Leafs Nation Podcast
April 01 2012 06:45PM
We've all complained about the state of the Leafs' post-lockout goaltending - and with good reason - but rarely do we get the chance to sit down and have a chat with an expert on the subject, and get a thorough evaluation of where the team is at on a player-by-player basis right down the depth chart.
Justin Goldman of the Goalie Guild (@TheGoalieGuild) and Ian (@67Sound) joined me (@JPNikota) for this week's podcast, and it was a dandy. Follow me over the jump for more.
April 01 2012 11:12AM
Because even Lowetide needs a break now and then, we decided to go with a bit of a "best of" clip show this week. Past segments featuring Sean Brown, Todd Nelson and Skip Krake are included. Fret not folks, LT will be back soon to talk about the MPS recall fiasco (amongst other things)...
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March 30 2012 12:07PM
Getting a good goaltender will go a long way toward fixing the confidence problem. It will be difficult because there will be no good free agents and it will probably cost that high first-round pick Leafs fans are expecting but it’s not impossible. Trading that pick for a good young goaltender such as Jonathan Bernier is worth the risk.
That’s David Shoalts, a national columnist for the Globe and Mail, throwing in his two cents on what the Toronto Maple Leafs should do with what increasingly looks like it’s going to be a lottery pick at this year’s NHL Entry Draft.
March 30 2012 09:08AM
Who knew, but Clarke MacArthur is a member of Tank Nation. Last night’s home game against the visiting Flyers started off as strange as any lately, with a warmup shot from MacArthur going off the knee of Jonas Gustavsson, causing the goaltender to leave the game before the puck even dropped. The Leafs, now ending the season as they started it, without a starting goalie, were forced to give the game to Jussi Rynnas, his first NHL start after coming in to relieve Gustavsson on Tuesday night.
March 30 2012 09:08AM
As all Toronto fans are aware the Maple Leafs have recently been eliminated from playoff contention. Something that we all should be aware of though is that the Toronto Marlies have the sixth best point percentage in the AHL and second best in their conference. They are also heading into the Calder Cup Playoffs.
The Marlies, being the Maple Leafs minor league affiliate, have a lot of young players that aren't quite ready for the big leagues yet on their roster. In fact, they have more first round picks since 2008 on their roster then any AHL club.
Does the Marlies being one of the best teams in the AHL give us a cause for optimism for the Leafs next year? How does AHL success translate into NHL success?
Follow me over the jump to find out.