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Maple Leafs, Jonas Gustavsson a Healthy Scratch, Giguere Returns in Back Up Role

January 13th, 2011
With the outstanding play of James Reimer and the return of J.S. Giguere from injury albeit in a back up role, the odd man out for the moment seems to be Jonas Gustavsson. Now I wouldn’t start swirling rumors around about Giguere being on the trade block and Reimer becoming the ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Rumors Might Not Be All Speculation

January 13th, 2011
Trade rumors have surrounded the Toronto Maple Leafs' Tomas Kaberle more so than any other player over the last year. But seemingly every player's name on the team at one point or another during this season has been tagged to some sort of discombobulated speculative nonsense cooked up by over ...

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Darryl Boyce Finally Getting Some Love

January 11th, 2011
Up until a few weeks ago most of Leafs Nation didn’t know the name Darryl Boyce unless they’ve watched the Marlies consistently over a number of years. Before being called up for this recent stint Boyce had played all of one game up with the big club and that was right ...

Phil Kessel of Toronto Maple Leafs to Represent Buds at All-Star Game

January 11th, 2011
In Toronto, opinions on their hockey team and players flip more than flapjacks in a Southern diner during the breakfast hours, and Phil Kessel has had his share of praise while also taking his fair share of criticism. He considered by most to be the lone superstar on the youthful Leafs ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects Attending Team Canada WJC Camp

December 7th, 2010
Every hockey-playing kid who grows up in Canada dreams of donning the Canadian colours to represent his country on the world stage. Jesse Blacker and Brad Ross got the call, as both have been invited to Team Canada’s World Junior training camp. Blacker, of the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack and a second-round ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Mike Brown Getting Down and Side Notes

December 1st, 2010
Though he’s buried on the fourth line most nights, Mike Brown has been the most consistent Leafs thus far this year. Brown exudes Brian Burke's "truculence" that has been so often associated in conversation about the Leafs. He’s considered a "tough guy," but he doesn’t get caught up in the "staged fight." ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri Is Passing His Way To a Permanent Position

November 23rd, 2010
Nazem Kadri was brought up last season for one game and seemed a little lost by turning the puck over being caught out of position a number of times. The preseason excitement surrounding the budding star was snuffed when the regular season began as general manger Brian Burke and head coach ...

Maple Leafs Monster Jonas Gustavsson Thrust into Spotlight Duty

November 20th, 2010
In the third period of the game Tuesday night at the ACC against the Nashville Predators, a huge come from behind win happened for the blue and white as J.S. Giguere pulled himself during a TV timeout and was replaced by Jonas Gustavsson. Gustavsson finished the remaining 13:09 of the game, ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Why the Owners Could Care Less If They Win or Lose

November 9th, 2010
As of 2009, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (66 percent), Kilmer Sports inc., owned by Larry Tanenbaum (20.5 percent) and TD Capital (14 percent) own the Maple Leafs and combine to make up MLSE (Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment). Forbes.com has Toronto as the highest-valued team in the NHL in 2009 ...

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Shut-Down Back End Will Pay Dividends

November 3rd, 2010
Yes, everyone was excited about the Leafs with a 4-0-0 start and now the rumblings have begun after a 1-5-1 stint. No, the Leafs haven’t been scoring at anything more than a tortoise’s pace but remember, my friends, the tortoise won the race. Washington last year was certainly the hare and look ...