1. The Frog and the Ryno: Ron Wilson Plays It Safe With Leafs Blueline Returns

    As the Maple Leafs ran through practices and drills yesterday at the Lakeshore Lions Arena, Luke Schenn and Niklas Hagman sat on the sidelines watching their teammates run through the paces, thirsting to be on the ice with them...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 112 reads 1 comments

  2. Should NHL Cap Space Be a Tradeable Commodity?

    With the economy in a downturn, the NHL insists it is doing what it can as an organization to make sure that the bleeding is short, and a small amount...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 174 reads 9 comments

  3. In Economic Downturn, Should Athletes "Bleed" Too?

    Before I start this article, I have to preface it by saying I feel a little bit like a hypocrite. I am a big New York Yankees fan. Upon hearing they signed C.C...

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  4. Maple Leafs: Williams And Blake Find Chemistry In Leafs Win

    Last night, the Maple Leafs got a look last night at the Jason Blake that they thought they were signing two years ago as Blake scored a goal and added two assists in a 4-2 win over his former team, the New York Islanders...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 97 reads 2 comments

  5. Sundin Return Contradicts Everything We Thought We Once Knew

    Last year around this time there was already whispers of how a Mats Sundin trade could set the Maple Leafs rebuild in motion...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 594 reads 8 comments

  6. Angelo Esposito: A One-On-One Interview With the Atlanta Thrashers Prospect

    Last week I got the chance to sit down with Atlanta Thrashers prospect and team Canada World Junior hopeful, Angelo Esposito...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 271 reads 3 comments

  7. Maple Leafs Lose Schenn, Hagman, and Game at Hands of Ovechkin and the Caps

    While the Maple Leafs returned home last night to play the Washington Capitals, they left their desire, and their legs out West as they were lackluster in a 2-1 loss to Washington last night...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 159 reads 1 comments

  8. Ron Wilson vs. Brian Burke: Does Wilson's Tactics Undermine Burke's Master Plan?

    It sure isn't the country club anymore is it? Love him or hate him, Ron Wilson is one of the more decorated coaches currently in the National Hockey League...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 465 reads 5 comments

  9. Maple Leafs: Burke Makes Nonis An Offer As Leafs Prepare For Coyotes

    The honeymoon is over and Brian Burke is quickly starting to put his stamp on this Toronto Maple Leafs organization...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 315 reads 3 comments

  10. Dale Mitchell: An Interview with the Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect

    In 2007, the Toronto Maple Leafs dealt first- and second-round picks away in order to obtain Vesa Toskala from San Jose, ensuring they wouldn't be picking until the third round...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 545 reads 1 comments

  11. Toronto Maple Leafs Notes: Didomenico, Hayes To World Juniors; Maurice Returns

    DiDomenico and Hayes Have World Junior Dreams Toronto Maple Leafs prospects Chris DiDomenico and Jimmy Hayes have each had their names announced as part of their respective world junior camps this afternoon...

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  12. Maple Leafs-Sharks: Toronto Learns Tough Lessons in Shark Tank

    Last night the Maple Leafs got a clear and concise look of what they hope to be in the future. Of course with a flurry of dizzying offense in the opening 20 minutes, I'm not sure they got a good look...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 271 reads 1 comments

  13. Maple Leafs-Kings: Gutsy Effort Gives Leafs Second Straight Win

    Well, two games into the Brian Burke era the Leafs have secured two wins. Who knew he would have such a profound effect so early? All kidding aside, the Maple Leafs played what head ...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 251 reads 12 comments

  14. Life of Brian: A Look at What Burke Has to Work with in Toronto Going Forward

    Becoming Brian Burke, or perhaps getting inside his head to see what he is thinking, is pretty much impossible. And although it is obviously way too early to determine what moves the new Maple Leafs GM will make going forward, I'll give it a shot anyway.

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 340 reads 9 comments

  15. With Brian Burke's Swoop of the Pen, Toronto Maple Leafs Will Changes Forever

    Think the title of this article is an overstatement? Think again! With one stroke of his pen, either tonight or tomorrow, Brian Burke will change the course of this franchise forever, ...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 488 reads 7 comments

  16. Atlanta Tops Leafs In Toronto, Game Thoughts, and Moore and Finger Fight

    Make no mistake about it. The Atlanta Thrashers out hit, out scored, and generally outplayed Toronto last night. They were also able to capitalize on the chances they were given, and that was the reason they won the hockey game...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 132 reads 3 comments

  17. Lee Stempniak Trade Precursor to Even Bigger Trade?

    We knew it was coming. In fact we've known since around August. We just likely forgot about it, or didn't see it coming on an otherwise ordinary Monday...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 321 reads 6 comments

  18. BREAKING NEWS: Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Steen, Colaiacovo to St. Louis

    I have gotten confirmation from Darren Dreger, and the trade is now appearing on several media outlets, including the official website of the St. Louis Blues, so it's a done deal. The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Alex Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo to St..

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 1,124 reads 20 comments

  19. Maple Leafs: Questions Surround Management Ahead Of Burke's Arrival

    If all goes well, Brian Burke could very well be in charge of the Toronto Maple Leafs by Sunday. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn't it, Leafs Nation? It isn't a lock ...

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  20. Brian Burke, Leafs to Meet; Ron Wilson Rips Again Injured Carlo Colaiacovo

    According to reports coming from sportsnet.ca, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Brian Burke have scheduled meetings for this weekend so that they may begin contract negotiations...

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  21. World Junior Hockey Countdown: Canada's Golden History Part Two—The '90s

    1999: Heartbreak in Winnipeg The 1999 tournament was played in Winnipeg, Manitoba and while Canada had an inconsistent round robin, they managed to get past Kazakhstan, and rolled past the Sedin led Sweden team to reach the finals...

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  22. Breaking News: Oshawa Generals Looking To Trade John Tavares

    According to Mike Brophy of Sportsnet.ca, the Oshawa Generals have begun the process of trading franchise superstar, and top rated prospect for the upcoming NHL draft, John Tavares...

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  23. World Junior Hockey Countdown: Canada's History Lined With Gold

    It's that time of year again! With the Canada/Russia ADT Challenge underway, the nation prepares for the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 1,076 reads 2 comments

  24. Brian Burke: Toronto Maple Leafs Officially Begin Pursuit?

    It appears that the Toronto Maple Leafs could begin formal negotiations with Brian Burke as early as today or tomorrow...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 212 reads 1 comments

  25. Doug Gilmour Leaves Maple Leafs Organization, Set to Coach Kingston

    The Maple Leafs are currently gearing up for a 1:00 PM press conference where it is expected they will announce that Doug Gilmour has left the organization to become the new head coach of the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League...

    Derek Harmsworth Written by Derek Harmsworth about almost 6 years ago 579 reads 4 comments