1. Eye for an Eye: NHL Needs Harsher Suspensions

    Picture this if you will: Alexander Ovechkin is on a tear in his division, and his team has two regular season games left. The Capitals are playing another conference team that they will be meeting in the first round of the playoffs...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 205 reads 8 comments

  2. Pylon Of The Decade: Submit Your Choices for the NHL's Worst Defender Award

    Who is your NHL ice pylon? There have been quite a few defencemen to come through the NHL in the last decade that have appeared to work on their "one with the ice" meditative skills rather than skate and defend...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 278 reads 0 comments

  3. Ugh: Top 10 Hockey Pet Peeves

    The following are my personal Top 10 Hockey Pet Peeves... 10. People who wear a business suit to a hockey game. 9. Warm pucks for a game. 8. Players who ankle hack rather than stick check...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 258 reads 8 comments

  4. 2008-2009 Leafs...Let The Stinkfest Begin!

    P.U. That's all I have to say about the last 3 games the Leafs have played. Surprise, surprise...Antro-karovsky are finding new and creative ways to show that being a Leafs veteran means total mastery of LEAFITIS!...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 84 reads 4 comments

  5. Palin To Sing National Anthem at Leaf Game!

    Well, it might happen after her dreams of being VP are crushed? We can only wish. What would be more entertaining than Sarah Palin belting out the bilingual version of the Canadian national ...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 373 reads 2 comments

  6. Ron Wilson's First Big Hurdle Is First Period Laziness

    Well, we now know the Leafs have speed. We also know they can check and fight back from being behind. What I would like to know is why they are so lethargic in the beginning of most of their games...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 135 reads 1 comments

  7. The Cujo Experiment—Yuck!

    We now have a measuring stick, albeit a small one to gauge Curtis Joseph's return. How much are they paying this guy? So far he looks like he's trying out for "My Left Foot, The Musical" rather than goaltending...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 111 reads 0 comments

  8. LEAFITIS: A SAD CASE STUDY

    LEAFITIS: Definition - Hockey played in a deliberately self-destructing way with no logic or reason. Today's patient - Nik Antropov Symptom - Tripping opposing player in the offensive ...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 143 reads 1 comments

  9. Toronto Maple Leafs: Could Low Expectations Be a Recipe for Success?

    So, why are the Leafs playing so surprisingly well? Perhaps it's because they don't have that perpetual "Stanley Cup or Bust!" weight on their shoulders that previous Leafs teams have had over the last 40+ years...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  10. News Break! Mats Sundin Puts On His Socks...

    It's just a rumour, but it comes from a reliable source. The word is that Mats Sundin put on his socks sometime in the past 48 hours. If this is true then it may reinforce speculation that Mats may indeed have warmer, more comfortable feet...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 111 reads 2 comments

  11. Wanted: Quality Goal-Scorer...Starting Pay: Minimum Wage

    Yup, it's time for the Toronto Maple Leafs to start thinking creatively about where to find a goal scorer. Perhaps they can try eBay, Monster, Kijiji, craigslist or Players-R-Us to see what's out there...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 163 reads 6 comments

  12. The Weight Hit...Does The NHL Need To Rethink Their Safety Strategy?

    With the advent of younger players, a faster game, harder equipment, and harder ice, it's hard to deny the risks for players is dramatically higher than it was 15 years ago Younger players ...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 284 reads 1 comments

  13. Parity in The NHL, Has It Finally Arrived?

    Top to bottom, the NHL is getting tighter each season. This season appears to magnify this reality more than most...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 234 reads 0 comments

  14. Can Ron Wilson Tame the Toronto Maple Leafs' Infamous Delusions of Grandeur?

    Anyone who is a Leafs fan knows that over the last few years we have seen streaks before. So many times the Leafs have gotten a taste of success, only to turn around, get cocky, and start thinking they are all All-Stars...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 192 reads 2 comments

  15. The Positive Side Of The Having So Many Sundin Articles

    There is a very positive bi-product of having so many articles out there talking about how Sundin is thinking. That positive side is that there are less media articles over-analyzing the new Leafs and their play thus far this year...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  16. Hard Work And Determination Lead The Leafs To A Win Over The Bruins

    To see a victory of this kind so early in the season is very encouraging to this Leafs fan. Even though the team fell behind early by 2 goals they didn't seem phased. The Leafs struck back with the power play...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 84 reads 2 comments

  17. Wilson VS Sundin, Who Would Have More Clout With The Leafs Brass?

    So the word is Mats Sundin is making plans for his return to the NHL. It is unlikely, if he returns, he'll choose any other team other than the Leafs. Let's assume he does return to wear the blue and white...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 86 reads 3 comments

  18. Toronto Maple Leafs' Rebuilding Progressing Nicely

    Judging by what I've seen so far this season, Ron Wilson and his boys may be a lot closer to being truly competitive than most might realize. In the few games so far in this early season, there has been a lot to like about this team...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 126 reads 1 comments

  19. Tomas Kaberle of the Toronto Maple Leafs Should Be Off The Power Play

    While Tomas Kaberle was a great draft find for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and is excellent at moving the puck, his skills at coordinating the power play have been, shall we say, less than stellar...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 311 reads 5 comments

  20. The Bench Bums: Ron Wilson Makes a Clear Statement To Lazy Leafs

    So it looks like the Leafs organization has finally found a coach who is willing to coach rather than coddle. As witnessed, we are seeing non-performing veterans or, even worse, healthy scratches watching from the bench...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 5 years ago 143 reads 0 comments

  21. Would The Next Leaf Leader Please Step Forward?

    So now that the draft is done and Matts seems ready to pack his bags, who is gonna be positioned as the next Leaf leader or captain or both? It's safe to say Tucker is not being viewed ...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about 6 years ago 123 reads 1 comments

  22. Which Leaf Would You Keep?

    Heading into the trade deadline, the Leafs lineup boasts maybe four regular players that are worth keeping, those being Boyd, Chad, Vesa and Carlo. I'm not including the Marlie callups in my assessment...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 259 reads 3 comments

  23. Toronto Maple Leafs: It's Tough to Be a Fan in These Hard Times

    With the prospect of a third straight early golfing season for our beloved Leafs looming, a fan may find himself facing ridicule from non-fans—or even worse DESERTERS.Yup, I'm a diehard Leaf fan and YUP the dying is hard right now...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 332 reads 2 comments

  24. Fixing the Maple Leafs: All Signs Point to Paul Maurice

    I'd like to start off by saying that I believe Paul Maurice is a good coach. He proved it when he took Carolina to the final.But... Right piece, wrong puzzle.Bringing in Paul Maurice was never a bad idea...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 838 reads 6 comments