December 05 2015 01:06PM
For a little while there, it looked like the Toronto Maple Leafs were beginning to turn things around. Climbing out of the league basement and, dare I say, within striking distance of a wildcard position, things have since fallen apart again.
With just one win in their last six games, the Leafs are once again a bottom feeder team, dead last in the Atlantic Division and 28th in the league. If you were hoping for success this year (wait, you weren't, were you?), you're going to be disappointed.
But if you were hoping for another year dedicated to rebuilding, you got it.
And if you were hoping for another high draft pick, well, the St. Louis Blues can probably help you with that.
December 05 2015 12:11PM
Not to be outdone by Andreas Johnson, Maple Leafs prospect scored his own hat trick last night in a 6-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires. They were all pretty goals; so pretty, in fact, that I made Jeff Veillette GIF all three of them for me so that I could share them with you. Stick tap to you, Jeffrey.
December 05 2015 10:01AM
Mike Babcock will be rolling the two youngest, most inexperienced netminders in the organization as his tandem this week with his 1A and 1B options both unavailable.
Ahead of the Leafs' game this evening against the St. Louis Blues, Babcock told reporters that Garret Sparks and Antoine Bibeau will be holding down the crease for the next ten days.
Mike Babcock confirms that Reimer will sit the next two games and Jonathan Bernier will remain with the Marlies.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) December 5, 2015
December 04 2015 07:30PM
When Jonathan Bernier was sent down to the Toronto Marlies on a conditioning stint, it wasn't to recover from an injury. It was to recover from a fragile state of mind; the Leafs' highest-paid goalie was 0-8-0 in his first nine appearances with the team, and his 0.888 SV% was near the bottom of the league.
Tonight, he pulled on the Marlies uniform for the first time in Rochester, and made his first step in the right direction, stopping every shot against in a 4-0 Toronto victory. Admittedly, this was a very, very easy game for Bernier.
December 04 2015 04:44PM
Friday evening the Leafs announced a series of moves that will keep things interesting in the Leafs crease. The club announced that they have reassigned forward Richard Clune to the Marlies in order to recall goalie Antoine Bibeau, with James Reimer now being listed day-to-day just one night after he made his return from a three-game absence due to injury.