September 21 2013 01:29PM
Leaf legend. Four-time Sanley Cup champion. Cancer survivor.
Hardcore Leafs fans know his name right away.
Bobby Baun is best remembed for his heroics, courage, and perhaps partial insanity in the 1964 Stanley Cup Final against Detroit. After blocking a shot, Baun was stretchered off the ice during the sixth game of the series, only to return to action later in the game and score the overtime-winner. That goal forced a seventh game which Baun played in and the Leafs won, securing their third consecutive Stanley Cup. It was later revealed that Baun had broken his leg in game six.
September 21 2013 09:40AM
A few days ago, Ryan Fancey took a look at several Leafs forwards and their fantasy value. Some time between then and now, Leafs Nations readers' luck changed and now you have me writing about the defencemen. Take a look-see here and find out what's going on with the Leafs blueliners - and how they can or can't help your fantasy team.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 20 2013 07:55PM
The Toronto Marlies entered day three of training camp a little bigger then when I first checked in on Wednesday. On that afternoon, the team re-added defenceman Jesse Blacker, and rookie Tyler Biggs to the roster, but both missed practice yesterday and made debuts today. Also making his debut was winger Stefan Legein, who is here on a professional tryout contract.
Unlike the day 1 post, there isn't much to say (other than maybe some credit deserves to be given to Jerry D'Amigo and Brad Ross, who were out doing skating drills with Barb Underhill at least a half hour before scheduled start) No new ground was really broken, and the quotes I've got are being saved for other things. So, to make up for it, here's a bunch of photos again:
September 20 2013 12:35PM
Last night in New Jersey marked the first time you saw two players in a National Hockey League game circumvent the new rule where a player cannot remove his own helmet prior to a fight. Instead Brett Gallant and Krys Barch politely removed each other’s before throwing punches.
September 20 2013 11:17AM
Get Kessel the puck and you essentially have a friend for life. Bozak understands this better than most and that is why their relationship works. He knows his limitations. He is not Joe Thornton or Jason Spezza. Instead, the no-frills puck distributor models his game after Boston’s Patrice Bergeron, a player who might not finish in the top 30 in scoring but who does so many other things — winning faceoffs, killing penalties, being strong defensively — that ultimately help his team win games.
Here we go again...