With Five left, Leafs still kicking

The beauty of sports. That’s the image – in the literal sense, anyway. But that’s not what I’m talking about. To me, the true beauty of the game of hockey is its unpredictability. We think we know what will happen. Will can pore through stats until we are blue in the face – or until…


Leafs’ fans have nothing to grouse about

If you are one of those Leafs’ fans that does nothing but complain about how 1967 is so far in the rear-view mirror that no one can even see it anymore, don’t bother reading any further. You’re not going to like it. Why are so many Leafs’ fans so bitter? Why, when Toronto falls behind…


Merrimack’s Stephane Da Costa

Merrimack’s season ended last night the same way Ottawa’s Cup Finals appearance ended: with a boneheaded defensive play putting the puck in the back of their own net. That means it’s open season on Merrimack’s players. It’s likely that forward Stephane Da Costa will sign with an NHL squad and leave Hockey East behind. Da Costa is…


Leafs win in Colorado was textbook

There are lots of ways to win hockey games. The way the Maple Leafs won in Denver on Thursday night fits into the "textbook" category – and it earned the team two points and a shiny red apple. It showed exactly what this club can do when it sets its mind to it. And, of…



Whether or not you believe the Toronto Maple Leafs can make the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, it is a fact that they have no more wiggle room left. With nine games remaining, they would have to pass both Carolina (two points ahead, one game in hand) and Buffalo (five points ahead, one game in hand)….


The End of the First Round

Though Boston has two games in hand their recent skid has allowed the Montreal Canadiens to close the gap on the Northeast division to a single point. As much as we hate the Habs I’m pretty sure we also hate the Bruins so cheering for one or the other based on a sweater is a…