Monday, February 21, 2011
I've been away from this site for quite a long time, I know. I've been focusing on school, for the most part - I've mentioned that I'm a student in the past, but this time it's actually true.
Now, however, I'm happy to announce that I'm back on the horse. I plan on providing my own unique insight into Leafs news and moves starting very soon.
Good to be back.
Let's see how long I stick with it this time.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Giving my phone a try at posting to my blog. Let's just see how well this works.
This is generally a rather dull time of year for me - I'm a student, so the summers are basically a lengthy waiting period for classes to begin once again. It's also made longer by the utter absence of hockey.
Sure, there's the world junior development camp going on right now in St. John's, but the only major Leafs prospect present there (Brad Ross, a second round pick) is taking it easy this week with a groin pull. Methinks that may affect his chances of making the team.
Sadly, there's just not much to report in Leafland. I could rehash old rumors and discussions about where Kaberle would end up, but that's already been done plenty of times elsewhere. Nothing new I could say on that front.
So, we'll wait. At this point, what else is there to do?
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Tue, Apr 06 Ott 7:30 PM ET
Thur, Apr 08 NJ 7:30 PM ET
Sat, Apr 10 @ TB 7:30 PM ET
Sun, Apr 11 TB 5:00 PM ET
Tue, Apr 06 Car 7:30 PM ET
Thur, Apr 08 Ott 7:30 PM ET
Sat, Apr 10 Fla 7:30 PM ET
Sun, Apr 11 @ Fla 5:00 PM ET
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Beauchemin - Phaneuf
Kaberle - Schenn
Finger - Gunnarsson
Mike Van Ryn (season)
Tyler Ennis - Jochen Hecht - Jason Pominville
Tim Kennedy - Derek Roy - Drew Stafford
Nathan Gerbe - Paul Gaustad - Mike Grier
Raffi Torres - Matt Ellis - Adam Mair
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Toni Lydman - Steve Montador
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Tim Connolly (day to day)
Patrick Kaleta (2 weeks)
Thomas Vanek (week to week)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
These are projected lineups, as I can't find a source for Atlanta's lineup. Defensive pairings for Atlanta are a complete guess - I'm just going off whether they're right or left handed and their place on the depth chart. I might be way off - if you have a more accurate source, please let me know.
Accurately, as it turns out, which is not so much an example of their psychic ability as it is an accurate assessment of the team's capabilities. Also, there might be a bit of the bizarre hatred that the Maple Leafs seem to consistently inspire in fans of other teams.
However, discussing that hatred is not the topic of this post - no, this post is inspired by a recent column by Damien Cox. In it, he raises a fair point:
Based on the quality of teams that will make the Stanley Cup playoffs out of the Eastern Conference, the Leafs will have only to improve from lousy to mediocre next season to find themselves in the thick of the hunt.
The Eastern Conference is weaker than the West - one only has to look at the standings to prove that. How much of an improvement would the Leafs have to make for next season to have a happier ending?
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Luca Caputi - Mikhail Grabovski - Viktor Stalberg
John Mitchell - Christian Hanson - Freddie Sjostrom
Jamie Lundmark - Rickard Wallin - Colton Orr
Luke Schenn - Tomas Kaberle (A)
Dion Phaneuf (A) - Francois Beauchemin (A)
Jeff Finger - Carl Gunnarsson
*Healthy Scratches: Exelby, Primeau
Mike Komisarek - IR: Upper Body Injury
Brandon Dubinsky - Erik Christensen - Marian Gaborik
Sean Avery - Chris Drury (C) - Olli Jokinen
Enver Lisin - Vinny Prospal (A) - P.A. Parenteau
Jody Shelley - Artem Anisimov - Brandon Prust
Marc Staal - Michal Rozsival
Michael Del Zotto - Dan Girardi
Wade Redden - Anders Eriksson
*Healthy Scratches: Voros, Gilroy