NHL Expansion Could Be a Hoot

In the middle of last week, National Hockey League deputy commissioner Bill Daly denied a report suggesting four expansion teams would be added for the NHL’s 100th anniversary season – 2016-17. Given the usual context of denial, this indicated expansion is very much on the front-burner in New York (sorry Bill). Young fans in particular […]

Leafs Will Make Playoffs, 3rd in Atlantic

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 30) – With the reasonable development of young, promising chattels on defense and in goal, there will soon come a time when Toronto Maple Leafs are favored to win the newly formed Atlantic Division. Just not yet. Any utterance of “Leafs” and “win Division” in the same breath by a person […]

Dion’s Last Stand

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 26) – Looking not-too-distantly into the future, it appears that mathematics are working against Dion Phaneuf. Though the proud captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs – a player I contend has been unjustly assailed in his time here – says he wants to remain with the club, the National Hockey […]

For Leafs, a No. 1 Goalie Must Emerge

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 19) – Here is a bulletin: the Maple Leafs will go as far, this season, as goaltending permits. In other news, the sun is frequently bright; Barack Obama wants to paddle Syria, and Canadians are burdened by taxes. You get the picture, don’t you? It can easily be argued that […]

Blue Jays Fully Embracing Garbage Time

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 9) – Ah, those lovable, loathsome Leafs of Matt Stajan, Alex Steen, Ian White, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Nik Antropov. Bumblers and stumblers from October to March. Dragon slayers from March to April. Remember them guys? We now apparently have a follow-up act to the once-perennial hockey champions of Garbage Time. […]

Burke’s New Role Hauntingly Familiar

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 5) – Of all the challenges Brian Burke has undertaken in his tumultuous career, the current one is not even remotely alien. For the second time in less than half-a-decade, Burke will oversee an “expansion” team in the National Hockey League. Those that live and breathe our national pastime in […]

Sky Wonders

By HOWARD BERGER Toronto (Aug. 28) – Alright, so maybe this weather/sunset photography thing is becoming a bit of an obsession. But, what can I do? Look at the images below and tell me what you would do if you had a camera in hand on a spectacular afternoon like today. Hockey is comin’. But, it […]

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 in Weather Photos
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