1. NHL: Maple Leafs Singing The Blues

    Saturday night's contest between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals was almost the perfect game for Leafs' fans. Confused? Stay with me...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about almost 6 years ago 128 reads 1 comments

  2. Top 10 Mats Sundin Maple Leafs Moments

    With Mats Sundin returning to the news this week—not that he's really left it at all over the last two months—I've decided to publish a piece that has been complete for quite some time now...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about 6 years ago 1,157 reads 6 comments

  3. The Great Wait of '08: Heads or Tails?

    Maybe this is what Mats Sundin needs to decide his status for the upcoming 2008-2009 NHL season--a coin flip. The dependable Swedish centre has been in the news all summer due to his lack of ...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about 6 years ago 182 reads 0 comments

  4. Toronto Blue Jays: Put the Pedal to the Metal

    The Toronto Blue Jays open the most crucial homestand of the season tonight against the New York Yankees. While many baseball insiders and experts have already written them off, the ...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about 6 years ago 350 reads 2 comments

  5. Mats Sundin to Return to Toronto?

    After weeks of speculation that the Toronto Maple Leafs would be losing their Captain and best player, there are whisperings (very faint) that he may want to return to Toronto after all...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about 6 years ago 1,075 reads 10 comments

  6. Cliff Fletcher Lights the Toronto Maple Leafs' Match

    The match has been struck by Cliff Fletcher as he makes his first moves in blowing up the current state of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The club said goodbye to forwards Darcy Tucker and Kyle Wellwood, as well as incumbent goaltender Andrew Raycroft...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about 6 years ago 1,113 reads 6 comments

  7. How to fix the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Well, I'm back. After a layoff of 82 days from writing about the Toronto Maple Leafs, I have returned to offer my insight on what the club must do to re-establish themselves as a player in the Eastern Conference...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 1,355 reads 7 comments

  8. Red Wings-Penguins: Stanley Cup Finals Prediction

    Back after a two round hiatus, I have returned to make my predictions for the 2008 Stanley Cup Final. After going an impressive 6-2 in round one, my results slipped a little. I went 2-2 in round two, and 1-1 in the Conference Finals...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 1,125 reads 2 comments

  9. Nationalism in the NHL

    As I sat down to watch Game 1 between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins last Thursday night, I couldn't help but feel the nervous excitement of my roommate, a diehard Montreal fan if there ever was one...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 552 reads 13 comments

  10. Ducks-Stars: NHL Playoff Preview

    The Anaheim Ducks will host the Dallas Stars tonight in Game 1 of the 4 vs. 5 Western Conference quarterfinal.The two teams enter the playoffs from either end of the success spectrum...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 500 reads 5 comments

  11. Eastern Promises: 2008 NHL Playoff Predictions

    Sticking with the corny movie title references, I present to you my predictions (not promises) for the Eastern Conference in the first round and beyond. #1. Montreal Canadiens vs. #8...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 84 reads 1 comments

  12. Wild Wild West: 2008 Western Conference Playoff Predictions

    It's that time of year again, hockey fans. The 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs are just days away from opening, so that means it's time for playoff predictions.We'll start with the Western Conference where it is literally wide-open...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 1,338 reads 4 comments

  13. NHL Playoffs: Can the Anaheim Ducks Repeat?

    Reaching the Western Conference Finals in back-to-back years is quite an accomplishment for a franchise that is less than 15 years old. But the Anaheim Ducks will have much higher expectations when the postseason begins in April...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 740 reads 0 comments

  14. Toronto Maple Leafs: Third Time Not the Charm

    As most of the sports world is well aware of by now, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be on the outside looking in for the NHL playoffs for the third consecutive year...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 681 reads 6 comments

  15. Toronto Maple Leafs Show True Colours

    While the Toronto Maple Leafs' playoff hopes have become miraculously rejuvenated after gutsy wins on back-to-back nights in Buffalo and Ottawa, there is still much cause for concern with the club that currently sits 12th in the Eastern Conference...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 541 reads 4 comments

  16. Maple Leafs-Sabres: A Shame for Toronto

    With a chance to prove what this team was truly made of, the Toronto Maple Leafs fell flat on their faces with an embarrassing loss at home to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 732 reads 3 comments

  17. Bittersweet Wins: Toronto Maple Leafs Make Another Late-Season Push

    Toronto Maple Leafs fans undoubtedly jumped and screamed last night as if they'd secured a Stanley Cup after their club pulled off an improbable 4-3 come-from-behind win...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 975 reads 4 comments

  18. NHL Trade Deadline: The Wrap-Up

    Another glorious NHL Trade deadline has come and passed, so now it is time to make sense of everything that went down on Tuesday. Several big names were moved, others stayed put (see: Toronto Maple Leafs)...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 535 reads 3 comments

  19. Mats Sundin: The Final Game?

    It's crunch time. With exactly one week remaining before the NHL Trade Deadline, things are heating up around the league, but especially for Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Cliff Fletcher...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 1,350 reads 1 comments

  20. Quack-to-Back?

    The Anaheim Ducks defeated the NHL-leading Detroit Red Wings on Sunday afternoon—but don't worry if you missed it. There is a strong possibility the two teams will be meeting again in the Western Conference Final...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 506 reads 0 comments

  21. For the Toronto Maple Leafs the Future is the Future

    As January came to a close with a controversial loss, the calendar flips to February, and Toronto looks to turn over a new leaf. This club's struggles during the first month of 2008 cost former GM John Ferguson Jr...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 521 reads 1 comments

  22. Do or Die: Maple Leafs Need Wins Now

    January is a rare time for hockey teams to be talking about must-win games. But if the Toronto Maple Leafs want to salvage this season, they need to take all four points from the Washington Capitals...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 1,124 reads 2 comments

  23. NHL All-Star Game: Mats Sundin the Man to Replace Dany Heatley

    The Ottawa Senators announced today that forward Dany Heatley will miss the next six weeks with a shoulder injury sustained during Saturday night's victory over the Detroit Red Wings...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 1,288 reads 5 comments

  24. Toronto Maple Leafs: One Is the Loneliest Number

    One. The number one is significant in describing the current state of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. One point separates the Leafs from being in the basement of the Eastern Conference...

    Matthew Di Nicolantonio Written by Matthew Di Nicolantonio about over 6 years ago 987 reads 3 comments