1. Toronto Maple Leafs Call Up Nazem Kadri: What If He Fails?

    The news hit the airwaves today that Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has called up top prospect Nazem Kadri...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 492 reads 33 comments

  2. Toronto Maple Leafs: Who Will Replace Ron Wilson?

    With the Toronto Maple Leafs starting to plunge further and further down the NHL standings there has been a lot of discussion about firing head coach Ron Wilson...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,028 reads 72 comments

  3. Toronto Maple Leafs' Changes: Enough Is Enough in Leafland

    Don’t look now Toronto Maple Leaf fans, but your beloved Buds (you know, the team that got off to such a good start this season) is now in a position that is all too familiar for management and fans alike: a lottery position, a...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,333 reads 87 comments

  4. Claude Giroux's Signing May Spell the End of the Line for Jeff Carter

    With the news of Claude Giroux ’s three-year $11,250,000 contract hitting the airwaves today, many Philadelphia Flyer fans are jumping for joy. At just 22 years old, Giroux is quickly establishing himself as a legitimate NHL super star...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 4,070 reads 20 comments

  5. Toronto's Dion Phaneuf: Does He Deserve the Criticism from Maple Leaf Fans?

    When Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke pulled off a seven-player deal that included bringing defense-man Dion Phaneuf over from the Calgary Flames , many Leafs fans were thrilled...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,919 reads 50 comments

  6. Jarome Iginla: Do The Los Angeles Kings Want Him?

    Numerous rumors are circulating that it’s just a matter of time before Calgary Flames forward Jarome Iginla is traded...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 5,230 reads 42 comments

  7. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes from Around the NHL

    Net Gains With about a dozen games in the books in the 2010-11 NHL season, there are a ton of surprises out there, none more prevalent than the number of goaltenders that are succeeding early on...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 557 reads 5 comments

  8. Toronto Maple Leafs: Dion Phaneuf Out 4-6 Weeks, Now What?

    With the news that Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf will be on the shelf nursing a laceration to his left leg for up to six weeks, many Maple Leafs fans are starting ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 556 reads 8 comments

  9. 10 Most Surprising NHL Teams Thus Far

    While it is still very early in the 2010-11 NHL season, there are already more than a few surprises in the overall standings...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 5,845 reads 26 comments

  10. Ron Wilson Shakes Up Maple Leafs Top Line: Luca Caputi In, Nikolai Kulemin Out

    With his team being shut out in back-to-back games, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson has decided to shake up his first line by penciling in Luca Caputi to play alongside ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,762 reads 33 comments

  11. Mike Zigomanis Sent Down to AHL by Toronto Maple Leafs

    Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke has announced that Mike Zigomanis has been sent down to the American Hockey League to play with the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 888 reads 22 comments

  12. Tyler Bozak: Should Toronto Maple Leafs Re-Sign Him?

    Given the lack of depth at the centre position within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, it would seem to be a no-brainer to re-sign pending restricted free agent Tyler Bozak to a new long-term contract...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,479 reads 47 comments

  13. Will Toronto Maple Leafs End Offensive Slump vs. New York Rangers?

    Having lost four out of their past five games, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to get back on track when they host the New York Rangers at the Air Canada Centre this evening...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 563 reads 21 comments

  14. Tyler Seguin Shines in Bruins Victory Over Maple Leafs

    Heading into Thursday nights game against the Boston Bruins , many Toronto Maple Leafs fans were anxious to see Phil Kessel play his first game against Tyler Seguin, the player ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 447 reads 29 comments

  15. Who's Winning The Carey Price/Jaroslav Halak "Situation" Thus Far?

    During the 2009-10 NHL playoffs, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak led the Habs to two impressive upset series wins over the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,162 reads 73 comments

  16. Nikolai Kulemin Replaces Kris Versteeg On Toronto Maple Leafs' Top Line

    With his team losing three games in a row, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson has opted to start struggling winger Kris Versteeg on the second line in Tuesday nights game against the Florida Panthers...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,319 reads 33 comments

  17. Canada-Russia: 40th Anniversary Game Coming Soon?

    If you call yourself a hockey fan, you either watched or have heard of the 1972 Canada-Russia Summit series. For many hockey fans, the Canada-Russia series is still widely regarded as the best hockey ever played...

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  18. Ilya Kovalchuk Benched: Are the New Jersey Devils Stupid?

    Through the first seven games of the season, the New Jersey Devils accumulated a disappointing 2-4-1 record, averaged a league-low 1.86 goals per game, sat 22nd overall with a 3...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,804 reads 41 comments

  19. J.S. Giguere: Why Is Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Ron Wilson Babying Him?

    Last night the Toronto Maple Leafs went head-to-head with the New York Rangers , a team that, while missing a few key pieces to their offense, is still a dangerous team...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 930 reads 50 comments

  20. Toronto Maple Leafs: Has The Poke-Check Become a Thing of the Past?

    A long, long time ago, in a very different hockey era, goaltenders like Johnny Bower A.K.A “The China Wall,” Glen Hall and Gump Worsley patented the poke-check, of which Bower was clearly the master...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 645 reads 7 comments

  21. NHL Trade Rumors: Ottawa Senators and Minnesota Wild Talking Deal

    Numerous rumor mills are suggesting that the Ottawa Senators and Minnesota Wild are talking trade, leaving NHL experts to speculate on a number of possible scenarios...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,030 reads 5 comments

  22. Maple Leafs-Rangers: Will Dion Phaneuf Finally Make Sean Avery Pay?

    Last week the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers squared off in what eventually became a very closely contested match...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 1,726 reads 21 comments

  23. Toronto Maple Leafs: Early Season Report Card

    While we are just five games into the 2010-11 season, there is still plenty of good and bads to talk about when it comes to our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs . Given the team's 4-0-1 record thus far, the positives far outweigh the negatives...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about almost 4 years ago 2,662 reads 16 comments

  24. Maple Leafs-Islanders: John Tavares Harpoons Toronto's Unbeaten Season

    Well, Toronto Maple Leafs fans, you knew the team's unbeaten streak wouldn’t last forever. However, you surely thought your beloved Maple Leafs could beat the New York Islanders ...

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  25. Lou Lamoriello's Gamble Not Paying Dividends for New Jersey Devils

    When Lou Lamoriello made the move to bring in Ilya Kovalchuk to the New Jersey Devils organization it was thought that he may represent the final piece to the Devils ' Stanley Cup aspirations...

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