Damien Cox says the Leafs aren’t that far out of the playoff race, I don’t agree. My reasoning, after the jump.
Each Monday, IllegalCurve.com will be contributing an E-Take to our friends over at Hotdog Hockey. This week, I wrote my column on the struggles of the Maple Leafs and the mounting pressure facing both the team and management to get things turned around. Here is an excerpt: Brian Burke is a shrewd general manager and […]
Brian Burke and Bryan Colangelo went move for move this summer in attempting to reshape both of the much heralded MLSE franchises in Toronto. Well, so far, the reviews on each of their moves has been quite positive. Quite honestly, it should be; as the Leafs have certainly improved on paper. The question now is: […]
The IllegalCurve.com Radio Show from September 9th has been archived. Our guest on the 9th was Tim Wharnsby who covers the Maple Leafs for the Globe & Mail. While the interview was conducted prior to the Phil Kessel trade, Wharnsby gave his take on Kessel as a player, and the Leafs as a whole, heading into […]
With the ouster of Patrick Marleau as Sharks captain, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News feels that Dan Boyle will be next in line for the C. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes that its best for Patrick Kane to move on from the cab incident. Though Messier’s heart belongs in […]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch previews the Maple Leafs heading into 2009/10. That group of top-six forwards is going to be really exciting to watch on Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday… If silence fuels speculation, then let the speculation begin about the Predators’ interest in […]
From the Globe & Mail: The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Wayne Primeau from the Calgary Flames for defenceman Anton Stralman and forward Colin Stuart, the teams announced Monday. The Leafs will also receive a second-round draft pick in 2011 while Calgary will take a seventh-round pick in 2012. Read the story here. I have […]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams: Pittsburgh could be two-sport champions if the Penguins win the Cup. The Steel city is enjoying some great success as of late. Teams not in the playoffs: The Bruins ownership wants to get Peter Chiarellin signed to a contract extension this summer. He has done a […]