1. Young Leafs: The Carlo Colaiacovo Saga

    Carlo Colaiacovo's career in hockey can be summed up by this: when you type his name into Google Image Search, the first photo returned shows him skating off the ice with the assistance of a trainer...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 4,109 reads 3 comments

  2. Leafs Talk Today Off and Running

    Last week I told you about a new online radio show that I would be co-hosting with Derek Harmsworth called Leafs Talk Today. After an initial snag, we did the first episode on Monday morning...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 281 reads 1 comments

  3. Toronto Argonauts Robbed By Riders; Still Have Work to Do

    Last week, it looked like the Toronto Argonauts were turning the corner. Kerry Joseph had finally shown his MOP form in driving the Argos to a last-second, game-winning touchdown over the Edmonton Eskimos...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 346 reads 5 comments

  4. From Commercialism to Embarrassment: The Five Worst Arena Names in NHL History

    As promised a while back, it's time to rank the NHL's five worst arena names of all-time. Some of these are borne from obsessive commercialism, while others are simply awkward or embarrassing...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 2,677 reads 10 comments

  5. Leafs Talk Today: Filling Your Hockey Void

    Bleacher Report's NHL writers are well-known for their creativity and originality, and now comes the latest foray into the world of online hockey chat...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 511 reads 6 comments

  6. Alex Steen the Right Man for Toronto Maple Leafs' Captaincy

    Over the last two days Bryan Thiel and Derek Harmsworth have exhibited behaviour that would lead any defense lawyer to use the "insanity" defense...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 937 reads 13 comments

  7. Lauri Tukonen Traded to Dallas, Falls From Grace

    TSN is reporting that the Los Angeles Kings have traded former first round pick Lauri Tukonen to the Dallas Stars for 21-year-old left winger Richard Clune...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 361 reads 4 comments

  8. Toronto Maple Leafs: Who Goes Where on the Crowded Blueline?

    Yesterday, I examined the Toronto Maple Leafs' forward corps, assigning each of them to roles and shipping a few out. Today, it's time to whittle the Leafs' very crowded blueline down to a manageable size...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 722 reads 7 comments

  9. Toronto Maple Leafs' Forward Dilemma: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

    With the commotion of early summer player movement all but over, hockey fans are entering what is known as the no-man's-land of the sports world—the time of year when nothing is happening...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 869 reads 17 comments

  10. Young Leafs: Nikolai Kulemin's Opening Act

    It's certainly been an eventful off-season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The organization has seen major changes on just about every front. It began at the draft with the selection of stud defenseman Luke Schenn...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 2,771 reads 8 comments

  11. Toronto Maple Leafs: The Best Drafts Ever, Part II

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    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 1,215 reads 8 comments

  12. Toronto Maple Leafs: The Best Drafts Ever, Part I

    I know what you're thinking. Best Leafs drafts? Is this guy for real? Hahahaha, I've never heard something so funny in my life! Is there such a thing as a good Leafs draft? I think I'll go make myself a sandwich...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 1,532 reads 5 comments

  13. Toronto Maple Leafs: NHL Has Weak Argument in Rejecting Jonas Frögren Deal

    The big news in Leafland over the past 24 hours is the NHL's rejection of the Maple Leafs' contract with Swedish defenseman Jonas Frögren. The 28-year-old defender was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 1998, but never made the trek to the NHL...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 709 reads 4 comments

  14. Empty Seats and Corporate Suites: The NHL's Worst Home Crowds

    After giving props to the most electric, spine-tingling home rinks in the NHL yesterday, it's time to take a look at the flip side of the coin: those crowds which, whether due to empty seats ...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 3,187 reads 47 comments

  15. Chants and Cheers: The NHL’s Best Rink Atmospheres

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } I was listening to the radio on my way to work this morning and Bon Jovi's 1987 hit "Livin' On A Prayer" came on...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 3,759 reads 9 comments

  16. NHL Comedy Central: Blues Sign Steve Bernier to Offer Sheet

    Doot doot doodle oodle oot doot do do, doot doot doodle oodle oot doot do do. That's the tune emanating from NHL front offices this evening as news breaks that the St. Louis Blues have signed San Jose Sharks...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 370 reads 3 comments

  17. Lightning Rob Sharks in Dan Boyle Trade, Get It Wrong Elsewhere

    So, the Tampa Bay Lightning shipped defenseman Dan Boyle to the San Jose Sharks and got a heck of a package in return...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 3,418 reads 32 comments

  18. Toronto Maple Leafs' Draft Bust Resurfaces in Dallas; What About The Rest?

    A wave of nostalgia rippled through me this afternoon as I learned that Landon Wilson, a former first round pick-turned-bust of the Toronto Maple Leafs, has signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Stars...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 1,323 reads 5 comments

  19. Leafs Grab Grabby As Fletcher Continues To Retool

    As first broken by Derek Harmsworth, the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired 24-year-old centre Mikhail Grabovski from the Montreal Canadiens for recently-drafted blueliner Greg Pateryn and a second-round pick in 2010...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 614 reads 15 comments

  20. Maple Leafs Blow at High Dough: Canada Day Recap

    On Monday night the Tragically Hip put on the best concert I've experienced to date. And as I recovered from the hangover on Tuesday, I watched the Toronto Maple Leafs try to spend to a $56 million cap...

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  21. Toronto Maple Leafs: Possible Options During Free Agent Frenzy '08

    July 1 is only one day away and while the prevailing wisdom says that the Toronto Maple Leafs will not be active on the free agent market, they do have a couple of holes that could be filled by young UFA's...

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  22. Young Leafs: What Does 2008-09 Hold for Anton Stralman?

    Anton Stralman has come quite a long way in the past three years ? probably further than even he could have predicted...

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  23. Kyle Wellwood Claimed by Canucks

    TSN is reporting that Toronto Maple Leafs centre Kyle Wellwood has been claimed off waivers by the Vancouver Canucks. Wellwood was placed on waivers yesterday after a disappointing, injury-plagued season which saw him put up just 21 points...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 276 reads 2 comments

  24. Saying Goodbye to Darcy Tucker: A Bittersweet Day

    Looks like Cliff Fletcher was dead serious when he said he was going to overhaul the Toronto Maple Leafs. The latest evidence of that came Tuesday with the news that Darcy Tucker's contract would be bought out by the team...

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  25. Changing It Up: Creating a Truly International Hockey League

    For the last decade or so, speculation has swirled every so often that the NHL is looking at expanding to Europe. Of course, there isn't an ounce of truth to any of it, what with travel costs ...

    Josh Lewis Written by Josh Lewis about over 6 years ago 312 reads 4 comments