February 08 2015 11:07AM
We're close to 3/4 of the way through the season, the playoff race is heating up, games are becoming more meaningful by the day, and Oiler and Leaf fans are making plans for their annual No-Playoffs Spring. And since it's the first Sunday without any football to distract us why don't you go ahead and use this weeks First Star, Worst Star to ignore your family!
February 07 2015 08:31PM
February 07 2015 07:22PM
#5 - Josh Leivo
For a couple of years now, it’s seemed like Josh Leivo is right on the cusp of earning his keep with the big club. Since wrapping up a strong junior career with the Sudbury Wolves and Kitchener Rangers, Leivo has done nothing but produce in the pros. The former third-round pick scored 23 goals in his debut season in the AHL last year. This year, he has 13 points in 22 AHL games. Not stellar numbers, but steady. Leivo also measures well in shot-based metrics: he’s averaging 2.64 shots on goal on a per-game basis this year. Most eventual top-nine NHL forwards average in the realm of 3 per game in the minors.
February 07 2015 04:00PM
They did it! They did it! The buzzer has sounded! The blue and white have won! Toronto are victorious! The... Marlies have won a hockey game!
Yeah, sorry. It's not the Leafs win you were looking for, but after losing six of their past seven and three in a row, it's good for this skid to be snapped too.
February 07 2015 02:10PM
Today should have been a great day. With the Edmonton Oilers in town, it would have been the perfect opportunity to make fun of such a terrible, miserable, no good organization that hasn't won crap for years and can't seem to pull themselves out of the NHL's basement despite first overall pick after first overall pick after first overall pick.
But no. The Toronto Maple Leafs had to go and lose their franchise record eleventh game in a row last night. They're just as terrible, miserable, and no good an organization than the Oilers. We've reached the lowest of lows here, people.