December 05 2011 03:59PM
Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul currently sit at one and three in the NHL in scoring with a very successful first quarter to the season. Offensively, that is. On defense, there is still a lot of work to be done.
November 29 2011 04:40PM
I couldn't help but giggle a bit when I read Danny's post on the difference between the 2008 Leafs and the 2011 version. By all measures, the 2011 version is a much better hockey team and Burke built a team was scattered short on talent to a respectable club that appear to have a shot at the playoffs at the end of November despite a slew of injuries to key players.
By looking at the roster that was posted, I had to ask, where did all these people go?
Well, I had an hour to kill, so I looked through cap geek, Hockey Reference and a few other interweb resources to find out where all the members of the 2008 Toronto Maple Leafs ended up after their tenures ended in Toronto.
November 25 2011 08:19AM
News broke out of Dallas yesterday morning that James Reimer occupied the home net at Maple Leafs practice on Thursday morning. Not being a beat-writer, but taking my cues from the guys who are, I guess this presumes that Reimer will see some sort of game action soon, although Jonas Siegel speculates at TSN that it could take as many as ten days.
So how has Toronto fared in the absence of one Jimmy Reimer?
November 16 2011 02:51PM
So, Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur were both banged up last night against the Phoenix Coyotes.
News broke out today that Grabovski will miss at least two weeks. Since November games are so important, Ron Wilson was in full playoff mode and qualified the injury strictly as "lower body". Meanwhile, MacArthur left late in the second period after playing just ten shifts in the game, and Wilson wasn't discussing much about his status.
November 13 2011 02:09PM
Welcome to 'Don Cherry confused me', a Sunday-morning feature that will chronicle the silly things that Don Cherry says the night before on Coach's Corner. The feature will focus on Cherry's out-dated focus on the game and attempt to get him to understand that things happen in hockey a little bit differently than he remembers them.
"The worst you can do is get your star player killing penalties"
This is in reference to Tim Connolly, one of Don Cherry's favourites, getting injured blocking a shot on a penalty kill, presumably. Other situations wherein Connolly has gotten hurt: Even strength, powerplay, penalty shots, time outs, and team dinners.