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Toronto Maple Leafs fans got the Bloo Bloo Blues about the 2016 Offseason

Apparently everybody’s gone sad because Brendan Shanahan’s Leafs aren’t making the decisions we’d like to see. You know, the Leafs went and picked all those...

Recapping 24 months of Brendan Shanahan

For the first time in a very long time, everything is coming up roses for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Back on May 8th, 2014 --...
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First Thoughts on the Dion Phaneuf trade

Being a hardcore hockey fan in the cap era can do funny things to one’s head. For one, I haven’t once caught myself caring about the...
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Brendan Shanahan: He’s Changed – Part VII

So, let's take Brendan Shanahan in 1987 in Piestany — whaling away on some Russian kid in the dark — and freeze him in...

Nikita Zaitsev: Part of the new Maple Leaf Russian 5? Part VI

So, back when Scotty Bowman was putting together his Russian 5 in Detroit, he needed a big, puck-moving defenceman. And he got one who...

Shanahan and Soshnikov – The Kid Who’s Scared of Nothing – Part V

So, Brendan Shanahan signs this high-end, goal-scoring, young Russian prospect. Intense kid. He’s got some speed and a nice shot, but mostly he’s a real...

Nylander, Kapanen and Shanny’s Fancy Foreign Friends – Part IV

So, want to see Shanahan’s secret list? The one that’s going to speed up the Leafs’ rebuild? Sure you do. It’s Brendan Shanahan’s list of his former European...
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Shanny listens to his Leaf gut – Part III

In which Brendan Shanahan listens to his Leaf gut So, Don Cherry trashed Brendan Shanahan after the 2014 draft, saying: “Brendan, I know you’re watching, President...

Reversing the curse – Part II

IN WHICH BRENDAN SHANAHAN REVERSES THE CURSE OF HAROLD BALLARD So, back when Brendan Shanahan hired Mark Hunter from London and Kyle Dubas from the...

Brendan Shanahan gets “puck possessed” – Part I

So, a year ago, a Toronto sports reporter broke the story that Brendan Shanahan was only into “puck possession” because it was... trendy. Trendy.Maybe...
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Which prospect makes the Toronto Maple Leafs?

The common theme among the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office and coaching staff, when asked about young players making the team, is that they'll...
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In The Land Of The Leafs, The One-Eyed Reporter Is King

It takes about 30 seconds for an average Toronto reporter to throw a headlock opinion on a new draft pick, drag ‘em down into...

Phil In The Pits

I never loved Phil Kessel—as a hockey player, that is. He didn’t play my style. His game wasn’t mine. Simple as that. I grew up...

Brendan Shanahan well aware of past managerial downfalls

There's so much that has to happen still before this management regime has earned my faith, but I thought Brendan Shanahan's press conference today...
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The Leafs shouldn’t retain a dollar of Phil Kessel’s contract

I’ve been listening to more hockey talk radio than I usually do in the past week or so – as a Leafs fan, trade rumours...

The pros and cons of trading Cody Franson

Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided salary arbitration yesterday by agreeing to a final-hour, one-year, $3.3 million pact. The question now is...
Morgan Rielly

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Powerplay: Room For Improvement

A warm welcome to new writer, Luka Ryder-Bunting, who looks at improvements to be made with the Toronto Maple Leafs' Power Play The Toronto Maple...

Sticking by the wrong guy

Well, folks, there we have it. Another bizarre chapter in Leafs history was penned today as it was officially announced Randy Carlyle is staying...
Randy Carlyle

Poll: Who do you want as the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Fans and media are calling for Randy Carlyle's head and it looks as if he is as good as gone as Coach.Vote for your...

Nonis’ expectations, an “exhaustive” Carlyle review

Have the goal posts started to shift?Listen here:Dave Nonis on expectations going into the season. http://t.co/yuvFq7sbBh #Leafs #TMLtalk— Maple Leafs HotStove (@LeafsNews) April 1,...

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