1. Toronto Maple Leafs Fans Growing Impatient

    Being a Toronto Maple Leaf fan is a little like picking a scab—you know you shouldn’t do it, but you do it anyways, regardless of the pain...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,817 reads 58 comments

  2. The John Mitchell Experiment: Time for Maple Leafs To Blow It Up

    Originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, John Mitchell came to the Leafs with what many thought was tremendous offensive upside...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,124 reads 15 comments

  3. Maple Leafs vs. Flames: Dion Phaneuf Returns To Calgary Tonight

    When Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke and Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter consummated their seven-player deal last January many felt the Toronto Maple Leafs won the trade hands down...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 985 reads 19 comments

  4. NHL Humor: 10 Alternatives to the Shootout

    The NHL first adapted the shootout to settle regular season games for the 2005-06 season. At the time, many fans were complaining about the number of games that were ending in a tie, and they wanted a winner...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,795 reads 14 comments

  5. Toronto Maple Leafs: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

    Over the past five games, the Toronto Maple Leafs have earned a total of six points, beating the Boston Bruins , Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens , while dropping contests to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,658 reads 42 comments

  6. NHL Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

    Even when the Toronto Maple Leafs were among the worst teams in the NHL for years at a time, the traditional rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens has always been a passionate one...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 461 reads 6 comments

  7. Return Of Dion Not “Phaneuf”: Maple Leafs Downed By Flyers

    Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf returned to the lineup Thursday night. In the end Phaneuf’s presence wasn’t enough as the Leafs continued their losing ways, ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 686 reads 38 comments

  8. Phil Kessel: How Long Will the 'Experiment' Last?

    Over the summer, Toronto Maple Leaf fans debated the merits of general manager Brain Burke bringing in another top six forward...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,371 reads 17 comments

  9. Montreal Canadiens Coach Jacques Martin a Jack Adams Trophy Candidate?

    With the Toronto Maple Leafs off to a questionable start to the season, many Leaf fans are calling for head coach Ron Wilson to be fired...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 495 reads 35 comments

  10. Keith Aulie Emerging as a Bright Spot for Toronto Maple Leafs

    At 6’5”, 217 pounds, very few people will ever accuse Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Keith Aulie of being invisible...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,736 reads 16 comments

  11. Phil Kessel Named Toronto Maple Leafs' Top Line Centre Tonight

    In a move that reeks of desperation, the Toronto Maple Leafs will start Phil Kessel at centre tonight when they face the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 968 reads 20 comments

  12. Toronto Maple Leafs: Loss To Edmonton Oilers Is Alarming

    They say winning is a process, a process that has no time limit and rarely comes easy—such is the case for our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,304 reads 64 comments

  13. NHL Trade Rumors: What Is Phil Kessel Worth on the Open Market?

    Season after season Toronto Maple Leaf fans patiently await for the day that their beloved Buds will finally make the leap from obscurity to contender...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 7,438 reads 78 comments

  14. Toronto Maple Leafs Season May Not Be Salvageable

    With the team 22 games into the 2010-11 season, many fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are starting to lose faith in their team, and with good reason...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 771 reads 50 comments

  15. Toronto Maple Leafs Offense Is Offensive

    With a quarter of the season behind them the Toronto Maple Leafs looked to be turning the corner into respectability...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 957 reads 50 comments

  16. Toronto Maple Leafs: Report Card at the Quarter Mark

    We are just twenty games into the 2010-11 season, and already we have seen a number of players stepping up for the Toronto Maple Leafs and a few that need to pick it up...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 901 reads 21 comments

  17. Brad Richards: Putting To Rest The Toronto Trade Rumors

    There seems to be a lot of talk about Brad Richards becoming a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs . While I would agree that Richards would be a fine addition to the Blue and ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 2,847 reads 112 comments

  18. Toronto Maple Leafs: Goaltender Controversy Brewing

    Over the summer numerous questions surrounded the Toronto Maple Leafs . Who would emerge as the teams number one centre? Which player would emerge as the team's leader? How many goals will Phil Kessel get? The list goes on and on...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,849 reads 34 comments

  19. Pat Burns Will Live on in All of Our Hearts

    Saturday, one of the best coaches in NHL history passed away after a long battle with cancer. As good a coach as Pat Burns was, from all accounts, he was an equally fine individual...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 394 reads 3 comments

  20. Toronto Maple Leafs in Need of a Player of Substance

    When Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke began the re-tooling of his club, he promised to bring in a group of players that would play with an element of testosterone, truculence and pugnacity...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,841 reads 45 comments

  21. Is Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke's Plan Flawed?

    When Brian Burke took over the job as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs from Cliff Fletcher, many in Leafland were ready to start planning the Stanley Cup parade route right away...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,138 reads 41 comments

  22. Toronto Maple Leafs: Still In Need of an Identity

    When Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke took over the reigns from elder statesman Cliff Fletcher, he proudly boasted that his Toronto Maple Leafs would be a mirror ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 977 reads 38 comments

  23. Toronto Maple Leafs: Brian Burke, Players And Ron Wilson Are To Blame

    With his team currently sitting in 28 th place it’s no surprise that Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson is receiving plenty of criticism...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 1,952 reads 44 comments

  24. Nazem Kadri Plays Well, but Toronto Maple Leafs Losers in Their Last 8

    With all the attention that the news of the Toronto Maple Leafs calling up Nazem Kadri got, everyone could understand if he played poorly Saturday night...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 832 reads 29 comments

  25. Toronto Maple Leafs: Line Changes Looming…Again!

    With the Toronto Maple Leafs No. 1 prospect Nazem Kadri expected to play tonight against the Vancouver Canucks, many Maple Leaf fans are looking at tonight’s game as a new beginning...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 3 years ago 836 reads 26 comments