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Is Dion Phaneuf the leader the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking for? (Icon SMI)

Leadership is Still Lacking on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Roster

Even though the Toronto Maple Leafs’ epic collapse of 2012 may have brought the team closer together, they still lack the necessary leadership…

by · August 27, 2012 · 17 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
James van Riemsdyk should see more time on the ice while Joffrey Lupul watches from upstairs (Icon SMI)

Staal or Van Riemsdyk – Who Wins the Fresh Start Challenge?

When the NHL’s regular season ended in April, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes looked like very similar teams separated only by two points near the basement of the Eastern […]

Wade Belak  1975-2011    (Photo courtesy of the Nashville Predators)

Wade Belak: Looking back On His Death And Depression In Hockey

Just shy of the one-year anniversary of former Toronto Maple Leafs Wade Belak’s suicide, one wonders what, if anything the NHL has done in order to help those struggling with […]

by · August 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Toronto Maple Leafs
TML Captains: Sid Smith 1955-56

TML Captains: Sid Smith 1955-56

TML Captains is a series that profiles the men who ‘wore the C’ for one of the NHL’s charter franchises. Previously featured were Red Horner, Syl Apps, Bob Davidson and […]

by · August 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs
Matt Stajan (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Toronto Maple Leafs: Nobody Missing The Dead Weight

The Toronto Maple Leafs hold the distinction of being the only team to miss the playoffs in each of the past seven seasons. By no means was this an easy […]

by · August 26, 2012 · 6 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Is Brian Burke Working On A Blockbuster Deal?

When the 2011-12 season ended Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke quickly conducted an exit interview with the Toronto media. While many topics were discussed, what the […]

by · August 25, 2012 · 3 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Which Departing Player Will Toronto Miss Most?

With few unrestricted free agents catching the eye of Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke, it has been a lazy summer in Toronto. Thus far, Burke managed […]

by · August 24, 2012 · 6 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Which team will get the edge in the Phil Kessel/Tyler Seguin battle this season? (Icon SMI)

Phil Kessel And Joffrey Lupul: An Elite 1-2 Punch

With the 2012-13 NHL season still in doubt due to the unsettled CBA issues, our thoughts have turned back to the 2011-12 season. For those of you that do not […]

by · August 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Randy Carlyle made a mistake by re-igniting Montreal's interest in Habs/Leafs rivalry. (John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Is Randy Carlyle The Right Coach For Toronto?

With his team sinking in the standings and rumors of unrest amongst his troops, Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke made a tough decision when he fired […]

by · August 22, 2012 · 11 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
An intense Wendel Clark, as featured in the 1991-92 Topps Stadium Club set.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ 7 Best Tough Guys

“If you can’t beat them in the alley, you can’t beat them on the ice.” The man who created, owned, coached and managed the Toronto Maple Leafs, Conn Smythe, believed […]

Should the Maple Leafs re-sign Tim Connolly, trade him or let him walk? (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Toronto Maple Leafs Could Benefit From Misleading 2013 Off-Season

The expiring contracts of Joffrey Lupul, Clarke MacArthur and others have made the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2013 season look like a tough one, but it’s not…

by · August 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs
Zdeno Chara (Icon SMI)

How the East Has Fared Post-Lockout

As fans CONTINUE to patiently wait for the NHL and NHLPA to negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), many are reminded of a time just eight years ago when […]