December 12 2015 02:13AM
If Jonathan Bernier came down to get himself feeling confident about stopping pucks, he's certainly well on his way to tearing up the NHL when he heads back. So far in his ten-day conditioning stint with the Toronto Marlies, Bernier has played in three games and faced seventy shots. Twenty-seven of those shots came on Friday night.
Like in the two games prior, he didn't allow a single one, leading the way in a 2-0 Marlies victory.
December 11 2015 12:48PM
We at The Leafs Nation dot com are focused on one thing, and one thing only; complete and total world domination. We may look like a Toronto Maple Leafs blog, but the second we have the ability to be global dictators, we're going to pounce on the opportunity.
To start that process, we've been trying to become trendy and likable on social media. The next frontier? Reddit.
December 11 2015 10:00AM
1. What's going on?
A quick look at the Leafs' ice time alone this season notes an interesting development: Mike Babcock, widely considered one of the smartest coaches in hockey, is using Matt Hunwick as a top-pairing defenseman.
This is, I think we'd all agree, not a particularly ideal situation. The 22:28 he's playing every night exceeds the 21:31 that was his previous high (in the lockout-shortened season with Colorado) and it otherwise more about 2.25 minutes per night higher than his career average. And so you have to ask: What's the thinking here?
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December 11 2015 06:30AM
Leafs fans still think Stamkos is coming, Oilers and Flames both heating up, a look back at the Evander Kane trade, Prust happy with fine for spear on Marchand, NHL expansion, 2016 draft lottery and salary cap, a big left hand, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings
December 10 2015 09:28PM
On this episode, the Stamkostastrophe, Michel Therrien, and Steve tells Adam to tell him things from time to time. Oh, and we just can't get over Game 7.