TORONTO (Apr. 21) — If you’re an avid follower of the Toronto Maple Leafs, you will recognize the two most significant games played by your hockey club in the past ten years. Clearly, and despite the ignominious result, Game 7… Read More
TORONTO (Apr. 9) — Where have we seen this before… a Toronto professional sports team coughing up apparent–to–certain victory against a rival from Boston?
Okay, the stakes weren’t nearly as high on Friday night as during the Causeway St. Calamity… Read More
TORONTO (Apr. 8) — Neither on his death–bed nor at gunpoint would Lou Lamoriello admit what is now certain — that he’d be content with a regulation–time loss against his former club in Newark on Saturday.
One can only imagine… Read More
By HOWARD BERGERTORONTO (July 23) — Put your hands up, all of you that anticipated Lou Lamoriello would be named “new” general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs (stunned expressions; arms at side). I thought so.
Count me vehemently… Read More
By HOWARD BERGER
TORONTO (Feb. 6) — Hate to say it, Leaf fans, but your team will actually win a hockey game tonight. That’s “win” — W-I-N — defined by Dictionary.com as: “to finish first in a race, contest, or … Read More
By HOWARD BERGER
TORONTO (Mar. 1) – As I come toward the third anniversary of this (ahem) vaunted website, it’s time to pour through the images of my trusty Nikon and share with you my favorites.
These photos were taken… Read More
By HOWARD BERGERNEWARK (June 10) – Relax, southern California… the Hollywood script is unfolding.It wouldn’t be appropriate for a team to dominate the Stanley Cup playoffs the way the Los Angeles Kings have this spring and win the … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERNEWARK (June 9) – As always, it was a busy morning around the rink on game day, as the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings prepped for their latest Stanley Cup battle tonight. L.A. gets a … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERNEWARK (June 9) – Though I’ve been around the Los Angeles Kings for nearly two months, having covered each of their games in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, I do not profess the same familiarity as those … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERNEWARK (June 3) – Though I’ll stop short of saying “never again”, I can virtually assure any person old enough to be reading this passage that you will not witness, for a second time, what has happened … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERNEWARK (May 30) – Players, coaches and managers of the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings gathered with reporters on the Prudential Center concourse Tuesday afternoon for Stanley Cup Media Day 2012.It was a well-organized … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERNEWARK (Mar. 24) – It will rank among the most unusual conquests of 2011-12 for the Maple Leafs, but we all know that beggars can’t be choosers.After serving up those consecutive-night turkeys against Boston and the … Read More
By HOWARD BERGERNEWARK (Mar. 23) – While writing a blog two weeks ago in this corner, I suggested the Maple Leafs should consider buying out the final two years of Mike Komisarek’s hefty contract. The veteran defenseman has struggled … 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).