Mar 31, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel (81) skates with the puck against the Buffalo Sabres at the Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Sabres 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Best Toronto Maple Leaf And NHL Articles From The Week That Was (Dec. 17 – Dec. 23)

Here are a few links for some of the best Maple Leaf and NHL articles from around the web for the week of December 17, 2012:

It appears MLSE won’t take reservations from Leafs players anymore from Justin Bourne at the Backhand Shelf Blog.
This story was sparked by a tweet that Joffrey Lupul sent out on Monday.  It has been covered by a number of outlets including Editor In Leaf.  Pretty funny stuff.

Marlies Hot & Cold: December 10th to 16th by Kyle Cicerella at
Good to see Jussi Rynnas back in action and on the hot list.  Paul Ranger and Nazem Kadri are also both playing well, which is good news for Maple Leafs fans.

Phil Kessel and Consistency from Cam Charron at The Leafs Nation.
Charron argues against the myth that Phil Kessel is an inconsistent player.  In my opinion, Kessel receives a lot of negativity because of the trade he was involved in.  If it wasn’t for that deal Leaf fans would love him as a player.  Kessel is underrated.

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Prospects from Mark Ritter at The Hockey Writers.
Ritter provides a nice summary on how some of the top prospects in the Maple Leaf organization are performing this year.

Does The NHL Have A Winning Case In Court? by James Mirtle from the Globe and Mail.
Mirtle discusses the legalities of what is currently happening in the lockout between the NHL and NHLPA with Nathaniel Grow, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia who specializes in antitrust and sports law.

Cox Bloc Presents: What, Me Work? by Pension Plan Puppets.
Good stuff from the guys at PPP.  Check it out and vote on the worst piece from main stream media in 2012.

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