Andreas Johnson Scores Hat Trick in SHL

Justin Fisher
December 03 2015 02:07PM

Here's a little midweek prospect news for you. Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson just scored three goals for his Frolunda side in a 6-3 romp over Skelleftea. 

It's often difficult for the average joe to find tape of SHL games and highlights, so a big stick tap to Habs Eye on the Prize writer @Zeb_Habs for putting together the following GIFs, even if they really were meant for third-best Leafs blog Pension Plan Puppets...

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LGD: Get Wild

Justin Fisher
December 03 2015 01:48PM

Looking to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat in Winnipeg just last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to St. Paul, Minnesota for a date with the dumbest-named team in the NHL. Most teams are named after something with historical importance, or at least after a feared alpha predator. 

But the Wild? "Hello, and welcome to Minnesota. There is literally nothing here."

Still, that doesn't take away from the fact that this team is half-decent. And that means they're better than the Leafs (most are), so if you're still licking your Jets-inflicted wounds, you may want to prepare yourself for another upset.

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Garret Sparks Named ECHL Alumnus of the Month, Which is a Thing, Apparently...

Justin Fisher
December 03 2015 09:57AM

Garret Sparks is piling up accolades like the Winnipeg Jets pile up goals.

Too soon?

But seriously, there are two very big pieces of news here, so let's break it all down...

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LFR9 - Game 25 - Dumpster - Tor 1, Wpg 6

Steve Dangle
December 03 2015 09:02AM

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Lots of Leafs should be embarrassed by that game. Garret Sparks isn't one of them.

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The Maple Leafs are boring and I have analytics to prove it #MyColumn

Bobby Cappuccino
December 03 2015 07:00AM

Most people look back as the Carlylera (that's "Carlyle era" conveniently shortened to make it more efficient) as a negative. "The team played in an unsustainable way", people say. And sure, that's probably true (although we'll never know, as Carlyle's time was unfortunately cut short). But there is something the Carlylera was good for: entertainment. The same can't be said for the Mikera (short for "Mike Babcock era") thus far. 

And this isn't just my opinion. There is data to back it up. 

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