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Leafs Back Reimer, Re-sign Him for Three Years

Thursday, June 9, 2011

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It’s Reimer, Reimer, gotta be starting Reimer. That is what Brian Burke and company are singing today after their Toronto Maple Leafs reportedly signed starting goalie James Reimer to a three-year contract. The 23-year-old finished tied for 10th in the League in save percentage, starting 22 of the remaining 24 games. As a rebuilding team,…

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Fantasy Season in Review: Toronto Maple Leafs

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Under Review: Armageddon Edition

Monday, February 1, 2010

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In light of Sunday’s bombastic pair of trades between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Calgary Flames/Anaheim Ducks (and a decidedly light week on other ‘big issue’ NHL news), it struck me as necessary to dissect the re-landscaping nature of the deals pulled by Burkie and Co. The facts: on Sunday morning, Brian Burke announced…

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Under Review: Jan 11—Jan 18

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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Hey everybody; time for another week-in-recap from the seven days past in the NHL and the hockey world at large. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. A producer at Pittsburgh television station FSN Pittsburgh has been suspended indefinitely for allegedly holding back a conclusive goal-scoring tape from NHL head offices during the dispute of the goal in question.…

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Road to B.C.: Miller will carry Olympic hopes

Saturday, December 19, 2009

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Goalies on the Hot Seat: Maple Leafs

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Continuing a feature we’re going to look at frequently this year, which goalies are getting the majority of starts and who’s job is in jeopardy? Green means the goalie’s job appears safe, yellow would mean they are yielding more starts to their competitor than normal, red means the starting job appears to be more dependent…

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The ProdiKessel Son Debuts

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Phil Kessel has been cleared to play tonight at home against the Lightning. The Leafs will be receiving a boost tonight as Phil Kessel makes his much anticipated debut. In the last 4 games the Leafs have strung together 4 strong performances and have had a serious chance to win them all. They’ve shown some…

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Should Ron Wilson Be Fired?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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It’s officially that time of year where expectations and hopes have turned to wins and losses, and for some teams just losses. Although it’s still early the Maple Leafs have not looked anything like the team that will contend for the playoffs and be defensively sound. They’ve looked like a team tanking this season for…

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Kessel From Another Perspective

Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Although on the surface it looks like Brian Burke really got taken in this deal, giving up the future for the present (as per Maple Leafs 1980-present), let’s dig a bit deeper into this trade and maybe get some perspective on where the mad scientist Brian Burke was coming from. To start I’d like to…

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Goalies On the Hot Seat: Preseason Edition

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Every year, no matter how certain an NHL team’s starting goalie situation is, there’s always a chance that a backup goalie playing way over his head (or finally living up to his hype) could overtake the starting position.  Last year we saw Jonas Hiller finally overtake Jean-Sebastien Giguere in Anaheim, rookie Steve Mason dazzled in…

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