Is it just me, or has the hockey season passed us by far quicker than usual? It seems like I just finished making arrangements for the home opener against Hamilton (which, might I add was a win) and here I am already looking back at the season that was.
It was an absolute blur of call-ups and injuries. The bright young stars that comprised the frat-pack line (Tyler Bozak, Christian Hanson and Viktor Stalberg) all found their way up to the Leafs. Carl Gunnarsson, the player I was most keen on going into the season, left the Marlies early on for the big club and never looked back. [more…]
The Maple Leafs have signed prospect Philippe Paradis, a 2009 1st round pick (27th) who as you may recall was acquired earlier this season from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for 2006 1st round pick Jiri Tlusty (13th).
Paradis' Junior team, the Shawinigan Cataractes, were recently eliminated from the QMJHL playoffs. The Leafs elected to get Paradis signed immediately following his team's elimination so he can be sent to the AHL Toronto Marlies to gain some professional-level experience.
Also: Details and analysis of the Jiri Tlusty departure and Phillipe Paradis arrival can be found here and here. Be sure to check out the [more…]
Reports indicate that young forward Jiri Tlusty has been traded to the Hurricanes for Philippe Paradis, Carolina's first round pick (27th overall) in 2009.
Stick Work has a stellar lineup of guests this week to give listeners variety.
Kicking off the first segment isEric Prime, who covers the Toronto [more…]
As per Darren Dreger Twitter:
"Christian Hanson expected to be called up by Leafs."
I think eventually all of Tyler Bozak, Victor Stalberg and [more…]
While it was encouraging to see a collective effort from our boys in Blue and White at the Air Canada Center last night, Toronto Maple Leafs zealots have not forgotten the abysmal display of hockey that was presented to them during the first quarter of the season. As much as I'd like to believe defeating one of the Eastern Conference's top teams will remedy the Leafs' woes, it's simply not the case.
It's time to bring up the kids. No more excuses. Just get 'er done, Brian Burke.
Phil Kessel, in his short tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs, has displayed an offensive acumen unparalleled by his teammates. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the reason the Leafs embody mediocrity.
Warning: The following could make your eyes fall out, your ears explode, and cost you years of therapy. Howâ€™s that an introduction for you?
With the Toronto Maple Leafs failing to garner at least a point against the Chicago Blackhawks last night after an admirable performance from goaltender Vesa Toskala, there was an issue with the Leafs' offensive squad that became increasingly visible in the dying minutes of the game.
*Inspired by Eric Engelsâ€™ format over at HockeyBuzz. Great stuff.*
Ten questions as you soak in another disappointing overtime loss, this time against the Tampa Bay Lightning. If thereâ€™s anyone to blame, itâ€™s that bitch known as Lady Luck.