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…
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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 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. 16) – I have no record of playoff predictions except for my own, but I think I can make the following observations with certainty: a) given how they performed in the final-third of the … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERLOS ANGELES (Apr. 14) – Given the randomness of the second season in the National Hockey League, my gloating window could be narrow, so allow me to get this out of the way as quickly as possible: … 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).