1. Farrell Hockey: Passion Meets Performance

    It is a rare opportunity in this lifetime to get a chance to meet someone you can truly respect, and when those instances do arise, they leave a very tangible mark on you...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about over 6 years ago 3,572 reads 5 comments

  2. Five For Chirping: F*** The Wings.

    On the eve before Game 1 of the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals, it's all the rage for team boosters to write fluff pieces about "their" team (it's funny how the finals always tends to warrant the XXL ...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about over 6 years ago 564 reads 1 comments

  3. Fab Fabian Brunnstrom: From Dark Horse to Stud

    The NHL hasn't even completed round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and already, the outlook for the 6 Canadian hockey teams is rapidly changing...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about over 6 years ago 1,925 reads 4 comments

  4. NHL Conn Smythe Race: Avery's Aces

    I'm not sure whether or not the 'free t-shirt' contest is still in effect, but nonetheless, I felt it was necessary to throw out two pennies from my pocket on this subject...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about over 6 years ago 525 reads 1 comments

  5. Five for Chirping: Senators Suck, Sweepstakes Strategies and Series Suppositions

    After an infuriating last couple of weeks with tons of opinions and a laptop with no inclination to allow me to express them, I am back with a vengeance.Finally, the Playoffs have arrived, and the brackets are set, wrought with potential excitement...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about over 6 years ago 493 reads 0 comments

  6. Five For Chirping: Goonery, The Gr8 One and Gear Rules.

    As the season winds down, certain controversies always arise around the NHL. Debates over blown calls, soft goals, bad trades always contribute to the 'what if?' appeal of our game.Punditry reigns supreme, to say the least...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about over 6 years ago 773 reads 0 comments

  7. NHL Classifieds: Wanted—One Sacrificial Lamb

    The black cloud perpetually looming over the Toronto Maple Leafs has hung ominously low in the past weeks.With lacklustre efforts resulting in loss after loss, the Blue and White appeared to be completely buried under the speculation of the futility...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about almost 7 years ago 744 reads 0 comments

  8. 'Tis The Season: Making a Wish with the Toronto Maple Leafs

    The Christmas season is a time for celebration, and reflection, and of course good will towards Man. But most importantly to us children of the material age, it's a time to make your wish-list...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about almost 7 years ago 1,079 reads 2 comments

  9. John, Paul and Ringo: 'Help!' Wanted?

    It was a big day in Toronto, as Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Richard Peddie finally said the words that the Leafs' faithful have waited nearly four years to hear:"I made a mistake...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about 7 years ago 2,375 reads 2 comments

  10. Why The Sens Won't Win The Cup.

    It seems cliche these days that sports writers write puff pieces about the spectacular starts the Ottawa Senators seem to get off to every season...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about 7 years ago 1,745 reads 30 comments

  11. Maples Leafs Woes: Change Starts with John Ferguson

    The puck dropped on the 2007-2008 NHL season just over a month ago, and already the heads are starting to roll.First was Bob Hartley in Atlanta, after the Thrashers started the year 0-6...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about 7 years ago 1,459 reads 3 comments

  12. Silver Anniversary: Five Years of Composite Sticks in the NHL

    Without a doubt, the biggest innovation in hockey technology of the last 20 years is the composite stick.Five years after they first were popularized in the NHL, it's safe to say the new sticks are here to stay...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about 7 years ago 3,174 reads 0 comments

  13. All Time Leafs Team: Dark Horses, Work Horses and A One-Trick Pony

    I have read countless blogs by Leafs fans about the 'All Time Leafs All-Star Lineup', and while it's always nice to reflect on heroes past and present, I've always felt it's ...

    Andrew Castaneda Written by Andrew Castaneda about 7 years ago 1,093 reads 2 comments