February 21 2011 01:43PM
The above is an image of “character.” I apologize if you are eating. But character is not something that you can, generally, touch with your hand. You can’t sift through columns of it in the paper or online, like you can goals and assists and plus/minus. And it’s a very slippery slope to question an NHL player’s character – although that’s coming a few paragraphs down. Slowly, with the precision of a surgeon, Maple Leafs’ GM Brian Burke is changing the character of his hockey club. It’s just one more step, one more component that will ultimately form a winning hockey club.
February 20 2011 02:17PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20
February 19 2011 07:52PM
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February 18 2011 11:51PM
Hours after prospect Joe Colborne was acquired from the Boston Bruins as part of a package for defenceman Tomas Kaberle, the local media was overflowing with praise for the 6’5” centre.
February 18 2011 08:58PM
Finally, the long goodbye has ended and Tomas Kaberle has gone to Boston. And the Leafs’ players can concentrate on pounding the tar out of the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. I love what Brian Burke got in return. Rangy centre Joe Colborne and Peter Chiarelli’s low, first-round choice in 2011 and a conditional second. But what I enjoyed most was the way Burke addressed the media, following the Kaberle deal, on Friday afternoon. And it reminded me why I continue to see him taking the Leafs in the right direction.