Counter Argument: Status Quo Is the Way to Go for the Leafs

10 games into the season and panic has already started in Leaf Nation. The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a rough start to the season getting only 9 of a possible 20 points in the first 10 games with the bulk of them at home.

Should the Leafs trade Sundin?

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William Houston of the Globe and Mail is suggesting that it may be time for the Leafs to trade Mats Sundin.

Eric Lindros to hang them up?

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Spectors Hockey is reporting that Eric Lindros may retire.

Assessing The Leafs and Their Problems

I know, you’re probably thinking “Another Leafs article”, but none of those articles are ever about anything. They are just repetitive rants about different line combinations, or unrealistic advice to GM John Ferguson. So I thought I’d write the truth, something that wouldn’t get Leafs fans made fun of…

Ranger trade possible?

So, 8 games into the season, and the New York Rangers have minimal offensive production, while their defense and goaltending has been generally outstanding, which should be leading to some wins. The Rangers have now been shutout 3 times this season and have scored so few goals since 1950.

Could changes be coming?

The Leafs have called up Kronwall and Tlusty for the start of their road trip. Is this a sign that changes could be coming to the D. With Colaiacovo due back soon, Stralman now up and now Kronwall also called up, is this Maurice sending a message or are changes in the making? Harrison has also shown alot of grit with the Marlies, is he next? At forward Wellwood and Mark Bell are due back and with the call up of Tlusty, I would say that 2 forwards are on their way out. Again is this just Maurice sending a message or are changes coming up front as well? I would say that Ferguson and Maurice will do just about anything to save their jobs, so yes I expect changes to be made.

Hossa to the Leafs ???

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The Toronto Sun is reporting that the Maple Leafs are “strongly downplaying” speculation that Kaberle may be sent to the Thrashers as part of a deal for Hossa.

Canadiens Review, 6 Games In

Early on Montreal could perhaps be called a pleasant surprise. They have looked much better than most people expected, myself included. Here is my analysis of the Habs six game into the season…

Top 10 most pleasent surprises to start the season.

I have been so pleasantly surprised by different players, that i was compelled to make a list.

Leafs roundup: Stralman, Toskala, coaching decisions

A loss to Atlanta will set off alarm bells

Anton Stralman will likely make his NHL debut tonight for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their game against the Atlanta Thrashers at the ACC.  Meanwhile, Vesa Toskala will start in goal, replacing Andrew Raycroft.