November 10 2013 03:39PM
Handsomest picture ever?
On this episode, the guys talk about the Leafs' last two games, the big Wiser's event, and Chris' "dream" girl.
November 10 2013 12:39PM
Dotcha love it when the Leafs play the Bruins?
The Leafs injuries are starting to show, and Paul Ranger is starting to remind me of a lost child in a mall.
November 09 2013 09:05PM
The second period may have been the best period the Toronto Maple Leafs have played this year. All that time in the zone, all of those delicious scoring chances in front, and it's a shot from the outside that winds up beating Tuukka Rask, the only goal of the night for Toronto.
For the Leafs Saturday night, it was all of their biggest problems rolled into one for most of it, unfortunately. The penalty kill, which has been bleeding goals against, gave up two. The offence dried up. They ran into a hot goaltender, and the Boston Bruins absolutely took it to Toronto physically. It seemed the national broadcaster had an iso-cam during the play on most of the Leafs on the bench. Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri, Mason Raymond, Joffrey Lupul and David Clarkson all looked a little banged up at some point. The good news is everybody seems healthy, and Toronto gets out of a back-to-back with a split. That's the goal going into these things, and the Leafs accomplished just that.
But they did not accomplish to shake off the scary ghosts of last year's playoffs and skate away with a victory. They were in it, and it was a very entertaining game—a very physical game—and the Leafs hung in there blow for blow with the Eastern Conference champions until the very. 3-1 the final after a late empty-net goal.
November 09 2013 01:50PM
Phil Kessel is nasty and Andy Frost loves bubblegum ice cream.
November 09 2013 10:23AM
I thought the Leafs weren't explicitly out-played last night. Despite getting out-shot by some outrageous number at even strength, this was like those games in the first week of the season against Ottawa and Montreal by having the raw powerplay advantage.
Obviously the big question is on James van Riemsdyk and him being switched to centre. I didn't think the breakout was particularly good for the first line last night and they didn't have a lot of transition opportunities. The Leafs didn't get their first two-on-one until overtime and Phil Kessel showed very little in the game save for his goal, which was outstanding, but he didn't get a lot of chances to attack the Devils line.
That's just in case you were wondering about my thoughts. At any rate, the Leafs won, which means Randy Carlyle has no reason to move Nazem Kadri up to the top line again. That said, Kadri's line with David Clarkson and Mason Raymond was the only one against the Devils that consistently generated offensive pressure. The Leafs are in Boston tonight, to play the team the Leafs played their five best games of the season last year in the playoffs. As far as I'm concerned, nothing else really matters about the matchup.