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Terry Sawchuk and Johnny Bower.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bower Blanks Wings, Grabs Vezina

As a disappointing National Hockey League season for the Toronto Maple Leafs drew to a close last night, veteran goalkeeper Johnny Bower provided the highlight as he shut out the Detroit […]

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Who Should Be the Leafs Next Coach?

Poor Peter Horachek, the guy can’t get a break. Last year, he was tasked to guide the Panthers to the basement after their coach was fired mid-season, and even though […]

by · March 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Best Races Left In This NHL Season (And Who’ll Win)

The NHL schedule has but a couple weeks left to run, and there are some very interesting races that should come down to the wire. The following are my choices […]

by · March 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
James Reimer and wife, April, had their own battle with Twitter bullies during the team's struggles last season. (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

3 Thoughts of a Fan at a Toronto Maple Leafs Game

The date was Thursday, March 26th, 2015 when I made the difficult journey to downtown Toronto to watch the fumbling Maple Leafs take on the surprisingly competitive Florida Panthers. Despite living […]

by · March 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Phil Kessel's play has been under scrutiny, but would a change of scenery help the forward rediscover his scoring touch? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Maple Leafs Minute – Four Damning Figures

This season has been one for the ages, if not the record books…and, unfortunately, not in a good way. Let’s not forget, at the quarter point of this 2014-15 NHL […]

The Leafs Sign Casey Bailey, But Who Is That?

The Leafs Sign Casey Bailey, But Who Is That?

This past Saturday, the Leafs signed free-agent University of Penn State forward Casey Bailey to a two year entry level contract.  This is all well and good, but who is […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Jean Beliveau tries on Johnny Bower.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Bower Stars as Leafs Edge Habs

Veteran Toronto Maple Leaf netminder Johnny Bower was once again the hero as the Maple Leafs claimed a narrow 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens last night at Maple Leaf […]

Phil Kessel's play has been under scrutiny, but would a change of scenery help the forward rediscover his scoring touch? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

A Sign of the Times in Leaf Land

If their struggles since the new year isn’t any indication of how the Toronto Maple Leafs are fairing, then you clearly haven’t been keeping up with the news surrounding the […]

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Morgan Rielly (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

So, I Went to the Leafs Game Last Night

Yesterday at approximately 4:30,  I was sitting in my office writing up another article about the Leafs.  For whatever reason, I checked Facebook while in the middle of writing my […]

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Logan Couture (Tony Medina/Icon SMI)

Tuesday Trade Review: Drafting Logan Couture

Logan Couture has become one of the best first-round draft picks in San Jose Sharks’ history. Selected ninth overall in the 2007 Entry Draft, he has been successful in teal and is now […]

It's time for the Leafs to let Randy Carlyle go (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

The Leafs Were Right To Fire Carlyle

I think I am starting to get a sense of why the Leafs have never tried a complete tear-it-down-rebuild in the  modern age of the NHL – frankly, the city […]

by · March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Johnny Bower and Red Kelly

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs Put Up a 10-Spot

One can’t blame the other five National Hockey League general managers for getting a little nervous.  The Toronto Maple Leafs, defending Stanley Cup champions, suddenly appear to be rounding into […]