November 28 2014 04:44PM
The final buzzer sounds at Ricoh Coliseum. Fans, for the most part, are just happy to have their team back in town. After all, they've spent the past several weeks on a road trip while their home arena was put to a different use, hosting the annual Royal Winter Fair. The reaction from the players, however, is not as positive. Heads are hung low during the walk from the bench to the room. Men living out their dreams look visibly frustrated.
Perhaps the loud f-bomb that escaped the room, coming from an unidentified player, best describes the Toronto Marlies' seven game losing streak.
November 28 2014 03:25PM
On this episode, the guys goof on Joffrey Lupul, the Edmonton Oilers, and Adam makes Steve read 50 Shades of Grey... As Bob Cole.
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November 28 2014 07:30AM
Yakupov's usage, Oilers fire goalie coach, Canucks player grades, Pat Quinn, Flames luck, Leafs fenwick, gassing the salute, and more in this weeks Roundup.
November 27 2014 04:15PM
Playoffs? This team?
Yes, this team. They’re in the position right now and some people don’t seem to believe it or even understand how. The Leafs are not as bad as most people make them out to be after every loss and is better than last year’s version.
In the summer I developed a pretty simple algorithm for playoff success that combines possession, special teams and goals (methodology here) which I talked about in a post that looked at why the Leafs are nowhere close to contending for the Cup.
Basically, they’ve been really bad in the past, but we already knew that right? This year is their best mark ever, and there’s reason to believe they can continue at that level of play.
November 27 2014 01:14PM