February 21 2015 11:00AM
The last time the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets faced off, Dustin Byfuglien was a one-man wrecking crew; the kind of force that could stop a tank in its tracks, rough it up, and after 60 minutes or so let that tank roll along its happy merry way. Byfuglien had a goal, an assist, laid a bunch of people out flat, and the Jets won by a lopsided score of 5-1.
Tonight, the Jets will move Byfuglien up to forward... Byfuglien on the forecheck gives me nightmares.
February 20 2015 10:16PM
The Leafs are losers and so am I.
February 20 2015 07:42PM
Who would have thought that this would be one of the biggest games of the year? Sure enough, the Leafs and Hurricanes are in a race for the bottom, and a big zero points tonight would be a big boost to the tank. Thankfully, that's exactly what they got.
February 20 2015 07:20PM
It's not likely, but at this point in the season, the Toronto Marlies still have a chance of making the Calder Cup palyoffs. At seven points back of eighth in the Western Conference, however, it would require a couple of solid winning streaks. This three-game weekend would have been a good place to start, but unfortunately, a 5-2 loss to the Utica Comets won't help accelerate the process.
February 20 2015 02:04PM
Kevin McGran wrote a piece yesterday in the Toronto Star regarding his views on Dave Nonis. The basic summary; he's had the odd hiccup, and he's never gone through the major rebuild process before, but he's still the right man for the job.
I respect Kevin a bunch, probably more than the rest of the Twittersphere does, but there's quite a bit of this argument that I disagree with. Let's break this down a bit.