December 16 2010 08:32AM
FINALLY....DION HAS COME BACK TO CALGARY!
That's right folks. In case you haven't heard, tonight marks the first time Dion Phaneuf returns to the Saddledome since being traded for half of the 2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs last January. The same holds true for Freddie Sjostrom and hopefully Keith Aulie. How great would it be if all three suited up for the game tonight and whooped up on their former teammates? Really great is the answer.
Let's revisit that big trade shall we? The Leafs still have all three pieces they traded for: Phaneuf, Aulie, and Sjostrom. While the Flames only have Stajan and Hagman left. They lost Jamal Mayers to the Sharks in free agency and traded Ian White for Anton Babchuk for some reason. Hagman has reamined a steady 20G, 20A man for the Flames, but Stajan hasn't panned out to be that 1st line center they hoped for. As many has said in the past, the trade was a clear win for Toronto. But enough about the trade, let's talk about the game at hand.
Follow me after the jump for a look ahead at game 2 of West Coast Waffle Week.
December 15 2010 05:28PM
The helicopter drops you off at the apex of the mountain. As your chopper lifts away, you gaze down at the sea of fresh powder upon which you are about to boldly descend. Your run starts well but, as you are carving your way across the slope, you hear a low rumble. Seconds later, you are buried by an avalanche (the non-Colorado variety) of snow. It’s over. You are toast. Done for. That was the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 13th. Finished. Caput. Hasta la vista, baby! 10 losses in their last 11. Playoffs? Oh, there would be no playoffs.
December 15 2010 02:29PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20448
I also have Time-on-Attack numbers by team and period for this game. Read on to view that data along with the scoring chance statistics.
December 14 2010 11:56AM
Last week it was the
54 best teams in the East who suited up against the Leafs. This week it'll be the 2 worst teams in the West before a HNIC showdown with Vancouver on Saturday. In what is being called the West Coast Waffle week (WCW for you wrasslin' fans), the Leafs take a tour of lovely Western Canada with stops in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.
December 13 2010 11:59AM
With 3 big wins in the past 8 days for the Blue and White, including beating the hated Habs and coming from behind to beat the surprisingly flailing Washington Capitals, the Leafs are actually building some positive momentum. These wins correspond with the return of the heavy browed Captain my Captain Dion Phaneuf.
Playing big minutes and a calming force on the back end, it’s clear he has a huge impact on this young team and at only 25 himself is proving his value.