Sparks, Not Bernier, To Start Tomorrow Versus Sharks

Embed from Getty Images It’s the logical move to make.  Mike Babcock today confirmed what most had already expected: that Garret Sparks, not Jonathan Bernier, would get the start in goal for the Leafs tomorrow when they host the San Jose Sharks at Air Canada Center. Bernier, of course, has had a rough go of…

WWYDW: Can Jonathan Bernier Play For Your Team?

Embed from Getty Images Jonathan Bernier is back, and nobody is celebrating. Bernier recently finished up a “conditioning stint” (with a heavy emphasis on those quotation marks) with the Toronto Marlies – one that started off very, very, very well before ending very badly. In his return to NHL action, Bernier got lit up for five…

Putting The Marlies Success into an NHL Context

Embed from Getty Images There isn’t just the one single foolproof method for building a successful hockey team. If there were, then everyone would follow that blueprint to a fault until it became outdated and someone ultimately came up with a new one to chase. While the NHL may be a copycat league, if everyone’s doing the exact same thing…

Leafs Postgame: AHL call-up Bernier falls just short of first win

Embed from Getty Images For the first time in a week, the Leafs saw themselves playing actual hockey games against actual NHL teams. In a nine-goal affair, the Torotonians came out on the losing side of this one, falling 5-4 in overtime to the Stamka Bay L91ghtning.  Jonathan Bernier has been one of the best…

Tyler Bozak achieves two milestones in Leafs / Lightning game

Embed from Getty Images The Toronto Maple Leafs are in the midst of a nailbiter at the moment, about to head to overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Battle for Steven Stamkos. In the meantime, two of the goals have special significance to Tyler Bozak, who picked up his 100th goal and 250th…

ACC prevents fans from coming in with branded Stamkos Signs

One of the many homemade signs getting trashed by security at the ACC tonight.#Stamkos2016 pic.twitter.com/H0OYMTZOJz — The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) December 15, 2015 We all had a little bit of a chuckle at the “Sign Stamkos” posters that a Toronto Radio station printed out to give to fans tonight, but it looks like the team…