January 28 2015 10:08PM
Every week, all of the TLN writers call dibs on which pregame and postgame posts they'd like to write. For some reason, I told my friends and colleagues that I'd take tonight's postgame. Why? Why did I do that?
New Jersey is one of those teams that bores me to tears. By the third period of Devils games, sports bars across the city start brewing fresh pots of coffee to help keep everyone awake. Maybe it's because the Devils play a tight, defensive system. Or maybe it's because New Jersey is just as much a retirement community as it is a hockey team.
Either way, this is why it's so exponentially more frustrating to watch the Leafs lose to them, for their seventh straight loss, in a shoot out, by a score of 2-1. God, that's annoying.
January 28 2015 07:24PM
There's been a lot of talk - and I mean a lot of talk - about the possibility of Cody Franson being traded. Arguably the Leafs' best defender this season, Franson becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and the Leafs only have so much cap space available. As in, not nearly enough cap space available for what Franson would and should command on the open market.
January 28 2015 11:43AM
It's been 19 days since the last Leafs win. It's been 28 days since the last Leafs win against a real team (one that's playoff-bound). It's been 43 days since the last Leafs regulation win against a real team. To put it simply, it's been a tough couple of weeks here in Leaf land.
Carlyle was fired about halfway through the downward spiral, and while the process has been better, the results haven't followed. Tonight's game against an awful Devils team should be a chance to reverse that. Whether that's actually in the Leafs best interest is a different story for a different day.
January 27 2015 10:15PM
On this episode, Steve talks about his All-Star adventure, Adam discusses the crazy Oilers story, and Mrs. Dangle returns.
January 27 2015 06:57PM
It's now late January, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are skydiving down the standings. Last year, the reaction among the masses was a plea to reach for the parachute cord and pull; the results of the luck-driven prior season gave many hope that the tides could be reversed. This year? Written off. It's done. Wipe the hands of the dust and start getting ready for what's ahead. As such, speculation has begun as to what management has to do leading up to the trade deadline.
My answer? Not enter it as the same group they are now. Specifically, I'm looking towards the big guy.