Leafs Will Make Playoffs, 3rd in Atlantic

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 30) – With the reasonable development of young, promising chattels on defense and in goal, there will soon come a time when Toronto Maple Leafs are favored to win the newly formed Atlantic Division. Just… Read More

Dion’s Last Stand

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 26) – Looking not-too-distantly into the future, it appears that mathematics are working against Dion Phaneuf. Though the proud captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs – a player I contend has been unjustly assailed in… Read More

For Leafs, a No. 1 Goalie Must Emerge

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 19) – Here is a bulletin: the Maple Leafs will go as far, this season, as goaltending permits. In other news, the sun is frequently bright; Barack Obama wants to paddle Syria, and Canadians are… Read More

Blue Jays Fully Embracing Garbage Time

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 9) – Ah, those lovable, loathsome Leafs of Matt Stajan, Alex Steen, Ian White, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Nik Antropov. Bumblers and stumblers from October to March. Dragon slayers from March to April. Remember them guys?… Read More

Burke’s New Role Hauntingly Familiar

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 5) – Of all the challenges Brian Burke has undertaken in his tumultuous career, the current one is not even remotely alien. For the second time in less than half-a-decade, Burke will oversee an “expansion”… Read More
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