I’ll Remind You… While I Can

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (Apr. 14) – Given the randomness of the second season in the National Hockey League, my gloating window could be narrow, so allow me to get this out of the way as quickly as possible: Read More

Alyn McCauley Remembers 2002

By HOWARD BERGER VANCOUVER (Apr. 13) – Though the passage of time seems to accelerate with age, it is nonetheless difficult to believe that a full decade has gone by since the Toronto Maple Leafs last appeared in the Stanley Read More

My, Have We Become Sensitive

By HOWARD BERGER VANCOUVER (Apr. 12) – Less than 24 hours after his club turned in a stunningly-inept performance in its 2012 playoff opener, Alain Vigneault chose to feign ignorance over the sub-topic of the day. At least, we thinkRead More

Cue the Nervous Nellies

By HOWARD BERGER VANCOUVER (Apr. 12) – Though the weather is expected to improve here today, the mood around this city is bound to be dark and dreary in the wake of last night’s hockey game at Rogers Arena. Fans Read More

Sedin-Gate Prompts a Chuckle

By HOWARD BERGER VANCOUVER (Apr. 11) – A visitor from Toronto had to suppress laughter today during repartee between the media and Canucks’ head coach Alain Vigneault on the status of star forward Daniel Sedin. What we know – for Read More

Boston Beat-Downs Defined Leafs Season

By HOWARD BERGER VANCOUVER (Apr. 11) – Welcome to the home of the Presidents’ Trophy, where a reporter from Toronto traveled more than four-and-a-half hours by air on Tuesday to watch the nearest Canadian team begin the Stanley Cup playoffs Read More

Burke Scuffling But Not a Failure

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 9) – Brian Burke’s post-season address to the media is being anticipated around here much like the fireside radio chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt during World War II. FDR had an uncanny ability to comfort Read More

Phaneuf Pounding Overzealous

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 7) – Once the regular season ends for the Maple Leafs tonight in Montreal, perhaps a Gallup poll could be taken to determine which member of the organization has endured the ultimate horse-whipping. Final candidates Read More

Leafs-NHL Conspiracy Thriving

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 5) – What a horrendous time it must be for life-and-death followers of the Maple Leafs. Those who watch the club with rooting interest but are not overly effected by results have it difficult enough. Read More

Carlyle Needs a Vacation – Already

By HOWARD BERGER BUFFALO (Apr. 4) – It took Randy Carlyle exactly one month to blow his cover and vent some of the exasperation smoldering within him as coach of the Maple Leafs. Sigmund Freud wouldn’t go near this group Read More

Robitaille Remembers Imlach: Good and Bad

By HOWARD BERGER BUFFALO (Apr. 3) – Happily for me, I walked into the Sabres dressing room at First Niagara Center after the morning skate today with one of my favorite people in the game: broadcaster and ex-Buffalo defenseman Mike Read More

Leafs, Sabres Mostly Strange Bedfellows

By HOWARD BERGER BUFFALO (Apr. 3) – The nearest rivalry between Canadian and American teams in the National Hockey League plays its final act of the season here in western New York later tonight. That the stakes are altogether different Read More
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