1. NHL 09's EASHL: Performance-Enhancing Not Just for Real-World Athletes Anymore

    Who would have thought that performance enhancing drug use would be as widespread in the world of Cyber sport just as it is in our perceived reality? I am specifically referring to Electronic Arts...

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  2. Maple Leafs-Red Wings: First Stop for the Toronto Bandwagon, All Aboard!

    Well, that was some start. Toskala making a number of key saves. "Mucho energiya" from the Tlusty-Grabovsky-Hagman line. Kulemin proving what I have been saying for three years—he has real skill with a mind for defense...

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  3. Hockey's New World Order Pt. 1. Scandinavia and Russia

    Last weekend, Linkoping of the Swedish Elitseiren won the Nordic Trophy over fellow Swedish powerhouse Frolunda, while Finland's HIFK defeated well-known Swedish club Djurgarden for the bronze...

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  4. Toronto Maple Leafs: Fans Hoping for Them To Fail Is a Mistake

    There are many among the Leaf faithful that seemingly want to see their beloved Leafs fail miserably in pursuit of one of those top two coveted picks in next year's draft...

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  5. Maple Leafs' Vesa Toskala Talks Surprises

    As a one-time goalie, I can tell you this about the position. It can provide you with both the hottest seat in the house and often the best seat in the house...

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  6. Andrej Meszaros Headed to Lightning for Kuba, Picard and 1st Round Pick

    BR reporter Spencer Callaghan Has been hot on the trail of this story for the past 24 hrs. and now the CBC is confirming his reports more or less...

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  7. Philip Gogulla of the Buffalo Sabres Makes His Mark in International Tournament

    The Red Bull Salute, an invitational tournament hosted by the Salzburg Red Bulls of Austria's top hockey division, has come to completion. The tournament consisted of six teams—three out of Eastern Europe, and three from the west...

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  8. Nikolai Kulemin Omitted From Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament Roster

    Since I read the Maple Leafs 23-man roster for their upcoming Rookie Tournament Camp that takes place in Kitchener early September, something has been bugging me...

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  9. Alexander Radulov, Jaromir Jagr Shine in KHL President's Cup

    It didn't take much time at all for two of the bigger names to leave for the KHL this summer and make their presence felt closer to home in Russia...

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  10. Toronto Maple Leafs Will Have Choices to Make Come Trade Deadline

    Let's assume the experts are correct and, as the '08-09 trade deadline approaches, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be sitting in roughly 14th place in the East Division...

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  11. Josef Boumedienne Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs

    There are reports out of Sweden that the Leafs have signed journeyman Josef Boumedienne to a two-way contract for this coming season. The 30-year-old D-man put up 42 points, including seven goals, last season in 52 appearances for the AHL Hershey Bears...

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  12. Mark Bell: Ready for New Beginning with Maple Leafs

    The feelings of joy and pride of being taken eighth overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks must seem like a distant memory to the now-28-year-old Mark Bell...

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  13. Mats Sundin: Blame It on the New York Post and Smorgas Chef

    I said I wouldn’t do this—write another piece regarding Mats—and thus the title of this piece. After reading the new flurry of Sundin rumors I just had to say something regarding the New York Post piece...

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  14. Bryan McCabe: No-Trade Clause Waived & Headed South?

    Approximately an hour ago Sportsnet.ca released an article citing the fact that Leaf D-Man Bryan McCabe has waived his no-trade clause...

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  15. Sundin, Sundin, Sundin: Enough Already!

    As I peruse the numerous blogs and sports pages on the internet. I am absolutely amazed at the multitude better yet the overkill of articles about Mats Sundin. It seems like every second or third article is either about him or references him...

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  16. Maple Leafs' Secret Plan Revealed

    Strange things are afoot in Leafland, Something known to very few. The plan began during the 2006 draft when out of no where the Leafs drafted in the fourth round Korbinian Holzer...

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  17. Jerome Flaake to Stay with Kolner Haie of the DEL

    I have recently read articles stating that Jerome Flakke, the Leafs' fifth-round pick from the past draft, will be playing for the WHL's Prince George Cougars...

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  18. Open Mic: Turn out the Lights, the Party's Over...But Should It Be?

    Why is it there are athletes who decide, for whatever reason, that even though they are still major contributors, it is time to pack it in? Likewise, why, on those same teams, might ...

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  19. Mats Sundin: Has the Desire for Greatness Left the Leafs Captain?

    Whenever there is a discussion of great hockey players, obviously the names Ray Bourque and Mats Sundin should be included. Bourque gave it his all for 21 seasons with the Bruins, and amassed record numbers for NHL defensemen...

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  20. KHL vs. NHL has the war begun?

    So The NHL is under attack by Mother Russia and the newly formed KHL Kontinental Hockey League. With the overture and offer made to Malkin, the exodus of Aging Star Jagr and now the potential ...

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  21. Toronto Maple Leafs: An Imposed New Beginning?

    The very sad truth is it has been a very long time since a responsible, smart, cohesive group of hockey people have been running the Maple Leafs...

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