Category Archives: HTR Feature Article

Wilson issues new threats

By LANCE HORNBY

Looking for an early Christmas present for your favourite Maple Leaf?

How about a game night alarm clock with the snooze button ripped out.

Rumors from the Toronto Sun

By BRUCE GARRIOCH, Sun Media

The Maple Leafs GM has to wait until January before he can hold talks on a contract extension for rookie goalie Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson, but he might want to get the framework in place, because if Burke is going to live by the sword, he had better be prepared to die by it, too.

DREGER: NIEDERMAYER, BRUNNSTROM SUBJECTS OF TRADE TALK

DARREN DREGER

Two surprising names have surfaced to fuel the possibility of NHL trades. Anaheim defenceman Scott Niedermayer is one, and sophomore Dallas forward Fabian Brunnstrom the other.

Forsberg not ready for NHL return

The Flyers have expressed interest in bringing former captain Peter Forsberg back to Philadelphia, but it appears the 36-year-old Swede is not quite ready to commit himself to an NHL comeback.

At least not yet.

Ducks' Giguere: I'd rather retire than be a backup goalie.

J.P. Hoornstra, Staff Writer

Ducks goaltender Jean- Sebastien Giguere: “I’d rather retire than be a backup goalie.” was in full health Monday and will accompany the team on a four-game road trip starting Wednesday in New Jersey.

Whispers heard on possible Giguere trade

For those that missed it in print or online, Register columnist Randy Youngman reports that there have been preliminary discussions between the Ducks and Toronto involving a possible trade that would send goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere to the Maple Leafs. jiggy

Rumors from the Toronto Sun

BRUCE GARRIOCH

RedWings looking for a goalie?

Bolts looking to make a move?

Canes looking at trade options

Canucks interested in Forsberg

Vancouver GM Gillis says team is interested in signing former NHL MVP if he’s fully fit

Pressure building for Vincent Lecavalier

Pierre LeBrun

Any other year, and Vincent Lecavalier’s so-so start to the season wouldn’t have generated this much attention.

Best Hockey Goals Ever

I decided to put together a top 10 video of what i think are the best ten goals scored in hockey (NHL, CHL, International, or anything). The criteria is only how “nice” the goal was, menaing that when it happened is irrelevant (ie. you won’t be seeing Bobby Orr’s cup-winner against the Blues, or Hull’s cup-winner against the Sabres). The goal can come either in-game, a penalty shot, or in a shootout

A trade that makes too much sense!

In my opinion, if there’s a trade that just makes too much sense, it’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere to Toronto. Clearly, it makes sense for Anaheim, which wants to cut itself from the goaltender’s contract ($6 million this season and $7 million next season). But I also think the Maple Leafs should give this some serious thought (I think they have, at least a little bit).

Flyers interested in Shanahan?

Despite a report in the Ottawa Sun that noted the Flyers as being a possible destination for free agent left wing Brendan Shanahan, Holmgren said he has no interest in signing the 40-year-old future Hall of Famer, who left the New Jersey Devils during training camp.

Leafs' Kessel could play Tuesday against Tampa

TERRY KOSHAN

The Maple Leafs could get a large offensive boost on Tuesday night.

Phil Kessel is almost done recovering from shoulder surgery and could make his Leafs debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Air Canada Centre.

Retaining Bourque — a pricey proposition?

Scott C

OK, it’s only October.

OK, it’s only 10 games — and 14 points — in.

But what do you figure the going rate for Rene Bourque will be in a year’s time?

Tomas Kaberle's future anything but certain

Considering they don’t meet very often, the Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars have been locked in fierce competition a fair bit in recent times.

Monster ready to help Leafs end losing ways

By Damien Cox

It seems like most, or all, of Jonas Gustavsson’s brief NHL career has been spent fighting back from injuries or ill health.

Indeed, there has been far more written about Gustavsson’s heart issues or his groin problem than about his actual accomplishments as a Maple Leaf.

Toskala all out of chances?

JAMES MIRTLE

Leafs GM once known to stand by his man in the crease, but the previously promising goaltender may be nearing an early end.

Leafs should go after Shanahan

If the Maple Leafs are smart, they might want to get to Brendan Shanahan before the NHL Players’ Association does.

Hockey Rumors and News – October 18, 2009

Kovalchuk decision looming: analysts

CBC Sports

A decision by Atlanta forward Ilya Kovalchuk on his future is coming soon.

Watch for a full-fledged goaltending controversy in Montreal

Kessel skates with mates

By ROB LONGLEY, SUN MEDIA

Since his arrival in Toronto, Phil Kessel’s workload has been relegated mostly to the treadmill and post-practice solo skates as he recovers from a shoulder injury.