Pension Plan Puppets
February 26 2012 12:57PM
"I hate each and every one of you media dirtbags"
Editor's Note: This is an entry in our search for Fresh Blood at TLN. Every possible contributor will get three posts to strut their stuff and then we'll ask you readers to help us choose who is going to join.
BY: RYAN FANCEY @RFANCEY3
If there's any doubt right now about whether the Leafs are in free-fall mode, there shouldn't be. This is the definition of plummeting. The team is torpedoing down through the standings, and right now it's the goaltenders who are rightfully taking a lot of the heat.
But now, as expected, the head coach is taking his fair share as well. Whether it's warranted or not is still up in the air, and will be debated over by many in the next few days until either (a) Wilson is canned, or (b) the Leafs turn this thing around.
February 26 2012 11:00AM
It was trade deadline eve, eve this Saturday and all of hockey fans thoughts turned to rumors and speculation. Monday will likely turn out to be slightly less interesting for Oilers faithful now that Hemsky has signed, but that doesn't mean they and some of the other Nations teams won't be making a move or two. This week, Allan investigates what the Jets, Flames, Leafs and Canucks are thinking heading into the frenzy.
This is Nation Radio
February 25 2012 02:30PM
The move wasn't exactly a big surprise, but it was nevertheless exciting. The Leafs waiving Jay Rosehill and Darryl Boyce was good news all around, but especially so for Matt Frattin.
Pension Plan Puppets
February 25 2012 09:30AM
Editor's Note: This is an entry in our search for Fresh Blood at TLN. Every possible contributor will get three posts to strut their stuff and then we'll ask you readers to help us choose who is going to join.This is blog post #3 for Matt.
BY: MATT STEPHEN @MATTYSTEPHEN
Every team has a few marquee players that can provide a face and brand for the franchise, something for fans to grab hold of. The current incarnation of the Leafs should have enough star power in their two Art Ross candidates Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel, as well as a recognizable captain in Phaneuf. However, it's still hard to put your finger on a cohesive personality for this team, unlike, for example, when Sundin led a likeable (at least off-ice) group including Tie Domi, Darcy Tucker, and the late Wade Belak.
February 24 2012 06:56AM
I think most of us can recognize that the Leafs currently have more trouble preventing goals than they do scoring them, but that doesn't mean that Brian Burke shouldn't add to his forward corps if a good player comes available. It wouldn't take a Rick Nash or a Dustin Brown to improve this current Leafs' forward group either; there are other names out there, I'm sure, that could help the Leafs that aren't being discussed on message boards all over the internet.