May 13 2014 08:44PM
Goalie prospects, especially those who come out of the QMJHL, can be pretty difficult to evaluate.
For example, when the Leafs drafted Antoine Bibeau in the 6th round of the 2013 NHL Draft (his second year of eligibility), the reaction was pretty, uh, well I'm not sure if there was a reaction. As time passed, Bibeau's stat lines didn't strike anyone as "amazing", or even "good". In fact, when TLN put together its Leafs Prospects Midterm Rankings, Bibeau didn't even make our list of honourable mentions, let alone our top twenty list.
May 13 2014 12:01PM
Hockey without the bullpoo.
May 12 2014 02:03PM
I received a couple of really good questions when doing yesterday's mailbag, that deserved a longer response than a paragraph or two. One of them was as follows:
Let's say the Leafs don't trade Phaneuf after all. Do you think they would be wise to strip him of the C?
There are a couple of things that you have to look at here.
May 11 2014 07:24PM
On this episode the guys talk about Subban and Thornton's "watergate", Gibson being the best goalie since sliced bread, and childhood funsies with mom.
May 11 2014 06:54PM
It looks like the Leafs have figured out. After allowing the most shots against by any team ever in an 82 game season, their logical plan to repair things is as follows: keep the "defensive minded" coach who oversaw things for an extra couple of years, and trade your team's most talented defenceman months after giving him a seven year contract. Wait, what?