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Mitch Marner: The Magician of the 2015 NHL Draft (OHL Images)

Mitch Marner: A Two-Team Target

It’s seems that every year – at least for the past few seasons – the OHL’s London Knights and head coach Dale Hunter spit out handfuls of NHL first round […]

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Honouring Colton Orr

The Fan As a long suffering Leafs’ fan, there have been moments over the years when I have wanted to call it quits and turn in my colours. Being a […]

Johnny Bower makes a great save as Claude Provost (14) and Allan Stanley look on.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Leafs, Hawks Even Series

Toronto Maple Leaf goalkeeper Johnny Bower was lucky he wasn’t arrested after last night’s game at Maple Leaf Gardens.  Bower committed numerous acts of grand larceny upon the Montreal Canadiens, […]

James Reimer and wife, April, had their own battle with Twitter bullies during the team's struggles last season. (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Maple Leafs Minute – Pure Class Off-Ice

The internet is littered with articles detailing the abysmal on-ice performance of the 2014-2015 Toronto Maple Leafs. This is not one of those stories. Despite the Toronto Maple Leafs dismal on-ice […]

Dave Keon

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Keon Keeps Leafs In Series

Dave Keon scored after only 4:17 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night at Maple Leaf Gardens.  The Toronto win […]

Brian Burke (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Brian Burke’s Terrible Tenure as Leafs GM – Part 2

Last week I began the task of reviewing Brian Burke’s term as the General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. I thought, now that it’s been three seasons since he’s […]

by · April 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Jake Gardiner has been providing a great offensive boost for the Toronto Maple Leafs lately. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Maple Leafs Mailbag – Easter Version

Every week Kevin McGran answers a mailbag from folks who write him at the Toronto Star.  There’s nothing wrong with his answers, but I think two perspectives are better than […]

by · April 4, 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)

Brian Burke’s Time with Leafs: Total Failure

Back in late 2008, I was ecstatic when the Leafs hired Brian Burke as their General Manager.  Burke is outspoken, tough, plays by his own rules and is honorable.  He […]

by · April 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto begins their defence of the Stanley Cup on the road in Montreal.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Stanley Cup Playoffs Start Tonight!

The 1965 Stanley Cup playoffs commence on two fronts tonight with Montreal hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Black Hawks visiting the Detroit Red Wings. Leafs in “mad […]

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Bernier Goes WAY TOO FAR

Jonathan Bernier pulled 3 times in March: "Lately it seems like that's the only solution we've found, pull the goalie to motivate the guys" — Mark Masters (@markhmasters) March 30, […]

by · March 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Terry Sawchuk and Johnny Bower may not be together again next season.

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