1. Something Amiss with the Montreal Canadiens

    Heard On Episode 4.22 of A Foot In The Crease Heading into the season, many prognosticators were suggesting that the Montreal Canadiens—who are commemorating their hundredth year of existence ...

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  2. Burke Must Avoid Fletcher's Mistakes a Year Ago

    Heard On Episode 4.21 of A Foot In The Crease With the NHL’s Trade Deadline less than a month away, Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke is going to have to face a number of questions ...

    Dave McCarthy Written by Dave McCarthy about over 5 years ago 122 reads 6 comments

  3. Gilmour, Vaive Earned Banners In Rafters

    On Saturday night, for the second time this season, the Toronto Maple Leafs will enshrine another player in the rafters of Air Canada Centre by raising the banner of Doug Gilmour. They will officially honour No...

    Dave McCarthy Written by Dave McCarthy about over 5 years ago 134 reads 1 comments

  4. Are The Toronto Maple Leafs Purposefully Losing Games?

    Heard On Episode 4.19 of A Foot In The Crease The theory of “Tank Nation” pertaining to the Maple Leafs has become a touchy subject since midway through last season when ...

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  5. Why Wade Belak Got A Good Reception

    Heard On Episode 4.18 of A Foot In The Crease Last week, Maple Leaf fans witnessed the return of Bryan McCabe to Toronto. In just over a month from now, the much hyped return of Mats Sundin will take place...

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  6. Toronto Maple Leafs: Has the Magic Run Out?

    Heard On Episode 4.17 of A Foot in the Crease Well well well. Perhaps the clock, as the Maple Leafs approach the midway point of their schedule, has indeed struck midnight...

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  7. Toronto Maple Leafs' New Year's Resolutions

    Heard On Episode 4.16 of AFITC After handing out glasses of holiday cheer and lumps of coal for some of the best and worst of the pre-Christmas portion of the Maple Leafs' schedule ...

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  8. Holiday Cheer and Lumps Of Coal For Maple Leafs

    Heard on Episode 4.15 of A Foot In The Crease Now having hit the conclusion of the pre Christmas portion of the Maple Leafs schedule, it’s an appropriate time to sit back and ...

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  9. Will Jeremy Williams Stick With the Leafs This Time?

    Heard On Episode 4.14 of AFITC Jeremy Williams can put the puck in the net. Period. But as any hotshot young sniper will quickly learn, there is much more to becoming an everyday NHL player than merely a one-dimensional ability to score...

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  10. Which of the Toronto Maple Leafs Will Be the First To Go?

    Heard On Episode 4.13 of A Foot In The Crease Heading into the season, it was very clear that if the Maple Leafs were not in a competitive position by the midway point in the ...

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  11. Curtis Joseph Has Reached the End

    Heard On Episode 4.12 of A Foot In The Crease No matter how good of a general manager you may have running your team, inevitably some moves that are made just simply don’t not turn out well...

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  12. Wendel Clark Not Worthy of the Toronto Maple Leafs' Rafters

    Heard On Episode 4.11 of A Foot In The Crease Prior to their game against the Chicago Blackhawks—and on the same night as their longtime rivals from Montreal retired the legendary number ...

    Dave McCarthy Written by Dave McCarthy about over 5 years ago 212 reads 4 comments

  13. Vesa Toskala: A Growing Concern

    Heard on Episode 4.10 of AFITC Through the first nineteen games of the season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have shown their fans for the first time since the lockout that there is much to be get excited about in terms of the future of this team...

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  14. Tom Kostopolous' Apology Is Sincere

    Heard On Episode 4.9 of A Foot In The Crease Undoubtedly every season in the National Hockey League, a variety of incidents take place resulting in serious injuries followed by half hearted apologies from the perpetrators...

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  15. Maple Leafs Hard Work Serving Them Well

    Heard On Episode 4.8 of A Foot In The Crease Is it just me or is everybody starting to get a feeling that something special is building in the Maple Leafs locker room? On Saturday ...

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  16. Maple Leafs Playing Too Well? Nonsense

    Heard On Episode 4.7 of A Foot In The Crease Sometimes it is really difficult to figure out Maple Leafs' fans...

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  17. Promise Lies Ahead, Despite Slow Start for Toronto Maple Leafs

    Heard On Episode 4.6 of A Foot In The Crease After a shockingly unexpected defeat of the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings in their season-opening contest was followed ...

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  18. Ryan Hollweg of Toronto Maple Leafs Not Needed

    Heard on Episode 4.5 of A Foot In The Crease. Throughout much of last season, it was clear that the Maple Leafs were not a tough enough team to play against—except for when Wade Belak was in the lineup, which wasn’t very often...

    Dave McCarthy Written by Dave McCarthy about over 5 years ago 391 reads 6 comments

  19. Toronto Maple Leafs: Never Trade First Round Picks? Not So Fast...

    Heard On Episode 4.4 of AFITC Clearly, the 2008-2009 season is one of rebuilding and retooling for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Development of younger players is paramount whereas winning games is really not...

    Dave McCarthy Written by Dave McCarthy about almost 6 years ago 792 reads 6 comments

  20. Toronto Maple Leafs Tickets Go to Waste in Fans-First Game

    Heard On Episode 4.3 of AFITC Earlier this summer, the Toronto Maple Leafs put out a mysterious message that a major announcement would be made, but said nothing else about what was to be expected...

    Dave McCarthy Written by Dave McCarthy about almost 6 years ago 396 reads 4 comments

  21. Four Qualities A Captain Must Have And Why The Leafs Have Nobody To Fit The Bill

    Heard on Episode 4.2 of AFITC When Maple Leaf training camp commenced over the weekend, something was missing. For the first time since 1986, the Maple Leafs roster included neither Wendel Clark, Doug Gilmour, nor Mats Sundin...

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  22. Interest in Maple Leafs This Season Focuses on Development, Not Playoff Spots

    Heard on Episode 4.1 of A Foot In the Crease Quite a stark contrast from just one year ago: As the Maple Leafs gathered to prepare for the 2007-08 campaign, then-head coach Paul Maurice proclaimed ...

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  23. Maple Leafs In The Military: Defining Moments In Leafs History No. 7

    It was 1940. World War II had descended in Europe and military enlistment was decreasing. Maple Leafs' owner Conn Smythe was a former military Major who had three morals: church, military and hockey...

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  24. Mats Sundin Is Not About the Money

    Heard Sunday July 7 On the Season Finale of AFITC Now, close to a week into free agency, and we still have not heard a decision from Mats Sundin regarding his playing future, other ...

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  25. Toronto Maple Leafs Should Tread Carefully in Free Agent Waters

    Heard on Episode 3.43 of AFITC Every year in the days leading up to unrestricted free agency on July 1, the top free-agent prizes are identified—and then as sure as the sun will come up ...

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