November 04 2015 12:11PM
The great thing about numbers is that, in the long run, they're typically less deceiving than your eyes. After all, they don't measure how you get it done; they measure if you do it, which is the primary object of the game. With that said, numbers can be just as useless, if not more useless than the "eye test" at the start of a season; the samples are often much too small to gain any real insight from.
Garret Sparks' first month of the season is a good example of this.
November 04 2015 06:00AM
Following his two goal performance, twitter was buzzing with the notion that it’s time to trade Lupul now that there’s perceived value.
Joffrey Lupul's stock going up faster than Apple after a product launch pic.twitter.com/KZqQtf5H5d— The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) November 3, 2015
Now, I’m willing to grant that a number of these tweets are sarcastic and made in jest, but I feel it’s worth diving into whether or not it’s actually possible to trade Joffrey Lupul for any kind of meaningful return.
November 03 2015 11:36AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs were short a few bodies at practice today, as Tyler Bozak, James van Riemsdyk, and Jonathan Bernier were nowhere to be seen. A statement like that might make you think trade or catastrophe, but in reality, the trio is unlikely to add up to much time missed.
November 03 2015 11:26AM
November 03 2015 10:38AM
Mike Babcock is about to win a lot of games at the Air Canada Centre. No, the Leafs hasn't fixed themselves, and they probably aren't about to go on a superhuman tear to win the East. Rather, Mike Babcock is going to get himself a side job that allows him to live out his dreams.