November 23 2013 10:08AM
Maybe LGD threads should all be titled after movies
Disclaimer: One thing I'd prefer not to do in this preview is discuss the fate of a certain former Leaf centreman, his merits or his flaws, with respect to the reader, he is a member of the Washington Capitals now, and he plays on a line with Jason Chimera and Joel Ward, and that is all that matters.
It must be hockey season, since the Washington Capitals are a bit of an on-ice disappointment. I projected them to be pretty high in the standings at the start of the season, but they're 16th in the league with 25 points, and I'd think part of that success is a bit of an illusion. I thought they'd be towards the top of the table in the Eastern Conference, but they're already five points back of first in the Metropolitan (or PatrickPlus) and 16th in the league, well-back of contender status.
Of course, I've also learned that when a team betrays your expectations, usually it's because your forecasting methods were off, not because there's something wrong with the team or players.
November 22 2013 04:17PM
The TLN Roundtable is back! Every week, we'll pose a Leafs-related question to our writers, gather the various opinions, post the answers, and create internal tension and hatred amongst us. Then you, the reader, get to tell us how wrong we all are in the comments!
This week's question...
Incumbent goaltender James Reimer and newcomer Jonathan Bernier are both playing wicked good. Can a platoon system work for the rest of the year? Can it work beyond this year? And if not, who goes?
November 22 2013 03:01PM
Collecting and commenting on the major stories surrounding the Maple Leafs as recounted by friendly members of the mainstream media and bloggers. If you have a story you'd like to have featured, sent me an email at email@example.com.
One of the big mysteries over the past week has been Phil Kessel's injury-slash-sickness. Kessel was held out of practice on Monday and the Leafs said he'd been a little sick. On Tuesday, Kessel was spotted with his right (lower) wrist taped in his two-goal game against the New York Islanders.
November 22 2013 10:33AM
The Leafs lost but screw it! I'm all smiles.
November 21 2013 11:01PM
On this episode the guys talk Leafs (obvi), Canucks (obvi pt2), Sens, and WorldStarHipHop.