January 19 2012 08:48AM
"This is why we can't have nice things "
“This isn’t about maintaining seventh spot,” said Wilson. “This is about getting home-ice advantage. And we’re only a couple of wins from establishing that.” That is Ron Wilson as quoted by the National Post. That was on January 9th when the Leafs were in 7th place in the Eastern Conference, four points back of fourth place Flyers.
January 18 2012 05:26PM
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
Last week the Leafs had just won their fourth straight game and looked poised to vault up the Eastern Conference standings, and maybe even challenge for home ice. This week they have just lost their third straight game and sit ninth in the East, one point behind the Capitals. For those of you who are frustrated by this recent turn of events here is some unsolicited advice: get used to it.
January 18 2012 02:20PM
Dion Phaneuf, the Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, needs to be less selfish and must pick his spots more intelligently (if at all) when it comes to fighting. Even if his honour is at stake, it's the worst thing Phaneuf can do in any situation, as not just the team's Captain, but as its best defenseman.
His team's rivalry with the Ottawa Senators picked up for maybe the first time since Phaneuf became a Leaf.
January 18 2012 01:13PM
As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site.
Today, we look at the second set of our midseason awards: our picks for the winners of the Norris and Selke trophies.
January 17 2012 10:36AM
(screen grab via mapleleafs.com)
The 23-year old defenseman is in the middle of his second AHL season, and rumour has it that multiple teams might be interested enough to take him in exchange for some help right now.