February 04 2015 09:00AM
Last night was hilarious. Jonathan Bernier nicks himself with his skate and has to leave the game to get fixed up. James Reimer relieves him for the briefest of moments, and gets pulled when Bernier is ready to return. Bernier then gives up two goals and the Nashville Predators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs for their tenth straight loss. What a riot!
February 04 2015 06:00AM
To start off the year we decided to have another round of the always loveable NationDrafts! Unfortunately, the pool ended without the fanfare that I feel that it deserved. Things ended without our winners getting the day in the sun that they're pale blotchy skin so desperately deserves. With that, I present the winners of the NationDrafts pool.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 03 2015 09:11PM
You know what? I'm just going to get straight to the point with this one - this loss, in my eyes, is worse than the 9-2 loss that the Predators laid on this team earlier in the season. At least that game was a known lost cause from basically the beginning. This one? It had a glimmer of hope, and a plot twist which, though everyone knew it was coming, was one that logic would typically imply to be impossible. But here we are. Ten straight. How can you even be mad? This team is the greatest non-Shakespeare tragic comedy in the history of humanity. That's barely even hyperbole.
February 03 2015 04:27PM
Use the Janice voice and say it with me: "Oh. My. God."
In a Tuesday edition of Insider Trading on TSN, Darren Dreger unveiled what we'll call his "Big Board."
"First of all," Dreger began. "(Maple Leafs general manager) Dave Nonis has reached out to a number of general managers to say, 'you know what, we're not ready to put the for sale sign up just yet, but get your offers ready. If there's a particular player you want, get your offers ready because we're going to do that at any time moving forward in the days ahead.'"
On the block are some of the nams we'd expect, including Cody Franson and Daniel Winnik. Tyler Bozak at 60 percent though? All caps: WOW.
February 03 2015 04:00PM
Meet Jonathan Bernier. He’s a well mannered 26 year old, who struggles with world history and 140 foot shots. Other than that Jonathan is a pretty swell guy, devilishly handsome and he’s about to get paid.
On the surface this seems pretty straight forward. Bernier is a good goaltender and good goaltenders get paid good money in the NHL. The complication arrives with the fact that the Leafs do not have good money to spend at the moment, and with the Canadian dollar tanking harder than the Sabres, it doesn’t look like relief will coming anytime soon. That could change if some team decides that Clarkson is the missing piece in their Stanley Cup dynasty team, but for now let’s assume money is limited. If you’re so inclined, join me on a winding journey of fuzzy logic on what can be done to address the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending situation.