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Brian Burke’s Busy Summer: Making the Case for Nathan Horton

Posted: 25th May 2010 by Derek Scarlino in NHL
In the sporting world, I'm a nobody.  I've no clout, no connections, no insider information—but, hey, I have my opinions.  That said, I've been talking about Florida Panthers' center Nathan Horton being a good fit in Toronto since the fall of 2009. Why? He comes in at around 6'2" and 230 lbs.  He's not afraid to throw his weight around or drop the gloves from time to time.  He has recorded four ...

The Kessel Deal: Did The Leafs Really Bargain Their Future?

Posted: 10th May 2010 by Derek Scarlino in NHL
Amid the countless articles, opinion pieces, debates, tirades, and analyses on the Phil Kessel deal between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins, virtually none have taken into account the internal situation of the Maple Leafs organization. This is hard to believe; especially in a hockey-mad market like Toronto. Leaf-hating conspiracies aside, there was far more to the dynamics of that trade than virtually anyone has given the Leafs credit for. ...