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You’ve got to know when to hold them.


Suppose, just suppose, the Leafs had a line on a goalie.

Not a kid, this guy is 25-years-old. He won 40 of 73 games at a big-time US college. Goalie X succeeded everywhere he played. He would test through the ceiling in emotional intelligence.

Your candidate was a Hobey Baker finalist and played a dozen NHL games without incident. Size isn’t a problem; he is six-foot-two. Did I mention he was the best goalie in the American League this season?

Oh, yes. He’s 7-1 in the post-season with a .944 save percentage.

Ladies and […]

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McKegg, Knights A Win Away From Memorial Cup Berth


The CHL playoffs are nearing a close in all three leagues with Leafs prospect Greg McKegg and the London Knights in the OHL a win away from a berth in the 2012 Memorial Cup in Shawinigan, Quebec.

The Knights defeated Niagara 4-1 Wednesday despite being outshot 37-21. Check out the highlights.

McKegg was held off the scoresheet for the second consecutive game. He has just two points in the series so far and 11 total in 14 playoff games. The Knights can wrap up the series at home Friday (7:00 pm Sportsnet).

In the WHL, […]

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Here’s to the good ones and the good ones to come.


There’s a saying in journalism: you don’t pull for the team, you pull for the story.

Sometimes, more often than you think, you pull for the guy.

So it is with former Leaf John Mitchell, whose faceoff win  led to the Rangers game-winning goal in Game 5 of their playoff with Washington.

You’d have to go a long way to find a kinder guy than John Mitchell, a kid from Oakville so universally liked that anyone who so much as walked by him would wish him well.

You might however find one in the […]

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Ulmerstandings: how young are the Marlies?

Twenty-one-year-old Nazem Kadri is a Marlie with 50 games of NHL experience.

Twenty-one-year-old Nazem Kadri is a Marlie with 50 games of NHL experience.

They are an odd group, your Toronto Marlies.

They are young but play like veterans. The Marlies have won five of six American Hockey League playoff games.

Nazem Kadri is 21 years old. He has played 50 NHL games.

Jake Gardiner turns 22 on July 4th. He played 75 Leafs games this season.

Matt Frattin is 24. He played 57 NHL games and has scored 18 goals in 29 Marlie playoff and regular season games.

“We feel a part of something big,” said […]

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Latests News & Notes


It was a good night for Leafs prospect Greg McKegg and the London Knights as they took a 2-1 series lead over the Niagara Ice Dogs. McKegg was held scoreless but he was on the ice for the Knights opening goal. Check out the higlights of the game

The Leafs third round choice in 2010, McKegg has posted two points with a +2 rating in the series so far. For the playoffs, the St. Thomas, Ontario native has 11 points in 13 games.

Tuesday is a quiet day at the World Championships […]

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Keeping Tabs On The Prospects & World Championships


It was a winning weekend for both Brad Ross and Greg McKegg as their junior teams rebounded from Game 1 losses.

McKegg and the London Knights evened the series with a 5-3 Game 2 win. McKegg recorded an assist and was a plus one giving him two points in the first two games of the series. He was injured during the last round but he has produced at just less than a point a game pace as he has 11 points in 12 playoff games this year. The two teams are […]

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World Championships Begin


The 2012 World Hockey Championships in Finland/Sweden began Friday with five Maple Leafs set to represent their countries.

The players we will keep an eye on for you are Dion Phaneuf (Canada), Luke Schenn (Canada), Joey Crabb (USA), Mikhail Grabovski (Belarus) and Nikolai Kulemin (Russia).

Two players (Phaneuf and Grabovski) will be alternate captains for their countries.

For the first time fans will be able to stream every game from the tournament on their computer through Youtube. Check it out here 

Thursday saw the start of the respective OHL and WHL finals as two Leafs […]

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Holzer, Scrivens stand out as Marlies even series.

Ben Scrivens stopped 27 of 28 shots as the Marlies downed Abbotsford 5-1 to even their playoff series at a game each.

You’ve probably heard all about the Marlies excellent young defenceman.

His name is Korbinian Holzer.

Oh, you thought I was talking about the other guy.

Last night, and throughout the Marlies five playoff games, the other guy has been Jake Gardiner.

Holzer scored once and set up another with a rocket drive that ricocheted off Abbotsford goalie Danny Taylor. Holzer along with partner Mark Fraser made the Marlies’ end failsafe as the […]

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Rookie season a good one for defenceman Jesse Blacker


Jesse Blacker, seen here during a Leafs exhibition game, has brought excellent skating and rabid enthusiasm to his first Marlies season.

This is what the playoffs are like.

An upper body injury meant Jesse Blacker hadn’t played since March 31 when he took the ice for Game 1 of the Marlies playoff against the Abbotsford Heat at Ricoh.

Late in the first period the rookie defenceman tried to beat a man near his own blue line.

The puck stayed in, a wild sequence ensued and the Marlies never got the puck back. Another […]

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Nicolas Deschamps rekindling career with Marlies


Nicolas Deschamps, shown here as a member of the Chicoutimi Saugeneens, was a prolific junior but he fell off the map in the Anaheim organization.

People talk about it all the time.

A change of scenery, a fresh take, a change is as good as a rest.

So it shouldn’t surprise that a player would rekindle his game in fresh colours.

But if you are going to move, you’d best man-up. Something stopped working and for whatever reason, that something was you.

Which brings us neatly to Nicolas Deschamps, a pleasant surprise for the […]

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