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Tearing Down and Building Up the Toronto Maple Leafs: Part I


How has the current Toronto Maple Leafs squad been put together? Brian Burke is responsible for 60%!


US Olympic Team to Provide Update on Komisarek

Kevin Allen of USA Today is reporting that: The U.S. Olympic Hockey selection committee will have a 3 p.m. conference call and undoubtedly there will be a health update about Komisarek


Airing of Grievances: I'm making a list and not checking it twice

Before Festivus moves on to the feats of strength, I want to get in on the airing of the grievances.  This may take a while... Mike Milbury: How is it that, arguably the worst GM in the history of...


A New Ice Age at Maple Leaf Gardens

As I'm sure most Leaf fans know, on Tuesday December 1st, the federal government announced $20M infrastructure funding for the transformation of Maple Leaf Gardens into an athletic facility. For...

Your Toronto Maple Leafs: How Did We Get Here?


How did the Toronto Maple Leafs end up where they are? Bitter Leafs Fan takes a look at the picks that left us.

3-11-5, This is Canada's Team?


Is this the low point for Leaf fans or does that come with a loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday? I'm just kidding, everyone knows the low point comes when the Leafs win the draft lottery...


Sh*t Vs. Giggles: The Slapfest at Scotiabank Place

Rotoworld is reporting that Ottawa Senators Jason Spezza and Chris Neil "fought" each other at practice today. No word on whether the contents of their purses were spilled during the incident. U...


Jonas Gustavsson on IR, Joey MacDonald Recalled

Jonas Gustavsson has been placed on the IR, Joey MacDonald has been called up.


Possible 3 team deal for Kessel: Leafs - Rangers - Boston

From Eliotte Friedman's Twitter feed Interesting: Boston Globe pushes idea of Kessel/Dubinsky/Toronto/Boston/Rangers 3-way Boston Globe is here: With Burke willing to surrender his pair of...

Boney M, Kerry Fraser and the Leafs: 5 Questions


The Dany Heatley trade, bad arena music, and Kerry Fraser's next career.

Kessel: Point, sort of Counterpoint


Discussion between Pension Plan Puppets' Chemmy and Bitter Leaf Fan's mf37 about Phil Kessel and the nature of signing RFAs to offer sheets.


Dany Heatley Word Cloud

From a transcript of Heatley's remarks during last week's media call. Who would have guessed Dany Heatley and his tricky pal "think" could spend that much time together? HT to Wordle for the...

Five Questions for the Dog Days of Hockey Season


Five Questions to help you pass the afternoon.


Jeremy Williams Signs with Detroit

Jeremy Wiliams, the man with the million dollar shot and five cent legs, has signed on with the Detroit Red Wings. Term and contract status (one or two-way) were not annouced but lists...

NHL UFA Season: Five Questions to Cover You Like Sherwin Williams


Ah, the first day of UFA season. If the NHL trade deadline is the equivalent of Christmas and the draft is a significant birthday, then July 1 is like finding a long forgotten wad of $20 bills in...

I'd love to see a whole new line of these dolls: Kerry Fraser with hair care kit; Gary Bettman with...


I'd love to see a whole new line of these dolls: Kerry Fraser with hair care kit; Gary Bettman with wobble head action; Doug Gilmour with dress-up cow tights; Chris Pronger with stomp-action skates... The possibilities are endless.

We should have laminated this for our wallets - a comparison chart of draft rankings. BM=Bob...


We should have laminated this for our wallets - a comparison chart of draft rankings. BM=Bob MacKenzie; THN=The Hockey News; ISS=International Scouting Service; RED=Red Line Report; and MCK=McKeen's EDIT: Bigger version of chart (that you can actually read) is here.

Five Questions: When There's No One Left to Blame


MF37's excellent long form series "Five Questions" continues with him weighing in on literacy, draft day blockbuster deals in the NHL, and the Curse of the Bambino.


Islanders VP on the Cost of Moving Up at the Draft

Chris Botta (Isles VP): Any way the Islanders keep the first overall pick and also acquire the second or third overall picks? Keyser: Anything is possible, I guess. If I’m Tampa Bay, I’m...


My Favourite Doors Cover Band: Crystal....

In stepping up for my shot at Plan the Parade's Crystal Ball Challenge the first thing I realized is that the Leafs are thin on the right side.  Stempniak and Mayers are the only natural RWs on...

He'll Have That Scar on His Chin Forever


It's an all Stanley Cup edition of Bitter Leafs' Questions


Bacon Yadda: BLT Contest

photo via Michael Ruhlman, author of some terrific books on food and cooking, occassional judge on Next Iron Chef and blogger extraordinaire has announced a great contest on his...

Everybody's Dressin' Funny


Asking life's big questions. Should Antro be re-signed? What happened to great nicknames? How many McD's burgers can you eat?

Down at the Crossroads, A Question is Posed


Thoughts, ruminations, and questions about the NHL, the Leafs, the Sedins, and music

Most embarrasing HNIC opening montage ever? Yes, it's an Andy Moog tribute vid set to Madonna's...


Most embarrasing HNIC opening montage ever? Yes, it's an Andy Moog tribute vid set to Madonna's Vogue...

Kings Blog Takes Down Dreger


It may have the worst wall paper since that Urkel tribute my-space page, but the blog entry makes up for it with a nice take down of Dreger's latest trade rumour make-believe.

Game 7, OT: Will a Maurice Time-Out be the Difference?


I'm liking Ryder for the Bruins and Cole for the Canes...who's your pick to be the OT game seven hero?

Telling You Questions, Asking Me Lies


Musings on tangentially related hockey topics.


Tavares ranked #3

Lowetide has the links to the latest. If you're not reading his stuff you should be. He pens some of the best hockey writing out there. According to Newsday, the latest Redline Rankings are: 1....


St. Louis Blues, Empty Chairs and the 1983 Draft

About a week ago in the comments we were talking about the St. Louis Blues not having a single pick in the 1983 entry draft. Due to a complicated sales process, the loss of management and...

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