Cherry Irrelevant? Hmmmm…

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Mar. 5) – Though newspaper reading – like culinary preference – is largely a matter of taste, it may not be possible to find a better wordsmith in the sports section of a major Canadian daily Read More

Grabo Turns Hab-Killer Again

By HOWARD BERGER MONTREAL (Mar. 4) – There was a time when they used to boo Mikhail Grabovski in this city. Originally a Montreal prospect, the Belarusian bounced up and down (mostly down) between the Canadiens and AHL Hamilton Bulldogs Read More

Randy Carlyle Day at Bell Centre

By HOWARD BERGER MONTREAL (Mar. 3) – Referring to the Maple Leafs collapse in the past month as “an 18-wheeler going over a cliff,” Brian Burke sat alongside his new-old coach this morning at the Bell Centre here, hoping that Read More

Healy: Wilson’s Big Mistake Was Last Week

By HOWARD BERGER MONTREAL (Mar. 3) – I was on a train Friday night from Toronto when news broke that Ron Wilson had been fired as coach of the Maple Leafs, which is somewhat ironic given that word of Pat Read More

Could Randy Carlyle Salvage Leafs Season?

By HOWARD BERGER CHICAGO (Mar. 1) – Given the severely limited options available to Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, the question must be asked: Would Burke’s old Stanley Cup running-mate in Anaheim – Randy Carlyle – be able to Read More
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