1. Takin' a T/O with BT: Deliver Me From the Toronto Blue Jays

    It was all supposed to change this year. This was the year that the result would be different. The bullpen? It was still expected to be the low-cost, high-reward monster it had been for the past few years...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 287 reads 9 comments

  2. How The Hell Do We Do This? The All-Time Toronto Maple Leafs Team

    A lot of the writers' here on Bleacher Report have taken it upon themselves to accept the Open-Mic challenge and compose their favorite team's All-Time Rosters...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 544 reads 11 comments

  3. Takin' a T/O with BT: 10 Movies To Watch While Waiting on Mats Sundin

    Way back on Monday we found out that Mats Sundin was a little closer to making his decision on whether or not to come back to the NHL. We also found out that we was leaning closer to retirement than anything...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 600 reads 5 comments

  4. Takin' a T/O With BT: The Bargain Basement Veterans of Free Agency

    Have you ever been to a garage sale late in the day? Chances are the sale's been going for a few hours, all of the "quality" merchandise is gone, and the bargains have started coming out...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 538 reads 5 comments

  5. Missing NHL Hockey: Beating the August Blues

    If you're like me, you're getting a little antsy for the start of the 2008-09 NHL season. If you're like me, you can't wait to get your first look at those brand new third jerseys on a fresh sheet of NHL ice this season...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 612 reads 3 comments

  6. Takin' a T/O with BT: The Joker's Sports-World Inspiration

    Sometimes you can just feel it when someone is about to go out on top; When they're about to cap off their career with something that no one could ever imagine, or a performance that can never be topped...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 276 reads 3 comments

  7. Takin' a T/O With BT: The Problem with Holdouts

    At the beginning of the month, first-time NHL and NBA free agents alike were putting pen to paper, dotting the i's and crossing the t's, and signing on the dotted line...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 1,122 reads 10 comments

  8. ABC—Who Takes The Toronto Maple Leafs' Letters?

    While Mats Sundin has been out gallivanting around Sweden as newspapers accuse him of signing or not signing, and any fan not concerned with the Maple Leafs has reached a level of annoyance not ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 740 reads 5 comments

  9. Takin' a T/O With BT: The Toronto Maple Leafs' Future Starts on the Ninth

    Every year, the season opener is a big deal in Toronto. It marks the beginning of a season where there's always a chance that the Stanley Cup drought will stop, and we can once again witness a parade through downtown Toronto...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 762 reads 7 comments

  10. Peter Forsberg: Say It Ain't So Foppa

    There was a point in time where Peter Forsberg was the most desired man in the NHL. There was a point in time where anything Forsberg touched could turn to gold—the man was simply magic on the ice...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 843 reads 7 comments

  11. Takin' a T/O With BT: Josh Hamilton—Come Hell or High Water

    For the first time in months, the water-cooler was abuzz. So, the water-cooler at Zellers is normally empty, and it was actually the back stockroom that was abuzz, but needless to ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 534 reads 5 comments

  12. Takin' a T/O With BT: Ted Nolan—Another Nine Years Waiting?

    Once again, Ted Nolan is left looking for work. This afternoon, after two seasons with the New York Islanders, Ted Nolan was released from the final year of his contract, leaving the former Jack Adams winner out of work...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 429 reads 2 comments

  13. Takin' a T/O With BT: Could Europe and the KHL Threaten the NHL?

    When an NHL'er becomes too old to work anymore, they announce their retirement and look for other ways to become involved in the game...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 532 reads 8 comments

  14. The Offer Sheet and The Restricted Free-Agent: A Return to The NHL

    When the lockout happened, there were a lot of things that were supposed to happen. Some promises were followed through on, while others—the "no more insane contracts" promise for one—fell ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 595 reads 3 comments

  15. Takin' a T/O With BT: Comebacks For The Toronto Blue Jays? Unheard Of...

    To be completely honest, the last few years, I had been slacking off at seeing Jays games—maybe one per season if I was lucky...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 498 reads 3 comments

  16. Takin' a T/O With BT: Oscar Pistorius, Running For a Cause

    Who would have guessed that the Barber Shop is where I'd run into one of the most inspiring people I've ever come across. In just fifteen short minutes, I had found myself a role model, and I didn't even know who he was...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 284 reads 2 comments

  17. Mats Sundin: Playing the Waiting Game Right out of the Market

    Whether or not it's intentional, Mats Sundin may have forced everyone else to make his decision about where to go for him...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 984 reads 9 comments

  18. Takin' a T/O with BT: Bring Baseball in Toronto Back to Canada Day

    Canada Day and baseball used to go hand-in-hand for me. I can remember back in 1997 when I was supposed to see Roger Clemens go up against the Montreal Expos on Canada Day...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 832 reads 8 comments

  19. The Toronto Maple Leafs: Turning Back The Clock With Cujo and Finger

    In so many ways, today represents a lot that has gone on in the recent history of the Toronto Maple Leafs—and no I’m not talking about the non-playoff, post-lockout years...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 327 reads 2 comments

  20. Takin' a T/O With BT: Are The Tampa Bay Lightning The Next Philadelphia Flyers?

    Following a promising 2005/06 season that saw the Philadelphia Flyers net 101 points and finish second in their division, they seemed poised to compete in 2006/07. But as they say, that's why we play the games...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 241 reads 6 comments

  21. Takin' a T/O With BT: The Love Guru Can't Actually Help The Maple Leafs...Right?

    Well, despite Ken Armer's constant ripping and devious comments about the movie, and how I assured him I could never sit through such a sacrilegious thing—I did...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 937 reads 9 comments

  22. Takin' a T/O With BT: As The Toronto Maple Leafs Change Colors...

    Apparently, a lot can happen in two days. Just last night I was wondering what was going to happen with Andrew Raycroft, while contemplating how to construct an article about how two ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 1,453 reads 3 comments

  23. Your Monday Morning Hangover: The Weekend That Was For Toronto Sports

    It figures—the one weekend I'm away from a TV, radio, or I have to pay between $5.95 and $14.97 for anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes of internet access just so happens to have some of the juiciest news emanating from the streets of Toronto...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 388 reads 4 comments

  24. Takin' a T/O With BT: Luke Schenn, Welcome to The Jungle (and The Maple Leafs)

    Do you ever look into the future and wonder what's going to be meeting you there? What new faces will there be? Which old ones will have stuck around? Will you still be as passionate ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 388 reads 4 comments

  25. Takin' a T/O with BT: The Transcendence of Sport

    On Wednesday night, I witnessed something completely out of the ordinary. Throughout the course of the evening, I watched as thousands of people—unaware of who each other was and where they came from—grew together and bonded...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 558 reads 8 comments