August 30 2012 10:09AM
What the hell is Brylin doing in a shootout?
This post will focus solely on the Essential Game, as it turns out I had alot to say on the matter. It's really two games, and you should know that it's very depressing. But nothing better demonstrates what Leafs fans have gone through the past 7 years than these two games in April of 2007.
August 30 2012 08:20AM
via DGB, who now has a book out
I'm from a time and a place where not too many people know Nikolai Borschevsky, a 5'9" forward from the USSR who played for the Leafs in the mid-1990s. I learned about him from that picture above, familiar to us as the avatar of friend of the Leafs Nation @67sound.
Borschevsky is best known for this goal:
August 29 2012 01:52PM
Gustavsson on Expressen: "In TO you're either praised or sunk. Masses follow the media even if they're not entirely sure what is going on."— Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) August 29, 2012
Jonas Gustavsson had a rough time in Toronto.
August 29 2012 10:57AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs scored 70 goals in the first period of games in 2011-12 followed by 71 in the second. They scored 81 in the third period. The Leafs number 81 accounted for 14 of those goals, five in the final five minutes with one accounted for in an empty net.
The balance was off with 11 3rd period goals at home and three on the road.
August 29 2012 05:59AM
"The last goal he ever scored, won the Leafs the Cup."
You've probably all read the excellent Maple Leafs' version of The Essentials over at Puck Daddy (h/t to Bitter Leaf for doing the leg-work. We all thought it was an excellent idea and decided to borrow it. So I asked my fellow Leafs' fans—and Cam—to list off their Essential players, seasons, fights, swag and whatnot. Since we've got the time and space I decided to chunk it into a few pieces. Since I'm the smartest I'm going to be writing in-depth about what I consider to be the Essential Leafs. I'll also list my fellow bloggers' responses, and include some justification from those who went off the map with their selections. Feel free to post your own in the comments and disagree with everything we said.