February 17 2015 01:40PM
Remember when Roberto Luongo was rumoured to be the next Toronto Maple Leaf? You know, in anticipation of a big-ass push for bigger things? Despite what the jersey on my wall would have you think, it never materialized, and the Leafs ended up eventually getting Jonathan Bernier, who was pretty good himself. Oh, and then realized that goaltending wasn't the problem and fell into the abyss.
Anyway, the Leafs take on Luongo and the Florida Panthers tonight.
February 17 2015 11:00AM
It's been a busy couple of weeks in the rumor mill leading up to the NHL's trade deadline on March 2nd. Most recently, of course, we saw the Leafs pull off their first, but not last trade, of the season. With speculation abound regarding the future of players like Daniel Winnik, Tyler Bozak, Phil Kessel, and Dion Phaneuf, it seems like one name may be overlooked. Roman Polak, who has been a serviceable blueliner for the Leafs this year, is apparently beginning to garner some interest. According to a report from the Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek, Roman Polak is among the defensemen coveted by the Los Angeles Kings.
February 17 2015 09:00AM
The tear down of the Leafs and starting from scratch is being well-received by most fans. But coming with it is the talk of how it is going to take four, five, maybe more years to get it done. People point to the hard times in Chicago and Tampa Bay before they became competitive, or how Edmonton has been rebuilding forever and is still bad.
February 17 2015 07:37AM
Leafs recall Sam Carrick. Smith is banged up right now.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) February 17, 2015
This will be the third call-up for Carrick, who has already punched in a couple five game stints with the big club in November and January. In ten appearances with the Leafs, he has yet to register a point, albeit playing only 5:17 per night on average.
February 16 2015 03:02PM
Even though he hasn't dressed for the team yet, all eyes were on the recently acquired Brendan Leipsic after today's game between the Toronto Marlies and the Binghamton Senators. That caught him a bit off guard, but he took the time to speak to the media regardless. "It’s cool." said Leipsic of the surprise scrum. "You know, coming from Milwaukee, [there's] obviously not too much media attention like Toronto."