Pension Plan Puppets
March 14 2012 06:07AM
Brian Burke is an outsized personality in a business in which the majority are content to hide any shred of personality behind rote answers to questions. Burke is always willing to make his point loudly and memorably. From "proper levels of pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence" to his rant against the rats' takeover of the NHL when the big guy speaks, people kind of remember what he says and assume it's always true and consistent.
But should they? Well, I'm not sold.
March 13 2012 08:27PM
A brutal effort all around for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who didn't muster any first period offense and were absolutely brutal on special teams leading to a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers that is pretty well the final nail in the coffin for their playoff hopes. I'm sure at this point in the season, the process means little to Leafs fans, but you might be interested to see how they're doing as we head into the summer...
For full scoring chance numbers, including individual chances taken and created as well as the Statistical Three Stars, click past the jump.
Leafs Nation Podcast
March 13 2012 12:35PM
Where do we go from here?
Leafs fans can only sit and stare with vacant expressions at the current standings. What the heck is Brian Burke going to do to right this ship? If this team is going to win a Stanley Cup before Phil Kessel's current contract expires, many things remain to be done, and Burke is running out of time to do them.
Mike Forbes (a.k.a. mf37 over at PPP) joins Danny Gray and I (JP Nikota) for this podcast to discuss the off-season future for the Leafs.
March 12 2012 11:19PM
Once again, it’s been a bit since we’ve taken a look at the Nation Network standings. For the vast majority of those 40 days, it’s been my fault for putting it off. Yesterday, it was the fault of the good folks at Oilers Nation for writing so many things.
March 11 2012 09:26AM
An interesting article appeared in the Globe and Mail yesterday, an article that suggested Hockey Night in Canada’s problems with the NHL go well beyond the Don Cherry/Brian Burke feud.