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Kessel: A Leaf for Life? Maybe Not

In a previous post, I talked a little about the Leafs’ plans in the summer of 2013, and how Burke is likely looking ahead to then for major bolstering of the team. Potentially, with some big additions available to bid on, and a new set of rules under which to do so.

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Nikolai Kulemin re-signs in Toronto for two years

According to Darren Dreger, the Leafs have signed Kulemin to a new two year deal worth $2.8 million per season. After going ice cold for the 2011-12 campaign, Kulemin still managed to get a raise from his expiring $2.35 million dollar hit over the last two years. However, if you look at his entire body…

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Moving Pieces Up Front

Perhaps one of the most interesting things about the James van Riemsdyk for Luke Schenn trade that went down this past weekend is the way it quickly re-shaped the Maple Leafs’ roster. Schenn was all over the place on the blue line, minutes climbing and falling from game to game, but his counterpart in the…

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Goalie options Bern-ing up

With silly season entering what should be one of its busiest weeks, the focus on the Leafs’ needs in goal and, well, everywhere, will be front and center up until Friday’s draft. Of course, we’ve been discussing most of this since the regular season ended, but it’s time for that last kick at the speculation…

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Are two trades better than none?

With Vokoun off the market and Roberto Luongo supposedly set to meet with the Canucks sometime this week, you can count on the goalie talk surrounding the Leafs to pick up substantially, especially with the NHL and AHL playoffs wrapping up. I guess this is a fairly easy observation to make, but it’s quite likely…

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Get outta town

I won’t lie, this article was brought about by two others I just read this morning: Should the Oilers go after Jordin Tootoo? by Jonathan Willis at Oilers Nation, and Why GMs Overpay for Bottom Six Players by the Leafs Nation’s own Danny Gray. Before you close your browser thinking "this idiot is going to suggest…

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The right way to manage

After the hiring of Marc Bergevin as the new general manager in Montreal, and subsequent news that the team could be buying out cap-killer Scott Gomez, the debates over the proper ways to wheel and deal in the NHL are brought to the forefront once again. The Leafs are always involved in this discussion because…

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The dreaded UFA list

With a lot of negativity aimed at this year’s unrestricted free agent crop, you’d think I should name this article with the word "dreadful" instead of dreaded, but considering Burke’s UFA track record since joining the Leafs, I’ve come to fear July 1st, or as he likes to call it: "our draft."  It isn’t entirely on…

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See ya in October

It was the final NHL game in Toronto this year, and the Leafs didn’t disappoint. Well, they sort of did if you’re banking on a top five pick – but the team managed to scrape out an overtime win for the crowd that paid at the gate last night. The season will finally clue up…

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Inside and out

As long as I’ve been a Leafs fan, I’ve yet to see things really spiral out of control the way they have this time around. I wasn’t exactly alive for the Ballard years, and in the late 90’s (when the team was sort of in reset-mode) I was a kid in junior high.  For the…