Report: Toronto Maple Leafs in on Jonathan Bernier

Cam Charron
June 21 2013 03:11PM

There are now three separate media outlets and humans reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have more than a casual interest in the Los Angeles Kings' backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier.

Bernier is the same age as James Reimer, as half as much NHL experience and not as high of a save percentage in that brief span. If the Maple Leafs were to be making a deal for Bernier, they would be paying purely for potential because there just isn't enough evidence on the surface showing that Bernier has what it takes to be a capable starter in the NHL.

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PRAY FOR CALGARY

Wanye
June 21 2013 11:53AM

 

Terrible times today for our neighbours down the QEII highway as 100,000 people in 26 communities have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding by recent heavy rains.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - June 21, 2013 "Don't Beat It Too Hard"

Steve Dangle
June 20 2013 11:51PM

 

On this episode, Sarah Connors phones in to talk about the Bruins' loss in Game 4, Adam and Steve talk Leafs (obvi), ans Steve challenges North Korea in a bid for a KHL team.

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What did locked-out NHL players make in the KHL?

Steve Dangle
June 20 2013 10:25AM

 

Since there is no KHL version of CapGeek, this little tidbit might interest you.

The KHL posted this on Thursday. The details are interesting. Full disclosure. 

As part of its continuing policy of financial transparency, the Kontinental Hockey League has published the total payments made by each club to locked-out NHL players hired during the dispute. These payments were made in accordance with last September’s amendment to KHL Regulations governing the signing by KHL clubs of NHL players in the event of a lockout. Those NHL men who played for KHL clubs during the lockout delighted the fans with displays of supreme skill and talent, setting a standard for world class performance and maintaining this standard throughout the season. The Kontinental Hockey League is therefore confident that the disclosure of such information can only have a positive effect on the game of hockey.

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Mythbusters: Tyler Bozak edition

Cam Charron
June 20 2013 09:00AM


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This website likes to encourage as much conversation as possible, and generally that means we want readers and contributors to challenge their own personal beliefs and biases and look at hockey from a different perspective.

Somehow in all that, Tyler Bozak has gotten caught up in the cross-fire. Myself and Jeffler have spilled many, many words about the Leafs' need to ditch Bozak as a first line centreman option.

There is no shred of objective data that exists that shows that Bozak is a reasonable option as a Top Six centreman in the NHL. I keep scouring for any sort of information that would point me to a different conclusion. The guy was a first line centreman for a playoff team, right? So what am I missing? Is there a different way that I can look at the numbers as they're presented and change my mindset?

It's not likely. At least, not with the two most common defences of Tyler Bozak I get via Twitter. Read on.

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