Bern-ing Cap Space

Jon Steitzer
February 03 2015 04:00PM

Meet Jonathan Bernier. He’s a well mannered 26 year old, who struggles with world history and 140 foot shots. Other than that Jonathan is a pretty swell guy, devilishly handsome and he’s about to get paid.

On the surface this seems pretty straight forward. Bernier is a good goaltender and good goaltenders get paid good money in the NHL. The complication arrives with the fact that the Leafs do not have good money to spend at the moment, and with the Canadian dollar tanking harder than the Sabres, it doesn’t look like relief will coming anytime soon. That could change if some team decides that Clarkson is the missing piece in their Stanley Cup dynasty team, but for now let’s assume money is limited. If you’re so inclined, join me on a winding journey of fuzzy logic on what can be done to address the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending situation.

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The Steve Dangle Podcsat - Feb 3, 2015 - Not Like St. Louis

Steve Dangle
February 03 2015 02:02PM

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On this episode, the Super Bowl, Leafs, a St. Louis story and more.

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TLN Top Twenty Leafs Prospects Midterm Rankings: #20 to #16

Justin Fisher
February 03 2015 01:00PM

#20 - Christopher Gibson

Christopher Gibson is the lowest ranked goaltender on our list. In theory, this wouldn't be a particularly good look, but in practice, the young trio have played so well that they've improved our emphasis on the position in the midterms. Gibson is having a pretty strong year as the Marlies' time-splitter; over 22 games, he's posted a 0.918 save percentage and earned himself a shutout. 

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LGD: New month, same losing streak

Ryan Fancey
February 03 2015 10:39AM

The Leafs are in Nashville tonight trying to break out of a losing streak that has now reached nine games. January was not kind to Toronto (on a historic level), and now the organization and its fanbase seem to be entering all-out sell and tank mode, which is a good thing overall, if it's for real. 

February should be an important month for the team off the ice, leading up to the March 2nd trade deadline. Let's see how much that's influenced by what happens on it.

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Dreger: Blues, Maple Leafs potentially linked in trade chatter

Thomas Drance
February 03 2015 07:55AM

The St. Louis Blues have enjoyed good luck trading with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the recent past - Alex Steen for Lee Stempniak anyone? Anybody? Hello? - so it makes sense that Doug Armstrong and company might be interested in transacting with the Maple Leafs again in the not too distant future.

Beyond the respective club's recent transaction logs, the two teams could fit as trade partners simply because of where they're at in their respective rebuilding cycles. The Maple Leafs, as we know, are in long-term thinking mode, if not all-out tear down mode. The Blues meanwhile have been knocking on the door for a few years, but haven't been out of the second round yet. Potential buyer, meet potential seller.

Let's get into it further on the other side of the jump.

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