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I hate you, Toronto, ON • Canada • 27 Years Old • Male
As I was carefully selecting the sharpest and jaggiest stones for the public sacrifice of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Vesa Toskala, I thought of something. Pre-season. Yup, that’s right. It was just pre-season. The reaction the 32-year-old has garnered throughout Leaf Nation might suggest otherwise, but yes, these games were basically meaningless—except for a select few. So drop your b... Read More »

Will The 'Frat Boys' Make The Leafs?

Posted September 24, 2009
While the pre-season may be a warm-up session for the veterans players of the Toronto Maple Leafs, it is a period of turmoil for youngsters like Viktor Stalberg, Tyler Bozak and Christian Hanson. The trio of collegiate hockey players are no doubt anxiously awaiting their fate with the Buds. And with the regular season set to debut on October 1st, they will be informed soon. While it is conce... Read More »

Leafs vs. Flyers Post-Game Thoughts

Posted September 20, 2009
The Toronto Maple Leafs are now riding a three-game winning streak after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime on Saturday night by a score of 5-4. Yes, it’s pre-season, but who cares? It’s hockey, and we’re winning. Enough said. Here’s some random thoughts about the game: * Jason Allison, do not quit your day job. For every play he executes, he manages about triple the am... Read More »

Truculence Breeds Satisfaction

Posted September 17, 2009
The Toronto Maple Leafs may not win a lot of games this season, but the opposition won’t be leaving the rinks with a full set of teeth. A team that Brian Burke envisioned as truculent, belligerent and pugnacious hit the ice last night in a no holds barred match-up. There were five fights by the end of the game; the Leafs winning three of them. Surprisingly, pugilist Colton Orr didn’t drop t... Read More »

Pre-season Can Be Deceiving

Posted September 4, 2009
With under two weeks until the pre-season debuts, many fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to ponder which players will make the cut come opening night against the Montreal Canadiens. Players like Jiri Tlusty, Tyler Bozak, Christian Hanson, Nazim Kadri and others will be competing for employment at the National Hockey League level. However, the rigors of the NHL regular season far exceeds tha... Read More »