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Follow Me on TwitterSteve Minakakis is a Toronto Maple Leafs correspondent for OurHometown.ca. Steve's passion for hockey, especially the Maple Leafs, brings the hockey world alive with his unique style of writing. He is the creator and editor of TMLhockey.com. If you have any questions or wish to contact Steve, you can email him at sminakakis@ourhometown.ca
Leafs Acquire Dave Bolland, Bozak Likely Out
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Leafs Acquire Dave Bolland, Bozak Likely Out

Jul. 1, 2013: With the acquisition of Dave Bolland, it looks like Tyler Bozak will not be returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the upcoming season, unless Leafs GM Dave Nonis makes a few more trades to free up some salary. The Leafs only have $16M of cap space remaining and only have 12 players currently signed. FULL STORY

Brian Burke Fired, Dave Nonis Takes Over
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Brian Burke Fired, Dave Nonis Takes Over

Jan. 9, 2013: The Toronto Maple Leafs have relieved Brian Burke of his job and replaced him with his Dave Nonis, one of Toronto's assistant General Managers. The news came as a shock today when the decision was made, and was followed up by a press conference from Toronto at 1:45pm this afternoon. Burke has been appointed a new role for the Maple Leafs as a senior advisor. FULL STORY

EA Sports NHL 13 - Some thoughts on the Demo
EA Sports NHL 13 - Some thoughts on the Demo

Aug. 22, 2012: Finally I've mustered enough desire to fight off the laziness that has kept me from writing an article over the last few months. This is because EA Sports has released the Demo for NHL 13 today. The game will be available on September 11th, 2012. FULL STORY

Roberto Luongo in a Leafs uniform
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Roberto Luongo in a Leafs uniform

May. 30, 2012: Following a season where the Leafs found themselves free falling from a playoff spot to a top five draft pick, largely due to inconsistent play in the defensive zone and sub-par goaltending, many fans and members of the media are looking for change. One name that has been rumoured to be on the move this off-season is Vancouver Canucks goalie, Roberto Luongo. FULL STORY

After four games of the first round in the West
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After four games of the first round in the West

Apr. 21, 2012: So, we've made it to the halfway point of the first round of the playoffs, and it has been rather eventful when compared to previous years. Who would've thought that two former Stanley Cup champions and one runner up, all within the last five years, would be on the brink of a first round elimination? FULL STORY

Are the Leafs the worst team in the league?
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Are the Leafs the worst team in the league?

Mar. 31, 2012: The Toronto Maple Leafs suffer yet another humiliating loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers and all is lost for many Leaf fans. While some fans are calling for General Manager Brian Burke to be fired, others are calling the Leafs the worst team in the league. FULL STORY

Maple Leafs aren
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Maple Leafs aren't nearly as bad as their record suggests

Mar. 19, 2012: Quite possibly one of the worst collapses in recent memory is that of the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. Two months ago the Leafs were in a respectable playoff position with hopes of playing in the post-season for the first time in almost a decade. However, a monumental collapse in February, that has continued into March as well, has left the Leafs stranded far from a playoff spot as they currently sit seventh last in the entire league. FULL STORY

Bruins beat Leafs 5-4, Leafs playoff hopes fade
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Bruins beat Leafs 5-4, Leafs playoff hopes fade

Mar. 7, 2012: The Toronto Maple Leafs were host to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night in search of a win to revive their playoff aspirations, but things didn't go their way. As has been the tradition in the past, the Bruins dominated the majority of the game, especially the second period. The Leafs would lose the game by a score of 5-4. FULL STORY

Leafs Fire Coach Ron Wilson, Hire Randy Carlyle
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Leafs Fire Coach Ron Wilson, Hire Randy Carlyle

Mar. 2, 2012: The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Ron Wilson, following a dreadful month of February. Not surprisingly, Wilson was replaced by former Anaheim Ducks bench boss, Randy Caryle.GM Brian Burke hopes the move can save the Leafs dwindling playoff hopes. FULL STORY

Leafs win 3-1 over Devils... Wait, no they lose 4-3 courtesy of Jonas Gustavsson
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Leafs win 3-1 over Devils... Wait, no they lose 4-3 courtesy of Jonas Gustavsson

Feb. 22, 2012: The Toronto Maple Leafs played 60 hard minutes in Toronto tonight. It has been a while since I have seen the team put in a complete effort like this. They are on the wrong side of a losing skid and barely in a playoff spot, mostly due to the Washington Capitals struggling just as much as Toronto. FULL STORY


11Maple Leafs cant seem to climb out of this bad hole they are in
12Mikhail Grabovski Trade Rumour - What makes sense?
13Rick Nash in a Maple Leaf uniform - Is it a good idea?
14How to wipe with nine million dollars - The Tim Connolly and Mike Komisarek Story!
15Carl Gunnarsson leaves practice after collision with Jay Rosehill
16Leafs spoil Sundin Night and make playoff race interesting
17Tough Schedule - Leafs lose second straight
18Leafs bitten by the curse of the awful goal once again
19Reimer records second straight shutout, Leafs pound Sens
20How good is Cody Franson and what is he worth?
21Optimus Reim is Back! Leafs beat Penguins 1-0
22Leafs lose to Penguins in a very entertaining game
23A drawing of Nazem Kadri, Toronto Maple Leafs
24John-Michael Liles re-signs for four years in Toronto
25MacArthur Trade? - Leafs win again heading into All-Star Weekend
26One Down, One to Go, Leafs beat Islanders 3-0
27Leafs lack urgency against the Canadiens
28Minnesota Wild dominated by the Toronto Maple Leafs
29Refs help Sens to a 3-2 win over the Leafs
30New York Rangers beat down the Maple Leafs
31Is Dion Phaneuf the most over-rated player in the NHL?
32Leafs win fourth straight on the strength of another Gustavsson shutout
33Maple Leafs Trade Talks - Are Kulemin and Gunnarsson on their way out?
34Leafs win third straight with Gustavsson in goal
35Still no word on extent of Phaneuf
36Maple Leafs thrash Tampa Bay in first game of New Year
37Leafs have messed-up drafting for twenty years
38Leafs lose third game in a row, Drop out of Playoff spot
39Why good NHL teams never trade high Draft Picks, in comparison to the Maple Leafs
40Leafs out-battled by Carolina, and the Powerplay was awful
41Eric Staal and the Maple Leafs - Wishful Thinking
42Leafs lose in Florida - Where to point the finger?
43Leafs give contract extension to Ron Wilson
44Leafs win second straight heading into Christmas Break
45Kadri leads Leafs to victory over Sabres


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