Found April 29, 2012 on
There are many "what ifsâ that Leaf fans can ponder.
Would Toronto have been better off if GM Brian Burke did not make the Phil Kessel deal?
Would their future be brighter had Boyd Devereaux not scored a meaningless hat trick in the last game of the regular season and turned the fifth overall draft pick of Brayden Schenn into the uncertainty of Nazem Kadri?
How many times would Toro...
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There is no doubt that the goaltender is the single most influential player on any hockey team and rivals that of a quarterback in football for how much impact the position has on the game. Although having good goaltending does not guarantee success, not having it is a recipe for failure.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been a prime example of this over a seven year stretch in which...
Let's armchair GM this summer's upcoming blockbuster trade between Vancouver and Toronto, shall we?For all the success Luongo has had in Vancouver, I'm going to suggest his days here are done. He was given a chance to close out the deal and win a cup last spring. It didn't happen. This year, when his coach wanted to give his team the best possible chance to win against...
Olaf Kolzig, better known as Olie the Goalie, spent his career defending the net for the Washington Capitals. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa (yes, I’m surprised he’s African too), Kolzig moved to Canada in his teens and excelled as a goaltender. He was drafted 19th overall in the 1989 draft by the Caps and served as their net minder for 20 years.