1. Takin' a T/O With BT: Igor Larionov and The Game We Never Knew

    It's unfortunate that, while we have the NHL in North America and there is no doubt that it's the greatest hockey league in the world, we miss all that goes on over seas, only to rely on a few press clippings...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 221 reads 2 comments

  2. Takin' a T/O With BT: Is "Old School" Hockey in The Toronto Maple Leafs Future?

    It wasn't pretty, dainty, soft, cute, or cushy, but boy was it fun to watch. Many fans went in to last night's Toronto Maple Leafs/Montreal Canadiens game with the expectation that ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 205 reads 13 comments

  3. Takin' a T/O With BT: Imagine if These Guys Started in the NHL All Star Game...

    Not what you'd expect: Everyone is up in arms about the domination by fans in Chicago, Anaheim, Montreal, and Pittsburgh with the NHL's All Star voting...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 119 reads 7 comments

  4. Takin' a T/O With BT: John Tavares vs. Victor Hedman Headline World Junior Final

    Tonight, Canadians and Swedes alike will join to watch one of the most highly-anticipated World Junior Hockey Championship finals in recent memory: Canada vs. Sweden (7:30 p.m. ET)...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 301 reads 0 comments

  5. Takin' a T/O With BT: History is What Makes the Winter Classics a Success

    Old-school style meets new-school glamour; that's what this year's NHL Winter Classic (Presented to you by the lovely tire-makers at Bridgestone!!) brought to the table. Needless to say, a combination like that certainly doesn't disappoint...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 112 reads 4 comments

  6. Takin' a T/O With BT: It's That Time of Year Again—The NHL's Winter Classic

    November 24th, 1926. According to NHL.com, that's the first time the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings ever faced each other on NHL ice...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 234 reads 1 comments

  7. Takin' a T/O With BT: Ten NHL Storylines to Watch in 2009

    The past calender year has been one of the busiest and most successful in the NHL's recent memory. The year began with the highly anticipated Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 695 reads 10 comments

  8. Takin' a T/O with BT: The NHL's Unheralded Christmas Stars

    Well another year has come and gone, and another Christmas with it. As of 12:00am tonight, it's another 365 (and a quarter) days until it happens all over again...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 108 reads 2 comments

  9. Takin' a T/O with BT: Derick Brassard is Out of the Calder Race—Who's Left?

    Injuries are a devastating nature of professional sports; whether they happen to a third line grinder or the face of your favorite franchise, there's nothing that can be done to avoid them—they're simply part of the game...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 171 reads 18 comments

  10. Takin' a T/O With BT: Ten Gifts You Wouldn't Want to get from the NHL

    So if you didn't take the hint from my last article, it's Christmas. It's dark until 8:00am, bright until 6:00pm, there are long shifts for those of us who work jobs in retail, and ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 116 reads 3 comments

  11. Takin' a T/O With BT: The NHL and It's Twelve Dreads Of Christmas

    It's that Holiday Season and chances are if you've stumbled into a mall, street corner, or gradma's house within the past month and a half, you've probably heard or seen the signs of Christmas...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 165 reads 7 comments

  12. Takin' a T/O with BT: Brodeur's Records May be on Hold, but the Devils Aren't

    BeDevil'd in New Jersey: Martin Brodeur went down and the New Jersey Devils went up—or at least stayed the same...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 133 reads 7 comments

  13. Takin' a T/O With BT: Have The Toronto Maple Leafs Grown Krabby With Kabby?

    For years the Toronto Maple Leafs have had a stable core of players; a group that the fans knew and loved. No matter what happened they could always depend on Bryan McCabe, Mats Sundin, Darcy Tucker, or Tomas Kaberle...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 256 reads 2 comments

  14. The Brian Burke Saga Part 2: Pros, Cons, and Everything Inbetween

    Now that the media's gotten their wish and Brian Burke's spent his first weekend as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the whispers have started as to whether he can be successful with the Leafs or not...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 367 reads 7 comments

  15. Brian Burke Part 1:Now He's Here and We Can Talk About It

    Like any good Canadian, I was watching hockey on Saturday—in fact, I watched the game with my dad while my mom and my girlfriend decorated our Christmas tree. Something tells me I won't get to watch hockey next weekend, but I digress...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 304 reads 1 comments

  16. Takin' a T/O With BT: Is Claude Lemieux the New Captain Comeback?

    And you thought that the Lee Stempniak trade was going to be the biggest piece of news coming out of the NHL yesterday...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 703 reads 21 comments

  17. Takin' a T/O With BT: Wendel Clark...My Hat is Off to You Sir

    Dream on.As the lights lowered and another Maple Leafs’ legend was honored, the fake mustaches were in full flight on Saturday...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 341 reads 3 comments

  18. Takin' a T/O With BT: Something's Bruin With The Black and Gold in Boston

    Well look who’s on top now, the Boston Bruins.For the second consecutive season in the Northeast division, a surprise team has flown off to a hot start and placed themselves at the top ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 480 reads 6 comments

  19. Takin' a T/O With BT: Joey MacDonald, There's Nothing to Grimace About So Far

    The New York Islanders are fighting the Ottawa Senators and the Florida Panthers to see who can stay out of last place in the Eastern Conference, but while some were expecting the Islanders ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 408 reads 2 comments

  20. Takin' a T/O With BT: Out? In? Be Still the Blabberers About Brian Burke

    Brian Burke is finished in Anaheim. Just hours ago, Burke was officially relieved of his duties as General Manager of the Anaheim Ducks...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 469 reads 3 comments

  21. From Tortellini to Rosemary: One Month into The Barry Melrose Era in Tampa Bay

    1992...that's a long time ago. In 1992, Roman Hamrlik (a defenseman out of the Czech Republic) was taken first overall in the entry draft by the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 551 reads 2 comments

  22. Takin' a T/O With BT: Who Needed an Opportunity? Mikhail Grabovski Did

    Over the course of the offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs were embroiled in turmoil and questions. Just one month into the season, and those questions are starting to formulate their ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 404 reads 3 comments

  23. Trade Demands and Free Agency: How the NHL is Being Run By Its' Players

    We saw the flashes of it early last season when the defending champion Anaheim Ducks were handcuffed by indifferent returning stars.We saw what Ray Emery's attitude did to the Ottawa Senators last season...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 357 reads 4 comments

  24. Takin' a T/O with BT: Don Cherry—When Does Something You Love Become Ordinary?

    I've grown up watching hockey. Granted I was never in a financial position to play at any consistently organized level, but in Southwestern Ontario, your entire school year (September ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 534 reads 8 comments

  25. Adam Mair, The Phillies, and The Matt Cassel Theory—31 Scary Halloween Ideas

    If you don't know that tomorrow is Halloween, then someone had a bit too long of a nap between Game Five and Game 5.2 of the World Series this week...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about over 6 years ago 773 reads 3 comments