October 20 2015 10:47PM
On this episode we have some Blue Jays talk, try to figure out Crosby's struggles, try to figure out what the heck is happening in Columbus, and Adam might be the worst friend/person ever with an incredible and dastardly prank.
October 20 2015 04:04PM
The Columbus Blue Jackets are off to an ugly 0-6-0 start and sport an even uglier -17 goal differential, which is worst in the NHL and far off second-last place Calgary's -9 mark. Things are so bad that GM Jarmo Kekalainen is reportedly considering both a roster shake-up via trade, and axing coach Todd Richards.
From Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts earlier today...
3. The word last weekend was [Kekalainen] wanted to make a trade before a coaching change, and he’s certainly trying. He’s looking for a defenceman who can make life harder on opposing forwards.
There are two problems. First, when you’re struggling, other GMs throw anvils instead of life jackets. Second, it can be very difficult to find trading partners this early. Most teams want to see what they’ve got.
Hi, yes. Paging the Maple Leafs?
October 20 2015 03:31PM
It seems as if the end is at hand for L'il Timmy Leiweke, who briefly swooped in and fixed everything that's wrong with the Toronto sports.
October 20 2015 09:46AM
It's no secret that the Leafs love them some stats and are very comfortable looking to the internet community to staff their Research and Development department. Kyle Dubas has staffed the department with Rob Pettapiece, Darryl Metcalf, Bruce Peter, and of course TLN's own Cam Charron so far, but the latest person they considered would have been a significant addition indeed.
October 19 2015 02:49PM
Phil Kessel's first game against the Leafs has come and gone, and it was pretty underwhelming. He didn't score. The Penguins didn't run up the numbers. Tyler Bozak stayed out of the lineup, presumably to avoid showing up his best friend. But it's behind us now, and we can focus on the important things, like continuing to lose while looking good doing so. Oh, and answering Mailbag questions, obviously.