February 03 2015 04:00PM
Meet Jonathan Bernier. He’s a well mannered 26 year old, who struggles with world history and 140 foot shots. Other than that Jonathan is a pretty swell guy, devilishly handsome and he’s about to get paid.
On the surface this seems pretty straight forward. Bernier is a good goaltender and good goaltenders get paid good money in the NHL. The complication arrives with the fact that the Leafs do not have good money to spend at the moment, and with the Canadian dollar tanking harder than the Sabres, it doesn’t look like relief will coming anytime soon. That could change if some team decides that Clarkson is the missing piece in their Stanley Cup dynasty team, but for now let’s assume money is limited. If you’re so inclined, join me on a winding journey of fuzzy logic on what can be done to address the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending situation.
February 03 2015 02:02PM
On this episode, the Super Bowl, Leafs, a St. Louis story and more.
February 03 2015 01:00PM
#20 - Christopher Gibson
February 03 2015 10:39AM
The Leafs are in Nashville tonight trying to break out of a losing streak that has now reached nine games. January was not kind to Toronto (on a historic level), and now the organization and its fanbase seem to be entering all-out sell and tank mode, which is a good thing overall, if it's for real.
February should be an important month for the team off the ice, leading up to the March 2nd trade deadline. Let's see how much that's influenced by what happens on it.
February 03 2015 07:55AM
The St. Louis Blues have enjoyed good luck trading with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the recent past - Alex Steen for Lee Stempniak anyone? Anybody? Hello? - so it makes sense that Doug Armstrong and company might be interested in transacting with the Maple Leafs again in the not too distant future.
Beyond the respective club's recent transaction logs, the two teams could fit as trade partners simply because of where they're at in their respective rebuilding cycles. The Maple Leafs, as we know, are in long-term thinking mode, if not all-out tear down mode. The Blues meanwhile have been knocking on the door for a few years, but haven't been out of the second round yet. Potential buyer, meet potential seller.
Let's get into it further on the other side of the jump.