1. Toronto Maple Leafs: Mike Komisarek a Nice Guy, Awful Hockey Player

    Let me set the scene: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens , November 20th, 2010. It's the third period. Montreal are leading with 12 minutes of the period remaining. Montreal have 10 seconds remaining on a a power play...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 3 years ago 1,773 reads 14 comments

  2. Why Attacking Jose Bautista is Wrong

    The article recently by Damien Cox on the "questionable" hitting success of Jose Bautista this season enraged me intensely. I generally like Damien Cox's articles, but this article was written purely to generate talking points for the FAN590...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about almost 4 years ago 822 reads 3 comments

  3. Phil Kessel Is The Greatest Toronto Maple Leaf Since Russ Courtnall

    Last night, Phil Kessel scored the greatest goal the rambunctious crowd in Flashy Florida has ever seen or will ever see. The wily little master, with soft hands and dashing footwork, bamboozled the Panther D with a little Johnny Dazzler...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 4 years ago 605 reads 1 comments

  4. Toronto Maple Leafs' Luke Schenn Must Be Marlies Bound

    If there is one salient element to produce itself over the last 17 days of this hockey season, it is the regression of LukeSchenn on the blue line...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about almost 5 years ago 582 reads 18 comments

  5. Leaf's Defence Corp Throwing Toskala Under The Bus

    Last nights game between Toronto and Washington was a prime time exhibition for the hypnotised Toronto public. An exhibition to really see how much their team has improved. The preseason honeymoon was over and the real test had begun...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about almost 5 years ago 500 reads 2 comments

  6. Nazem Kadri: A Role Model For All Of Toronto

    A story in the Toronto Star recently highlighted the fact that large numbers of juniors are not participating in Canada's No. 1 game...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about 5 years ago 423 reads 0 comments

  7. From Russia with Love: Can the Leafs' KGB Line Be a Force in 2010?

    As we wind down another Maple Leafs season and we look at the past in perspective, one positive shift for Toronto in recent months has been the forward line of Alexei Ponikarovsky, Mikhail Grabovski, and Nikolai Kulemin...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 378 reads 2 comments

  8. Don Cherry Creating Storms in Tea Cups

    In recent weeks, reading through the Toronto rags, I have noticed in most sports opinion and fan pages an almost continuous reply and response to Don Cherry's eccentric opinions...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 274 reads 3 comments

  9. Pakistan Cricket: A Self-Fulfilling Nightmare

    What an absolute shame. This is the end for tours to Pakistan. It is a huge shame for cricket in general. The political climate in Pakistan is dire indeed and must be said, the majority of people in Pakistan must be in absolute shock...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 86 reads 2 comments

  10. Mats Sundin: Cheering Swedes, Hissing Canucks

    Last night brought an end to all the hoopla regarding Mats Sundin's return to Toronto. All week, hockey fans and pundits speculated about the reception Sundin would receive. Would he receive cheers or jeers? In the end he got a little bit of both...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 160 reads 0 comments

  11. “Inches Make a Champion”: The Leafs Against the Champions of Old

    "He who is small in faith, will never be great at anything but failure." - proverb Funny how contradictory this quote applies to Toronto Maple Leaf fans...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 114 reads 0 comments

  12. Ricky Ponting Still the Shining Light for Australian Cricket

    Australia has just been handed it's second consecutive series loss by South Africa. The last time Australia lost two series in a row it was in 1988-1989 when Australia lost to Pakistan and the West Indies...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 166 reads 3 comments

  13. Toronto Maple Leafs: Losing Is a Winning Formula

    The goal is to win. It's not about making money. I have many much less risky ways of making money than this (buying Chelsea football club). I don't want to throw my money away, but it's really about success and trophies...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 233 reads 0 comments

  14. Toronto Maple Leafs and John McCain: "No Change, More of the Same"

    We are almost halfway through the season and the Leafs are in 11th place—a position fans and players alike are getting uncomfortably use to. An agonising position for everyone who follows this team...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 132 reads 1 comments

  15. The Dirge That Is Australian Spin Bowling

    For the second test in Melbourne, Australia has opted to go with Nathan Hauritz instead of Jason Krezja. Panic stations...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 128 reads 3 comments

  16. Leafs Not Getting Value From Lee Stempni-Ache....

    Back in November, Mike Boutlbee wrote about the positives and negatives of the Maple Leafs trade for Lee Stempniak. In the minds of most Toronto fans, Mike included, they thought they were getting the best of the deal...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 213 reads 2 comments

  17. Drop the Gloves Son!...Even if it Costs you the Game

    After last nights Maple Leafs win, the long winded and gibbering Don Cherry came out blasting young Andre Deveaux for not fighting Pittsburgh's Goddard. The score at the time was 4-1 to the Leafs...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 147 reads 5 comments

  18. Australia Coming Back to the Pack

    When Ricky Ponting held aloft the Border-Gavaskar trophy earlier this year in Australia, he quickly tucked it under his arm held it close...

    Ben Dover Written by Ben Dover about over 5 years ago 123 reads 1 comments