February 13 2012 09:27AM
I hope you all have your ear trumpets spit polished and ready to go, because Julian Sanchez and Kent Wilson joined me this week for The Leafs Nation's third ever podcast. With Kent around, there's bound to be some Flames chatter, and a handful of Matt Stajan jokes, so follow me over the jump for a listen.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 13 2012 08:52AM
The Toronto Marlies had an interesting week, to say the least. One that started with a few hours of entertainment given to a full house of elementary school students and concluded with a scene that parents would prefer their kids look away from.
In better news, though - it started with a win, and ended with another, spreading the Marlies divisional lead to seven points.
February 12 2012 01:27PM
With the trade deadline looking on the horizon and injuries starting to pile up acorss various rosters, the buyers and sellers are starting to line up across the league. Topics this week include Hockey day in Canada, Oiler memories and some of the needs and wants of Canadian NHL teams leading up to February 28.
This is Nation Radio.
February 12 2012 12:39PM
Editor's Note : This is an interview courtesy of the Nations' roving Russian Reporter Andrey Osadchenko ( @aosadchenko )
The best part of your season production-wise so far was probably November and early December. Why would you say your production went downhill since then?
I don't know if it went downhill. I wouldn't put it that way. Obviously, I was up and down. My production hasn't been constant because I wasn't in the same league. I was just playing simple, tried to get some pucks deep and also getting bounces. As a hockey player sometimes you can do things right and not score. And then you would all of a sudden have a great game and product 4-5 points. It definitely goes both ways.
Pension Plan Puppets
February 12 2012 11:05AM
Editor's Note: 1. This is our first entrant 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 DAVE MCCLELLAND @DBMCCLELLAND
On March 29th, 2008 the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 in the last game of the regular season. Anton Stralman and Jiri Tlusty had a pair of goals each, Bryan McCabe led Toronto in ice time at just under 27 minutes, and the Leafs finished the season mired in the depths of the Eastern Conference, far from a playoff berth. And it just so happened to be Mats Sundin's final game in a Leafs jersey.