April 01 2013 01:54PM
So Dave Nonis held a small conference in Toronto this morning. No particular purpose I can see, just to update folks on the looming trade deadline and the Maple Leafs' approach. There's a full transcript at the Globe & Mail and I wanted to focus on Nonis' comments about his team's goaltenders.
Is adding experience in goal part of your thinking?
Nonis: Experience and depth. We feel like where we are with our goaltending with the Marlies as it’s been pretty good. But there’s not a lot of playoff experience with those goalies. We’d like to get them some… If we had someone there that played a lot of playoff games, some NHL playoff games, and was a real good third, then we wouldn’t be in the market at all. But having someone there that could help in the event that we would need them would just make sense for us. But I have to caution everybody that it’s only if it makes sense for us and if the price tag is reasonable. If not, we’re comfortable with what we have.
April 01 2013 10:09AM
April 01 2013 04:52AM
"Lousy Smarch weather..."
A few thoughts to kick off your week, and previewing the things we'll look at on this blog in Toronto Maple Leafs analysis, while we wait for the eternity between Leafs games...
March 31 2013 12:05PM
On todays' caffeine and chocolate induced hallucination of a video, I imagine what it would be like for Lupul and Kadri to have a buddies sitcom, and for Brett Lawrie to have his own talk show.
March 30 2013 09:22PM
Apparently, former No. 1 overall pick Chris Phillips couldn't contain Nazem Kadri tonight. But hold on to something, it gets weirder.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are now two points back of the Boston Bruins. They are five points back of the division lead. There are 12 games to go in the season. This season is nothing short of incredible so far, and the Leafs have quickly turned a five-game slide into "points in eight straight games" and have now won four of five, and two of those wins have come against likely playoff opponents.
Latest victim was the Ottawa Senators. The Leafs got a hat-trick from Nazem Kadri and another goal from Joffrey Lupul, who was dipped in the River Styx as a child and was made immune to shooter regression. Final score 4-0. James Reimer with the shutout and the Leafs clinch the season series against the Sens.