Vesa Toskala Traded to Flames

The Anaheim Ducks have traded goalie Vesa Toskala to the Calgary Flames in exchange for goalie Curtis McElhinney. With the recent moves made by Darryl Sutter in Calgary, the team is certainly starting to look like the Toronto of the Western Conference. This deal, together with a contract extension offered to Matt Stajan, may makeContinue reading “Vesa Toskala Traded to Flames”

Brian Burke Gets Busy

Brian Burke has officially begun the process of retooling the Toronto Maple Leafs. Within a few hours, the Leafs GM made some big moves and transformed the entire landscape of his hockey club. A seven player deal kicked things off with a bang, as the Leafs acquired Calgary’s Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjostrom and Keith AulieContinue reading “Brian Burke Gets Busy”

One Angry Leaf Fan – My Father

I sat with my father watching the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Our turkey meal was just settling and before you knew it the Leafs were down 2-0 to the New York Rangers. Even my wife tried to ease the night of sadness with offers of pumpkin pie. My father politely declined (surprise to us)Continue reading “One Angry Leaf Fan – My Father”

Gustavsson on IR: What’s Next?

With the Toronto Maple Leafs putting Jonas Gustavsson on the IR for at least a week due to a groin injury, it looks like the goaltending situation in Toronto will remain controversy-free for at least a while. Vesa Toskala will be the main man in goal because he’ll have to be, but that still won’tContinue reading “Gustavsson on IR: What’s Next?”

Note to Leafs Fans, Calm Down!

I have been a Toronto Maple Leaf fan for many years. I can understand the frustration at the 0-2-1 start this year. Is it time to push the panic button? The answer is a very simple “no.” I would agree over the last four years the Toronto Maple Leafs have given us a lot ofContinue reading “Note to Leafs Fans, Calm Down!”