Tag Archive: Toronto Maple Leafs

Jan 14

Price of a 30-Goal Season:  David Clarkson’s Cross to Bear

View image | gettyimages.com   On July 5th, 2013, the Toronto Maple Leafs made a major splash, signing rugged free agent winger, and Toronto native, David Clarkson to a 7-year, $36.75 million contract.  The signing brought a glimmer of hope to the sagging morale of Leafs Nation.  “Great signing!  Clarkson is going to be our …

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Feb 13

Crumbling Leafs, Part II: Underestimating the Power of Home-Grown Talent

There is no exact science to being successful in the NHL draft because you’re drafting 18 and 19 year-old kids who haven’t fully developed their talents.  You’re picking based on potential and projections.  Some teams have had successful track records over the years and some have not.  Toronto, at least in the last decade and …

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Feb 11

Crumbling Leafs: Perpetual Failure at the Center of the Hockey Universe

Part I: Respecting Your Elders Riding the wake of the latest NHL lockout, Canada’s favourite water cooler punch line, the Toronto Maple Leafs, have slinked into yet another closely-scrutinized campaign.  Shortly after news broke about the conclusion of the agonizing lockout, the Maple Leafs stole headlines by firing their cantankerous GM Brian Burke, a mere 10 …

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