August 08 2014 01:08AM
HOT TAKE TIME! I love the shootout. I don't know if I love that it decides things in the standings, but the core concept of it? Love it. I love the pressure it puts on the goalies to make the right decisions. I love that the skaters have to think about their move, and then meet their own demands. I like that it removes so many variables, and boils things down to one shot and a potential goal.
How could you not love it? Right, the standings. Because the shootout is a crapshoot. A few irregular coin-flips, and a team can be knocked out our brought into the playoffs. But, in a fit of curiosity, I took a look at every shootout the Leafs were involved in last year, to see what I could get out of it.
August 07 2014 08:45PM
On todays episode, the guys talk about all the Leafy stuff that happened while Steve was in California… including all the signings, firings, and Kyle Dubas. They also touch on the interesting Tyler Dellow hiring, and innovation in hockey.
August 07 2014 08:28PM
The fine folks at EA Sports are gearing towards another new release in their NHL Video Game series, and as such, are drumming up fan interest in whatever way they can. Earlier in the year, it was assaulting Twitter with hashtags (also known as the Cover Vote). Now, they're slowly but surely leaking out player ratings, mostly so people can argue about how they're the stupidest thing to ever stupid and totally wrong.
Phil Kessel is ranked as a 90 overall. But how does that compare to the rest of the league?
August 07 2014 03:36PM
It's finally here!
A few weeks ago, I told you about how you can become a blogger on this site. I received messages from eager people waiting to apply and now is finally your chance. Here's how you can become the newest contributor on TheLeafsNation.com.
August 06 2014 11:42PM
Just for the laughs, I've been loosely tracking advanced stats for my friends' beer league team in their past few games.Today, they gave up 12 of the first 13 shot attempts in the third period. It was worse than watching the end-of-season Leafs collapse.
I don't know where I'm going with that statement. They finished off 30-28 in the Corsi Battle tonight, but, I mean, that's not something that matters to you. There are five questions and responses that might, though, so keep reading!