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Maple Leafs sign depth defenceman, and Ontario-boy, Mark Fraser

Toronto - Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke continues his off-season theme of adding small pieces of the puzzle by his signing of 25-year-old defenceman Mark Fraser Tuesday. Fraser played half his season last year with the Marlies.

Maple Leafs watch Hurricanes get better, then sign office staff

Toronto - Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke sat back as the Carolina Hurricanes got better Thursday by signing Alexander Semin to a contract. The Hurricanes are a team Toronto must pass if they intend to make their first playoff appearance in 8 years.

Op-Ed: Boldly narrowing the list of goalies Maple Leafs could get - to 4

Toronto - Let us forget about providing links and not bother with a quote and accept as fact that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has stated unequivocally his team will acquire a veteran goalie. Both he and Dave Nonis have said as much, and that is that.

Op-Ed: Dear Hockey Gods, give Maple Leafs break, give 'em Justin Schultz

Toronto - It is being reported that star-in-waiting Justin Schultz, a 22-year-old defenceman said to be NHL ready, has whittled his choice down to six teams. That's from 24, or 26, depending on which report you read, who had asked to make a pitch for him.

Toronto Maple Leafs 2012-13 schedule: Are there 92 points there?

Toronto - It's hardly a surprise that the Toronto Maple Leafs open and close their 2012-13 regular season schedule against the Montreal Canadiens. The NHL more often bookends the season with one of the league's biggest rivalries.

Op-Ed: Luongo to Leafs looms large, or Brian Burke is done like dinner

Canucks GM Mike Gillis is talking openly to the media about his efforts to trade goalie Roberto Luongo and says he has multiple teams bidding. But the number doesn't matter, in the end it's gotta be the Leafs.

Maple Leafs all but done after ugly shutout loss to Capitals

It may be all over but the gnashing of teeth as far as the Toronto Maple Leafs and their long-suffering fans are concerned. The Leafs lost another one on Sunday, March 12, 2-0 in Washington to the Capitals, and are now 8 points out of eighth place.

Op-Ed: Another Toronto Maple Leaf season done in - by fate

Look, I don't say this with any pleasure and did not want it to be so. In fact, though not a member of the Leaf Nation - it seems to exact too much pain - I feel their missing the playoffs is bad for the NHL. They should be there.

NHL: Maple Leafs lose Lupul, bring up Carter Ashton

It's not what Toronto Maple Leafs fans wanted to hear but the team announced Wed. March 7 that Joffrey Lupul will be out 3 to 4 weeks after separating his shoulder against Boston Tuesday. The Leafs called up newly acquired Carter Aston to replace him.

Carlyle leads Leafs in tough workout: 'things we need to work on'

Randy Carlyle put his Toronto Maple Leafs through over an hour of high-tempo work on Sunday, March 4, his first practice at the helm of the team. There isn't much time for the veteran NHL coach, and former Leaf player, to settle in and start winning.

Op-Ed: Maple Leafs hit bottom, time for Ron Wilson to hit the pavement

The Toronto Maple Leaf players clearly like GM Brian Burke, to a man they were grateful he had faith in them after leaving the team intact during the yearly sideshow known as the NHL trade deadline. But, it would seem, they don't like coach Ron Wilson.

Playoffs slipping away: Quotes from Maple Leafs tell the story

They are in a slump, no doubt, and given that the first three-quarters of this season suggested to fans that the long playoff drought might be over, their recent run of poor play is all the more disappointing. For fans, yes, and the Leafs themselves.

Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke trashes his own goalies on TSN

Whether Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke was trying to light a fire under his goalies, or whether he just had his mouth run away from him in frustration can't be known, but the walking quote that Burke is took a shot at his own goalies on Feb. 22.
 

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