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Stripping ‘C’ off Phaneuf Is Not the Answer

If Dion Phaneuf is to remain a Leaf next season, one of the more pressing questions is whether or not new coach Mike Babcock wants him as his captain. Phaneuf, […]

by · May 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Franson or Beleskey: Leafs Should Say No

You’re all set up for your long overdue rebuild with assurances that your team won’t take short-cuts and won’t undercut the process, even if it brings in a big-name coach, […]

Looking at the Maple Leafs Last Four Years of First Rounders

Looking at the Maple Leafs Last Four Years of First Rounders

It’s no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs are about to attempt an extremely ambitious rebuild. The young players acquired by the franchise will be heavily relied upon as the […]

Jonathan Bernier had a good first season with Toronto and could be pushed to play harder by James Reimer when the two square off in a fight for starting duties. (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

The Oilers, Maple Leafs and Jonathan Bernier

For the vast majority of Edmonton Oiler fans, it was next to impossible to even think the tandem of Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth could have been anywhere near as […]

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)

Toronto Maple Leafs Must Trade Kessel; Keep Phaneuf

And so, the Toronto Maple Leafs total rebuild continued last week with the signing of Mike Babcock, possibly the best head coach in hockey. It’s no secret, Babcock came into Toronto […]

There's no doubting what Phil Kessel could bring to the Islanders, but would it be worth it for Garth Snow to bring in such a figure into New York's dressing room? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

5 Potential Phil Kessel Trade Destinations

I think the Leafs have to trade Phil Kessel. It doesn’t matter who their coach is or whether or not Kessel has ever even been put in a position to […]

Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Cody Franson Wants To Come Back To Toronto Maple Leafs

One thing is certain. There is never an uninteresting moment around the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Febuary 15, the Maple Leafs traded Cody Franson, along with Mike Santorelli, to the […]

by · May 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
An offensive threat, this season has shown the holes in Phil Kessel's defensive game. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports)

Even With Babcock, Kessel Must Be Traded

It sure didn’t take long for the pundits to start questioning how much rebuilding the Leafs should do in the wake of their hiring of Mike Babcock. The Toronto Star’s […]

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Dion Phaneuf Has A Better Chance At Staying With Maple Leafs Now

Well, the hiring of Mike Babcock certainly changes things for the Toronto Maple Leafs, especially when it comes to team captain Dion Phaneuf. When the Maple Leafs finally finished their […]

by · May 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Oilers Didn’t Want Mike Babcock

The Toronto Maple Leafs, their fans and their media have every right to be excited about the arrival of Mike Babcock. He’s a high-profile coach, he’s a big name with […]

Mike Babcock (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Babcock Gives Maple Leafs A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

“There’s pain coming… But at 52, I’m not ready to die. I’m ready to get on with it.” Mike Babcock couldn’t have said it more plainly: The road ahead is long […]

Coach Mike Babcock (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Responding to Thoughts on the Leafs Hiring Babcock

It’s a given that whenever there is a big story, there will be a lot of (let us diplomatically say) odd thoughts coming out in the surrounding commentary.  It’s not […]