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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...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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.
(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...
PREVIEW 8:30 AM EST
Looking for their fifth win in a row and sixth in the last seven games, the Philadelphia Flyers (38-21-7) head north of the border to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (30-30-7). The game starts at 7 p.m. EST and will be broadcast locally on CSN Philly.
This is the third of four meetings between the teams this season, and the first of two games at the Air...
Sitting five points back of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with only 15 games remaining on the schedule, the Toronto Maple Leafs enter a crucial set of back-to-back games this weekend. It all begins on Saturday as the Blue and White host the Philadelphia Flyers.
This is the third of four meetings between the Eastern Conference rivals this season. The...
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...