Found December 07, 2011 on HockeyBuzz:
In his tenure with the Maple Leafs, Brian Burke has always instituted the Christmas holiday trade freeze much earlier than his fellow general managers, which has been a source of criticism with a team that has previously been at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. With the Leafs currently enjoying their most consistent start since the pre-lockout Pat Quinn days, there has not been a...

Dion Phaneuf Drops Huge Hit on Mike Sauer (Video)

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 4-2 last night.  Dion Phaneuf of the Maple Leafs dropped one of the biggest hits of the year on Ranger Mike Sauer.  Sauer's helmet went flying and he dropped like a bad habit.  He was somehow able to get up and off the ice on his own power.  This is precisely why Hockey is a mans game.  Big props to both players on the...

Ken Beckett: Leafs' Holiday Trade Freeze Approaching Fast

If Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke is to make a trade, it's going to have to happen soon. That's because Burke's self-imposed holiday roster freeze goes into effect Friday afternoon at 12:59PM as the Leafs get set to take on the Washington Capitals later that night. As far as the chances of Burke actually making a trade, the Leafs&...

MVP So Far This Season

It was still October when I picked Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs as the early season MVP.  While Kessel remains the top scorer in the league, he has not been the best player in the league so far this year.  I would give that award to Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks.  Toews is three points behind Kessel but is a much better defensive player.  Toews is a potential...

Kessel, Maple Leafs double up Rangers on road

Phil Kessel had two assists to add to his NHL-leading point total, and the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped the New York Rangers' five-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Monday.

Mike Augello: Broadway Bounce Back / What Would You Name The Conferences?

Monday night at Madison Square Garden was near perfection for the Toronto Maple Leafs, whose 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers ended a two game losing streak and provided a nice capper to the annual Father-Son excursion, as the player’s dads watched a outdoor team practice in Central Park on Sunday and took in the game last night clad in their son’s jerseys. The...

Ontario Hockey League News and Notes: 12/7/11

Photo courtesy of CHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) I stated in my most recent article here at TheHockeyGuys that I would try and get more pieces up for you all to provide you with better OHL coverage, so that’s what I intend to do. Here’s the latest news pieces, notes and scuttlebutt from around the OHL. Greg McKegg could be on the move Toronto Maple Leafs prospect...

Own a Game Worn Jersey

The Dale Hunter Era has begun. Now you can walk into the Verizon Center Team Store on Friday before the Caps meet the Toronto Maple Leafs and walk out with a piece of Hunter’s first NHL triumph. The Capitals and MeiGray Group, the team&rs...
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