TLN Player Power Rankings: Feb 2, 2015

Jon Steitzer
February 02 2015 07:33AM


Welcome to the new weekly feature on TLN, Player Power Rankings (More like Powerless Rankings, amirite?) Seriously, the Leafs have been awful, and what better time to start judging them on a weekly basis. I assure you with the rankings I am 100% right in my analysis, as I have watched hockey for a long time.

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Breaking: Stamkos Chooses Own Happiness Over Playing In His Hometown

Jon Steitzer
January 23 2015 02:03PM

At 1:33 PM on Friday, January 23, 2015 the dream of Steven Stamkos playing for the Leafs officially died and Pierre LeBrun killed it.

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LGD: You have selected Regicide

Jon Steitzer
January 12 2015 03:40PM

Tonight is the battle between the team that stuck with Mike Richard's horrible contract and the team perceived to be dumb enough to trade for Mike Richard's contract. Or you can look at as a matchup between the team that Tim Leiweke claims to fixed and the team he actually fixed.Truly a battle for the ages. 

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Good Coach Hunting

Jon Steitzer
January 08 2015 10:40AM

We are still within the first few days of the post Carlyle era and damn it still feels so good. I mean, he was awful. Historically bad possession numbers, historical game seven collapse, and he successfully ran MacArthur, Grabovski, and Kulemin out of town without receiving a return on any of those players. Thankfully he was shown the door before Kadri, Gardiner, and Reimer suffered a similar fate to those previously mentioned players.

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LGD: Episode 41- A New Hope

Jon Steitzer
January 07 2015 12:03PM

I slept like a baby last night (not like my baby, but one that actually sleeps well). Food tastes better today. The sun is shining a little brighter, people are a little friendlier and every song that comes on the radio makes me want to dance.

Welcome to the post-Carlyle era.

The Leafs have anointed Peter Horachek as the interim coach officially today, and Steve Spott and Steve Staios (Manager of Player Development) will be serving as his assistants.

The Capitals are also a team playing in this game. They just played outside and had fun doing so. Their 7-1-2 record in their past 10 games is a little intimidating and it has helped move them past Toronto in the Eastern Conference standings. Braden Holtby has been great in net for the Caps this season, but you don’t play great goalies against bad teams, so the Leafs might see Justin Peters tonight.

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