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NHL Playoffs 2011: Latest on the Ducks, Kings, Sharks and West Playoff Picture

April 10th, 2011
As the dust settled in the NHL on Saturday night, the playoff situation in the Eastern Conference was cleared up, but over in the West they were left with questions still unanswered as the top eight teams jockeyed for position. Only the Vancouver Canucks, who wrapped up the Presidents Trophy a ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Colborne, Frattin Start NHL Careers as Regular Season Ends

April 8th, 2011
Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens will be all about finishing the season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but for the two newest members of the team, it'll be all about the beginning.  For Matt Frattin and Joe Colborne, it will be the first game of their respective NHL careers, in ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: A Season That Wasn’t What It Was Supposed to Be

April 4th, 2011
This isn't how it was supposed to be for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2010-11. Not at all.  It was supposed to be yet another season of mediocrity at best, with the club floundering near the bottom of the conference, out of the playoff running by January, simply playing for ...

Maple Leafs Cornerstone Emerges: Luke Schenn Puts Sophomore Slump Behind Him

March 29th, 2011
It was just a year ago, but for Luke Schenn, last season probably feels like a lifetime ago. Especially on the ice. Rolling into his sophomore season after an impressive rookie campaign, expectations were high, and for Toronto's fifth-overall pick in the 2008 Entry Draft, that meant high expectations piled on ...

Maple Leafs Trade Francois Beauchemin: What The Deal Means For Toronto

February 9th, 2011
Brian Burke is at it again.  While this season for the Toronto Maple Leafs has had it's fair share of trade rumours swirling, no one seemed to anticipate the trade that took place on Wednesday afternoon.  The Leafs sent the highly-criticized defenseman Francois Beauchemin to the Anaheim Ducks in return ...

NHL Trade Rumours: 10 Players Who Could Help the Toronto Maple Leafs

February 7th, 2011
With the NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 28, the time remaining for teams to make those tweaks, or major moves to their rosters is dwindling by the day.Teams have just a few weeks to decide whether they're buyers, sellers, or spectators on the busiest day of the schedule...that is, if ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Clarke MacArthur Undoubtedly Deserves a Contract Extension

February 4th, 2011
He was signed to a one-year contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the offseason, and given the season to show what he was capable of. Some questioned what his role would be on the team and if he really could be effective for the club.  It was essentially a ...

2011 NHL All-Star Game: Why This Weekend Was Made for Phil Kessel

January 27th, 2011
Phil Kessel is going to win the MVP at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game this weekend.  This is not a statement coming from the Kessel-crazed Maple Leaf fan, or the follower of said team who desperately needs something to cheer about this season. It was not suggested by his parents, ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Power Ranking Their Top 10 Players in the Minors

January 26th, 2011
For a Toronto Maple Leafs team that has struggled to find success this season, it may already (once again) be time to look ahead to the future of the club, and the players that may have a shot at not only making it next season, but those who will have ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Tough Five-Game Set Crucial Before All Star Break

January 16th, 2011
With less than two weeks remaining until the All Star break kicks in, most of the Toronto Maple Leaf players will be looking forward to a few days off away from the ice. The team's lone All Star in Phil Kessel, on the other hand, will be forced to play ...