November 04 2016 05:47PM
Hi everybody! It's annoying Leafs person.
WAIT! Wait... This isn't a Leafs blog.
The Nation Network overlord people thought it would be fun for me to try a weekly nation-wide post. I told them that I don't get nearly enough hate on the Sportsnet Facebook page so that sounds like a great idea.
Here's a few things I thought were noteworthy this week.
November 04 2016 11:07AM
What an Andersensational difference a week makes and the Leafs are going streaking!
November 04 2016 09:28AM
This season is only 11 games old, but it seems that with each 2-3 game chunk of this schedule, we've had a different "Whoa, [insert rookie name]" storyline to gravitate towards. If this is what life as a Leafs supporter is going to be like, establishing favourites among this trio of Matthews, Nylander, and Marner, is bound to happen. But that's part of the fun of being a fan of a non-garbage team. This is all new.
With Marner's light-up of the Sabres last night, he's the trending topic currently. Before that it was Nylander who went on his powerplay rampage. And of course, to kick things off, Matthews left a crater where the Canadian Tire Centre once stood.
Nation World HQ
November 04 2016 05:00AM
This week, we take a look at Mike Babcock's coaching tactics, Bo Horvat's progress, what's wrong with the Oilers' power play, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen
November 03 2016 09:07PM
Photo Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY SPORTS
The Toronto Maple Leafs played a bizarro-world game today, at least if your previous world was wrapped around last week. They grabbed a lead early, they held it throughout, the goaltending support was brilliant and they won despite bad fancy stats. When the narratives flip, they flip hard, it seems. Here's what went down.