February 10 2015 11:03AM
Yesterday afternoon, Sportsnet's Damien Cox posted a Weekend Takeaways article online that suggested the Toronto Maple Leafs should consider retaining current General Manager Dave Nonis, despite many believing that he's as good as gone come the offseason.
While some want to sum up the entire Nonis era with the two words “David Clarkson,” a more thoughtful analysis of what he inherited from Brian Burke, what he’s done with it and overall patience with which the team has proceeded in all areas under his watch suggests Shanahan would do well to seriously consider retaining his services beyond this season.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 10 2015 08:37AM
While the Toronto Maple Leafs try to figure out which of James Reimer or Jonathan Bernier will be "the guy" for the rest of the year, their younger goaltenders are doing impressive things in the leagues below. This week, 21-year old Garret Sparks picked up Goaltender of the Week honors in the ECHL.
February 10 2015 07:01AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to be open for business in a major way at the NHL trade deadline.
That players like Mike Santorelli, Cody Franson, Daniel Winnik and even Joffrey Lupul and Tyler Bozak, two forwards who aren't far removed from being considered essential parts of the Leafs' core, are available has been reported by a variety of sources in recent weeks. On Monday though Sportsnet's Damien Cox offered up a new name, one that was absent even from Darren Dreger's big board: goaltender Jonathan Bernier.
"I wouldn't be shocked guys if they moved even Jonathan Bernier," Cox told Greg Brady and Andrew Walker during an appearance on the Brady and Walker morning show on Sportsnet 590 the Fan on Monday.
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February 09 2015 06:57PM
David Clarkson can't believe it and neither can I.
It’s been a tough month in Leafland, with the Leafs losing 11 in a row and just being inept at everything. Horachek has been a bust of a coach, Kessel has disappeared as predicted, and Bernier has had his first real flutter in an otherwise flawless Leafs career.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 09 2015 04:00PM
I'm not saying that this losing streak is in the past, but what I will say is that since the last time the Leafs lost a hockey game, about 1.05 million children have been born. That's about 40% of the population of Toronto, who have never been alive to see the Leafs lose. They, for now, are the blessed generation.
Lets answer some mailbag questions, shall we? If you ever have any, tweet myself or @TLNdc.