Steve Mason Springs Leaks, Bleeds Goals

It’s official: Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason is broken beyond repair, at least at the NHL level. He needs a lengthy rehabilitative stint in the AHL to relocate his game.During the last two seasons his goals-against average soared from 2.29 to 3.05 and 3.03. He was 24-21-7 with a .901 save percentage last year. This year has gotten even worse; his GAA is 3.36 and his save...
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November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Debating Ron Wilson's Contract Extension

Say, did Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson deserve that contract extension? Let’s survey some of our favorite hockey scribes to see what they think:Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun: “Among the NHL’s respected coaching fraternity, only Buffalo’s Lindy Ruff, Nashville’s Barry Trotz, Detroit’s Mike Babcock, Boston’s Claude Julien and Vancouver’s Alain Vigneault have longer tenure...
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December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Still Need Considerable Work

The Maple Leafs aren’t a laughingstock any more, regardless of how they looked Saturday night while losing 5-0 to Montreal.But they aren’t very good either, so all eyes are on high-profile general manager Brian Burke as his team stumbles into the stretch run.Let us count all their problems: When Burke arrived in Toronto, he vowed to assemble a hard-nosed team that would bloody...
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February 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Need Help ASAP

By absorbing a 6-2 thrashing from Vancouver Saturday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs issued a cry for help. “We played a really good team tonight with probably our battery down a little bit,” Leafs coach Ron Wilson told reporters. “They really took advantage of us. Every little opening, they moved the puck really well and we had our heads spinning at times in our own end....
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February 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke isn't living up to the hype

Brian Burke has made a lot of noise as the noisy, high-profile general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he hasn’t made much headway on the ice.The Leafs haven’t climbed into the upper tier of the Eastern Conference. They aren’t especially tough, either. They haven’t found a goaltender. Prospects for next season aren’t terribly exciting.So it is more than fair to...
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February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Pundits weigh in on Toronto coaching change

The NHL world is still digesting Brian Burke’s dismissal of coach Ron Wilson. With the Toronto Maple Leafs threatening to miss the playoffs, Burke took preemptive action.His buddy Randy Carlyle looked like an ideal coaching candidate for the Washington Capitals, where the Dale Hunter Experiment has earned just mixed results.But Burke landed Carlyle before Capitals GM George McPhee...
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March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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