Found March 10, 2012 on The Hockey Guys:
(Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press) By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk) Trade rumours about Luke Schenn heading out of Toronto began the moment the Maple Leafs drafted the young defenceman fifth overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. A strong, talented and big blue liner, Schenn entered the league with plenty of potential and has since developed into a solid every day NHLer, or has he? Schenn, 22, has had a solid career with the Maple Leafs thus far. He has 70 points and 205 penalty minutes, 170 of which have resulted from fighting majors, in 295 career games. Outside of statistics, Schenn has been used in some of the most pressure-packed situations and often sees plenty of ice time against the opposition’s top players. But this season has been different. Under Ron Wilson, Schenn sat out of the lineup as a healthy scratch on multiple occasions. Now under new head coach Randy Carlyle, nothing has changed. He played just over 12 minutes against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday and was once a...

Toronto Mapple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul out 3-4 Weeks.

TORONTO, March 8–The curious case of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul continues to write its own twists and turns. Yesterday, the Leafs released a statement confirming that Lupul is going to be out for three to four weeks with a separated shoulder. For Toronto fans that were holding out for a golden ray of sunshine that would somehow get them in to the playoffs, this...

Rosie Dimanno serves up a fine skewering of Brian Burke and Don Cherry

I wish I could have posted this on International Women’s Day. The Toronto Star’s Rosie Dimanno may be the kind of sportswriter whose columns require dictionary accompaniment unless you’ve taken your share of Classic Literature and French courses, and her prose might be so purple that it stains your monitor, but my goodness, what a writer she is, and she delivers the equivalent...

Burke In The Spotlight

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail, He is walking down Rue de la Montagne in Montreal. When the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Canadiens, he always walks the five blocks to the rink. He admires the flaming passion of Habs fans – French blood easily reaching the natural boiling point of his own Irish blood – and he enjoys the shouts and taunts and even the fingers. A car...

Ex-Leafs goalie Johnny Bower going strong at 87

(Eds: With AP Photos.) Johnny Bower didn't miss a beat. With photographers crowding around during an appearance at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Friday, the great Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender urged everyone to take a step back. ''You'll get all the lines on my face,'' he said with a laugh. Surprisingly spry, Bower is still going strong at age 87. Not only...

Remembering Herb Carnegie

from David Davis of the New York Times, Born on Nov. 8, 1919, the son of Jamaican parents who met and married in Canada, Carnegie was raised in a northern suburb of Toronto. They were the only black family in the neighborhood, Carnegie recalled, but hockey helped ease the racial divide. He rose and fell with the fortunes of his beloved Maple Leafs. When he took to the ice, he pretended...
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