Just Imagine If…

Twenty–four years after trading for a guy named Sundin at the 1994 NHL Draft in Hartford, the Leafs chose a guy named Sandin Friday night in Dallas. Will Rasmus turn out anything close to Mats? In the meantime… TORONTO (June… Read More

Kadri Had To Bite His Tongue

VANCOUVER (Dec. 2) — Nearly 7½ years after being chosen in the first round of the National Hockey League draft, Nazem Kadri might be getting a fair shake. But, even that is uncertain… and open to interpretation. From the moment,… Read More

Can Kessel/Phaneuf Leafs Win Cup?

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Dec. 28) – David Nonis has thrown down the gauntlet. Like Brian Burke – his mentor and predecessor as general manager of the Maple Leafs – Nonis is wagering that Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf can… Read More

Leafs Worst Game Since Before Lockout

By HOWARD BERGER VANCOUVER (Nov. 3) – No, the Maple Leafs did not sweep a western-Canada road trip for the first time since March 2000. In fact, it wasn’t even close. Leafs had a couple or three lousy performances in… Read More

Ch… Ch… Ch… Changes

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (May 8th) – I can guarantee you that all fans of the Vancouver Canucks are muttering some form of “it figures” today. Whatever else they may be muttering cannot be printed here. A dismal Read More

Add a Sedin, Extend a Series

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (Apr. 19) – It was another triumphant night on Wednesday for visiting teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs and probably should have been a three-game sweep given the Rangers early 2-0 lead at Ottawa. Pittsburgh Read More

Sedin Circus in SoCal

By HOWARD BERGER EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Apr. 18) – An expectant mob of reporters descended upon the Los Angeles Kings’ practice facility here Tuesday afternoon to observe Daniel Sedin in the flesh. Of course, all but a few people on Read More

Hockey Work Trivial on a Sad Day

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (Apr. 17) – While up in Vancouver on Sunday, and as I do each weekend, I logged onto the Toronto Sun’s website and read Steve Simmons’ legendary notes column – this particular blog featuring one 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
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