1. Toronto Maple Leafs: Goaltenders Who Should Be Pursued

    Yes. The Toronto Maple Leafs need to address their problems in net. No. They are not going to acquire Henrik Lundqvist. He's just sitting pretty, as usual, up there as a perfect example of what good goaltending does for you...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about 2 years ago 3,999 reads 12 comments

  2. 2012 Vezina Race: Why Henrik Lundqvist Should Win It over Jonathan Quick

    When it comes to the Vezina Trophy this past season, it has largely been a two-horse race between a pair of goalies: the New York Rangers ' Henrik Lundqvist and the Los Angeles Kings ' Jonathan Quick...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 2 years ago 768 reads 1 comments

  3. Should Phil Kessel Be Traded? No, and Here's Why It's a Bad Idea

    For those unfortunate enough to have the media filter of their favorite team be that of the Toronto media, you may have seen up and down sportswriter (in regards to rationality) Damien ...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 2 years ago 1,933 reads 64 comments

  4. Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Speculation: Answers Won't Come with the Sexiest Deals

    Enough with the Ryan Getzlaf talk. Ditto with the Rick Nash drivel. Toronto needs some roster augmentation, and it's not the flashiest fishes in the sea that are going to provide it...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 2 years ago 1,041 reads 7 comments

  5. No Thank You, Obama: The Unapologetic Hypocrisy of Tim Thomas

    Okay. We get it. You didn't vote for Barack Obama. Big deal. Go shake the man's hand when he invites your team to the White House to congratulate you, and your mates, for a job well done in the Stanley Cup Finals...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 2 years ago 703 reads 8 comments

  6. No Sir, I Don't Like It: Why Ryan Getzlaf May Not Be Leafs' Best Playoff Remedy

    Nowhere in this article are you going to find an argument against signing current Anaheim Ducks , franchise player, Ryan Getzlaf based on his accolades, or criticisms thereof, earned through his play...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 2 years ago 839 reads 20 comments

  7. Toronto Maple Leafs: The Curious Case for Claiming Sean Avery

    The clock is ticking. At noon on Friday, December 30th, the New York Rangers once again placed Sean Avery on waivers (which seems to go against the CBA's Monday-Thursday statute...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 2 years ago 1,880 reads 37 comments

  8. Should Toronto Head Coach Ron Wilson Be on the Chopping Block?

    The title may have some scratching their heads (or pulling their hair out). Fine with me. I've been very fair with evaluating Leafs bench boss, Ron Wilson , over the past three seasons...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 2 years ago 1,565 reads 28 comments

  9. NHL Safety: Is the League Missing the Mark?

    Anybody seen Andrew Ladd around lately? You'd definitely notice him, though you might not recognize him thanks to facial injuries sustained from a puck during a recent game against the Ottawa Senators...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 2 years ago 733 reads 1 comments

  10. Toronto Maple Leafs' Three of a Feather: Burke, Wilson and Kessel

    I would like to be the first to point out some inconsistencies with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season (Note: heavy sarcasm). I'm simply fed up with the Maple Leafs Love Fest going on in the professional and amateur media circuits these days...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 3 years ago 435 reads 0 comments

  11. Why Brian Burke is Showing Patience

    I didn't want to write one of these, but the Kaberle saga has chewed me up and spit my opinion out. At least I made it until the 14th of August...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about almost 4 years ago 1,066 reads 15 comments

  12. The Next Step: Brian Burke's Makeover of Toronto Maple Leafs Continues

    With a Stanley Cup and Olympic Silver to his name, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has had a bit of success assembling hockey teams...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about 4 years ago 1,755 reads 33 comments

  13. Brian Burke's Busy Summer: Making the Case for Nathan Horton

    In the sporting world, I'm a nobody. I've no clout, no connections, no insider information—but, hey, I have my opinions. That said, I've been talking about Florida Panthers' center Nathan Horton being a good fit in Toronto since the fall of 2009..

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about 4 years ago 1,301 reads 30 comments

  14. The Kessel Deal: Did The Leafs Really Bargain Their Future?

    Amid the countless articles, opinion pieces, debates, tirades, and analyses on the Phil Kessel deal between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins, virtually none have taken into account the internal situation of the Maple Leafs organization...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about 4 years ago 1,250 reads 19 comments

  15. 2010 Winter Olympics: Canada Hockey in Tough Spot, US and Sweden Fare Better

    At last the preliminary round is over. Not that it wasn't exciting (especially if you're an American), but now things get really interesting as single elimination begins...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 4 years ago 891 reads 0 comments

  16. Brian Burke: Damned If He Does, Damned If He Doesn't

    Admittedly, one of the worst things about being a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs is having to associate yourself with the fanbase...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 4 years ago 377 reads 3 comments

  17. Tomas Kaberle: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    This is my second article of the day, and I admittedly recognize that I have made a pun on another song for my title. For this I offer no apologies...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 4 years ago 17 reads 3 comments

  18. Toronto Maple Leafs Nation: All We Need is Just a Little Patience

    Maybe MLSE should hold off on that terrible "Free To Be" song as the anthem of the Toronto Maple Leafs and adopt "Patience" by Guns N' Roses. Just a thought...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 4 years ago 476 reads 7 comments

  19. Alexander Ovechkin Celebration Sparks Question: Are 'Purists' Bad For NHL?

    The time has finally come. Alexander Ovechkin’s sometimes outrageous goal celebrations have become the talk of the hockey world...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about over 5 years ago 1,092 reads 25 comments

  20. Hockey's Back!

    Sure, EA Sports used this phrase when they were marketing NHL ‘06 back in the fall of 2005, but the game still struggled while recovering from 2004-05 season lockout...

    Derek Scarlino Written by Derek Scarlino about 6 years ago 439 reads 0 comments