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Let the show begin: Leafs Nation ready to rock

A warm hello to all the readers who’ve stumbled upon my little blog where I put in my two cents worth about hockey, mostly Leafs. This is a special time of course for die-hard Leafs’ fans as they are in … Continue reading

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A few clouds darken upbeat Leafs

By Rolf Sturm Being the eternal realist sort, part of me can’t buy into the general glee surrounding the Maple Leafs current success. Rounding the quarter pole in this lockout-shortened season, the local team is on a four-game win streak, … Continue reading

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Stick a fork in it, Leafs officially done

When the official end finally arrived with a gutless 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, Leafs’ fans could barely muster enough contempt to rain down a strong chorus of boos. It was more apathy than anything else. Maybe they’re so … Continue reading

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The distressed state of Toronto’s sports psyche

As any Toronto sports fan will tell you, this is definitely not a city of winners but of whiners. And before anyone goes on the attack, it’s my hometown. I know how pathetic it’s been. No one — not the … Continue reading

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NHL enforcers becoming an endangered species

So Brian Burke believes the NHL is being taken over by rats. The Leafs GM was holding court recently with the media, his trademark bombast at full throttle about how saddened he is that there’s no longer a use for enforcers … Continue reading

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Streaky Leafs dealing with inconsistency in net

Funny what a difference a week makes in Leafland. Last week riding a four-game win streak with The Monster on a roll, the Maples were looking to make it five in a row going into what’s been a graveyard for them … Continue reading

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Truculence optional for these Leafs

With today marking the third anniversary of Leafs’ GM Brian Burke’s tenure, it’s a good time to re-visit his now famous vision of building a team with truculence, so boldy laid out at that first media conference. It’s one of … Continue reading

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