's GM Brian Burke is sure to be busy. With endless trade rumors, free agent possibilities and draft day shenanigans being thrown around, we can be sure of one thing. Burke will make it happen. Whatever 'it' is, is another story. But I, as well ...

2010/2011 Maple Leafs: Possible Impact Players

June 4th, 2010
The 2010 NHL Draft is coming up and a lot of different names are being thrown around in trade talks. When all is said and done, I think we can all agree that Brian Burke will have taken necessary steps to making this team a playoff contender. This slideshow will ...