Sportsnet–590 Rudderless

TORONTO (Apr. 17) — John Rea. Bob Mackowycz. Nelson Millman. Don Kollins. Dave Cadeau. Then… ??? Five men and one mystery. The names, since September 1992, with the title of Program Director at Canada’s first all–sports radio station. I worked… Read More

Borje Salming At 70

TORONTO (Apr. 15) — It is impossible for me to think about Borje Salming turning 70 this Saturday without remembering the day he turned 25: Apr. 17, 1976. For that night — at Maple Leaf Gardens — produced the greatest… Read More

The Disaster Scenario

TORONTO (Apr. 14) — Doesn’t it figure? For more than 20 years, since Ken Dryden successfully re–located the Maple Leafs into the Eastern Conference, fans of the oldest rivalry in the National Hockey League have been clamoring for a Stanley… Read More

It Still Depends on the Big 4

TORONTO (Apr. 13) — When the dust had settled on Trade Deadline Day in the National Hockey League, the Toronto Maple Leafs were different… yet unchanged. Undoubtedly, Nick Foligno and David Rittich will provide the club character up front and… Read More

Leafs Solid With Campbell/Rittich

If [Kyle] Dubas were to aim higher, he might talk with Calgary about David Rittich, who can also become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Rittich, 28, is 4–7–1 with the disappointing Flames but won 51 games in the two Read More

Dubas Still Has A Move

***BREAKING (6 p.m. EDT): The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired veteran forward Nick Foligno from the Columbus Blue Jackets. But, the club is still in need of goaltending insurance.*** LATE NOTE: Kyle Dubas filled his most–pressing need, late Sunday night, Read More

Is It A Broadcasting Game–Changer?

TORONTO (Apr. 6) — At the risk of embellishing an observation, I contend that the TV voices of the Toronto Blue Jays — Dan Shulman and Buck Martinez — are accomplishing, this week, one of the most remarkable exploits in… Read More

Good Friday At The Gardens

TORONTO (Apr. 3) — Though unseasonably cool, it was a perfect, late–afternoon on Good Friday 2021 to visit my old stomping ground, Maple Leaf Gardens, where I spent countless nights between 1966 and 1999 watching the Toronto Maple Leafs: first,… Read More

No Question, Leafs Need A Goalie

TORONTO (Apr. 1) — For the better part of a week, the cynicism that unavoidably took root during 17 years covering the Maple Leafs as a radio reporter left me wondering if the team was “protecting” Frederik Andersen. With Jack… Read More
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