Looking back at some of the greatest pitchmen who’ve played for the Maple Leafs.
A graphic designer and production artist by trade, Mark is a long-time hockey fan. He was a Maple Leafs contributor to TheHockeyWriters.com for over 2 years, and has written for other websites. You can follow him on Twitter @MarkAscione
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The Boston Bruins lead their 2013 Stanley Cup First Round Playoff best-of-7 series against the Toronto Maple Leafs by a 3 to 2 count. And it would certainly make sense […]
Maple Leafs Panel is a weekly feature that is published throughout the season here at The Hockey Writers. THW Toronto Maple Leafs correspondents Lukas Hardonk, Mark Ascione and Raihan Hussain provide insight and analysis on […]
So, your Toronto Maple Leafs have qualified for the playoffs again, eh? First time since 2004. There’s a palpable excitement in Toronto as the city’s hockey heroes have finally made […]
Firewagon Hockey: The Game in the Eighties. By Mike Leonetti. (2004, Toronto: Firefly Books. Paperback. Pp. 224. $24.95. ISBN 978-1-5529-7911-2) The term ‘fire-wagon hockey’ was coined in the 1950s, but […]
The Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves in an unfamiliar position – a fairly secure playoff spot at the NHL trade deadline, Dave Nonis’ first as the team’s general manager.
As April 3 came to a close the Leafs had made one deal, acquiring Ryan O’Byrne from Colorado. The move to acquire a veteran goalie never materialized, as Miikka Kiprusoff decided against leaving Calgary, and no one was able to pry Roberto Luongo from the Canucks. Now the race is on to qualify for the post-season for the first time since the spring of 2004.
Twenty-six seconds into a game between Ottawa and Toronto, a hockey fight occurred (warning, this video may disturb some viewers). I’ve been watching hockey for close to 40 years. Growing […]
Maple Leafs Panel is a weekly feature that is published every Monday throughout the season here at The Hockey Writers. It’s a feature where THW Editor Lukas Hardonk as well as THW Toronto Maple Leafs correspondents Mark Ascione and Stephen Stoneman answer […]
99 : My Life in Pictures, by Wayne Gretzky. Foreword by John Davidson. Edited by Dan Diamond. (1999, Toronto: Total Sports. Hardcover. 240 pages. ISBN 978-1-8921-2919-2) On April 19, 14 […]
It shouldn’t be a surprise there’s interest in Phil Kessel. He’s led the Leafs each season he’s been with Toronto in both goals and points.
I was a proponent of the Leafs trading for Roberto Luongo. He may not be the greatest goalie in the league, sure. But, I was around to watch the tandem […]
Now 45 years removed from the last Stanley Cup victory, the Toronto Maple Leafs struggle to approach the glory the team once had. The dynastic Leaf team of the 1960s has reached something of a mythic status.