BURKE PUTS HIS BELIEF IN THESE LEAFS

Steve Lansky
March 01 2011 12:02PM

So the big cheese, Brian Burke, has decided this is it. Aside from deadline dealing never-used John Mitchell to the Rangers, Burke has determined that this Leafs’ team is the one that will make the 2010-11 run for the playoffs. That’s admirable. It’s what he’s promised all year and, other than sending Kris “Never fit in” Versteeg and François Beauchemin away, Burke is sticking with the boys that have brought the Leafs this far this season. We’re nineteen regular season games away from knowing if that was the right tack.

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Game #63 Scoring Chances: Maple Leafs @ Thrashers, Feb. 27/11 (3-2 OTL)

Slava Duris
February 28 2011 07:32PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20934

The Leafs came out with a fairly strong effort in the first period, slow start aside, and were ahead 2-0 on the strength of an 8-5 lead in scoring chances.  However, the team completely ran out of steam after the midway point of the 2nd period, as the Thrashers pressed hard to outchance the Leafs 10-2 at even strength for the rest of the game, with a whopping 17-3 edge in all situations from that point on.  I wouldn't hang this OT loss on Giguere, even though he did allow all 3 of the goals scored by Atlanta.  His defence was of little help to him.  Schenn and Gunnarsson, in particular, struggled mightily.

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Game #62 Scoring Chances: Penguins @ Maple Leafs, Feb. 26/11 (6-5 SOL)

Slava Duris
February 28 2011 07:07PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20927

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Nations Deadline Live Chat

Kent Wilson
February 28 2011 08:28AM

Join Kent Wilson and Jonathan Willis at 10am MST for a trade deadline live chat. 

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Thoughts on Giguere and Reimer

Chemmy
February 28 2011 08:04AM

In last night's OT loss to Atlanta it looked like James Reimer was holding down the fort just fine. He wasn't fighting pucks and Atlanta didn't have any memorable scoring chances. Then Atlanta's Evander Kane kneed Reimer in the head and with six minutes left in the second, and a 2-0 lead, the Leafs rookie netminder left the game and saw J.S Giguere enter.

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