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The Nashville Predators’ Loss is the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Gain

The Nashville Predators’ Loss is the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Gain

The Nashville Predators’ (arguably surprisingly) defeat at the hands of the surging Chicago Blackhawks on April 25, 2015 in the 1st-round of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is the […]

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Strip-Mining the Maple Leafs

Last week I wrote about what I would pitch to Leafs President Brendan Shanahan if he interviewed me for a job. What I proposed was a way for the Leafs […]

by · April 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Most Trade-Worthy Maple Leafs

The day known to Maple Leafs fans and former employees as “Bloody Sunday” marked the first major steps in the club’s attempt at a full-scale rebuild. With that, however, the […]

by · April 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Nazem Kadri has shocked everyone with his impressive play this season (Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Hindsight Is 20/20: The 2009 NHL Entry Draft Re-Done

Featuring such super-stars as John Tavares and Oliver Ekman-Larsson, as well later picks like Ryan O’Reilly and Tomas Tatar, the 2009 draft stands as one of the better drafts in […]

by · April 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Jordan Staal will be back at the CONSOL Energy Center Tuesday night facing off against his old mates. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

What I’d Pitch to Shanahan If He Interviewed Me

The lottery is over and the Maple Leafs do not get to fast-track their rebuild with Connor McDavid. That’s OK, the guys they might get instead are still going to […]

by · April 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Sensible Post-2015 NHL Draft Lottery Trade Strategy For the Maple Leafs

Time to forget about Connor McDavid Let me begin by stating the obvious, i.e., why Toronto needs a sensible post-2015 NHL Draft Lottery trade strategy. The reason is because the […]

Justin Pogge Ready For NHL Return?

Justin Pogge Ready For NHL Return?

Justin Pogge back in the NHL? Despite how ridiculous this question may seem, it could quite possibly become a reality in the near future. Best known to hockey fans as […]

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Maple Leafs Mailbag – Pre-Draft Lottery Version

Nothing is more fun that answering the question of Leafs fans in the mailbag.  Unfortunately, no one actually asks me any questions (and why would they?) so I have to […]

by · April 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs and Connor McDavid

The Leafs and Connor McDavid

As I write this, there are roughly six  hours until the NHL Draft Lottery and we learn which team gets to draft Connor McDavid. For the Maple Leafs, there is […]

by · April 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs sip from Lord Stanley's mug.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs Post-Mortem

A day after being eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens in overtime in their own rink, the Toronto press, Maple Leaf fans and even the players had a difficult time processing the […]

Morgan Rielly has earned the trust of head coach Peter Horachek. [photo: Amy Irvin]

G.M In Everything But Name: Thoughts on the Shanahan Press Conference

Yesterday, while watching the Brendan Shanahan press conference, I was impressed. No way around it – Shanahan is funny, likable, self-effacing and smart.  What’s not to like? In contrast to […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Kent Douglas will man the point on the Toronto power play.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs on the Ropes

The Toronto Maple Leafs, reigning Stanley Cup champions, go into tonight’s sixth game of their semi-final series against Montreal with their backs firmly against the wall.  The Canadiens need just […]