Two Miscues Upend Maple Leafs

By HOWARD BERGER   OTTAWA (Oct. 30) – There wasn’t much to choose from on the weekend, as the Maple Leafs were involved in a pair of one goal games: a 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh at the Air Canada Centre… Read More

No Hockey, Just New York (Mostly From Above)

By HOWARD BERGER   NEW YORK (Oct. 26) – For my money, there is nothing quite so exhilarating, weather-wise, as a perfect autumn afternoon. Combine such conditions with one of the great cities on Earth and spontaneous things happen. Tuesday… Read More

Leafs Now Remember No. 68

By HOWARD BERGER   PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 24) – The most bizarre aspect of Monday night’s hockey game at the Wells Fargo Center was not lost on the 39-year-old that brought yesteryear to life.   “I don’t remember the last time… Read More

Schenn Clan; Scrivens Pumped For Tonight

By HOWARD BERGER   PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 24) – It was a perfect line, delivered with the straight face of an actor: “No media today, guys, I’m not feeling well.”   If Ben Scrivens was hoping to stop reporters in their… Read More

Leafs Road Trip – Montreal to Philadelphia

By HOWARD BERGER   PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23) – As a frequent traveler, you never, ever complain when weather and flying conditions between cities are ideal… as they were this morning for a 70-minute flight on USAirways from Montreal to Philadelphia.… Read More

Grabovski Turns The Table

By HOWARD BERGER   MONTREAL (Oct. 22) – How often through the years have the Toronto Maple Leafs been victimized by a former player – no matter how skilled or obscure – upon his return to either Maple Leaf Gardens… Read More

Photo Essay: Leafs Morning Skate in Montreal

By HOWARD BERGER   MONTREAL (Oct. 22) – It may be an early-season game, but the buzz in the downtown sector of this city is unmistakable whenever the Maple Leafs are here on a Saturday night to play the Montreal… Read More

Leafs 2011-12 Media Guide Biggest, Best Ever

By HOWARD BERGER   TORONTO (Oct. 20) – I may not be an expert on all things pertaining to hockey, but I do believe I can speak with authority on the subject of media guides: the annual publications NHL teams… Read More

Berger BYTES to Become Leafs Centric

By HOWARD BERGER   TORONTO (Oct. 19) – Okay… back to the Maple Leafs.   It has been more than four-and-a-half months since I was fired by program director Don Kollins at The Fan-590, a move that disappointed me… Read More

Those Bothered By Cherry Have Terrific Option

By HOWARD BERGER   TORONTO (Oct. 11) – In the wake of a blog I wrote early on Monday, extolling the phenomenon that is Coach’s Corner on Hockey Night In Canada, I received numerous emails suggesting that Don CherryRead More

Cherry, MacLean Phenomenon Endless; Unparalleled

By HOWARD BERGER   TORONTO (Oct. 10) – I’m not sure why I still find myself surprised over the emotions generated by Don Cherry and Ron MacLean in their weekly appearance on Hockey Night In Canada – a television phenomenon,… Read More
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