1. 2011 NHL Entry Draft: 8 No.1 Overall Picks That Have Lived Up to the Hype

    Far too much do we focus on former first-overall draft picks that turn out to be busts. Patrik Stefan is the best example, with Alexander Daigle close behind...

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  2. Toronto Maple Leafs: Brian Burke's Updated Offseason Plan

    Despite being publicly scrutinized for lack of movement on the first day of the frenzy, the Toronto Maple Leafs' Brian Burke is apart a small group of general managers' that can be said as the most successful this year...

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  3. Nicklas Lidstrom and NHL's All Over-35 Team

    In a league that is getting younger by the day, I think it's time we recognize the talent that players at or over the age of 35 can still offer...

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  4. Toronto Maple Leafs: My Ideal Draft Picks, and My 2011 NHL Mock Draft

    The 2011 NHL draft is right around the corner, so I thought I'd enlighten all of my readers with my personal guess on who goes where and when they go...

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  5. Toronto Maple Leafs: The 5 Best Captains in Their History

    With all the trade speculation and guessing games dominating the Toronto Maple Leafs ' fans time nowadays, I thought a time for a mini-break was needed...

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  6. James Reimer's Backup: Could the Leafs Promote Someone Internally?

    Now, this is a personal opinion. I personally, do not believe goaltender Jonas Gustavsson will monitor the backup role next year for the Toronto Maple Leafs ...

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  7. Toronto Maple Leafs: 6 Moves That Put Them into the 2012 Playoffs

    I'm even getting tired of this, but it's still fun right? Here, at the Bleacher Report, Toronto Maple Leafs columnists have posted endless amounts of predictive articles on who the Leafs could acquire...

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  8. Toronto Maple Leafs Come to Terms with RFA Carl Gunnarsson

    The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that defenseman Carl Gunnarsson has come to terms with the club on a two-year deal. Terms have not yet been officially released, but reports suggest the amount is in the $1...

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  9. Toronto Maple Leafs Ink James Reimer to Multi-Year Extension

    First reported by Damien Cox of The Toronto Star , the Toronto Maple Leafs have secured rookie goaltender James Reimer's services for the next couple seasons...

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  10. Philadelphia Flyers: Does Signing Ilya Bryzgalov Really Make Them a Dynasty?

    The Philadelphia Flyers acquired the negotiating rights to goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov Tuesday night (sending prospect Matt Clackson and a conditional third rounder), and talk has already surfaced about the Flyers being the next NHL dynasty...

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  11. 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Why Rome, but Not Ference, Chara or Burrows?

    Vancouver Canucks journeyman defenseman Aaron Rome laid out a check that ended both his and his victim's Stanley Cup playoff...

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  12. Toronto Maple Leafs: Zach Parise's Availability Isn't Getting Enough Attention

    With all the speculation and predictive articles flooding the Bleacher Report on who the Toronto Maple Leafs could acquire, I'd thought I'd put in my take on the sticky situation the buds are in...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Alex Mamalis about over 3 years ago 4,880 reads 59 comments

  13. Toronto Maple Leafs: Why Not Alex Tanguay?

    We've heard Paul Stastny, Steven Stamkos, Zach Parise, etc. And though all of those players would be nicer than anyone we could get on the free market, is it really logical to ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Alex Mamalis about over 3 years ago 1,828 reads 10 comments

  14. Toronto Maple Leafs: Is Clarke MacArthur Replaceable?

    One of Brian Burke's top priorities this summer is Clarke MacArthur. After a breakout season, the Leafs will have to decide to either keep MacArthur or allow him to test the free market...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Alex Mamalis about over 3 years ago 1,715 reads 12 comments

  15. Toronto Maple Leafs: Can the Leafs Score by Committee?

    Three seasons ago, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Ron Wilson was asked how his team would win games without a definitive primary scoring option...

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  16. Toronto Maple Leafs: The Value of a No. 1 Center and Is It Worth Trading For?

    I recently had a very engaging conversation (and it's still ongoing) in the comments of one of my articles ( Toronto Maple Leafs : My Ideal offseason from Brian Burke) on what it ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Alex Mamalis about over 3 years ago 5,318 reads 209 comments

  17. Toronto Maple Leafs Preparing to Bid for Philadelphia Flyers' Jeff Carter?

    According to numerous media outlets, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in serious contention for the Phildelphia Flyers ' winger/center Jeff Carter, with many reported proposals being leaked...

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  18. Toronto Maple Leafs: My Ideal Offseason from Brian Burke

    Now, before I proceed with this post, I must stress that this is an idealistic offseason from the prospect of reality...

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  19. Toronto Maple Leafs: Taking a Look at Carl Gunnarsson's Value

    Lost in all the speculation on Luke Schenn extension talks has been Carl Gunnarsson, who also seeks a new contract this offseason...

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  20. Toronto Maple Leafs: Potential Pickups at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

    With the NHL Entry draft next on the task list for Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs , they'll have to start looking to narrow down the list of names they're interested in drafting...

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  21. Penguins, Capitals Can Ride Their Defense to the Title

    For two different reasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals have reverted back to defensive styles of play, perhaps forcefully and undesirably...

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  22. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Predicting Winners Through Round One

    As we have learned before in the playoffs, there seems to be an atmospheric effect on all the participants from playing in the mini-tournament that seems to change the way teams play—good and bad...

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  23. Beantown Bound: Maple Leafs Trade Kaberle To Bruins For Prospects, Picks

    Tomas Kaberle 's 12-year run with the Toronto Maple Leafs came to a predicted end today, as the Czech-born defenseman was finally traded to the Boston Bruins ...

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  24. Kris Versteeg: Toronto Maple Leafs' Reasoning Behind the Deal

    First reported earlier in the evening by TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Toronto Maple Leafs later confirmed they have dealt versatile forward Kris Versteeg to the Stanley Cup runner-up ...

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  25. Toronto Maple Leafs: Brian Burke's Done a Much Better Job Than You Think

    Sorry critics and doubters, Brian Burke has done a fine job re-tooling the Maple Leafs into a playoff team. Considering what disaster called the Maple Leafs he came to, not many could have done better than what he had done up to this point...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Alex Mamalis about almost 4 years ago 2,666 reads 153 comments