Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 10 2013 04:00PM
Underrated in the Toronto Marlies schedule rotation is the matching up with the three teams of Texas. For the past few seasons, the blue and white have played a pair of games against the Texas Stars, Houston Aeros, and San Antonio Rampage. The road games are all played within days of each other during a road trip, giving the team a chance to adjust to several play styles in a short time. As for the road games, it gives the fans an opportunity to see something different. Today's game against Texas was particularly important, as the Stars are atop the Western Conference, with the once leading Marlies sitting back in sixth. Today was an opportunity for Toronto to gain some ground, but the gap widened instead, as the Marlies fell 3-2.
February 10 2013 02:04PM
Wow...that escalated quickly.
The Leafs completely stomped the Habs on the scoreboard, and then the shenanigans started.
February 10 2013 10:25AM
It's the storyline that's dominating SEO headlines this morning. "Did Mikhail Grabovski bite Max Pacioretty in last night's 6-0 win over the Leafs?"
The video is below. Certainly the still from above makes it look like Grabovski is eating a Pacioretty sandwich. It still leaves one unanswered question, which is a) does it really matter if Grabovski bit Pacioretty?
February 10 2013 09:31AM
Lots of good stuff after the jump – trades and transactions, NHL expansion, Craig MacTavish on his old team in Vancouver, Olympic speculation and more. Plus – a special look at the (highly impressive) results of our Jets Nation casting call.
February 09 2013 08:44PM
Image via Francois Lacasse/NHLInteractive
It's been quite a while since the Maple Leafs were on the right side of a win like this, a game where, from puck drop to final whistle, it was utter domination.
Toronto had a very strong third period in Winnipeg the other night in a comeback victory against the Jets, and they picked up that strong play in the first period in Montreal, scoring a pair of goals before le Club Hockey had bothered to try and start skating. The Leafs buzzed around the Habs' net all night, took a 4-0 lead into the third, and other than a brief special teams hiccup at the end of the second, put together a very complete performance from some of their depth players. Maybe there's something to this squad…