Pension Plan Puppets
September 21 2011 08:06PM
Image courtesy of @BroadStHockey
As if hockey fans needed any reminder that garbage players like Jody Shelley do not belong in the NHL. Thankfully, for those that still refuse to acknowledge reality, a hearty reality check was in place. Twitter blew up as there were a number of dirty hits in the NHL tonight and unfortunately, Darryl Boyce was a victim. The strange thing is that the Leafs iced noted pugilist
Colton Orr and his understudy Jay Rosehill and yet despite that deterrent famed scumbag Jody Shelley from laying a blatant hit from behind.
More of Shelley's handiwork after the jump
September 21 2011 11:37AM
With a new season come new hockey magazines, many of which offer some insight into the Toronto Maple Leafs. After the jump, Leafs Nation will look at what eight different publications had to say about the fortunes of the blue and white – ranked by where each publication projects the Leafs to finish in 2011-12.
September 21 2011 10:14AM
I hear last night's game against Philly was fantastic and a great time was had by all. I didn't watch the game because it was the preseason. However I know some of you like to watch preseason hockey even if personally it serves only to enrage me when things go poorly so here's a preview.
September 21 2011 05:47AM
Look, it's the pre-season. These games are a chance for the guys who know their job is safe to their legs under them, they guys on the bubble to prove the belong, and everyone else to show management what they can offer the team in the future. The only thing we should take away from tonight is that: Oh man are the Marlies going to be fun to watch this year.
September 20 2011 01:54PM
With the Maple Leafs boasting a deep group of defensemen, there will naturally be competition for ice-time. Beyond Dion Phaneuf, Luke Schenn and John-Michael Liles – the sure things – the Leafs still possess one-time marquee free agent Mike Komisarek, summer addition Cody Franson, and Carl Gunnarsson, whose poise earned him increased ice-time as the season went on.
None of those latter three are currently being slated for a top-four role, however. Instead, it seems highly likely that Keith Aulie, the 22-year old who came over from Calgary with Dion Phaneuf, will start the season as Phaneuf’s partner in the top-four. Is he ready for that role?