Found March 04, 2013 on Hockey Fan Land:
Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mike Brown has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers for a fourth-round pick. The Edmonton Oilers just got a hell of a lot harder to play against.  The acquisition of Mike Brown was a really smart decision for the Edmonton Oilers, by all accounts, Brown is a character guy that plays with a chip on his shoulder every shift. Brown, 27, played in 12 games for the Maple Leafs this season, collecting an assist and ranking third in the NHL with 70 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound forward has registered five fighting majors this season and collected his 500th NHL penalty minute February 25 at Philadelphia. The Mike Brown trade was made possible because the Toronto Maple Leafs needed to make a roster spot for the return of Matt Frattin. Frattin missed nine games with a knee injury after being one of Toronto’s most productive players; he’d scored seven goals before hitting the injured list."It's a big loss for our team," said captain Dion Phaneu...

Leafs sign D Korbinian Holzer to 2-year extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year contract extension. The deal Tuesday keeps Holzer under contract with the NHL club through 2014-15 season. Financial details weren't immediately available. The 25-year-old Holzer has appeared in 16 games with Toronto this season. He has two goals, 19 penalty minutes and is tied for third on the team...

Rangers Sign Nicholls

NYR sign UFA OA F Josh Nicholls, 20, of Saskatoon Blades. 41 goals and 73 points in 65 GP this season. Originally drafted by TOR in 2010. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 4, 2013 McKenzie adds that the 20-year old Nicholls, who was a 2010, 7th round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs, signed a standard three-year entry level deal, which has an annual cap hit of...

Top +/- Rating

One of the big surprises this season is that Mark Fraser of the Toronto Maple Leafs leads the NHL in +/- rating with a +15 rating.  It's a bit of a surprise that Fraser is not in the AHL and has a regular NHL job.  He is a defenceman who played only four games outside the AHL last season.  In fact before this year, Fraser had 98 NHL games played over the course of four seasons...

Ryan Suter knocks puck into his own net

During the Minnesota Wild-Edmonton Oilers game, a strange play occurred where the puck bounced out in front of the net and was batted in by Ryan Suter.  Wild captain Mikko Koivu was trying to clear the puck out of the zone and he fired the puck off Oilers forward Sam Gagner’s skate.  The puck caromed off his skate and started fluttering in the air towards Suter.  Suter instinctively...

Senators-Maple Leafs Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs have extended their surge as their offense has continued to improve. The opposite has been true for the Ottawa Senators, who have seen the goals continue to dry up during a three-game losing streak. The Maple Leafs go for their third straight win overall and second in as many home games against the Senators this season Wednesday night. Toronto (14-9-0) has...

Devils-Maple Leafs Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs had the weekend to rest after an overtime victory that featured a breakout performance by one of their young stars. The oldest member of the New Jersey Devils remains out, and they still haven't won since his injury. The Devils look to avoid their first five-game losing streak in more than two years when they visit Toronto on Monday night. This is the...

Flyers rookie Tye McGinn posts picture of face with broken orbital bone

Yikes.  This photo was found on Gongshow Hockey Gear’s Facebook Page and presumably came from Tye McGinn himself.  The Philadelphia Flyers rookie fought Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mike Brown on February 25th and clearly got the worst of it.  McGinn knocked Brown early during the fight, but once Brown got back up, it was all over for McGinn.  His jersey was ripped and his...
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