LFR6 - Game 1 - Kadri & Company

Steve Dangle
January 20 2013 02:26PM

Finally! The Leafs are back and so are LFR videos! Check out game one!

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Toronto re-signs Joffrey Lupul for five years

Cam Charron
January 20 2013 11:36AM

Not a bad weekend for Joffrey Lupul. A win on opening day, and a $26-million payday.

Toronto was rumoured to be in discussions with Lupul last night, and today they inked him to a five-year extension. Lupul was slated to be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Joffrey Lupul has some offensive talent and bounced around the league with stints in Anaheim, Edmonton, and Philadelphia before clicking on Toronto's top line with Phil Kessel. Since then, he's boosted his assist totals, and has produced like a dynamic offensive player worth of extension.

But the contract is problematic, especially locking up a player with a track record like Lupul's. Here's why:

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Best of the Nation – 1.20.13

Jonathan Willis
January 20 2013 09:36AM

It’s been a crazy week here at the Nations. With the end to the lockout, every team around the league scrambled to get their clubs ready to go in just a week; we saw some trades, some buyouts and a whole mess of low-end free agent signings. Today, we recap the week that was.

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Scrivens stops 21, Leafs top Canadiens 2-1 in opener

Cam Charron
January 19 2013 08:46PM

Toronto won its season opener 2-1 on the road in Montreal, with goals coming from Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri. Montreal was without one of its best players on offence and defence, PK Subban, and looked flat to start the season. Randy Carlyle's defensive system wasn't a good matchup for the rusty Habs, who were forced to the perimeter for much of the game and didn't mount an attack until the third period, when it was too late to come back.

So the Leafs improve to 1-0, again, on a snowy Saturday night in Montreal. How perfect is that? Recap below.

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Leafs vs Habs: Game Day Preview

Steve Dangle
January 19 2013 12:29PM

 

 It's back!

Howdy, folks! Cam locked himself out of his house (I suspect Bettman did it) so I'll be giving you your Leafs pre-game blog. Here's a quick run-down of the essentials.

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