October 16 2011 02:07PM
One week into the NHL season and there are already a ton of items on Lowetide's agenda this week. Arena talk in Edmonton, Luongo's early season struggles in Vancouver and a detailed look at the Oilers' AHL affiliate in Oklahoma.
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October 16 2011 09:18AM
Well, after a couple of weeks of research and organizing and sorting, we got six basic standard "player types" that are sorted between "high- and low-event" players that I'll be using for a little bit more of my analysis on the Nations.
If you missed it, those six player types are:
October 15 2011 09:29PM
Like in their previous two starts, the Leafs took the first period to wake up, and quickly fell behind 2-0 to a hard-working Calgary Flames team. A defensive miscommunication between Nikolai Kulemin and John-Michael Liles, and a bad bounce off a Leafs' defenceman's skate both left Reimer with almost no chance.
Luckily for the Leafs, Calgary had some trouble staying out of the box. The Leafs never scored on the PP, but it definitely helped to keep the puck out of their end while they remembered how to play hockey.
October 15 2011 04:24PM
Somewhat depressing fact of the day (via our sister site LeafsNation): the Calgary Flames only have one player that they've drafted in the lineup in David Moss. Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs have two players that the Flames have drafted in Dion Phaneuf and Matthew Lombardi.
This is true even with 20-year old rookie Roman Horak in the line-up: he was drafted by the New York Rangers. Of course Jarome Iginla (drafted by Dallas) was groomed here and Mark Giordano was technically a Flames draft pick seeing as they signed him as a free agent out of junior...still, definitely an area the organization has to improve.
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October 15 2011 01:38PM
Talk about going back in time...
Finally, the Toronto Maple Leafs have come back to play some hockey. After a ridiculous week off, they've jumped into their time machine to play the 2008-2009 Maple Leafs. Sorry, my mistake, they're playing the Calgary Flames.
Lineups and thoughts after the jump.