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Known as an honest, opinionated and trusted writer, Mark Ritter brings a unique view on the Maple Leafs and the NHL in general. Mark has been writing about hockey for almost ten years and is known for bringing an honest view on the Maple Leafs. You can view more of Mark's work at www.theslapshot.com Please follow Mark on Twitter: @theslapshot

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Leafs Fall To Boston: Where Do They Go From Here?

  If you are a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the lockout shortened 2013 season will go down as somewhat of a roller coaster ride. With few of the […]

by · May 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs are happy to have Joffrey Lupul back in the lineup (John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Maple Leafs vs. Bruins Game Three: Toronto Fans Must Step Up

After splitting games one and two in Boston, the series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins shifts to Toronto, where the Maple Leafs will host their first playoff […]

by · May 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
James Reimer is having a strong season for the Maple Leafs (Jerome Davis/Icon SMI)

How Do The Toronto Maple Leafs Stack Up Against Montreal?

After qualifying for the playoffs on Saturday night for the first time in seven years, Toronto Maple Leaf fans from coast-to-coast find themselves looking ahead to possible playoff matchups. If […]

by · April 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Ryan O’Byrne: What Does He Bring To The Maple Leafs?

  While much of the focus on trade deadline day was on whether or not the Toronto Maple Leafs would land goaltenders Miika Kiprusoff from the Calgary Flames or Roberto […]

by · April 3, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Miikka Kiprusoff. (Icon SMI)

Mikka Kiprusoff: Why Dave Nonis Should Pass

With the NHL trade deadline just a few days away, many NHL teams have already made key additions to their rosters. The Pittsburgh Penguins have added a trio of players […]

by · April 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka Kiprusoff (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

Is Kiprusoff Heading To The Maple Leafs?

After months of speculation that the Toronto Maple Leafs would eventually make a move for Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo, it appears as if the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking […]

by · April 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Net Gains: Does Toronto Need To Trade For A Goalie?

After a solid to start to the season, our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs are now stumbling in the standings. After weeks of owning one of the best records in the […]

by · March 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Ribeiro (Dinur/flickr)

Will The Maple Leafs Be Active At The Trade Deadline?

With the NHL’s  trade deadline quickly approaching and his team marred in a 4-4-2 streak in their past ten games, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis is said to […]

by · March 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Ribeiro was all smiles in a 3-point, +3 night for the Stars Monday (Photo by Wendy Bullard).

Mike Ribeiro To Toronto?

  Heading into Tuesday nights action, the Toronto Maple Leafs occupy a playoff spot, sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference with 31 points on the season, good enough for the […]

by · March 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals
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Should The Edmonton Oilers And Toronto Maple Leafs Be Trading Partners?

  As the trade deadline quickly approaches (April 3rd @ 3:00), our thoughts have turned to the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. A quick look at the standings will reveal […]

by · March 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs
We can't help but wonder what the Maple Leafs would get in return in a Nikolai Kulemin trade (Icon SMI)

Will Nikolai Kulemin or Mikhail Grabovski Be Traded On April 3rd?

  With the NHL’s trade deadline quickly approaching (April 3rd, 3:00pm), chatter is heating up on the Internet and in NHL’s circles on which teams will be buyers or sellers. […]

by · March 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs Mid-Season Grades

Toronto Maple Leafs Mid-Season Grades

  With 24 games officially in the books, the Toronto Maple Leafs have exceeded the expectations of fans and hockey experts from coast-to-coast. Having earned a record of 15-9-0, the […]

by · March 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs