Archive November 22, 2011
Mislav had to sit this one out, let's hope I can fill his shoes as well as Gustavsson filled the Leafs' net tonight. Glove tap to Alec for contributing a few of his insights as well. [more…]
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to rebound from their first home loss in more than a month Tuesday night when they face a Toronto Maple Leafs team that hasn't scored in its last two visits to the St. Pete Times Forum.
Toronto has been stumbling of late and have be decimated by 7 injuries to their regular line-up. Good news on that frontâ€”James Reimer is expected to return later this week (reported elsewhere, not in that article) and Clarke McArthur is dressed to play against the Lighting.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have been red-hot at home this season with a 6-2-0 record and the Leafs have been mediocre on the road with a 5-5-0 and have a 4-5-1 record in their last 10 games.
Phil Kessel will look to distance himself from the rest of the pack in the scoring and points race tonight. He has 4 goals, 2 assists in the last 5 games.Â After a slow start (for him), Steve Stamkos has started to find his touch around the net and has 5 points in his last 5 games. [more…]
There is just something special about an athlete who transcends a normal level of skill by such a large margin that you have absolutely no hope of replicating it, even seeing it in any other venue, at any other time, no matter how much you practice or what level of hockey you watch. Just by knowing that fact we are all even more obsessed by the greatest player in the greatest game in the world.
No, his skill cannot be duplicated by any player in the game right now. Maybe thatâ€™s because no other player works as hard on improving every single aspect of his game. Crosby is obsessed with hockey, and by being obsessed he captivates us like no other player in the game. We hang on each and every move he makes, expecting it, but still being amazed every time.