February 17 2015 09:00AM
The tear down of the Leafs and starting from scratch is being well-received by most fans. But coming with it is the talk of how it is going to take four, five, maybe more years to get it done. People point to the hard times in Chicago and Tampa Bay before they became competitive, or how Edmonton has been rebuilding forever and is still bad.
February 17 2015 07:37AM
Leafs recall Sam Carrick. Smith is banged up right now.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) February 17, 2015
This will be the third call-up for Carrick, who has already punched in a couple five game stints with the big club in November and January. In ten appearances with the Leafs, he has yet to register a point, albeit playing only 5:17 per night on average.
February 16 2015 03:02PM
Even though he hasn't dressed for the team yet, all eyes were on the recently acquired Brendan Leipsic after today's game between the Toronto Marlies and the Binghamton Senators. That caught him a bit off guard, but he took the time to speak to the media regardless. "It’s cool." said Leipsic of the surprise scrum. "You know, coming from Milwaukee, [there's] obviously not too much media attention like Toronto."
February 16 2015 02:27PM
There's no greater feeling for a prospect than finally stepping foot on the home ice of your NHL team's arena. It usually signifies that your hard work has paid off, as you've made it to the biggest stage there is. This long weekend, however, brings a bunch of Leafs and Senators hopefuls to those rinks for a different reason - to represent their AHL clubs.
February 16 2015 12:31PM
Ah, Family Day. It's the holiday that we made up because we needed time off in the middle of a month famous for being cold and making couples remember to go on a date. The latter has passed, and the former is at its peak; I don't understand why anybody would want to go outside today. I don't know how many of you are spending today with your families, but I do know that a few of you spent a minute or two asking me questions, which I'm here to answer.