The Essential Toronto Maple Leafs Goal

Danny Gray
August 31 2012 10:19AM


If you're signing pictures of a goal, you know it's a big deal. 

A continuation of The Leafs Nation's 'Essentials' series. For our favourite games, click here. For Bitter Leaf's full Essentials series at Puck Daddy, click here.

Danny: Mats Sundin's Game Six goal in 2002 to send it to OT
JP: Joe Nieuwendyk's second Game Seven goal in 2004
Steve: Any of Steve Thomas' OT winners from the playoffs
Ryan: Sundin's 500th
Cam: Sundin's 500th

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Is Burke going to offer Corey Perry a truckload of money?

Ryan Fancey
August 30 2012 03:20PM


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Trade for Tim Thomas, and other helpful tips from ESPN

Cam Charron
August 30 2012 12:01PM

Guys, Brian Burke isn't perfect. Well, he's far from it. In fact, he's been pretty mediocre during his tenure in Toronto and he'd be the first to tell you that. But I think the moves he's made this summer—trading for James van Riemsdyk, signing Jay McClement, getting rid of Luke Schenn and Colby Armstrong—are signs of progress and that he's at least recognizing deficiencies.

Anyway, here are some helpful tips for Brian Burke from writers Tim Boughton, Paul Grant and David Walter. They are really quite something. Here are a few of my favourites:

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The Essential Toronto Maple Leafs Game(s)

Danny Gray
August 30 2012 10:09AM

What the hell is Brylin doing in a shootout?

A continuation of The Leafs Nation's 'Essentials' series. For player and season, click here. For Bitter Leaf's full Essentials series at Puck Daddy, click here.

This post will focus solely on the Essential Game, as it turns out I had alot to say on the matter. It's really two games, and you should know that it's very depressing. But nothing better demonstrates what Leafs fans have gone through the past 7 years than these two games in April of 2007.

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Outlier Leafs seasons: Nikolai Borschevsky

Cam Charron
August 30 2012 08:20AM

via DGB, who now has a book out

I'm from a time and a place where not too many people know Nikolai Borschevsky, a 5'9" forward from the USSR who played for the Leafs in the mid-1990s. I learned about him from that picture above, familiar to us as the avatar of friend of the Leafs Nation @67sound.

Borschevsky is best known for this goal:

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