1. Toronto Maple Leafs: Rookie Camp Fuels Debate

    Entering the Toronto Maple Leafs rookie camp, several players were under the microscope from management and fans...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,269 reads 45 comments

  2. Ilya Kovalchuk: Was He Worth the Price New Jersey Devils Paid?

    On February 4th, 2010, the New Jersey Devils made a huge splash on the trade market when they acquired Ilya Kovalchuk and Anssi Salmela from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for defenseman ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,482 reads 36 comments

  3. NHL Fines New Jersey Devils: Lou Lamoriello Denies Wrongdoing

    In what feels like a never-ending saga, the NHL has levied fines against the New Jersey Devils over their attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining agreement with regards to the 17-year, $102 million contract extended to Ilya Kovalchuk in late July.

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 604 reads 10 comments

  4. Toronto Maple Leafs Find the Kids Are Alright!

    The Toronto Maple Leafs rookie tournament commenced in London, Ontario on Saturday night with the Maple Leafs rookies facing the Chicago Blackhawks rookies...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,679 reads 53 comments

  5. Calgary Flames: Up in Flames? Cap Issues Looming Large

    According to capgeek.com, the Flames currently have a total of $61,749,995 committed to 23 players, which means somebody has to be trimmed from the roster before the start of the 2010-11 NHL season...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,047 reads 9 comments

  6. Toronto Maple Leafs: Five Questions Facing The Team In 2010-11

    With training camp just a few weeks away, many NHL teams are already to see some holes in their armor.Salary cap restraints, questionable off-season signings, failure to address off-season ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,874 reads 19 comments

  7. Phil Kessel: Is He Ready To Make the Jump To Elite Status?

    When it comes to the Toronto Maple Leafs scoring, many believe it begins and ends with Phil Kessel. For the most part the observers are correct—Kessel is the Leafs main goal-scoring threat...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,224 reads 27 comments

  8. Toronto Maple Leafs: Does Francois Beauchemin Still Fit Into Team's Plans?

    When Toronto Maple Leafs' general manager Brian Burke brought defenseman Francois Beauchemin into the fold via free agency almost every Maple Leaf fan applauded Burke for signing the ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,990 reads 44 comments

  9. Top 12 Power Play Performers of 2009-10

    With the 2010-11 season just a few weeks away, I thought it would be fun to look back on the top twelve power play performers of the 2009-10 season...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,011 reads 4 comments

  10. Mikhail Grabovski: Second-Line Centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs?

    They say in order to determine a person’s future the best indicator is their past. For Mikhail Grabovski, his past is spotty at best, which begs the question, does he deserve ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,520 reads 40 comments

  11. Finally! Ilya Kovalchuk Deal Accepted By The NHL

    In what was becoming a never ending story, it appears as if the NHL and NHLPA have finally come to an agreement on Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 528 reads 0 comments

  12. Ilya Kovalchuk: Deal To Be Put On Hold...Again?!?

    The never ending Ilya Kovalchuk saga appears to be headed for yet another delay.Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that the NHL and NHLPA have made strides regarding “potential ...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,494 reads 17 comments

  13. Toronto Maple Leafs: Improved Offense Will Have To Come From New Faces

    Heading into the 2010-11 season, many Toronto Maple Leaf fans are expecting big things from the Blue and White. Generally speaking, the Maple Leafs look very solid on the backend and their goaltending, anchored by J...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,721 reads 35 comments

  14. Ilya Kovalchuk: Decision On Contract Delayed Until Friday

    Dan Rosen of NHL.com is reporting that the Ilya Kovalchuk saga now has a deadline of 5 p.m. ET Friday, at which point the NHL will either accept or reject what is believed to be a 15-year, $100 million contract between Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils.

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 265 reads 3 comments

  15. Toronto Maple Leafs: What To Expect From Nazem Kadri?

    With the 2010-11 NHL training camps just a few weeks away, many Toronto Maple Leaf fans are excited to see what can Nazem Kadri bring to the table. Kadri had an impressive training camp last season, demonstrating his ability to score on a nightly basis..

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,724 reads 45 comments

  16. Donald Fehr: 10 Issues the 'New' NHLPA President Must Address

    After 26 years serving as the head of Major League Baseball’s Players Association, Donald Fehr now has his sights set on leading the National Hockey League’s Players Association to new heights...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,717 reads 13 comments

  17. Toronto Maple Leafs: Will Jerry D'Amigo Make the Club in 2010-11?

    When you consider the lack of scoring prowess expected from the Toronto Maple Leafs top-six forwards, general manager Brian Burke is hoping someone—anyone—will emerge as a legitimate scoring threat...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,421 reads 14 comments

  18. Toronto Maple Leafs: Brian Burke Adds Clarke MacArthur

    Just a few hours after acquiring defenseman Matt Lashoff from the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke is at it again, signing unrestricted free agent forward Clarke MacArthur...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,841 reads 32 comments

  19. Ilya Kovalchuk Deal Close: A New Contract Is Pending

    After turning down over $100 million to remain with the Atlanta Thrashers and having his 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils rejected by the NHL, it appears as if Ilya Kovalchuk is about to sign with the Devils...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,060 reads 21 comments

  20. Toronto Maple Leafs: What Will The Power Play Look Like In 2010-11?

    Making good on just 14 percent of their man-advantages, the Toronto Maple Leafs emerged from the 2009-10 season with the NHL’s worst power play...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,972 reads 25 comments

  21. Toronto Maple Leafs: Thin Up Front and Tempting Disaster

    With so many Toronto Maple Leaf fans sidetracked with general manager Brian Burke adding that coveted top-six forward, few have taken the time to notice that, in the event of a lengthy injury to one of the Leafs top forwards, the Leafs may be doomed...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 988 reads 20 comments

  22. Toronto Maple Leafs: Ten Can’t Miss Games of the 2010-11 Season

    With the 2010-11 season now just a few weeks away, many Toronto Maple Leaf fans have already circled several key matchups as can’t miss games...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 5,210 reads 17 comments

  23. Switching It Up: 10 NHL Players That Chould Change Position

    Over the years, many NHL players have been asked to switch positions for the better of the team. In most cases, the move typically involves a forward moving from centre to wing or vice versa...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,456 reads 21 comments

  24. Tomas Kaberle or Ron Wilson, Which One Should The Maple Leafs Let Go?

    Originally drafted in the eighth round (132nd overall) of the 1975 NHL Entry Draft, Ron Wilson grinded out an NHL career spanning a total of 177 games, making stops in Toronto, Minnesota, ending his career with 26 goals and 93 points...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 3,604 reads 65 comments

  25. Toronto Maple Leafs: Will Brian Burke Re-Sign J.S. Giguere?

    When J.S. Giguere came over in a trade from the Anaheim Ducks organization to the Toronto Maple Leafs, many Leaf fans applauded the move as they felt Giguere would immediately solidify the Leafs between the pipes...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 2,523 reads 28 comments