1. Toronto Maple Leafs: Free Agency Offers Little in the Way of Help for Team

    When the 2010-11 season began, there was hope that the Toronto Maple Leafs would make the playoffs for the first time in what seems like a decade...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,603 reads 72 comments

  2. Toronto Maple Leafs: Should GM Brian Burke Re-sign J.S. Giguere?

    It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Fifty games into the 2010-11 season, Brian Burke was supposed to know who his goaltender of the future was going to be...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,377 reads 55 comments

  3. Toronto Maple Leafs: For GM Brian Burke, Reality Bites

    In a recent poll conducted by the NHLPA and Hockey Night in Canada, the Toronto Maple Leafs took a licking and Maple Leafs ' General Manager Brian Burke is not too happy about it...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,035 reads 30 comments

  4. Sidney Crosby: NHL Player Poll Proves Crosby Is King!

    The debate over which NHL player reins supreme received plenty of ammunition this weekend when the NHLPA and Hockey Night in Canada conducted a poll of 318 current NHL players with regards to hockey issues, coaches and their peers...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,362 reads 70 comments

  5. NHL All-Star Game 2011: In the End, All-Star Draft Was a Bore

    With millions of fans watching in anticipation, the NHL launched its first-ever NHL All-Star draft in Carolina last night. For many NHL fans, there were really three or four story lines...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,783 reads 67 comments

  6. Alexei Ponikarovsky: Struggling After Leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Originally drafted in the fourth round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft (87th overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs , Alexei Ponikarovsky was seen as a little more than a project forward by most...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,024 reads 30 comments

  7. James Reimer: Toronto Maple Leafs' Goalie of the Future or Mirage?

    The recent announcement that the Toronto Maple Leafs will be carrying three goaltenders on their upcoming road trip has the Leafs Nation thinking two-fold. First, given the fact that three goaltenders is a crowd, will veteran goaltender J...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,550 reads 29 comments

  8. Toronto Maple Leafs: How Will GM Brian Burke Fix This Mess?

    Fresh off a 7-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs pulled a 180 degree turn, thumping the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 in Toronto Thursday night...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,689 reads 53 comments

  9. The Los Angeles Kings Need Offense: Do The Toronto Maple Leafs Have The Answer?

    After reading all the pre-season fodder and a fast start to the 2010-11 season, the Los Angeles Kings look to be struggling to find their way...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,493 reads 39 comments

  10. NHL Trade Rumors: Which Toronto Maple Leafs Will Go?

    With the trade deadline fast approaching (we are just 41 days away), every NHL general manager is eyeballing their counterparts’ rosters in order to determine if one or more of their assets could be had...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 5,498 reads 56 comments

  11. Dion Phaneuf: Void of Impact?

    When Toronto Maple Leafs ' general manager Brian Burke pulled off the blockbuster, seven-player deal that netted him Dion Phaneuf (amongst others) late last season, it was thought ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 3,641 reads 62 comments

  12. Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie James Reimer Sent to Toronto Marlies

    After a quick audition as the Toronto Maple Leafs' No. 1 netminder, James Reimer has been sent back to further develop with the Leafs' AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 779 reads 13 comments

  13. Toronto Maple Leafs: Patience and Development Are Keys

    Heading into last night’s tilt with the Phoenix Coyotes, the Toronto Maple Leafs were riding a four-game win streak, something that has been about as prominent as Oprah Winfrey ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 806 reads 15 comments

  14. Ron Wilson Wins His 600th Game As an NHL Coach

    Heading into Tuesday night's tilt between the Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks Ron Wilson had the opportunity to do what only six other NHL coaches had done before him, win his 600th game as an NHL coach...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,026 reads 13 comments

  15. Toronto Maple Leafs Surging, Goaltender James Reimer, Grabovski Are Key

    With last night’s 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings the Toronto Maple Leafs have now won four of their past five matches, leading many Leaf fans to suggest that their ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,127 reads 24 comments

  16. Toronto Maple Leafs: Is the Mikhail Grabovski Line the Best 2nd Unit in the NHL?

    Prior to the Toronto Maple Leafs' tilt against the Atlanta Thrashers Friday night I was a guest of Louis Pisano on “Get The Puck Out” which airs on MorencySports...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,357 reads 75 comments

  17. Brayden Schenn's Dominance at WJHC Should End All Trade Rumors

    With the World Junior Hockey Championships officially in the books, the focus once again turns to the NHL where more than a few teams could use a facelift...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,680 reads 28 comments

  18. Team Canada Dominates Team USA at the World Junior Hockey Championships

    The moment Team Canada dropped a 6-5 decision to the United States in last year's gold medal game at the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships, there was one thing on the players' and the nation of Canada’s minds—revenge...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 659 reads 2 comments

  19. Montreal Canadiens: Don't Look Now, Carey Price Is Struggling

    Heading into the 2010-11 season many NHL pundits had Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price listed as a question mark...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 777 reads 34 comments

  20. Toronto Maple Leafs: Nazem Kadri Sent Down To AHL

    In a move that can hardly be called unexpected, the Toronto Maple Leafs have chosen to send rookie forward Nazem Kadri down to the American Hockey League where he is expected to continue to develop his game with the Toronto Marlies...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,080 reads 40 comments

  21. Darryl Sutter Steps Down as Calgary Flames GM: What Now?

    Numerous media sources are reporting that Calgary Flames general manager Darryl Sutter is stepping down with assistant GM Jay Feaster taking over a team that has failed to produce...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 976 reads 17 comments

  22. Toronto Maple Leafs: Too Many Questions Facing Team

    Heading into the 2010-11 season, I posted an article that featured five key questions facing the Toronto Maple Leafs...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,527 reads 46 comments

  23. World Junior Hockey Championship: Team Canada/Russia Preview

    As Team Canada gets set to take on the Russians this afternoon, just about every Canadian on the planet will be watching...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 1,240 reads 1 comments

  24. Alex Ovechkin: How Far Has His Star Fallen?

    The moment he hit the ice for the first time, there was no denying that Alex Ovechkin was a star. Few players make their way to the NHL to emerge as an instant all-star—something ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 2,588 reads 106 comments

  25. Ron Wilson: To Fire Or Not To Fire?

    Throughout most of the 2010-11 season Toronto Maple Leafs fans have been calling for Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson to be fired...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about 4 years ago 558 reads 9 comments