Leafs Have Skill… Right?

TORONTO (Feb. 24) — It is the great paradox of the youthful, energetic and revitalized Toronto Maple Leafs: Provide the slick shooters gobs of open ice or a clean break on the opposition goalie. And then, far–more often than not,… Read More

Losing Will Torment Babcock

TORONTO (Oct. 6) — The off–season chatter has ended. It is now time for pain. If he’s lucky, Mike Babcock will land on his pocketbook during nights in which he’s bouncing off the walls. That front–loaded contract — reportedly worth… Read More

Gold Medal Game Anti-Climactic

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (9:20 a.m. EST FEB. 23) – Alright Canada, you can go back to bed. Ho-hum, just another gold medal. Well, maybe not, but the championship game of the 2014 Winter Olympics was over less than an… Read More

Darn Those Olympics

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Feb. 9) – Golden sunsets, white-sandy beaches and exotic islands notwithstanding, if there’s a team in the National Hockey League that requires a 19-day break less than the Toronto Maple Leafs, please let me know. Playing… Read More

Leafs May Still Have One Bullet

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Jan. 12) – I’m going way out on a limb here; perhaps even grasping at a dump-truck full of straws given how abysmally the Maple Leafs have performed since the beginning of November – and particularly… Read More

Carlyle Must Settle on No. 1 Goalie

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Dec. 22) – Don’t you think it’s time for Randy Carlyle to end the musical chairs routine with Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer? Wouldn’t the Leafs best be served if Carlyle implemented the off-season plan of… Read More
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