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
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
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
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
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (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
By HOWARD BERGERLOS 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
By HOWARD BERGEREL 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
By HOWARD BERGERLOS 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
By HOWARD BERGERVANCOUVER (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
Hockey/baseball reporter at THE FAN-590 for 23 years (1988-2011), and original from September 1992 launch of Canada’s first all-sports radio station. Covered Toronto Blue Jays 1992 and 1993 World Series victories. Started with Leafs full time in 1994. Enjoying life with my family (kids Shane and Lauren).