Something to Build On

Sometimes, you just don’t get the bounce. Or you  get the wrong one—a puck hits a skate, or a leg, and goes wide. That was the Ducks’ fate versus the Maple Leafs on Friday night  in Anaheim. Rickard Rakell w...

Kings Sleep, Toronto Rocks

The Toronto Maple Leafs play all three California teams in four days, and they don’t even get to take a bus from LA to Anaheim to ease the road trip. They have to fly to San Jose in between playing the Kings an...

Let’s Focus on Selanne

No disrespect to Paul Kariya. That’s what I’m supposed to write just before I tell you that he shouldn’t be going in to the Hall of Fame. Not this year. Not with Teemu Selanne. Right? I’m not saying he shoul...

Can’t Crack the Kings

  LOS ANGELES – The Kings have handily outclassed Eastern Conference teams this season, going 9-1-0 against them thus far. Their only loss was on the road in Toronto. Thursday, they repaid the Leafs wit...

Flip Flop

You wouldn’t normally think of the Anaheim Ducks and the Toronto Maple Leafs as having much to do with one another. But on Friday night with the Canadian team in town, the crossovers were hard to miss. Mike ...

New Dudes Contribute

I don’t know what Dean Lombardi got for Christmas, but it’s the time for new toys, so it’s perhaps not surprising that in the week after New Years’, he unwrapped a couple of good ones called Vincent Lecavalier ...

Post Draft Links: Sunday Break Down

Good Afternoon Hockey Fans! Well, the 2015 NHL Draft is over. Next up, the NHL's free agent signing period. This is one of the most wonderful times of the year after the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The free agent ...
Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltender Jonathan Bernier. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Would Radio Silence Work?

With the Leafs in town to take on the Kings Monday (and the Ducks Wednesday), it seems like a good time to ask that pressing question: What’s up with the Toronto franchise, which again seems like it’s mired in ...

Babcock’s Way Too Smart for That

I got out of Toronto this week just before the Maple Leafs fired their coach, an event which has caused a hubbub of opinion ranging from, “About time,” to “What now?” Truth be told, most pundits and fans knew t...