1. NHL Suspensions: Colin Campbell's Inconsistentcy Cause for Concern

    Suspensions in pro sports, more specifically in the NHL , have long been a hot topic of debate amongst sports fans everywhere...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 525 reads 9 comments

  2. Mike Komisarek: Will He Be Moved?

    When Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke snagged 6’4”, 243 pound defenseman Mike Komisarek away from the Montreal Canadiens two summers ago, it was widely felt that ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,346 reads 68 comments

  3. Toronto Maple Leafs Leading the NHL: An Act Of God?

    I, like many Toronto Maple Leaf fans, woke up this morning only to realize that, for the first time in a VERY long time, my beloved Maple Leafs were sitting atop the NHL standings with a perfect 4-0 record...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,841 reads 35 comments

  4. Maple Leafs-Penguins: Toronto Beats Pittsburg, Quiet Critics with Wins

    Heading into the 2010-11 season, many NHL pundits predicted a much better season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. That said, as much as the experts saw them improving, nobody saw the Buds roaring out to a 3-0 start to the season...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 757 reads 21 comments

  5. New York Islanders' James Wisniewski Suspended— Punishment Is Laughable...

    The NHL has issued a suspension of two games to New York Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski for making an obscene gesture toward New York Rangers ultra-pest Sean Avery during Monday night's game between the Islanders and the Rangers ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 798 reads 10 comments

  6. Nazem Kadri: Young Toronto Maple Leaf Prospect Learning The Hard Way

    After an offseason filled with lots of fitness and a meal plan that added nearly 15 pounds of muscle to his smallish frame, Nazem Kadri probably felt that he had as good a chance ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,089 reads 4 comments

  7. NHL Fighting: Senseless Fighting Needs To Be Addressed

    It’s just a few games into the 2010-11 season and already we are seeing a lot of senseless fights taking place—fights that the NHL would be wise to punish more severely, fights that prove nothing...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,168 reads 54 comments

  8. Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brain Burke: Promises Being Kept

    Say what you will about Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke. Since his arrival in Toronto he said he would build a winner and he slowly but surely, has done exactly that...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,665 reads 20 comments

  9. Toronto Maple Leafs Win Battle of Ontario: J.S. Giguere Shines

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are off to a great start to the 2010-11 season—beating the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 3-2 on Thursday night’s home opener, followed by a 5-1 butt-whopping of the Ottawa Senators ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 727 reads 22 comments

  10. Toronto Maple Leafs vs Ottawa Senators Game Preview

    The 2009-10 regular season left Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators fans with two very different outlooks for the 20010-11 season...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 621 reads 8 comments

  11. Toronto Maple Leafs Start 2010-11 Season With a Win Against Montreal Canadiens

    Given that the Toronto Maple Leafs started last season winless in their first eight games, it has to be a huge load off the players’ shoulders that they were able to win against the hated Montreal Canadiens last night, 3-2...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 866 reads 25 comments

  12. 2010-11 NHL Power Rankings: The Quintessential Report

    With the NHL preseason behind us, it’s almost time to start the regular season where all 30 NHL teams will drop the puck in anger for the first time...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 7,465 reads 61 comments

  13. Will Kris Versteeg Be an Elite-Level Player for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

    When Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke brought in Kris Versteeg, he thought he was getting an energy guy who was capable of playing top-six minutes...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,200 reads 110 comments

  14. Toronto Maple Leafs: Quick Start To 2010-11 Season A Must

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are just a few days from opening night, where they will take on the hated Montreal Canadiens...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,070 reads 20 comments

  15. Toronto Maple Leafs: Nazem Kadri Appears Headed For the AHL

    The debate over whether or not Nazem Kadri craks the Toronto Maple Leafs opening night roster looks to be over and it doesn’t look good for the talented 19-year old...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,170 reads 11 comments

  16. Toronto Maple Leafs Preseason Action: Clipped 7-3 By Detroit Red Wings

    In their second-to-last game before the real dance commences, the Toronto Maple Leafs had their heads handed to them, getting outclassed by the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 7-3 in front of 18,577 fans at the Joe Louis Arena...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 401 reads 8 comments

  17. Darcy Tucker: Former Toronto Maple Leaf Retires

    Joining a long line of players that honed their skills in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, former Toronto Maple Leaf Darcy Tucker has elected to hang up his skates in favor of retirement...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 595 reads 11 comments

  18. NHL: 2010-11 Eastern Conference Playoff Picks

    With the regular season just a few days away from commencing, there are still a lot of roster decisions to be made...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 3,527 reads 45 comments

  19. NHL Preseason: Nazem Kadri Scores Two, but Is It Enough?

    Heading into this summer, Nazem Kadri knew he had to make a number of changes to his game if he was going to crack the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup. First? Gain some much needed weight on his smallish frame so he could compete in the NHL...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,821 reads 24 comments

  20. Tim Brent, Toronto Maple Leafs: Who Is This Guy?

    With the regular season just over a week away, speculation is swirling that Tim Brent, a relatively unknown player, has all but secured his place on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster as the third line center...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,623 reads 28 comments

  21. Toronto Maple Leafs: Analyzing the Preseason Results Thus Far

    The Toronto Maple Leafs iced a very strong lineup last night, leading to a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres, who did not play all-star goaltender, Ryan Miller...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,231 reads 25 comments

  22. Toronto Maple Leafs: Centre Of Attention, Who Will Play Down The Middle?

    Earlier this week—(http://bleacherreport.com/articles/470518-toronto-maple-leafsmdashnazem-kadri-is-he-really-ready-for-nhl-duty)—I speculated that Nazem Kadri, while a ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,274 reads 15 comments

  23. Toronto Maple Leafs: Jerry D'Amigo in Right Place with Marlies

    As is the case every preseason, Toronto Maple Leaf fans tend to overvalue many of their prospects; such was the case with Jerry D’Amigo.Listed at 5’10", 200 pounds, D’Amigo looks to have the size to be an effective NHL-calibre winger...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,050 reads 15 comments

  24. Is the Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri Really Ready for NHL Duty?

    Heading into the 2010-11 NHL season there may not be a more important player for the Toronto Maple Leafs than rookie forward Nazem Kadri...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,592 reads 39 comments

  25. Toronto Maple Leafs 2010-11 Season: This Time, It Will Be Different...

    With training camp about to commence and the 2010-11 NHL season just a few weeks away, there looks to be a new attitude in Toronto, with captain Dion Phaneuf leading the way...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,924 reads 16 comments