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David Clarkson [photo: Amy Irvin]

Leafs Go Back-to-Back: Crush Another Homer

Yesterday the Leafs made an intelligent and all-round excellent trade when they turned a recently signed UFA into two draft picks.   Today, they have shocked the hockey world by trading […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Toronto and Columbus swap Clarkson, Horton

The Blue Jackets announced they have traded injured right-winger Nathan Horton to Toronto in exchange for right-winger David Clarkson. The 30-year old Clarkson has been in the league for nine […]

(Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Why Phil Kessel Is Exactly What the Habs Need

As usual, ’tis the season for discussing potential trade targets.  If last year’s trade deadline proves anything, it’s that no one has a clue about how things will play out!  […]

Win-Win in Winnik Trade

Win-Win in Winnik Trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Daniel Winnik to the Pittsburgh Penguins for centerman Zach Sill, a fourth-round pick in 2015 and a second-round pick in 2016. Sill has played […]

Daniel Winnik

Leafs Trade: Winnik To Pens

The Leafs have made another low-profile deal. Daniel Winnik has been traded to the Penguins for Zach Sill, a fourth round pick in 2015, and a second round pick in […]

Leafs Smash Home Run in Winnik Swap

Leafs Smash Home Run in Winnik Swap

The Leafs have jumped the gun on the trade deadline – which is smart since it makes them worse earlier and allows them to focus on bigger deals leading up […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 18 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Peter Ing with the Toronto Maple Leafs (INGcorporated)

Leafs Need to Stop Recognizing Mediocre Greats

It was a historic night in Toronto Saturday. The team won their first game it what seemed like forever, and on top of that hosted Homecoming Night at the Air […]

(Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Maple Leafs Trade Bait: Tyler Bozak

With the National Hockey League’s trade deadline less than two weeks away, The Hockey Writers will be looking at some of the options the Toronto Maple Leafs have as trade […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Connor McDavid: 2015 NHL Draft Eligible forward will be relied upon for offense for Team Canada at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

What If the Leafs Took the Most Creative Approach to the Draft in NHL History?

The Leafs are rebuilding, but people are too caught up in the idea of just being terrible for five years and drafting high. The sad fact is, historically this is […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 8 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
(Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Leafs’ Failed Actions or Missed Opportunities: My Replies

My article about the Franson-Santorelli-Leipsic-Jokinen trade generated a lot more attention than I thought it would. I thought the point that I was trying to make was fairly salient. I knew […]

(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Rielly Controversy: Both Good and Bad, Logical and Ridiculous

The classic technique journalists use before getting to a potentially controversial statement is to get you on their side by telling you how they relate to the victims, how they […]

by · February 21, 2015 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs
Pete Stemkowski scored the game-winner against Chicago last night.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Stemmer Scores Winner

Rookie forward Peter Stemkowski scored the winning goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs last night as they came from behind to edge the Chicago Black Hawks 4-3 at Maple Leaf Gardens […]

by · February 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Toronto Maple Leafs