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Just who was Leafs’ MVP this season?

These four guys (The Rocket, Gordie, Walter and Number 99) sure know what an MVP is. On Tuesday night, just as the Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes were gasping their final breath, I read a tweet that said something like, “Reimer’s play since January stole Leafs’ MVP crown from Mikhail Grabovski.” And, of course, that got…

Game #80 Scoring Chances: Capitals @ Maple Leafs, Apr. 5/11 (3-2 SOL)

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21185 James Reimer had to be solid in net once again, as the Capitals attacked frequently and racked up 28 scoring chances on the night.  Meanwhile, the Leafs got just 1 PP scoring chance in limited time, the goal by Kulemin.  Reimer turned away all of the top scoring chances…

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Nikolai Kulemin: 30 Goal Scorer

In tonight’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals, Nikolai Kulemin joined Phil Kessel as a 30 goal scorer. Taking a pass on the wing from Clarke MacArthur he cut inside and rifled a wrist shot past Neuvirth to become the first Maple Leafs’ born and bred 30 goal scorer in a long time. How long? The…

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Dion Phaneuf, Norris Finalist

      The Dion Phaneuf wearing the blue and white in Toronto is not the same Dion Phaneuf who was a finalist for the Norris Trophy in 2007-08. Believe it or not, that’s a good thing.