January 22 2014 05:27PM
I guess one way to be more like the Los Angeles Kings is to trade with the Los Angeles Kings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs swapped minor league forwards with Los Angeles this evening, sending Andrew Crescenzi to the Kings for right winger Brandon Kozun.
January 22 2014 06:17AM
(Photo: @GSparks40 )
#15 - Garret Sparks - G (Toronto, AHL)
January 22 2014 03:34AM
The Leafs have won six straight games, so naturally I started talking about the playoffs.
Oh - and Dion Phaneuf's hat.
January 21 2014 10:13PM
In our Grade 8 English class, we were taught that there are three types of conflict for a narrative: Man versus Man, Man versus Nature, Man versus Himself. It seems an awful lot like the Leafs are angling for that third type. Oh, they decisively beat the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday night, with a late empty net goal by Jay McClement giving the Leafs a 5-2 win, but they didn't make it easy. That's six in a row, which came after a long losing streak where the team looked absolutely dead in the water.
It seems that win or lose, there's always a type of conflict present in the narrative. Despite holding a 4-0 lead, the Leafs needed saves from James Reimer late to hold onto a 4-2 lead and they did. After out-shooting Colorado 20-18 through two periods, on the road, on the second leg of a back-to-back, you may have expected some pushback from the Avalanche and indeed, it was 17-7 in the third, with many of the 17 shots by the Avalanche being high-quality chances, including a breakaway from Matt Duchene, and a bouncing puck in the slot that settled on Nathan MacKinnon's stick.
Nothing in sports is supposed to be easy but beating Semyon Varlamov was. One for Phil Kessel, one for James van Riemsdyk, one for Nazem Kadri, and he was gone.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
January 21 2014 02:08PM
Guest Post By Tyler Brozak
So Jeffler goes on Twitter and asks everybody for article ideas. You know, because he's lazier than Alex Kovalev in a preseason blowout. One of his suggestions is this..
@Jeffler Tyler bozaks playlist— Justin Drummond (@Justamaniarules) January 21, 2014
So, I'm all "that's brilliant, you should do that". He's all "waaaahh I'm Jeffler and above that, I'm just going to write a prospect report or something". If he's not going to write that article, I will. If he doesn't like it, he should pick a password that's more secure than grabovski84.