LGD – Game 27: Leafs @ Canadiens – Rearview Mirror

Just about everything that can go wrong did go wrong in November, so I guess it’s good news that the Maple Leafs finally wrap up November. They’re still 14-9-3 (or 14-12 in real life) and can be no lower than the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference after tonight. I think that as much…



  It’s becoming more and more apparent that the Leafs aren’t the perfect team that none of us imagined they’d be. If you’re Dave Nonis, who’s the one player you target to right the ship, and what do you offer up to get him?   That’s right! A trade proposal roundtable! Fun!!!


  As you may have heard, the Leafs didn’t get a single shot on goal in the third period and overtime against the Penguins last game. If they want a win in Buffalo, a building where the Leafs typically don’t have the best luck, they’re going to need to bring more of what Randy Marsh…



  Per usual we were asleep at the switch and didn’t realize that November 17 marked the 6th birthday of the Nation Network. We can only imagine that this is foreshadowing to days where we will forget our wife’s birthday and most of our children’s names and birthdays as well. Sorry whomever you may be,…


Toronto Marlies Outdoor Game Jersey Leaked?

  The Toronto Marlies will soon be unveiling their jersey for December 30th’s Comerica Park game against the Grand Rapids Griffins, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see them earlier. Real Sports Apparel accidentally put this jersey up on their website for sale yesterday, before quickly taking it down. It’s safe to say this is…


About last night… (and about the Leafs holding leads)

“Score effects” is the term used by hockey analysts to explain why teams that are behind by a goal tend to out-shoot the opposition. You may notice in the third period, often a team will rally but come up just shy. I’ll point to examples last night, such as Carolina, leading 4-1 into the third…


Leafs postgame – Leafs drunk, blow lead, lose shootout

  The Leafs and the Penguins, two dominant QMJHL (apparently?) franchises, met up at Consol Energy Centre Wednesday night for the drunkest game of the season. Despite throwing everything at Jonathan Bernier in the second half of the game, the Pittsburgh Penguins could not skate away with a regulation victory. Despite scoring five goals on…