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Toronto Maple Leafs – Brian Burke Returns to Toronto

Toronto Maple Leafs – Brian Burke Returns to Toronto

William Wilson April 1, 2014 0

Toronto Maple Leafs fans will see a familiar face at the Air Canada Centre tonight as they watch their favourite team fight to keep its fading playoff hopes alive. Brian Burke will make his

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Toronto Maple Leafs – A Moment to Reflect

Toronto Maple Leafs – A Moment to Reflect

William Wilson March 24, 2014 1

As the Toronto Maple Leafs move towards the close of the 2013-2014 regular season, there is both reason for optimism and pessimism in Leafs Nation. Since the team has been bombarded by negative news

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Toronto Maple Leafs Jump the Shark

Toronto Maple Leafs Jump the Shark

William Wilson March 12, 2014 20

Yes, it’s another fun title, but there’s nothing to celebrate this time. Playing in the second of back-to-back games, the Toronto Maple Leafs were absolutely spanked by the San Jose Sharks last night. They showed

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Depth Propels Toronto Maple Leafs to Victory over Philadelphia Flyers

Depth Propels Toronto Maple Leafs to Victory over Philadelphia Flyers

William Wilson March 9, 2014 12

If I said in advance of yesterday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers that the Toronto Maple Leafs would squeak out a 4-3 win in overtime, you’d probably think to yourself, “Wow. Kessel, JVR and

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Toronto Maple Leafs Stand Pat on Trade Deadline Day

Toronto Maple Leafs Stand Pat on Trade Deadline Day

William Wilson March 5, 2014 25

As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs went silent on trade deadline day. There was some talk that the Leafs would try to move Dave Bolland, who becomes an unrestricted free agent at the season’s

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Toronto Maple Leafs Find Themselves in Must-Win Territory

Toronto Maple Leafs Find Themselves in Must-Win Territory

William Wilson January 12, 2014 6

It’s no surprise that the Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves in must-win territory once again. The surprise, if any, is that it took them this long to dabble in irrelevance. After jumping out to another hot start, the

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Cody Franson Proves a Worthy Investment

Cody Franson Proves a Worthy Investment

William Wilson November 5, 2013 29

Cody Franson was one of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ major off-season contract holdouts (Nazem Kadri was another one). He was looking for a substantial raise over the one-year, $1.2 million deal that carried him

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The Toronto Maple Leafs: A Franchise Built on Sand?

The Toronto Maple Leafs: A Franchise Built on Sand?

William Wilson September 22, 2013 17

Expectations are high for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. It’s believed that the addition of David Clarkson, Dave Bolland and Jonathan Bernier, the continued improvement of Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner, and the

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Dion Phaneuf Wants to Stay in Toronto

Dion Phaneuf Wants to Stay in Toronto

William Wilson September 13, 2013 5

Dion Phaneuf’s time in Toronto has seen its share of controversies, but it’s also been highlighted by a number of successes. His offensive numbers have returned to respectability; he was named the 18th captain

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Brian Burke Lands a New Gig in Calgary

Brian Burke Lands a New Gig in Calgary

William Wilson September 5, 2013 10

It didn’t take very long for former Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke to land a new job. Less than one year after he was unceremoniously fired in Toronto, Burke accepted

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