October 27 2015 02:10PM
In advance of the game against the Rangers on Friday, the Maple Leafs have made a couple of moves to shake up the lineup.
Leafs send down Byron Froese. Appears they're calling up Casey Bailey.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) October 27, 2015
October 27 2015 11:38AM
Elliotte Friedman starts every one of his 30 Thoughts articles with a heavy, in-depth lede.
His actual 30 thoughts are usually anywhere from a sentence to a small paragraph, but the heavy lede goes into depth about something thought-provoking. The topic ranges from trades to coaches, salaries to women's hockey - but this time, the topic was a salary breakdown not at the NHL level, but in the AHL.
The Toronto Marlies have a player under contract this year by the name of Justin Johnson - and his contract, according to Friedman, could be a minor league game changer.
October 27 2015 08:39AM
The Leafs lost again but no more of this sunshine and rainbows stuff. The team wasn't good enough and that's why they lost. That and Max Domi is great.
October 26 2015 08:32PM
so disappointed that max domi’s first name isn’t tyson rt if u get the joke fav if u get the joke— incarcerated bobby (@bobbycappucino) January 9, 2015
The Toronto Maple Leafs managed to lose another game, this time the Arizona Coyotes.
Those guys were supposed to be bad, right?
October 26 2015 04:15PM
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly has always appeared cool, calm and collected when he's handling the puck. The skilled 21-year-old hasn't hit 30 points in a full season yet in his career, but that will come. His plus skating ability and high end offensive awareness is plain to see, and in the offensive end of the rink he's already a top-of-the-roster quality blue-line piece.
In past seasons where Rielly has been less effective - and feel free to stop me if you've heard this one about an NHL defenseman in their very early 20s before - is on the defensive side of the puck. While that would appear to be changing rapidly at even-strength, the Maple Leafs have thrust Rielly into a key role when they're down a man and the early results have been far from pretty.
Even so, the Maple Leafs should give Rielly the rope he needs to work through his early season issues in shorthanded situations.