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Is Phil Kessel's new play-making style deserving of mid-season awards? (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Phil Kessel: Stepping Away From Media Clichés

We’ve heard them all before – those typical answers that athletes give during media scrums. But what drives these player clichés? Why don’t athletes and coaches give their all in […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Growing Up Carlyle

The Exit On January 6th, I had just returned home from work, turned on TSN and was heating up a Lean Cuisine, when I heard it. The Toronto Maple Leafs […]

Nazem Kadri made great strides under Dallas Eakins. (Tony Ding/Icon SMI)

Kadri on Verge of Stardom: Already the Leafs’ Best Player

The Maple Leafs are once again more concerned with draft position than Playoff position, and so it is understandable that fans are angry and doing everything from tossing jerseys to […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Maple Leafs Fans Charged After Throwing Jerseys on the Ice

It was an all too familiar site at the Air Canada Centre on Monday night as once again Leaf jerseys littered the ice. During the Maple Leafs 4-1 loss to […]

Punch Imlach  will have to serve jury duty for the next 10 days.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Jury Duty for Punch

With no National Hockey League games played last night, off-ice issues continued to make the headlines around the hockey world.  Among the items catching our attention today are the necessity […]

Toronto Star cartoon poking fun at the Clarence Campbell - George Hayes dispute

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Catching Up

With a particularly virulent strain of the flu bug taking up residence for the past few days in our home base at Port Colborne, Ontario, our daily time-travel exercises have […]

Which team will get the edge in the Phil Kessel/Tyler Seguin battle this season? (Icon SMI)

Leafs Fans Are Wrong to Say ‘Tear It Down’ – Should Actually Be Excited

The idea of a total rebuild, of tearing it down and ‘doing it the right way,’ of building through the draft, is all I hear lately as I scour the […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 7 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Steen left Saturday's game in the second period (Icon SMI)

5 Players The Leafs Might Want Back

The Toronto Maple Leafs will return home from their four-game road trip for a game against the Carolina Hurricanes Monday. The team comes back having gone 0-4-0 and scoring just […]

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Tanner Answers the Toronto Star’s Leafs Mailbag: Vol 2

After the overwhelming popularity of my hijacking of the Star’s Maple Leaf Mailbag last week, how could I resist going back for more?  Once again, I feel the need to […]

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Roman Polak: More Than Just a Brute

Roman Polak is in his first season with the blue and white and with his marker on Thursday he has shown he is doing much more than the Toronto Maple […]

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Leafs Look Towards the Draft & the Promotion of Rielly, Kadri and Gardiner

I am seeing a lot of strange reactions to the Randy Carlyle firing by Leafs fans. Based on the Twitter-rage I have seen as the team has gone of 0-3 […]

by · January 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Maple Leafs youngster Matt Frattin is off to a hot start (Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE)

Matt Frattin Needs to Take Advantage of Second Chance

After an elbow by Anaheim Ducks’ Sami Vatanen left forward David Booth with a broken nose, 27-year-old Matt Frattin finally got a call up to join the big club Thursday […]