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Gus Katsaros is the McKeen's Hockey Director of Analytics & Pro Scouting and has been writing at MLHS since 2009.

Kats Krunch: Phil Kessel Profile

A quick profile of the newest Leafs forward, and an excerpt from the McKeen's Yearbook. For those in the Vancouver area, I kick...

Training Camp Day3: Monster Scares Leafs Nation

The big news of the day, which turns out to be nothing, really, was the absence of Jonas Gustavsson from practice. Ron Wilson...

RIP

It is unfortunate that I must formally announce the death of a beloved ideology by a faction of Leafs Nation. Actually, it's not...

Training Camp Day2: Kadri Doesn’t Get an Audition

Leafs coach, Ron Wilson made it clear, Nazem Kadri will not be getting a nine-game audition this season, just to be sent down to...

Day 1 Training Camp Notes

The Maple Leafs began on-ice workouts today at their new practice facility, the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence.I’ve been given credentials and was on...

Stick Work: So You Want To Start a Revolution …

Early Anniversary wishes to MLHS.But you need some STICK WORK.Alec offered me the opportunity to continue writing about the Leafs after the MLHS's inception...

Devoured the Maple Leafs Annual

It took me the weekend to devour and fully appreciate the Maple Leafs Annual, after receiving it late last week. So many different...

Schedules: Leafs Middle Out; Sharks/Bruins Struggle?

Last season in a draft, I chose Evgeni Nabokov for an H2H league organized by James Mirtle. It seemed early, but I had...

Kase For Keeping Kaberle – Alternatives Exist

The window dwindles. And so what?I'm not a proponent of trading the smooth skating 31-year-old Czech native, yet not inflexible to believe the...

Maple Leafs 2009-10 Point Predictions

Yes, I know ... it's been a looooong time since I've posted anything here, but there is reason, and not because it's off season....

Hitler Hates Heatley

A short one, but I simply couldn't resist this ... I heard Greg Brady from AM640 mentioning something like this, but until I actually...

Allaire Positive for Pogge, Toskala and Monster

Newest goaltending consultant to the Leafs, Francois Allaire, father of the modern butterfly with exceptional credentials including working with Patrick Roy, Brian Hayward, as...

McKeen’s Draft Guide Q and A – Patrick King

Scouting service, McKeen's Hockey Prospects released their 2009 Final Rankings, in conjunction with their 2009 Draft Guide which includes exclusive content and scouting...

Marlies on the Ball; Gilbert Not Renewed

While the Leafs made the decision not to renew Marlies coach Greg Gilbert, some of the players are truly on the ball.Some Marlies have...

Personal Hijack

The interview between league Commissioner, Gary Bettman, on Toronto radio station, FAN590 segment "The Game Plan" featuring Doug Maclean and Jack Armstrong, was a...

Dale and Dido – Budding Buds

Two contrasts in Leafs prospects from the Memorial Cup with Chris Didomenico breaking his left femur, and the continued development of Dale Mitchell.It's truly...

Rotten Economy Makes Second Team Feasible

This proposed offer to purchase the struggling Phoenix Coyotes by Jim Balsillie may be a better possibility this time around. It may seem...

NHL Playoffs: First Round Predictions

For a full team-by-team breakdown of all playoffs clubs, sure bets and sleeper picks for your playoff pools, visit the McKeen's Playoff Preview where...

Free Agents Don’t Make Draft Picks Expendable

There's the notion that signing Christian Hanson and Tyler Bozak and other College Free Agents allows the Buds to trade off other picks, perhaps...

Points System: Revealing Results

With Files from Gil BrownThe current point system is most equitable for playoff races in January and individual franchise marketing, beginning as early as...

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