As July 1 approaches, there are no shortage of rumors involving the Toronto Maple Leafs as they attempt to bolster the forward ranks.
Although Nathan Horton has not been linked as a potential target of GM Brian Burke, I believe it is within the realm of possibility. I base this simply from speculation posted at Spector's Hockey.
One of the links quotes Elliotte Friedman discussing the possibility of Florida Panthers' GM Dave Tallon pursuing Tomas Kaberle. What's interesting is that Bruce Garrioch, of the Ottawa Sun, reported that Tallon is believed to be shopping Horton.
I'm simply putting two and two together here, but Horton certainly seems of the Burke mold. He's a big body, has ...
Nazem Kadri is ranked fourth overall in points in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.
He also has the highest points-per-game average.
It has a nice ring to it when you take into consideration he was eliminated in the second-round by his ex-team, the Kitchener Rangers. Kadri compiled an impressive 9 goals and 27 points in 12 playoff games.
However, that doesn't mean his future in the National Hockey League is solidified. Not even close, actually. Plenty of promising prospects have fell by the wayside and spoiled untapped potential.
Will that be the case with Kadri? I'd bet money it won't be, but any jackass can simply bring up the curious case of Alexander Daigle if they want to ...
Since Brian Burke has been at helm, the Toronto Maple Leafs organization has restocked its prospect cupboard and have instilled hope in a fanbase desperate to win.
Leafs fans have witnessed both highs and lows during the 2009-10 season and, although they must watch helplessly as the Boston Bruins select either one of Tyler Seguin or Taylor Hall, there is now legitimate reason to believe the Stanley Cup drought could come to an end.
When? Who knows, but Burke is taking it one step at a time—and, somehow, avoiding the traditional five-year rebuilding plan in the process.
And what, pray tell—always wanted to use that in an article, isn’t it such a sophisticated word?—will be th...
Kaberle shows his true colours having the audacity to shake that man's hand while playing for this team.
Seeing how the only good thing to come out of Toronto in recent memory is Drake, it doesn't really take much to get a thank you these days. So even with this abomination that is the Leafs' season coming to a close, I still managed to muster up some thank you's to send them off.
So here we...GO:
Thank You...Colton Orr for your productive season in the violence column. If this was Season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter instead of Season 42 of the Leafs' Stanley Cup Drought, you might be a winner right now.
Thank You...Darryl Sutter. At first Leafs fans were worried about the Phaneu...
This isn't about the villain in an upcoming horror flick, but Leafs' netminder Jonas Gustavsson has lived up to his billing during the last stretch of the season. He won't get you in your dreams, but you better be wide awake if you want to have any success against this rejuvenated monster. It's almost as if since the trade that rocked this city, someone has hit the reset button on this kid. Unfortunately, there was no reset button on the Leafs' season.
Speaking of horror flicks and nightmares, I'm back. I've had a nightmare of my own this past week with my laptop crashing. Life without Internet has been no life at all. But for now, I've set myself up on a temporary computer while my...
Prior to the NHL Lockout, Toronto was the only city where Leafs would fall in the spring. But post-lockout, the Leafs seem to have gone back to their roots and only begin to bud in spring. That would be great if the NHL season coincided with the spring and summer seasons, but unfortunately it doesn't.
Well in typical post-lockout Leafs fashion, the boys are at it again. The late season surge never seems to fail. Well it does fail in the sense that it never gets them anywhere, but it never fails in frustrating fans. Well this year the jokes on them. We don't have a 1st round pick, so please, go ahead and move up the standings and save us the embarrassment of the Bruins picking eithe...