November 23 2015 01:32PM
You'll have to tune in and get your fill of Toronto Maple Leafs hockey action tonight, because it's going to be a long week for you otherwise. After tonight's game, the U.S. Thanksgiving schedule kicks in and the Leafs won't play again until Saturday night. On the plus size, that just means that Toronto has a full week of Mike Babcock practices, so I'll accept nothing less than a finely-tuned puck possession team come next weekend's date with the Washington Capitals. I predict Ovechkin won't even get a shot off.
But hey, let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Leafs play Boston tonight, and here's your primer...
November 22 2015 10:49AM
Did you forget that Petter Granberg was actually on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster? Yeah, so did a lot of people.
Granberg has been out with an Achilles injury since the offseason and hasn't appeared in any games for the Leafs or Marlies yet this season. And as the 6'3, 201lb defender was technically a Leaf to begin the season, he needed to clear waivers in order to suit up for the Marlies.
Well, that didn't happen. A claim was made and the Leafs have lost Granberg to the Nashville Predators.
November 21 2015 09:33PM
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
When James Reimer arrived on the scene in 2010, former Leafs head coach Ron Wilson joked that Toronto fans were too eager to build a statue of Reimer outside the Air Canada Centre. Well, jokes on you Ron. You were fired years ago, and James is still here stopping pucks like a legend.
I mean, he's not winning, but that's not the point...
Despite Reimer, the Boston Bruins came out ahead tonight with a 2-0 win over the Leafs. Here's your recap.
November 20 2015 09:24PM
James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Another win, another two points in the standings. It's no big deal anymore, as the Leafs have gone 6-2-2 in their last 10 games after a 2-1 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. Not to sound like one of those mathletes, but Toronto now sits only three points out of a wildcard spot.
Have the Leafs mastered Babcock's system? Has the organization found itself a true, number one goaltender? Is this a playoff team?
I mean, no... no... and no. None of that. But you're still probably enjoying this little run if you're not a card-carrying member of Tank Nation.
November 20 2015 02:06PM
Just days ago, TSN's Bob McKenzie let it be known that it's doubtful two of the Toronto Maple Leafs' top prospects - William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen - would be released for the World Junior Championships next month.
It's easy to forget that both players are even still eligible for the tournament, considering they're already contributing at the AHL level - but is it smart to hold them back from this one-or-twice-or-thrice in a lifetime experience? Does either player benefit from attending? Does it hurt their development to 'drop down' and play against lesser competition for a few weeks? We asked our esteemed Roundtable...