Leaf Zealots: Read at Your Own Risk

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 30) – If you’re a fan of the Maple Leafs, you may not wish to proceed further with this blog. Though a smidgen of good news appears toward the end, it is overwhelmingly glum. How Read More

Leafs Will Give Bruins Trouble

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 29) – So, the dream match-up didn’t happen after all. But, it may turn out to be just the tonic the Maple Leafs need. Perhaps the Leafs would have had an easier chore facing Montreal Read More

Good on Burke For Chasing Scum

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 27) – Countless people in this world apparently dislike Brian Burke. Such is their prerogative. There are, however, laws in our society that govern “First Amendment” privilege – those which apply to defamation of character. Read More

Leafs Better to Start Playoffs on Road

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 26) – Given the lukewarm reaction on Twitter to Montreal defeating Winnipeg Thursday night, fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are unconcerned that their team is starting on the road in the playoffs. And that Read More

Leafs, NHL Simply Doing Business

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 23) – It is human nature for people to bitch and moan with the slightest provocation. In fact, most of us – if honest – will admit we look for a reason to vent. As Read More

Hockey’s Greatest Photography

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 22) – The 1960’s are often referred to as the “golden years” of hockey and the images in this blog may help you understand why. Current arenas in the National Hockey League are amply illuminated Read More

In Case You Forgot (or Never Knew)

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 21) – No, the Maple Leafs didn’t make the playoffs for the first time on Saturday night. It just seems that way. Perhaps you weren’t alive the last time it happened. If you are less Read More

Read Carefully, Leaf Fans

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 19) – I’m going to say this twice and I’m going to color it differently, because once – clearly – is not enough: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE – I MEAN ZERO PERCENT – THAT Read More

Maple Leafs Cushioning Blue Jays

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 18) – If the Maple Leafs are the most pleasant surprise for hungry sports fans in this city, the Blue Jays have provided the most abject disappointment. So far. After a winter of unprecedented hype, Read More

Don’t Get Spoiled, Leaf Fans

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 17) – Okay, let’s get the obvious out of the way. There has been; is, and always will be fear and trepidation among fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs. It is in-bred for those of Read More

Why Can’t Leafs Win the Stanley Cup?

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 15) – I know. You think I’m nuts. The headline of this blog is surely a sign that I’ve gone over the edge – into the deepest part of the lake. But, hang on a Read More

Casey Sounding Like Burke

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 14) – It is forever lost in semantics – the blurred line between objective and expectation – and is apparently unique to the pro sporting landscape in this city. We take you to Sep. 8, Read More

Maple Leafs-Red Wings Anomaly

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 11) – For fans of the Maple Leafs, there have been many strange and wonderful happenings in the lockout-shortened 2013 season. Nothing, however, is quite so bizarre as the Leafs standing a full six points Read More

Pre-Expansion Battle Looming

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 9) – Cue the history books. With nine games left in the regular season, it appears rather likely that Toronto Maple Leafs will hook up with either Boston or Montreal in the opening round of Read More

Reimer’s Best Hour

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 8th) – While re-establishing himself as a legitimate No. 1 commodity in the National Hockey League, James Reimer has turned in a bevy of dazzling performances this season – particularly since Randy Carlyle stopped Read More

Leafs Will Survive Without Lupul

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 5) – Though I completely understand how vulnerable fans of the Maple Leafs are feeling today, I am here to tell you that Joffrey Lupul’s absence – likely to be prolonged – will neither consume Read More

“Thank you Miikka!”

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 3) – It is a virtual blessing for the Maple Leafs that Miikka Kiprusoff chose to stay put in Calgary – averting potential destruction of the environment that has enabled Leafs to become one of Read More

Hockey Publication Sale

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 2) – Attention serious hockey collectors with a chunk of disposable income: there are some rare and valuable items below that can be yours… for $2,300.00 CAD. NHL media guides and record books dating to Read More
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