November 22 2015 08:47AM
The "James Reimer vs. the World" strategy only works so many times as the Leafs lose 2-0 in the land of nightmares and broken dreams.
November 21 2015 09:33PM
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When James Reimer arrived on the scene in 2010, former Leafs head coach Ron Wilson joked that Toronto fans were too eager to build a statue of Reimer outside the Air Canada Centre. Well, jokes on you Ron. You were fired years ago, and James is still here stopping pucks like a legend.
I mean, he's not winning, but that's not the point...
Despite Reimer, the Boston Bruins came out ahead tonight with a 2-0 win over the Leafs. Here's your recap.
November 21 2015 08:49PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate their centennial season in 2017-18, although they didn't adopt the Maple Leafs nickname until 1927.
As one of the NHL's oldest and most storied franchises, it'll come as no surprise that the NHL itself will similarly be celebrating its centennial season that year. And you know what that means: gimmicks, gimmicks and more gimmicks.
The NHL's grandest gimmick of all is the outdoor game. The Maple Leafs were able to play in one a few years ago - who will ever forget Randy Carlyle's famous battle with a toaster oven - but Toronto has never hosted a game, despite the metropolis' status as the unquestioned centre of the hockey universe. It seems that may change in the near future, although the Maple Leafs aren't the only team hoping to host an outdoor game in 2017.
November 21 2015 07:11PM
Stepping into Ricoh Coliseum this afternoon was a much different experience than the start of the season. It was a lot more... full. Not surprising, given that the team doesn't aggressively market before its big November road trip, but it was nice to see a return of the typical crowd of 6-7000 fans.
They weren't the only ones making a return, though. Marlies forward Kasperi Kapanen played his first game since November 6th and delivered a performance that impressed Sheldon Keefe.
November 21 2015 06:04PM
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Boston Bruins super pest Brad Marchand isn't just an annoying, dirty, occasionally dangerous opponent - he's also really, really good. That's what makes him a super pest, and not just a pest.
In the first period of Saturday night's game between the Maple Leafs and the Bruins, Marchand's full array of skills were on display. For Morgan Rielly, that meant being unceremoniously undressed as Marchand went through the young Maple Leafs defender - twice! - to set up a dangerous chance at a scoring chance. For Leo Komarov, that meant taking a dangerous knee-on-knee hit in the neutral zone.