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Toronto Maple Leafs: Exactly Who We Thought They Were or Not?

November 1st, 2010
After a blazing start and a lot of excitement in Toronto, the Maple Leafs have dropped consecutive games a couple times and are looking somewhat inept offensively. We were all caught up in the hopeful start, but now that things have cooled down, trade talks have become a heated topic ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Kris Versteeg: Ripening Golden Apple or Lemon?

October 27th, 2010
Kris Versteeg was supposed to add another dimension of offense to the Leafs, though he has yet to produce. After playing the preseason and first seven games on the top line with Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel, he’s now been dropped to the second line. If you play fantasy you might have ...

Toronto Maple Leafs Winger Fredrik Sjostrom Has 20 Goal Potential?

October 20th, 2010
At 27 years of age, Fredrik Sjostrom is in his prime. This Fargelanda, Sweden product, who was a first round 11th overall draft pick of the Phoenix Coyotes in 2001, has the potential to score 20 goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs this year. You’re thinking to yourself, this guy must be ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Tavares Returns Home in What May Be the Toughest Test Yet

October 18th, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been playing a truly gritty brand of hockey that’s paying early dividends. The Buds sit atop not only their division nor just the conference but the whole of the NHL and are still undefeated on the year. They are winning these games with timely goaltending, balanced scoring, ...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Seven Secrets of Their Early Success

October 15th, 2010
Hockey fans around the NHL are asking where this Leafs team, that’s begun the season with three straight wins and remains undefeated, came from, while wondering along with opposing teams coaches, how they’re doing what they’re doing. There are seven secrets out of the bag now and have come to light ...

20 Reasons to Still be Excited About Watching the Toronto Maple Leafs

October 13th, 2010
I’m still excited about watching the Maple Leafs and you should be as well because… Third line centre "The Cambridge Comet" Tim Brent gets better every game, Who is this masked man?! (Visor, what have you.) They have become a selfless team and are passing the puck very well in tight. The goal ...

A Look Into: Why Fighting Will NEVER Be Removed from the NHL

October 12th, 2010
Yes, we’ve seen that players can be injured when being involved in the fist-a-cuffs that occur nightly in the NHL. We’ve read about the tragic death of Don Sanderson, again tragic. But fighting is a part of hockey and it is in the nature of the game. The heat of the moment and ...

20 NEW Reasons to be Excited about watching Toronto Maple Leafs-Second Edition

October 10th, 2010
In no certain order, 20 reasons you should be as excited about watching the Leafs as I am... Phil Kessel has scored in both games and is on pace to score 82 goals. They are getting scoring from multiple lines, three different lines scored against Ottawa. They are finishing their checks consistently. J.S. Giguere ...

Colton Orr and Matt Carkner Will Renew Acquaintances in Leafs vs. Senators

October 9th, 2010
Last year, the "Battle of Ontario" was full of fireworks and continues to be one of the great rivalries in the NHL. It’s not full of flash nor regularly high scoring shootouts, but the level of grit is enough to grind down cement. Matt Carkner and Colton Orr have ...

20 Reasons To Be Excited About Watching the Toronto Maple Leafs

October 7th, 2010
In no certain order, I’m excited about watching the Leafs because…  It’s a new season and anything can happen!  The new-look jerseys are off the hook!  The laser-light show at the ACC surpasses the Vancouver Olympics.  They are a young team and are just going to get better.  They finally have a gritty Captain! Dion ...