1. BREAKING NEWS: Brian Burke Will Remain in Anaheim

    The rumor mill has come to a screeching halt. Brian Burke announced today that he fully intends to honor the final year of his deal with the Anaheim Ducks. This means he will not become the next general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs...

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  2. Busy Times For Hockey Canada

    World Hockey Championship:There is only ten days and counting before the world comes to Halifax and Quebec City for the World Hockey Championship, all part of the IIHF's 100th anniversary...

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  3. Brodeur, Lundqvist, and Nabokov Nominated for Vezina

    The NHL announced today the nominees for the Vezina trophy, given to the top goaltender of the season.The nominees are:Martin Brodeur: 44-27-6, 2.17 GAA, .920 SV%Evgeni Nabokov: 46-21-8, 2:14 GAA, ...

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  4. Maple Leafs Notes: Fabian Brunnstrom Decision Coming, Brian Burke Rumors Begin

    Fabian Brunnstrom Sweepstakes Nearing a Close? According to various sources, it appears that the Maple Leafs, as well as the other teams on the short list in the running for Fabian Brunnstrom, ...

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  5. Boston Bruins: Something Special Is Bruin in Beantown

    Nobody gave them a shot. Not a chance. Many picked them to be swept away from the postseason without a whimper.But here they are, nearly two weeks later, still alive, still kicking, and entertaining us while earning our respect along the way...

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  6. BREAKING NEWS: Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    We have breaking news out of Toronto this noon hour as the Toronto Blue Jays have released designated hitter Frank Thomas.Thomas was hitting .167 when he was told yesterday he would no longer be the team's regular DH...

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  7. Maple Leafs Notes: Leafs Lead Brunnstrom Race, Draft on Tap

    Brunnstrom Leaning Toward Toronto?For those who haven't been following the Fabian Brunnstrom saga, let me get you up to speed. Brunnstrom is a late bloomer...

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  8. USA Names Preliminary Roster for World Hockey Championship

    Team USA released it's preliminary roster for this May's World Hockey Championship in Quebec and Halifax.USA Hockey named 17 players of it's 23 man roster. The tournament will be held May 2-18...

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  9. Canada Names Fifteen To World Hockey Championship Roster

    Yesterday afternoon, team Canada general manager Steve Yzerman announced the first fifteen players who will help to comprise the teams 23 man roster that will compete to retain their gold in the tournament...

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  10. Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Round Predictions

    So the time is upon us. I'm like a kid on Christmas eve. The Stanley Cup playoffs.Where legends are made, heroes are born. Not just on the ice, but on the poolie front as well.So upon us now is the Bleacher Report NHL Playoff Pool...

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  11. Toronto Maple Leafs Must Be Thrifty in Free Agency This Summer

    Although it was made more than clear today by General Manager Cliff Fletcher, everyone knew that a rebuild was coming this Summer, no matter what the Maple Leafs did in the stretch run...

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  12. Vincent Lecavalier Will Not Play in World Hockey Championships

    There is just under a month away before Canada will begin its defense of it's mens World Hockey Championship on home soil with Quebec and Halifax playing host to this years tournament...

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  13. Maple Leafs Notes: Toronto Finishes Season Tonight in Montreal

    Article PrefaceThis season has been an enigmatic one, both for the Toronto Maple Leafs and for me on BleacherReport. Once again I find myself apologizing for an absence...

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  14. Maple Leafs Notes: Sundin Not Ready To Play Against Bruins

    Sundin Not Ready To PlayBoth Mats Sundin and Nik Antropov skated by themselves today for about 15 minutes, however, neither are expected to play tomorrow night when the Leafs open a home-and-home with the Bruins in Toronto...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about over 6 years ago 594 reads 0 comments

  15. Maple Leafs Notes (Back At Last!): Still Hanging On, Sens On Tap

    Article PrefaceI have to apologize for the week that was. I was having some severe problems with my laptops wireless modem, but I have them fixed now (or they at least appear to be.) Other than that, it was a great week...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about over 6 years ago 636 reads 0 comments

  16. Toronto Maple Leafs Notes: Hope Still Alive, Sundin Day-To-Day

    Playoff Hopes AliveThey may not be alive and well, but they certainly are still kickin'Let me first preface this by apologizing for the lack of posts lately, particularly during this crucial series with Philadelphia...

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  17. Maple Leafs-Devils--Teams Battle Refs, Each Other In Eastern Conference Matchup

    I said earlier today that tonight's game could very well decide the fate of the Maple Leafs season.And if it did, what a shame...

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  18. Maple Leafs-Devils: Toronto's Fate in the Balance

    Tonight is quite possibly the most important date in the Toronto Maple Leafs season. One way or the other, people will likely look back to March 8 as the deciding night in their season...

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  19. The Nik Of Time: Antropov Comes Of Age In Toronto

    The year was 1998. The Red Wings won the Stanley Cup, their second in as many years. 76 million people watched the final episode of Seinfeld, and the FDA approved the drug Viagra.But something else also took place that year, in June to be exact...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about over 6 years ago 459 reads 1 comments

  20. NHL Surviving Extinction: A Career Path Review

    About one year ago, I was forced to make a choice. I was at a crossroads; I was 18 at the time, and was coming to the end of what I would describe as a pretty good childhood...

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  21. Maple Leafs-Devils: Toronto Roughed Up By New Jersey

    With playoff whispers filling the city of Toronto as a result of the recent Maple Leafs revival, many felt that this week would define whether the Leafs were playoff contenders, or merely pretenders...

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  22. Maple Leafs Nation: Do You BeLeaf?

    Three weeks ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs were in the race to land the coveted first overall pick in this year's entry draft...

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  23. Maple Leafs Notes: GM Search Continues

    Leafs/Capitals Morning Skate ThoughtsIt's not a warm day, but it's not a real cold one either. Spring is on its way and if the Maple Leafs plan to get serious about that playoff push, now would be the time...

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  24. Senators News: John Paddock Fired

    The Ottawa Senators have fired head coach John Paddock. He will be replaced by GM and former coach Bryan Murray. Ottawa has been on a free fall of late, and with just 18 games to go before ...

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  25. NHL Trade Deadline: The Day After (Part 2)—Teams 16-30

    MontrealAdditions: Second-Round PickSubtractions: Cristobal Huet (G)Another head scratcher. I'm not saying that Carey Price isn't a good goalie...

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