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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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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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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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A Perfect Week for the Toronto Maple Leafs

A Perfect Week for the Toronto Maple Leafs

William Wilson October 6, 2013 26

If Lou Reed can sing at liberty about the perfect day, then surely fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs can gloat about the perfect week.* Toronto rushed out of the gate to start the

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“Hello, Goodbye”

“Hello, Goodbye”

William Wilson January 16, 2013 0

Goodbye, Matt. We barely knew you. The Leafs have reportedly sent seldom used center Matthew Lombardi to the Phoenix Coyotes for a conditional third-round pick in the 2014 entry draft. Lombardi’s departure represents the first trade

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Gardiner Bound*

Gardiner Bound*

William Wilson January 15, 2013 6

Update: Gardiner may be back, but James “the Glass Man” van Riemsdyk left practice early with an apparent foot injury. He’s like a younger version of Tim Connolly. There’s finally some positive news coming

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Meet the Newest Leaf

Meet the Newest Leaf

William Wilson January 14, 2013 6

In one of his first moves as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dave Nonis signed veteran defenceman Mike Mottau to a one-year, two-way contract. The Leafs are the sixth NHL team to call

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Defiant Until the End

Defiant Until the End

William Wilson January 12, 2013 5

Brian Burke finally delivered on his promise to bring some truculence. Unfortunately, it came after the expiration date. The former frontman of the Leafs entertained fans to one last news conference earlier today. His replacement, Dave

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Mired in Controversy…

Mired in Controversy…

William Wilson January 11, 2013 7

Looking back on the Brian Burke era, it’s possible to see both the good and the bad. The bad, to start, might be seen in the trade for Phil Kessel, the push for Mike

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