Post Tagged with: "James van Riemsdyk"

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5 Maple Leafs Who Won’t Be Traded This Summer

This off-season is sure to be an interesting one for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Names like Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf, Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul could all be dealt away. […]

by · June 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Three Maple Leafs Who Must Take Bigger Leadership Roles

Early on in Brendan Shanahan’s tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs, he met with the board and pitched his plan for a scorched earth policy. He wanted full control of […]

by · May 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Leafs’ Best Trade Chip

It’s no secret that the Leafs are going in a new direction this summer. They have a new (ish) President, they fired the old coach and GM and their previous […]

by · May 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
James van Riemsdyk made his friend miss his flight to watch the gold medal game (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

James Van Riemsdyk Must Not Be Traded

More than a few players on the roster of the Toronto Maple Leafs will be traded this off-season. Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf are the biggest names on the market. […]

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From Benn to Schenn: Brothers in the NHL – Part 2

As clubs recall and reassign players between leagues, the pairs of brothers currently assigned to NHL rosters circulate frequently. Four sets of brothers currently play for the same clubs; the […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History
Is Phil Kessel's new play-making style deserving of mid-season awards? (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

The Case for Keeping Kessel

Phil Kessel has all but been traded in the hearts and minds of many Leafs fans.  Signed only recently to an eight year $64 million contract extension, Kessel has – […]

by · February 28, 2015 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs
Jokerit Plays against Ak Bars on 11 December 2014 in Kazan, Russia.

Steve Moses: KHL Wizard and Future NHL Star

Just who is Steve Moses? Chances are you don’t recognize this name, which is understandable considering he was never drafted by an NHL team and has spent his past three seasons […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 1 comment · KHL, Player Profiles
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Trade JVR, Not Kessel: Why It Makes Way More Sense

So it has been 24 hours since “news” “broke” that the Leafs were going for a total rebuild. Of course, there are those of us who have been saying since […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs
Phil Kessel hasn't been immune to the negativity surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

The Leafs New GM……..

Yesterday I wrote this story in which I suggested the Leafs should make Peter Horachek their permanent coach.  Because I have no shame, and the lengths I will go to to […]

by · February 3, 2015 · 11 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Flyers Backcheck: Flyers Score Touchdown in Toronto

That’s more like it. The Flyers kicked off an eight-game road trip by punishing Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier for seven goals en route to a 7-4 victory. Saturday’s touchdown in […]

by · December 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Cap Hits: Measuring Umberger, Lecavalier Against Peers

The contracts of R.J. Umberger and Vinny Lecavalier illustrate how the salary cap era has been a cruel, harsh ninja chop to the crotch for the Philadelphia Flyers. Long gone […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 3 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Take It By Ten Toronto: TML-The Mediocre Leafs

Take It By Ten Toronto: TML-The Mediocre Leafs

After 20 games this season, we still don’t know what to expect from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team has been consistently inconsistent through the first quarter of the season. […]

by · November 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs