November 02 2015 06:32AM
A lot of people deserve some level of blame for the Toronto Maple Leafs' slow start, but after a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night - the team's sixth straight loss - a lot of that blame became very focused on the goaltending.
That might not be entirely fair, considering the Leafs offered nothing in the way of goal support for their netminders, but here we are. Toronto will need to start weighing their options in goal and ask themselves three questions... Do we need to upgrade? At what cost? And to what end?
November 01 2015 04:23PM
For now, at least, Marc Arcobello is the victim of a numbers game in Toronto. Hanging on to a roster spot with the Leafs requires you to either have a core asset, or be able to do something that stands out from your peers.
Unfortunately for Arcobello, he doesn't fit either side of the coin. He's a new member of the team on a one-year, $1.1 million contract, and he wasn't really contributing on the ice. Yes, his 11:20 of average ice time wasn't particularly high, but through seven games played, he had zero points and largely pedestrian possession numbers. Particularly when your team is bleeding losses, you're not going to get much benefit of the doubt.
Such is the story of much of his NHL career; he's never strung together more than half a season with a single team. But in the AHL, he's a different beast.
November 01 2015 11:23AM
Ranting about what it's like to watch this team, why booing Kessel doesn't make sense to me, and how the Leafs might have just awoken a monster in Pittsburgh.
November 01 2015 11:20AM
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Injured Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust won halloween.
This weekend the second year forward dressed up as a hot dog - not a sandwich - labelled with a sign that said 'Property of Phil'.
November 01 2015 09:10AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won only a single game during the entire month of October.