Time To Get Ready For The Toronto Maple Leafs Annual

I’m not sure if you read it last year in it’s premiere edition, but today was the official launch of the 2010-2011 Maple Leafs Annual magazine. It’s a great season preview for your Toronto Maple Leafs. The nice thing about the Annual, which, in my opinion is unique is that it is almost entirely written by your favorite “independent journalists” (bloggers).

So what will you find inside the magazine?:

-Detailed player by player scouting information, advanced statistics and innovative statistical graphics for the 2010-11 roster
-An interview with GM Brian Burke on change and the outlook for 2010-11
-A look at the controversial legacy of 1960s Leafs head coach Punch Imlach, with reflections from Leaf greats Johnny Bower, Red Kelly, Dick Duff, Larry Hillman & more
-A position by position look at the 2010-11 Leafs roster
-The inside scoop on the Leafs’ 2010 off-season additions, organizational philosophy and evaluation with Leafs Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin
-A review of the 2010 draft with the perspective of Leafs head scout Dave Morrison
Statistical analysis of the importance of first round picks: can the Leafs go their own way?
-Analysis of the Leafs’ cap situation with looks at the constitution of past Cup winners
-A Nazem Kadri feature (including thoughts from Morrison and director of player development Jim Hughes) & list of the Leafs’ Top Prospects in Fall 2010 & Darkhorses
-An interview with potential sixth round steal Jerry D’Amigo
-An in-depth look at the Marlies’ season that was and will be with thoughts from head coach Dallas Eakins, Poulin, Jay Rosehill and Tim Brent
-Projections for the Leafs offense and defense
-An in-depth, goalie-by-goalie scouting evaluation of Leaf netminders (Gustavsson, Giguere, Scrivens, Reimer, Rynnas) with The Goalie Guild’s Justin Goldman
-Takes on how new media is changing coverage of the team with thoughts from MLSE social media strategist Jonathan Sinden

Yours truly was fortunate enough to participate again this year. Last year I did an off-season review this year I had the pleasure to interview Brian Burke. Yes it was a different chat than the one I did on the Pressbox.

I found copies of the magazine all over the GTA, however if you are antsy or in a different city you can pre-order here

This is a good publication folks, it’s perfect for every leaf fan and you show your support to the federation of independent journalists (it’s kinda like the royal order of water buffaloes)

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