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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.