The Leafs made a minor league deal last night, sending Andrew Crescenzi to the LA Kings affiliate in Manchester in exchange for Brandon Kozun. Crescenzi was an undrafted rookie camp invitee who brought size and had played well enough to earn a contract with the organization, but he was a low-scoring defensively oriented centre. Kozun is a smaller offensively inclined winger, that will – worst case scenario – improve a Marlies attack with just two forwards on the roster with ten goals. Hard to declare a deal of this magnitude a win, but it also provides some SPC flexibility at the end of the year when Kozun’s contract expires.
As far as the big club goes, things are clicking along as well as they have been in a long time. The top line is producing, some secondary offence is coming from the other forwards and also the back end, while Bernier and Reimer are providing a good chance for the team to win when they aren’t stealing games outright. Pretty well every team below the Leafs in the wildcard race won last night, but if your eyes are set on a higher prize, the Habs lost one of their games in hand – handily, to the Penguins – and the two teams still sit tied on 59 points.
We’re now within 30 games of the end of the season and each game will start to feel a little more important and the points more desperately needed. Can the Leafs match fellow surging wildcard team in the East, Columbus, and make it seven in a row?
Some Leafs links to fill the gap between now and game time tonight:
Let’s all laugh at the Oilers. That press conference of embarrassing comments from MacT and Lowe is priceless.
jonasTSN1050: Further on Clarkson: He had been playing with an infection in his elbow and required minor surgery last week to alleviate it.
markhmasters: As big scrum surrounds Ray Whitney in Stars room, Shawn Horcoff chirps, "What's the rumour? Is he headed to Toronto?"
No more back to back games until after the olympic break but some important games coming up in the next 8. I want to see how the team stacks up against Tampa
Someone posted the other day about having problems commenting on their phone but no trouble liking other peoples comments. I 'liked' their post but couldn't reply since I also suffered from this problem.... that is all
Go Leafs Go!
On anther note. The PGA IS NOW IN FULL SWING. 9 MONTHS of watching Tiger Woods grimmace , scowl, kick the ball around like a weekend duffer and act like an ass
If he were ressurected as a hockey player, hed be a Hab
@Xxxxxnew Horcoff is just pissed off that his name never came up in Leaf rumours because of how painfully obvious it is that we wouldn't want him. STFU Shawn lol
headed for yet another number 1 overall pick. at least top 3 and most likely top 2. just unreal how bad they are still. gotta figure one day that they'll break through and start looking damn fine. if they only had of gotten seth jones....
i would think that their draft pick this time might be in play to appease a disgruntled fan base who deserves to start winning.
@CanuckUKinToronto Yikes. That is terrible.
@wendelsfist Wonder is Kassian learned how to hit with his skate on the ice since last game?
@wendelsfist Highlight that Vancouver game boys. I want them absolutely crushed after the last game.
@Zep2 ROFLMAO ,chokes ,ressurected as a hockey player, hed be a Hab ,Fun Fun funny imo
@Jay31 More of Dreger's bullshit
@mikeshave I felt something big last night with all the Eugenie Bouchard talk and pics on here
@mikeshave Win or loss?
@wiskilmao ,thats to easy ,it was a phone slot ,safe saver device
@wiskiI still have many of them somewhere in the basement
@Jmessih That would be awesome if we won. Toronto would be a nut house.
arent we like the 114 ranked country in soccer....pathetic haha
@wendelsfist @CanuckUKinToronto @Marlies Man Remember last year, they had the advantage of their players going to the AHL and playing there, Most of their players were in mid-season form hence having an advantage over the rest of the league. Goaltending has been outright terrible for them this year.
@DeclanK @Ze_theLeafsFan @CanuckUKinToronto @Sandra87 I was the one with the original comment. It was my Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.4. Sometimes it lets me comment and reply (which is progress over a month ago when it never let me) but now it almost never lets me reply to others' posts. I use chrome.