The Maple Leafs are looking to rebound from probably their worst effort of the season with a win over the John Tavares front-runners inside the Nassau Coliseum tonight.
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Merry Christmas folks.....this is a small attempt at poetic humour...hope you all enjoy. -Rib
Ed. Note: Lots of holiday reading going up today for you guys. Merry Christmas.
Here we are the Christmas break, and Iâ€™d like to take the time to look back at what we saw in September, what we expected by Christmas and what we envision for the future of the Blue and White.
Hmmm.. I just watched as a kid my brother used to beat in minor hockey lit up Toskala/Joseph for a hat-trick. Oh, and Wilson didn't [more…]
The Maple Leafs, now bearers of a winning record at 14-13-6, are looking to continue their offensive onslaught against the league's fifth worst defense as they return home to host the underachieving Dallas Stars.
Ron Wilson appears to have assembled a winning combination up front. After an 8-5 beating at the hands of the Boston Bruins, Wilson re-united the line of Nik Antropov, Matt Stajan and Alexei Ponikarovsky atop the roster, kept in tact the dynamic third line of Jason Blake, Dominic Moore and Jeremy Williams and it's resulted in two dominating wins by a collective score of 13-5. For the first time since early October, the Leafs have surpassed the .500 mark at 14-13-6 after winning five of their last six.
Tonight's tilt inside the Phillips Arena has more intrigue than your typical clash between a pair of non-playoff opponents.
It's amazing what can happen when you make the first save and score the first goal.
Perhaps it wasn't that simple, but the tone for the 7-3 win in the Mellon Arena was set by the Leafs' quick start out of the gate. Briefly interrupted by Evgeni Malkin's lone good play of the night, the Leafs owned this game plain and simple, from start to finish. The Blue and White out-possessed, outworked and outsmarted a Pens team that seemed to underestimate a young group that was fresh off a 8-5 beating at the hands of the Boston Bruins. [more…]
Mats - firstly, you've made me look like a total sap having torn my heart out when staunchly defending your decision last March. Personally, that makes me more than a little bit pissed off (but I understand, I'll explain later).
My apologies about the day and a half long outage. Our hosts incurred some major complications. We're back in business now. Some catching up to [more…]
As they hit the road for a three-game away stretch, the Maple Leafs look to extend their three game winning streak but must start by conquering the impenetrable fortress known as the TD Banknorth Garden, home to the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins. The 21-5-4 Bruins boast an 11-1-1 home record and are currently riding an eleven game home winning streak during which they've outscored their opponents by a collective score of 53-22. The big, bad Bruins are back.
On the topic of spin-o-ramas, here's a highlight reel play from Leafs' 6th rounder in 2006 Tyler Ruegsegger during recent collegiate action. [More after the jump, including an update from U of D head coach George Gwozdecky].