It was the trade deadline 2012 and for another year it was looking like a big disappointment for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In what had become an annual trade deadline mantra the Leafs were retooling for next season. It was on February 27th 2012 that then GM Brian Burke traded Dale Mitchell for Mark Fraser. If you dismissed this deal as a no meaning minor league swap you weren’t alone, the trade was dismissed by fans almost as quickly as it was announced. For Mark Fraser it represented another shot at proving he was an NHL calibre defenseman.
Fraser had made the New Jersey Devils in 2009 after 3 solid seasons in the AHL and got into 61 games of action that season. After being tr...
If you looked at the Toronto Maple Leafs record you would think they have little to worry about, the team has compiled a 6-3-0 record. Dave Nonis was one of the busiest GM’s in the league this offseason re-signing key players like Kadri, Franson and Kessel while also pursuing players through free agency and trade. All of Nonis’ moves have looked good early on, especially the 1 year $1 M contract given to Mason Raymond. So with all these moves going the Leafs way why are some fans starting to get concerned?
The Maple Leafs are a team that has begun to stray from their identity, and it has begun to be noticeable across the league. Last season Randy Carlyle force fed the re...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have opened up the season winning back-to-back games on the road, spoiling the home opener of rival Montreal as well as Philadelphia.
As the Leafs get set to return home and get their home opener under way against provincial rivals the Ottawa Senators, one player may be more anxious than the others. Saturday’s home opener in Toronto could be top prospects Morgan Rielly’s first taste of NHL action.
Playing in Philadelphia last night, Mark Fraser was checked awkwardly into the boards by former Leafs tough guy Jay Rosehill, Fraser left the game and did not return. Leafs beat reporter Jonas Siegel reported after the game Fraser was seen leaving ...
The Maple Leafs off season is in full swing and the action is expected to pick up with the draft and buyouts starting in two weeks. With a lot of people looking forward we wanted to take a look back at the defenseman of the 2013 season. Here is a breakdown of the Maple Leafs defense this season:
Dion Phaneuf is the workhorse on the backend, he matches up against opposing team’s top nights and is relied upon to quarterback the powerplay and the penalty kill.&nbs...