October 11 2013 12:07PM
I thought I'd made this point in the summer, but it turns out I hadn't. Jonathan Bernier, despite having the same overall save percentage than James Reimer coming into this season, had one of the highest quality start rates between 2007 and 2013, per Rob Vollman in the Hockey Abstract:
October 11 2013 12:00PM
A first star performance by Jonathan Bernier and a second star performance from Cody Franson's face leads the Leafs to victory!
October 11 2013 10:35AM
Look at those two lovebirds.
On this episode, the guys talk about the Tomas Hertl story and the hilarious Joe Thornton response to it.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 10 2013 09:54PM
Sometimes, your team isn't ready for an overwhelming opposition. You have flashes of briliance, but that other team just gives it to you. For some crazy reason, though, you end up pulling through and winning the game. The Leafs had one of those nights tonight. As they do often, but that's a topic for another day. The main point, however, is that the Nashville Predators are probably scratching their heads right now, as the Maple Leafs head back to Toronto with a 4-0 win.
October 10 2013 01:20PM
If you're a regular reader here at Canucks Army, you are likely familiar with most of the new stats that we use to analyze players and games. Sure, everyone likes a good story, but good stories don't win you the Cup. Not cinderella stories, not chronicles of heroism, and certainly not a tale of destiny. Sigh.
No, what wins you the Cup is good old fashioned luck.