Mats Sundin: Hall of Fame?

It surprised few hockey fans when Mats Sundin announced his retirement. After a career spanning 18 years, the 38-year-old Swede made it official and hung up the skates. He leaves a pretty solid career in his wake, what with a whole pile of accolades in Swedish hockey and a pretty decent run on the TorontoContinue reading “Mats Sundin: Hall of Fame?”

Burke’s Tougher Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke promised that things would be tougher in Toronto this season. In the summer, he said that his Leafs would be feared opponents, that players would struggle to win pucks and would pay for every opportunity they got. When Burke took over the post in November of 2008, he saidContinue reading “Burke’s Tougher Leafs”

Shades of John Ferguson Jr. in Landing Phil Kessel?

For the record I would like to state that I am a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. I am a little concerned about the Leafs acquiring Phil Kessel. The concern I have is not related to the trade of 1st and 2nd round for 2010 and 1st in 2011 for Phil Kessel. I was sitting atContinue reading “Shades of John Ferguson Jr. in Landing Phil Kessel?”

Leafs Acquire Phil Kessel

Phil Kessel has been acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs after weeks of speculation. The team had been talking to the Boston Bruins for months, making today’s move only a matter of time. In signing Kessel to a five-year deal worth $27 million, it’s safe to say that the Leafs are considering him as aContinue reading “Leafs Acquire Phil Kessel”

Burke Has No Plans to Make Kessel an Offer

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke apparently has no plans in the near future to make an offer to restricted free agent Phil Kessel. Kessel remains unsigned as the Boston Bruins get set to start training camp this week, so speculation has been running wild in terms of where he’ll end up. The Leafs madeContinue reading “Burke Has No Plans to Make Kessel an Offer”