What To Do With Nikolai Kulemin?

Jonathan Willis
December 04 2011 09:21AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have, for the most part, been blessed in terms of shooting percentage in the early portion of this season. From Clarke MacArthur to Phil Kessel to Joffrey Lupul to Mikhail Grabovski, the team has a lot of guys converting shots into goals at higher than their career rates.

The primary exception to this trend of shooting excellence is Nikolai Kulemin.

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Nazem Kadri Named AHL Player of the Month

Jonathan Willis
December 04 2011 01:05AM


A franchise long derided for the poor quality of its farm system appears to be enjoying something of a renaissance. After Leafs' prospect Joe Colborne was named the AHL Player of the Month for October, Nazem Kadri matched his achievement by earning Player of the Month honours for the Marlies in November.

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The Return Of James Reimer

Jonathan Willis
December 03 2011 03:51PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that James Reimer will return from injury tonight, and start his first contest since October 22nd.

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One-Goal Games

Jonathan Willis
December 02 2011 02:54PM

Are teams that win a lot of one-goal games lucky, or do they have a special ability to win when the chips are down – that characteristic known as “clutch” or “killer instinct?”

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The Fate of the Original Six Arenas

Danny Gray
December 02 2011 11:33AM

With Wednesday’s opening of Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens, there is a lot of hand wringing about the ultimate fate of the hockey Mecca at the corner of Carlton and Church. It just feels wrong that the bakery section (or whatever now stands on the spot where Doug Gilmour scored his famous wrap-around goal.

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