1. Fans Disenchanted: Is the Joy of Being a Sports Fan Still There?

    I remember back in the days when I'd rush home from school and zoom through my chores so that I wouldn't have any interruptions during THE GAME. I rejoice in the memory and the satisfaction of following my team and its players for many years...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about almost 3 years ago 108 reads 0 comments

  2. Are Toronto Maple Leafs Fans Chasing Ghosts?

    1967 It's been a long time waiting for Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Let us not mention the playoff drought lest Leafs fan need to head for a bottle of Tylenol. Being a Leafs fan is not an easy assignment...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about 3 years ago 637 reads 22 comments

  3. NHL Hockey: Injuries Not Necessarily a Bad Thing for a Club Early in the Season

    When I read what's happening in the NHL right now, it seems like players are dropping like flies. Until I read an article as to whether this is the fact or that it's just that more ...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 3 years ago 576 reads 0 comments

  4. Toronto Maple Leafs: Calling All Haters and Bashers

    So you love to hate the Leafs? Or you are bored out of your tree this spring due to another playoff-less season for your beloved Leafs. Well, now that I have your attention, let's get down to it...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about almost 4 years ago 2,075 reads 43 comments

  5. Toronto Maple Leafs: Last Chance for Brian Burke

    So, another summer, another Leafs prognosis. Brian Burke has had his development time now. He's been able to rid the team of all the moldy peaches and now has an uncontaminated core to work with...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about almost 4 years ago 6,504 reads 184 comments

  6. Leaf-itis: Diagnosing a Disease Caused by Toronto Maple Leafs

    What Is Leaf-itis? Leafitis is an ongoing disorder that affects hockey aptitude of professional hockey players donning a Leafs jersey. Its onset is usually slow but accelerates rapidly in the latter stages of the disease...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 4 years ago 857 reads 9 comments

  7. Toronto Maple Leafs: Is Nazem Kadri Being Set Up as Trade Fodder?

    With the few games that Kadri has played and how selective the coach has been in regards to who he plays against and in what capacity, I'm getting a sneaky suspicion that the Leafs are lining Kadri up to be part of a major spring or late winter trade...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 4 years ago 1,965 reads 43 comments

  8. Are Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment Crap Merchants?

    Looking at the track record of the current board of directors of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment it's not too hard to draw some pretty obvious conclusions. They undoubtedly are really intelligent investors and movers and shakers...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about 5 years ago 242 reads 6 comments

  9. How To Silence The Leafs In The Balsillie Battle.

    This might be a stretch, but what the heck, there are people out there spreading garbage about a Kaberle with Schenn deal, so let's just have some fun shall we? Let's just say Jim Balsillie wants to leverage The Toronto Maple Leafs out of the picture...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about almost 6 years ago 419 reads 4 comments

  10. The Three Little Pigs: Balsillie, Bettman, and the Toronto Maple Leafs

    A puppet, a giant, and a man on a mission makes for an interesting test of wills. THE PUPPET - GARY BETTMAN It's easy for people to target Mr Bettman and say he's the cause of all the evil ...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about almost 6 years ago 571 reads 0 comments

  11. The Tavares Lottery...Does Brian Burke Know Something We Don't?

    When observing Brian Burke's moves to get players in the upcoming 2009 draft, one is left with a feeling of suspicion. Why are the Leafs playing so well? They appear to have no chance at all of getting John Tavares...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about 6 years ago 446 reads 13 comments

  12. Smart NHL Ownership: Look for Managers and Coaches of the Future

    All this hype about Wilson and Burke in Toronto got me thinking. The NHL style game changes dramatically over a four-year period, especially in the last six years...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about 6 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  13. Are the Toronto Maple Leafs trying to harvest ICE EXCREMENT?

    Well so far I have been completely uninspired for months to write anything about this season's hockey results in general. It has been pretty much a yawn-fest so far...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about 6 years ago 41 reads 1 comments

  14. Watch out Leafs, Ottawa Might Be Looking To Scoop John Tavares

    Hey, Leafs! Don't look now, but Ottawa has just moved up the pecking order for a shot at landing John Tavares. Victories are great and all, but if the end result is seeing Tavares with a Senators ...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 349 reads 5 comments

  15. Mats Sundin To Be the Next "Mr Clean"

    I have it from a reliable source that Mats Sundin is in the final stages of agreeing to become the next "Mr Clean." When asked why he chose to consider this new role for himself, he was rumoured ...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 130 reads 4 comments

  16. Toronto Maple Leafs: The League Joke?

    I was watching a late night west coast game the other day. During the game one of the announcers called the atmosphere in Toronto a nuthouse. The two announcers seemed to have a good laugh about it...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 798 reads 12 comments

  17. So Much for Oilers--Leafs Trades: Dirty Laundry From the Penner Affair

    I was thinking of writing about the Leafs-Atlanta game, but I didn't feel like increasing my indigestion factor. So, I decided to write about something a little less acid-inducing, so here it is...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  18. John Brophy: The Long and Winding Road

    It was a winter evening in Greensboro North Carolina. My friend Joe and I had decided to enjoy a Greensboro Monarchs (ECHL) game. On the way into the building a gentleman approached us and asked us if we wanted a couple of great tickets...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 759 reads 3 comments

  19. Vesa Toskala: Don't Panic Yet! Remember, Ed Belfour Started Slow One Year, Too

    It was not too long ago when a freshly acquired Ed Belfour arrived on the scene in Toronto and started his first season as a Leaf with a number of disappointing performances. It appeared back then that Belfour had lost his mojo...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 155 reads 3 comments

  20. Toronto Maple Leafs: Obama Runs Franchise; A Hypothetical Look

    What would a Leafs team look like if it were run by President-Elect Barack Obama? First of all, this whole article is an oxymoron because Obama is winner and the Leafs aren't...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 287 reads 0 comments

  21. Stop The Yawn-Fest!: Leafs Need a New Domi Or Tucker!

    I don't know about you, but don't you find this Leafs team and the past 2 years Leafs teams boring and lame! Used to be, when a team came to Toronto, (especially Ottawa in the playoffs) they knew they were going home with some bruises and a vendetta...

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

  22. 2008-09 Leafs Fall into Familiar Pattern, and It's Déjà Vu All Over Again

    So far this season the Leafs' record reads like a seesaw. They win the big ones, play great, and then follow up with an embarrassing effort. I think I have seen this somewhere before. Oh yeah! The past four years have looked pretty similar...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 157 reads 2 comments

  23. Behind The Bench Poll: Best Toronto Leafs Coach?

    Over the years there have been a short list of Leafs coaches that have endeared themselves to fans. Hear is a list of the ones that comes to mind...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 146 reads 0 comments

  24. Mats Sundin: A Tribute

    In past articles, I have been critical of a Mats Sundin return to the Leafs for various reasons. I still have not changed my position on the subject...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 459 reads 0 comments

  25. Leafs Are Like a Box of Chocolates: You Never Know What You're Gonna Get

    Well, the Leafs play Calgary tonight and to be honest I haven't got a clue what to expect. I'm hoping to see more of what was on display in the Montreal game on Saturday...

    Sean Paddison Written by Sean Paddison about over 6 years ago 154 reads 0 comments