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Brian Burke Should Not Be Fired, Even If the Leafs Do Not Make the Playoffs

January 8th, 2013
You may think the statement is a bad idea.Why keep a guy who has overseen a team that has not made the playoffs for the five years he has been in charge? This is a terrible record and is just awful. I agree, but this is not entirely Brian Burke's ...

NHL Trade Rumors: Is Jeff Carter Going to the Toronto Maple Leafs?

January 28th, 2012
Rumors are swirling that Jeff Carter may be on the trading block (h/t Edmonton Journal). The rumor claims that the Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets are working on a trade, the core of which is Carter and this year's 2012 first round pick to Toronto for Mikhail Grabovski and ...

Is the NHL Behind the NFL, MLB, and NBA When It Comes to Trade Rules?

July 15th, 2011
It has become fashionable to call out the Edmonton Oilers. Several years ago, the Buffalo Sabres had called out the Oilers on inflating the prices of RFAs by signing Thomas Vanek to a seven-year, $50 million offer sheet. The Sabres matched the contract. After that the Oilers turned their attention ...

NHL Rumours: August Seventh

August 7th, 2010
Expect Teemu Selanne to sign a two-year deal in the next week. I don't understand why the Ducks keep signing players over 35 to two-year deals. If Selanne retires, the cap hit will still count next year; and the same goes for Andy Sutton. Paul Kariya will soon talk with Ducks ...

NHL Rumors: August 6

August 6th, 2010
Some very interesting rumors going around the NHL, so I'll just get down to it. Multiple teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, were attempting to sign forward John Madden. He has signed with the Minnesota Wild. Interesting signing to say the least, he is old and would be a solid bottom ...

NHL Rumours: August Fifth

August 5th, 2010
Lots of rumours to tell you guys about so let's get started. Antti Niemi has had seven offers on the table. New York Islanders are expected to be the front-runners. I am still trying to figure out what they plan on doing with all their other goaltenders. I say get ...

Do Big Market Teams Have an Unfair Advantage in the NHL?

August 5th, 2010
The rumours we have heard all season long suggest that Cristobal Huet is going to be buried in the minors so that the Chicago Blackhawks can stay under the salary cap. This is an interesting conundrum. After all, if Chicago sends him to the AHL, they magically get $5.625 ...

NHL: Reasons Ilya Kovalchuk Should Sign with the Maple Leafs.

August 4th, 2010
Brian Burke has flown off to Europe to pursue a player. Hopefully it is Ilya Kovalchuk. However, just in case he refuses, I gave a list of reasons why he shouldn't. Colton Orr will beat you into a bloody pulp if you sign elsewhere, then he'll ask you nicely how many ...

NHL Rumors: August Fourth

August 4th, 2010
The rumors for today are actually quite interesting. There have been significant developments. Note that none of the rumors are my own. Here are all the rumors I could find: Paul Kariya continues to be linked to the Anaheim Ducks. They are the franchise he started his career with, so it ...

Brian Burke Off To Europe

August 3rd, 2010
Brian Burke is off to Europe. The Brian Burke and Friends Luncheon was supposed to occur on Thursday at Fort William Historical Park. This is for the Special Olympics. It is completely praiseworthy that Burke has decided to give back to the community just as much as he makes his ...