January 09 2016 08:18PM
In the pregame post earlier today, I complained that every time I count the Toronto Maple Leafs out, they seem to pull out a win. So, I called it the other way. I predicted the Leafs would handily beat the San Jose Sharks by a score of 5-1, and that Tyler Bozak would score two goals.
Never. Ever. Listen to me.
The Sharks made quick work of the Leafs tonight, taking advantage of a completely brain-dead Toronto team that could neither score a goal or prevent one from being scored on them. San Jose gets the 7-0 shutout win, and I feel great embarrassment and will never write another pregame post again.
January 09 2016 07:10PM
We've finally got an update on William Nylander's status following a blindside hit-to-the-head that knocked him out of the World Juniors Championships, and unfortunately, it's not great.
According to Damien Cox on Saturday Headlines, Nylander's concussion symptoms prevented him from flying back to Toronto from Helsinki until this past Wednesday. Now that he's back and under the Leafs medical staff's care, he'll begin his return-to-play concussion protocol.
January 09 2016 01:33PM
The last time these two teams met just a few weeks back, Garret Sparks got the start and immediately got injured. Jonathan Bernier would come on in relief and give up five goals in a 5-4 OT loss to the Sharks. Tonight, Bernier will get an opportunity to exact some revenge. Not only for the loss, but for the loss of his goaltending comrade.
We miss you, Garret. <3
January 08 2016 11:27PM
The World Juniors are over, but the Toronto Marlies' teenage wunderkinds still aren't around. Kasperi Kapanen is presumably busy being a national hero while William Nylander is back in Toronto getting rest and evaluation from team doctors as they find a way to best address his upper-body injury.
Thankfully for the team, there are a ton of roster players willing to keep those spots for another game or two, including a new face. Jeremy Morin, acquired a few days prior from the Chicago Blackhawks, made his debut for the team and found his way onto the scoresheet of a 3-0 victory.
January 08 2016 02:50PM
Despite being a bad and/or awful hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs are somehow earning points and, dare I say, creeping into the playoff picture. But where will they actual finish in the standings after 82 games. More importantly, where will they draft? Our Roundtable discusses...