TORONTO (Dec. 25) — Yes, the standings suggest otherwise — if only slightly — and the good folks on the Gulf side of Florida may vehemently disagree. But, I say to you, on Christmas Night 2018, that the Toronto Maple… Read More
TORONTO (May 16) — Back in time, it was major–junior hockey. Today, it is minor–professional.
Only the name has been constant — the Toronto Marlies.
Young fans near and far may not realize the American Hockey League’s best team this… Read More
By HOWARD BERGER
TORONTO (Mar. 18) – I haven’t a clue how severely Jonathan Bernier is injured. But, I do know he’s worse off for starting in goal against his former team – Los Angeles Kings – a week ago… Read More
By HOWARD BERGER
TORONTO (Jan. 2) – Perhaps on New Year’s Day, 2057, hockey pundits around here will be reflecting nostalgically on the first-ever Bridgestone Winter Classic involving a Canadian team: Wednesday’s 3-2 shoot-out win by the Maple Leafs over… Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (Feb. 13) – While it is still rather premature to acknowledge patterns in this lockout-shortened NHL season, the Maple Leafs have harvested a forward tandem that could become a franchise cornerstone.Nazem Kadri and Matt Frattin … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERMILTON, Ont. (Sep. 10) – It is impossible, on a day like this, not to feel the impending void. Every living cell in the September hockey mind is geared toward a resumption of activity: informal skates; training … 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).