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Is Gillis playing the media game with the Leafs?

  Mike Gillis is either trying to help along a Roberto Luongo trade that isn’t quite there yet, or is possibly the most honest human on the planet. I’ll take the former.   Yesterday an interview with the Canucks’ general manager emerged where he was quoted as saying he has a potential deal in place with…

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The Kulemin-McClement combo, and an early scoring chances update

Photo credit: Abelimages via MapleLeafs.com. A note or two before getting to our inaugural scoring chances data dump of the 2013 season… I’ve been paying not as much attention as intended at the way Randy Carlyle is matching up his lines just yet in the season. I’ve been pre-occupied with counting scoring chance events, so…

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Miller time in Toronto: Leafs lose home opener to Sabres 2-1

Well… that was some game. Down 2-0 to the Buffalo Sabres late, the Toronto Maple Leafs nearly came all the way back against a red-hot Ryan Miller and a strong Sabres’ defensive performance. After Nazem Kadri made it 2-1 with 1:42 to go on a 6-on-4, Joffrey Lupul had a goal waved off after batting…