Stamkos Perfect Goal For Leafs

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 23) – Two years. Twenty-four months. 730 days. That’s roughly how long the Maple Leafs have to move up the National Hockey League ladder and prove they are on track toward contending for the Stanley Cup. If somehow achievable in that brief juncture, the club may be poised to land […]

More on Leafs Trade Banter

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (June 4) – Continuing to nose around here in the weeks before the National Hockey League draft at Philadelphia, I spoke earlier today with the prominent scout of a Western Conference team – the same person that told me, last summer, Morgan Rielly “would definitely make” the Maple Leafs to start […]

Bob Cole Still Relevant/Remarkable

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (June 3) – If you pay attention to Internet lunacy, it would appear that Bob Cole has made a comeback of sorts. If you know anything about the broadcasting business, the dean of hockey television in this country has never fallen from his perch. The piecemeal announcement over the weekend that […]

Leafs-Florida Blockbuster?

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (June 2) – It is common knowledge that Florida Panthers are considering offers for the No. 1 pick in the National Hockey League draft later this month at Philadelphia. General manager Dale Tallon has spoken about such a possibility. “I’m open for business,” Tallon said. “You have three options: You either […]

Beware of California Road Warriors

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (June 1) – Just when it appears that everything is in favor of the Chicago Blackhawks, they have to encounter one of the clutch road teams in recent Stanley Cup history. Los Angeles Kings. SPORTSLOGOS.NET Game 7. Tonight. United Center. It should be more than interesting. As I’ve marveled at numerous […]

Leafs Should Look Hard at Komarov

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (May 27) – Clearly, the terms have to be reasonable. If Leo Komarov is looking for a five-year contract to return to the National Hockey League, there aren’t likely to be many suitors. If, however, the 25-year-old Russian is willing to accept a three-year offer, he’ll be extremely popular on July […]

Local Pro Sports Gaining Momentum

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (May 26) – We begin the final week of May with Toronto Blue Jays the hottest team in Major League Baseball and vivid memory of Toronto Raptors taking Jolly Green Giant-type steps in the National Basketball Association. For those that care – and I’m among them – Toronto Argonauts won the […]

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