TORONTO (Apr. 20) — To paraphrase Mark Twain from 122 years ago, “rumors of Mike Babcock’s death have been greatly exaggerated.” The future of the Toronto Maple Leafs coach drove the dialogue as recently as Friday evening on Prime Time … Read More
TORONTO (Apr. 8) — It’s alright. Call me crazy. Measure me for a straight–jacket. Order blood and urinalysis. Administer a warm, soapy enema if you think I’m full of sh**. But, in the end, be sure to remember where you… Read More
TORONTO (Jan. 11) — The best teams in the National Hockey League can often rely on skill to achieve a particular level… and there may be no better example, right now, than the Toronto Maple Leafs. On occasion, however, a… Read More
TORONTO (Apr. 14) — Well, yes, David hung in with Goliath on Thursday night.
In fact, the Toronto Maple Leafs nearly toppled the behemoth of the National Hockey League in their playoff opener. For the first time in exactly 16… Read More
TORONTO (Jan. 12) — It is a wonderful and rather uncomplicated time to be a fan of the improving Toronto Maple Leafs, whose youngest and most–dynamic players are skating under entry–level salary restriction.
None of Connor Brown, Zach Hyman, Nikita… Read More
[Lou] Lamoriello will surely add a defenceman at some point —
[Mike] Babcock would be a candidate for a nervous breakdown with a top
four of Morgan Rielly, Jake Gardiner, Matt Hunwick and Martin Marincin.
— From my Saturday … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (May 12) – If the Maple Leafs come all the way back to eliminate Boston in their opening-round playoff series, Game 4 will be remembered as the most thrilling defeat in franchise history.Call it an … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (May 11) – As we told you in this corner on April 29, the Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins will play Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Air Canada Centre on Sunday night.A … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (May 10) – Any comparison to the greatest player in the history of the National Hockey League rings with absurdity. So, please understand I am not making that comparison here.Today’s date, however, has conspired to … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (May 9) – If you paused at your television for an extra moment last night – stunned and disappointed though you were after David Krejci’s overtime goal – you undoubtedly heard the ovation. It was restrained; … 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).