Toronto Maple Leafs

Trade Watch

Go Leafs Go!The entire torontomike.com staff is watching the wire for any word of a trade involving the Maple Leafs. Sergei Gonchar was scratched from the Caps lineup yesterday, and more interesting than that, a Sergei Gonchar bio page has sprung up on the official Maple Leafs website. Unless they've taken it down by now, you can see it here. Where there's smoke there is often fire my friends.

All Maple Leaf trades will be posted here. The NHL trade deadline is March 9th. For an excellent synopsis of all trades in the NHL thus far, visit the TSN Trade Deadline page.

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Maple Leafs 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 4

Go Leafs Go!Our beloved Maple Leafs have lost three straight games and five of their last eight.

Eddie Belfour missed his eight consecutive game and Gary Roberts missed his seventh in a row. Media reports suggest a trade is in the works that will send Sergei Gonchar to Toronto for Carlo Colaiacovo and a draft pick. We need something to shake things up. The effort lately has been abysmal.

Current Record  Last Three Games Season Leaders
34-18-9-3
80 points
Tied for 2nd in Northeast
4-3 Loss vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
4-0 Loss vs. Florida Panthers
2-1 Loss vs. Carolina Hurricanes
M. Sundin - 61
B. McCabe - 40
O. Nolan - 38

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Maple Leafs 0, Florida Panthers 4

Go Leafs Go!Aw-ful adj. Extremely bad or unpleasant; terrible: the Maple Leafs were awful last night.

On the positive front, Eddie Belfour should return tonight and a big deal for a defensemen is in the works. Will it be Sergei Gonchar or Brian Leetch? Who will we have to give up? Stay tuned.

Current Record  Last Three Games Season Leaders
34-18-9-3
80 points
2nd in Northeast
4-0 Loss vs. Florida Panthers
2-1 Loss vs. Carolina Hurricanes
5-4 Win vs. Montreal Canadiens
M. Sundin - 59
B. McCabe - 39
O. Nolan - 38

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Maple Leafs 1, Hurricanes 2

Go Leafs Go!This ticks me off. With Ottawa 6-1-1-2 in their last ten games and showing no sign of letting up, the Maple Leafs have to win these games. Playing Carolina at the ACC has to amount to two points in the standings. There is no other option for a serious contender.

With the loss, Ottawa now has a game in hand and a point lead in the standings. Thankfully, Boston lost and remains two points behind. It's going to be a race to the finish and the Northeast crown for these three teams. I suggest Fergie upgrade the personnel for the stretch drive.

Current Record  Last Three Games Season Leaders
34-17-9-3
80 points
2nd in Northeast
2-1 Loss vs. Carolina Hurricanes
5-4 Win vs. Montreal Canadiens
2-1 Win vs. Carolina Hurricanes
M. Sundin - 59
B. McCabe - 39
O. Nolan - 38

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Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 4

Go Leafs Go!Phew. Watching a 4-0 lead evaporate had me thinking back to last Saturday when the Maple Leafs blew a 3-0 lead and ended up losing 6-4. Tonight we managed to hang on to secure a much needed two points.

Mikael Tellqvist remains unbeaten this season despite a fairly weak third period. He's now 5-0-2.

Current Record  Last Three Games Season Leaders
34-16-9-3
80 points
1st in Northeast
5-4 Win vs. Montreal Canadiens
2-1 Win vs. Carolina Hurricanes
5-2 Loss vs. Boston Bruins
M. Sundin - 59
B. McCabe - 39
O. Nolan - 38

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Remembering Tim Horton

Tim HortonWhen you mention Tim Horton to kids these days, they immediately think of coffee and donuts. Few under the age of thirty know about the hockey player who founded the donut chain.

Horton played seventeen years for the Toronto Maple Leafs winning four Stanley Cups. He was feared throughout the league as one of the toughest blue liners around and he tempered that with incredible skill and a lethal slapshot. Many claim he was the strongest man ever to play in the NHL. One thing is certain, he was one of the greatest defensemen to ever play the sport.

Thirty years ago today, Tim Horton was killed in a car accident while driving his Ford Pantera from Toronto to Buffalo where he was playing for the Sabres. Three years later he was posthumously inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame where he belonged.

Remember Tim Horton first for his 24 superb seasons in the NHL and last for the chain of donut shops bearing his name.

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Maple Leafs 2, Hurricanes 1

Go Leafs Go!To keep up with Philadelphia, Ottawa and Boston in the East, the Maple Leafs had to grab two points against the Hurricanes. Thanks to some great goaltending from Mikael Tellqvist and an overtime goal by Darcy Tucker, we're back into a tie for the conference lead.

Tellqvist hasn't lost a game all season. When Eddie Belfour returns, I don't see how they can send this guy down. Trevor Kidd has proven he's not playing at a high enough calibre to keep us in contention for the conference crown. I'd love to see the blue and while keep Tellqvist around and send Kidd back to the rock.

Current Record  Last Game Season Leaders
33-16-9-3
78 points
2-1 Win vs. Carolina Hurricanes M. Sundin - 57
B. McCabe - 38
O. Nolan - 38

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Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 5

Go Leafs Go!Trevor Kidd has allowed 18 goals in five games, but Aki Berg and Ken Klee did him no favours by turning over the puck and gift wrapping a few for Boston last night. The Maple Leafs missed a glorious chance to put a little distance between us and the charging Bruins. It seems we rarely show up for important games against the cream of the Eastern Conference.

Leafs fans everywhere are hitting the panic button with regards to goaltending. Eddie Belfour is suffering from a bad back, but this is nothing new. He's had issues with his back for years and every once in a while he needs to rest it. He's not out for the season, he's just resting a painful back. He will be back, in fact, rumour has it he may start tomorrow night. The goaltending situation with steady Eddie between the pipes is perfectly fine. If you want to hit the panic button about something, look at our defense and demand an upgrade.

Current Record  Last Game Season Leaders
32-16-9-3
76 points
5-2 Loss vs. Boston Bruins M. Sundin - 57
B. McCabe - 37
O. Nolan - 37

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Maple Leafs 8, Penguins 4

Go Leafs Go!The Maple Leafs handed the hapless Penguins their 12th consecutive home loss last night, drilling eight goals past Sebastien Caron and Jean-Sebastien Aubin.

Owen Nolan led the charge with four points as the Leafers leap-frogged the Sens back into first in the Northeast division. Tonight's game against Boston will be a much better test as our lead over the Bruins is only three points.

On a side note, I had forgotten both Ric Jackman and Drake Berehowsky wore #55. I'm betting this is the first time in NHL history two #55's were traded for eachother. Now that's a useless piece of trivia.

Current Record  Last Game Season Leaders
32-15-9-3
76 points
8-4 Win vs. Pittsburgh Penguins M. Sundin - 57
B. McCabe - 37
G. Roberts - 36

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Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 6

Go Leafs Go!Disgusting. With a 3-0 lead late in the second period, the Maple Leafs have to close out the win. Ottawa won tonight and Boston got a point, so blowing a three goal lead to the Sabres at home was not an option.

Trevor Kidd is becoming a huge issue. With Eddie Belfour experiencing tightness again in his lower back, Kidd has been playing quite abit lately. Judging from what I've seen lately, he's not a capable goaltender in this league. We needed some big stops while the Sabres were charging and we didn't get them. If I'm Pat Quinn, I'd play Mikael Tellqvist the rest of the way when Belfour needs to sit. At this point in the season, we can't afford the points Kidd is costing us.

Current Record  Last Game Season Leaders
31-15-9-3
74 points
6-4 Loss vs. Buffalo Sabres M. Sundin - 55
B. McCabe - 36
G. Roberts - 36

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