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Post-Game Thoughts: Truculence Personified

Not one player on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2009-10 squad has had their name chanted in the Air Canada Center. It took Dion Phaneuf all of 6 minutes and 51 seconds. When Travis Zajac had his face plastered into the boards, I just knew we had found our very own Chuck Norris. Then, Phaneuf dropped the gloves with Colin White and my man-crush officially began. Okay, maybe I’m getting a little too excited. But when’s the last time Leafs fans have had reason to get excited about a potential future Norris trophy winner? I, for one, think we’re entitled to some Kool-Aid drinking tonight. But let’s get post-game thoughts brewing here, folks: - Dion Phaneuf. That is all. - Oka...

Breaking News: Flames Trade Phaneuf To Leafs

UPDATE 1:45PM:Poll added. UPDATE 1:30PM: Giguere for Toskala and Blake now confirmed on TSN. No picks involved. From TSN:Two teams in dire need of a shakeup have done just that, as the Calgary Flames have shipped defenceman Dion Phaneuf, forward Fredrik Sjostrom, and defenceman Keith Aulie to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forwards Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and defenceman Ian White. Sources say there could be more deals on the way, stay tuned to TCL for all the details. Could this all be a precursor to Kovalchuk becoming a flame? --------------------- From earlier: According to Darren Dreger of TSN, Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs are on t...

Gustavsson The Real Deal? + Svatos

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been in search of a number one goaltender since the National Hockey League's lockout, and after a four-year trial period---relinquishing a number of draft picks in the process--- they may have finally found their man. Jonas "The Monster" Gustavsson has produced a .901 save percentage, a 2.98 goals-against-average, one shutout and a 8-10-7 record. While those statistics are not exactly flattering, they are certainly respectable in light of the Leafs' dismal 2009-10 season. Yes, Gustavsson does seem to struggle with consistency, but the 25-year-old has shown considerable strides towards becoming a legitimate and respectable No.1 goaltender for the Buds. ...