November 30 2015 01:29PM
Hey, guys! It's Cat Goalieman here to do your Monday Mailbag; I've been collecting your questions since yesterday, and I'm here to provide you with all (kind of) the answers.
(FWIW, the answer is "Goat". #PatsNation4Lyfe.)
November 30 2015 12:08PM
Tonight the Leafs are playing against a team that wins the lottery more than Ms. Cleo's best customer. They are playing against a team that figured the backup goaltender for the Presidents Trophy winning team must have been just that good that he can be their number one. The Leafs are playing against a team that traded Jeff Petry and Martin Marincin while having the worst defense in the league and replaced them with Andrej Sekara, Eric Gryba, and Griffin Reinhart and declared they've improved. Tonight the Leafs play against the only team who Leafs fans can pity the fans of.
November 30 2015 10:00AM
We are at the end of November and it certainly went better than October, Thanks to Reimer. The past week was decidedly less good, and with only two games to base rankings off it makes for some interesting power rankings. The fact that the games were a shootout loss to Boston and an overflowing toilet of a performance against Washington make the Power Rankings a little more challenging. As such we'll take some liberties with them this week.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 30 2015 08:55AM
Photo Credit: Christian Bonin / TSGPhoto.com
This story begins on April 29th, 2005. A few weeks after Kyle Wellwood ended the St. John's Maple Leafs' regular season with a shootout winner immortalized on potato-era YouTube, the team was eliminated by the Manitoba Moose in the first round of the players. It was a quiet ending; a 4-0 shutout to cap off a 4-1 series, and for most teams, they'd move on with some dejection, start training, and come back in October to give it another go.
The St. John's Maple Leafs never came back.
November 30 2015 06:00AM
We've written a lot of words about William Nylander lately and just how good he's looked for the Toronto Marlies. So good, in fact, that a lot of folks want the Maple Leafs to bring him up to the big club and see if he continue his scoring ways in the NHL. Nylander is one of the best prospects in all of hockey, and his progress is making a lot of Leafs fans feel warm and fuzzy inside.
So, hey, let's not forget about Mitch Marner in the OHL, ok?
The Leafs' top pick of the 2015 NHL Draft had himself a hell of a weekend with three multipoint games in three days. On Friday, Marner assisted on three goals in London's 6-1 win over Owen Sound. On Saturday, it was a goal and assist in another win over the Attack, this time 4-1. Yesterday, Marner added another goal and two more assists in another 5-3 win over Windsor. That's eight points in three games, 27 points in 10 games this month, and a whopping 47 points in 22 games so far this season.