Ten Thoughts At Ten Games

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 06 2013 02:34PM

Ah, the ever so trusty ten game mark. The best time possible for talking points, in the sense that it's a decent chunk of games to get a feel for a team's players, yet not enough to get into a panic about the rest of the season. This year, however, could be an exception to the rule - what was once seven do-overs is now four, meaning the effects of the first ten games will resonate with the end result far more than the norm. So, with that said, is it time to panic? Time to panic... more? I'm not quite sure, so here's ten thoughts to celebrate ten games down.

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LFR6 - Game 10 - van Riemsnipe

Steve Dangle
February 06 2013 11:51AM


JVR good. Caps bad.

That second part really confuses me. What happened to the Caps?!

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Holzer Daddy: Leafs beat Caps 3-2

Cam Charron
February 05 2013 08:42PM

After two shaky games, Toronto went on the road and picked up their fourth win on the season away from the Air Canada Centre, playing their game against a weak opponent, capitalizing on their early chances and getting out of Washington with a 3-2 win.

There was a time, perhaps, when the Verizon Center was a tougher place to play. That's no longer the case. The Washington Capitals appear to have squandered the talent they had that had them as a contender each season, but other than Alex Ovechkin and Mike Ribeiro this evening, the forwards looked disinterested, the forwards looked sloppy, and Michal Neuvirth allowed a brutal goal to Korbinian Holzer that stood up as the game winner. Analysis below.

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LFR6 - Game 9 - Staal & Staal

Steve Dangle
February 05 2013 01:07PM


Those damn Staals multiply like bunnies.

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Preview: Game #10 Leafs @ Capitals - Tubthumping

Cam Charron
February 05 2013 12:01PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs enter a game on a two-game losing streak for the second time this season. The first time they did it, they escaped with a 4-3 dramatic overtime win over Buffalo with Matt Frattin as the hero. The Toronto Maple Leafs also enter a game against the Washington Capitals for the second time this season. The first time they did it, they escaped with a 3-2 dramatic regulation win with Matt Frattin as the hero.

The obvious conclusion here is that Frattin steps up in big moments, and against the Washington Capitals. That is called "narrative", gentlemen, a flimsy premise based on one or two pieces of anecdotal evidence ignoring all context surrounding the event.

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