December 09 2015 08:19AM
As we get close to turning over a new year, it's again time to check in on how the whole Stamkos situation is shaking out in Tampa. In short, it now looks like we're starting to get near "I can't believe this still isn't done" territory, and with 83 days until the trade deadline, you can only assume this thing is going to get magnified at a new level in the coming weeks.
But while the chances of Stamkos' departure seem to be increasing, it's bringing with it the debate among Leafs fans about whether cracking the vault for him is actually the best idea.
December 09 2015 05:47AM
When Dave Poulin was fired from his role as Leafs assistant General Manager in July of 2014, many thought that it would be the last time we'd hear him say silly things about the team. After all, this was a man who considered pointed to the standings as his retort to any questioning of the team in his final year (until, they, of course, fell off a cliff and took his employment status with him).
Enter Dave Poulin, Broadcast Television Analyst.
December 08 2015 10:33PM
On this episode, the guys talk about Marchand vs. Prust, the Blues' dilemma, the death of the compensatory pick, and Adam's rant on make-up.
December 08 2015 09:16PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have seven days to go before they next take the ice in a game.. and apparently, the club will be pretty busy moving players up and down in that time.
Mike Babcock suggests that James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier will both be back next week. Garret Sparks will return to Marlies.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) December 9, 2015
The Leafs, according to TSN's Jonas Siegel, will be bringing Jonathan "Nelson Mandela" Bernier back up from the AHL's Toronto Marlies next week for the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
James Reimer, in addition, is expected to be ready to play; that means that the Leafs will no longer be carrying a goaltending tandem made up of their two AHL prospects heading into their game on the 15th.
Translation? Garret Sparks is headed back to the Toronto Marlies.
December 08 2015 08:45PM
If you didn't watch the Leafs as they took on Lou Lamoriello's old New Jersey Devils club (albeit with a heavy facelift), you honestly missed out.
What did you miss, you might ask?
You missed a pair of good goaltenders.
You missed strong offensive rushes by defensemen.
You missed special teams battles.
You missed James van Hockey scoring.
Most of all, though, you missed an onslaught of Garden State references by The Leafs Nation. And that, my friends, is a damn shame.
Game goes to a shootout. pic.twitter.com/CIPyvgLmMB— The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) December 9, 2015