Two potentially useful players on Tuesday’s waiver wire

Jussi Jokinen owns the faceoff circle. Jussi Jokinen has a $3-million cap hit this season and next. Kaspars Daugavins is on a cheap one-year deal that expires at the end of the season and he’ll become a restricted free agent. Both players are almost inexplicably on the waiver-wire today. Well, not necessarily “inexplicably”. There’s a…


Goaltender helps Leafs pick up a point against Boston: Lose 3-2 in shootout

Photo via Jared Wickerham/NHL Interactive We know this media market well enough to note that goaltending, goaltending, goaltending, has been a source of concern for the Toronto Maple Leafs for the years since the second lockout. The Leafs bounced through a number of names, including Vesa Toskala and Jonas Gustavsson, several players brought in as…


Preview: Game #33 Leafs @ Bruins – Kessel stomp

Sorry, not too much time for a preview today. After the jump is a GIF of Phil Kessel hitting Tyler Seguin. My thoughts on this game are pretty well-known. I think the Bruins are a better team than the Leafs, but Toronto has proven in their last road game that they can keep up with…


A Tale Of Free Hockey

WIth no recaps coming from me for any of Friday, Saturday, or Sunday’s games, I figure that it would be a good idea to get everybody back in the loop on what happened with the Toronto Marlies this weekend. It was an odd one from a roster sense, with many changes, and a score sense –…


Five Leafs thoughts to begin the week – March 25

A few thoughts to kick off your week, and previewing the things we’ll look at on this blog in Toronto Maple Leafs analysis… No. 1 – John-Michael Liles is out, Joffrey Lupul is in The defence will again see some changes as John-Michael Liles went down awkwardly on Saturday and limped off the ice. We…


LFR6 – Game 32 – Pavel McLarsyuk

   This humble pie is delicious! I ain’t even mad. My sincerest congradulations to Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren for passing Ilya Bryzgalov and Evgeni Nabokov in points last night.


Combo Breakers – Depleted Leafs snap skid against Bruins with 3-2 win

Photo: Abelimages/NHL Interactive via Getty In his 378 games with the Boston Bruins, Tim Thomas played a game by stopping fewer than 75% of the shots against him just 10 times. The Bruins have been a team in construction for some time, culminating with the 2011 Stanley Cup. They had the goaltending since the dawn…


Preview: Game #32 Bruins @ Leafs – Komarov out, Lupul confused

Hockey news doesn’t typically happen on Fridays, and hockey blogs aren’t frequently read on Fridays, so we often don’t post a lot of things on Fridays. However there have been a few small events that have arisen between the end of the Leafs last game against Buffalo and Saturday afternoon that would warrant a few…


You OTT’a believe the Leafs lost in a shootout to Buffalo 5-4

Photo Bill Wippert/NHL Interactive A talent agent is sitting in his office. He hears a knock on a door and opens it up, and it is Frazer McLaren. It is Colton Orr. Both are standing in the doorway. “What can you do,” asks the talent agent, who has had a very long day and is…


Preview: Game #31 Leafs @ Sabres – Lupul suspended two games

So Lupul was suspended for his hit on Victor Hedman for two games, and I have to say I’m quite surprised. Ryan Hamilton was called up to fill Mike Komisarek’s spot in the lineup, so he’ll play for the Leafs in Buffalo. Leafs without Lupul, but the bigger absentee in this game is Thomas Vanek,…