Wilson Warns Against “Pissing” on Scrivens

By HOWARD BERGER ST. LOUIS (Nov. 11) – After his hockey club applied a clamp to what seemed like a near-fatal hemorrhage, Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson turned to a coveted theme. Having chosen Ben Scrivens to start in goal… Read More

Coin-Flip Comes Up Scrivens

By HOWARD BERGER   ST. LOUIS (Nov. 10) – No matter which goalie was chosen to start tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues, one element was squarely in his corner: there is no act to follow.   Leafs coach … Read More

The Most Beloved Maple Leaf

By HOWARD BERGER   TORONTO (Nov. 8) – Hockey folklore abounds in this city, where no correlation exists between a 44-year Stanley Cup drought and the appetite for our national game.   Be it a cold, damp arena before sunrise… Read More

Leafs Awful, But Let’s Wait

By HOWARD BERGER   TORONTO (Nov. 6) – If you think the hockey Gods were cruel to the Maple Leafs on Saturday, you may have a point. Not only did the Boston Bruins humiliate them in front of their home… Read More

29 Teams Are Trailing Your Maple Leafs

By HOWARD BERGER COLUMBUS (Nov. 3) – Without a doubt, this is the caliber of start Brian Burke was hoping for, partly so he wouldn’t have to involve his coach in any dirty work. About the last decision the Maple Read More

Leafs Better Not Need Caffine Tonight

By HOWARD BERGER   COLUMBUS (Nov. 3) – More than a few elements of the Maple Leafs maturation will be on the line tonight at Nationwide Arena against the 2-9-1 Columbus Blue Jackets.   We’ll discover, for example, whether the… Read More

Leafs Roll Past Awkward, Unlucky Brodeur

By HOWARD BERGER NEWARK (Nov. 2) – More often than not, the all-time leader in National Hockey League goaltending victories appeared as a shell of himself during Wednesday night’s game at the Prudential Center. Though Martin Brodeur of the New Read More

Tonight’s Start Critical For Gustavsson

By HOWARD BERGER NEWARK (Nov. 2) – Losing goalie James Reimer to a head/neck injury in the first month of the season has become a blessing-in-disguise for the Toronto Maple Leafs… particularly for Jonas Gustavsson and head coach Ron WilsonRead More

Scenic Route to New Jersey

By HOWARD BERGER NEWARK (Nov. 1) – My word, have I been lucky with flight patterns lately. If only travel on the ground were as simple. Having remained in Ottawa after the Maple Leafs loss to the Senators on Sunday, Read More
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