1. Tim Thomas: The Ugly Truth Behind His Refusal to Meet the President

    Tim Thomas decided to enforce his personal rights to not attend his team’s visit Monday to meet Barack Obama at the White House. Oddly enough, what most people seem to have overlooked, Tim Thomas was never invited in the first place...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about almost 3 years ago 3,906 reads 7 comments

  2. NHL Realignment: Working It for Detroit, Columbus, Nashville and Everyone Else

    How can the NHL make realignment workable? It is a debate that has raged on and on...often with little to show in the way of productive results...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about 3 years ago 326 reads 6 comments

  3. Toronto Maple Leafs: Could Rogers Media Monopolize the Toronto Sports Scene?

    The rumours are starting to fly around the city of Toronto. It is amazing, really. The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a playoff race for the first time in recent memory and yet it ...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about almost 4 years ago 414 reads 15 comments

  4. NHL Hockey Violence: Perspective from a Toronto Maple Leafs Fan

    Has NHL hockey now crossed over that invisible line drawn on the ground? You know, that line which used to divide “sport” from “quasi-legal extreme violence upon another human being...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about almost 4 years ago 1,564 reads 33 comments

  5. Toronto Maple Leafs: James Reimer Makes Brian Burke a Seller

    Buy low and sell high. That is the theory, right? Given the high price Brian Burke was able to secure for trading out roster players like Francois Beauchemin, Kris Versteeg and ...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about almost 4 years ago 1,535 reads 16 comments

  6. Mario Lemieux and Don Cherry: What Is This Really About

    Mario Lemieux, former player and now owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins , is not sure he wants to be associated with the NHL anymore...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about almost 4 years ago 1,234 reads 5 comments

  7. Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Tomas Kaberle To Boston for Joe Colborne and Picks

    Thus, the drama is over—for now. For years, the belief that the Toronto Maple Leafs would commit to rebuilding their franchise centered around moving out all of the old pieces so that the new pieces could grow...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about almost 4 years ago 1,164 reads 47 comments

  8. Versteeg From Toronto To Philadelphia. Is This About Brad Richards?

    On February 14, 2011, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Kris Versteeg to the Philadelphia Flyers for a first round and a third round pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft; and many fans have been left with more questions than answers...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about almost 4 years ago 2,074 reads 26 comments

  9. Phil Kessel vs. Ron Wilson or the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Toronto Media?

    On Super Bowl Sunday, the Toronto media was desperate to grab some hockey news somehow. Phil Kessel , a recent focus for the anger and frustration of the Toronto fans (as encouraged ...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about almost 4 years ago 585 reads 36 comments

  10. Brian Burke's Toronto Maple Leafs: Is He Building a Contending Franchise?

    Brian Burke has been criticized for first leading the Leafs Nation to believe that he would be rebuilding a contending team within four to five years after his arrival, and then squandering away any potential of doing so...

    James Hardie Written by James Hardie about almost 4 years ago 3,379 reads 166 comments