February 19 2011 07:52PM
And, if you need the pre-cursor...
February 18 2011 11:51PM
Hours after prospect Joe Colborne was acquired from the Boston Bruins as part of a package for defenceman Tomas Kaberle, the local media was overflowing with praise for the 6’5” centre.
February 18 2011 08:58PM
Finally, the long goodbye has ended and Tomas Kaberle has gone to Boston. And the Leafs’ players can concentrate on pounding the tar out of the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. I love what Brian Burke got in return. Rangy centre Joe Colborne and Peter Chiarelli’s low, first-round choice in 2011 and a conditional second. But what I enjoyed most was the way Burke addressed the media, following the Kaberle deal, on Friday afternoon. And it reminded me why I continue to see him taking the Leafs in the right direction.
February 18 2011 06:41AM
The Tomas Kaberle trade vortex (see above) has sabotaged a week in which Leafs' fans should be widely rejoicing. Thanks to Mikhail Grabovski and Phil Kessel, with a pair each, the Leafs turned out a rare character win in Boston. Then, the next night, Joey Crabb's gusty shortie in Buffalo was the difference in a game when Ryan Miller, finally, was not impervious. Yet, for many, it's another week full of angst. That trade vortex, surrounding Tomas Kaberle, has, to a degree, hijacked Leafs' fans enthusiasm. And that's a shame.
February 16 2011 08:12PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20 855
The Phaneuf-Aulie pairing had an excellent night as they shut out the Sabres at even strength (though Phaneuf was on for the Sabres' softie goal that didn't qualify as a scoring chance), and logged big minutes on the PK where Toronto outchanced Buffalo 2-1. Keith Aulie played 4:43 of the Leafs' 7:48 short-handed minutes. The Leafs came up huge in the third period as they registered 11 chances and limited Buffalo to just 1.