1. An Interview with TSN's Darren Dreger

    This past Thursday I got the chance to catch up with a buddy of mine, Darren Dreger. Darren is an NHL insider who is currently working for TSN, as well as a host of the Toronto Maple Leafs themed ...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about over 5 years ago 321 reads 4 comments

  2. Maple Leafs vs. Oilers: Live Game Thoughts

    The Maple Leafs are in Edmonton tonight to battle the Oilers. There's certainly a lot of chippyness and hard hits early in the game, especially for two teams who haven't played each other in a while...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about over 5 years ago 221 reads 1 comments

  3. In Pursuit of Brian Burke, Maple Leafs Must Be "Cautiously Aggressive"

    As Brian Burke stepped down as the GM of the Anaheim Ducks yesterday, all eyes turned to the Maple Leafs, who were practicing in Calgary, as if to say "Well, your move...

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  4. Toronto Maple Leafs Gameday: Leafs Continue Road Trip in Edmonton

    Yesterday was one of the craziest days in Maple Leafs land in a long time. Let's hope they're not lost in translation, as they still have a game to play tonight...

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  5. Brian Burke to Step Down as Ducks GM

    Breaking news is coming down the wire as we speak. Brian Burke will step down as GM of the Anaheim Ducks and will be replaced by Bob Murray...

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  6. Toronto Maple Leafs Game Day: Leafs In Calgary To Battle The Flames

    The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Western Canada for the first time in nearly three years. Tonight they kick off a three game West swing in Calgary to battle the burnin' Flames at the Pengrowth Saddledome...

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  7. Tom Kostopolous Gets Three Game Suspension for Hit on Maple Leafs Mike Van Ryn

    The NHL announced today that Montreal Canadiens forward Tom Kostopolous has been suspended three games without pay for his hit from behind on Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Van Ryn in the first period of Saturday's 6-3 Leafs win...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about over 5 years ago 347 reads 12 comments

  8. NHL: Talk of Second Toronto Team, and Expansion in General, Doesn't Make Sense

    According to a report published in the Globe and Mail today (a hockey bible don't ya know), a second team in Toronto could be worth an estimated $600 million dollars...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about over 5 years ago 309 reads 4 comments

  9. Mike Van Ryn Sidelined with Numerous Injuries Following Tom Kostopolous Hit

    Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Ron Wilson announced last night that defenseman Mike Van Ryn will be sidelined at least a month following a hit from behind at the hands of Montreal Canadiens forward Tom Kostopolous...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about over 5 years ago 424 reads 4 comments

  10. Toronto-Montreal: Leafs Double Up Habs in Shenanigan Filled Game

    Another chapter in the wild, exciting rivalry between Toronto and Montreal was written tonight, this time with the Maple Leafs emerging as the victor, 6-3...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about over 5 years ago 148 reads 6 comments

  11. Toronto Maple Leafs: Injuries at Forward Could Spell Trouble

    The Toronto Maple Leafs lost to Boston last night, dropping a 5-2 decision in a game which saw young Blake Wheeler net his first career hat-trick...

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  12. Spirit Truly Is Everything For The Toronto Maple Leafs

    "Spirit Is Everything." That's the new slogan for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, and wow did the marketing exec hit the nail on the head...

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  13. Luke Schenn to Stick around, Leafs Looking to Deal

    After a few weeks of "Will they? Won't they?" the Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that rookie defenseman Luke Schenn will remain with the team for the "foreseeable future." It's a move that certainly doesn't surprise anyone...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 315 reads 4 comments

  14. Toronto Maple Leafs: Weekly Top Five

    Welcome to the first edition of a brand new feature here on B/R called Toronto Maple Leafs: Weekly Top Five, or for short TML: WTF. As we gear up for the next chapter in the Battle Of Ontario, let's take a look back at the past week in Leafs Nation...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 146 reads 2 comments

  15. Curtis Joseph Gets Start as Toronto Maple Leafs Battle Pittsburgh Penguins

    Tonight's Game The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Steeltown tonight, just 24 hours removed from a hard-fought, emotional 1-0 shootout loss to the New York Rangers...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 513 reads 3 comments

  16. Ryan Hollweg Suspension: A Case Of "Perception Is Reality?"

    (Writers Note: I had to use a stock photo of Hollweg in his Ranger blue. It seems he hasn't been in enough Leafs games to get a photo, a sad statement in itself I guess...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 460 reads 4 comments

  17. Leafs-Red Wings: Toskala, Kulemin Lead Way as Toronto Upends Detroit

    Well, judging by all the talk on sports radio today, you would have thought the Toronto Maple Leafs were icing a peewee team to tangle with the defending Stanley Cup Champions tonight in Detroit...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 462 reads 7 comments

  18. Luke Schenn Signed, Boyd Devereaux Waived: Toronto Maple Leafs' Busy Day

    A busy day in Leafs Nation, as we sit now less than 48 hours before the puck drops on the 2008-09 season. Among the moves was the signing of Luke Schenn...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 776 reads 19 comments

  19. Maple Leafs Wrap Up Pre-Season With Losses To Detroit, Columbus

    The Toronto Maple Leafs wrapped up their pre-season this weekend with back-to-back losses against Central division teams Detroit and Columbus. The troublesome trend continued as the Maple Leafs fumbled a late game lead in both nights taking the loss...

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  20. Maple Leafs Look for Revenge Against the Detroit Red Wings in Toronto

    Thoughts On Last Night A pretty decent game overall. The Maple Leafs started out slow, but picked up the pace. Even though it's only preseason, the Maple Leafs matched the Wings stride for stride in the second and third period of the game...

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  21. Ian White, Mark Bell, Carlo Colaiacovo Shopped in Toronto

    White, Colaiacovo, Bell Being Shopped by Leafs? According to Darren Dreger, who now hosts Leafs Lunch on AM640 in Toronto, the Toronto Maple Leafs are apparently shopping forward Mark Bell, as well as defensemen Ian White and Carlo Colaiacovo...

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  22. Toronto Maple Leafs Notes: Luke Schenn's Big Night, Bobby Ryan Rumours, and More

    Thoughts On Last Night What can be said about Luke Schenn? He has been phenomenal this preseason with the Maple Leafs, and has gotten better with every game. Last night was no exception...

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  23. Toronto Maple Leafs Must Learn to Lock Down Leads, Put In Full Effort

    Quick question. What will happen more this NHL season: A) The Maple Leafs blowing late leads. B) Tyler Hill jumping off the Maple Leafs bandwagon. Seriously Tyler—the preseason is a week old...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 550 reads 4 comments

  24. Maple Leafs Notes: Toskala Starts Friday, Thoughts On Last Night, More

    Thoughts On Last Night The Toronto Maple Leafs did something last night that just about never works in the NHL. They tried to play twenty minutes and win the hockey game, and you just can't do that...

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  25. Tragedy Strikes: NHL Fans, Teams Rally Around Jussi Markkanen

    Absolutely terrible news coming out of the world of hockey this evening, as Oli-Matias Markkanen, the four-year-old son of former Oilers goalie Jussi Markkanen, has died after tragically falling out of a window of an apartment in Moscow...

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