Tonight the Leafs host the Tampa Bay Lightning in their final home game of the season before wrapping up the 2011-12 season at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday. It’s tough to stay enthusiastic given the season was all but over ten-plus games ago, but try to enjoy your final 120 minutes of Leaf hockey until next October.
Links after the jump.
Now the Maple Leaf GM has a persecution complex
From Michael Langlois at Vintage Leaf Memories.
A reminder of the NHL lottery odds as they currently stand, looking ahead to next Tuesday
At sixth last with 78 points, the Leafs have a 6.2% of winning the lottery. If they fall behind the Islanders (77 points) and the Ducks (78 points, but losing the tiebreaker), their chances would go up to 10.7%.
Carl Gunnarsson won’t play in the final two games
He suffered a shoulder separation from that Foligno hit. The big loss for Gunnar is his inability to participate in the World Championships for Sweden.
Darcy Tucker compares Leafs teams
If we’re still paying him, may as well get some analysis.
Leafs’ Frattin fits Carlyle’s style
He certainly looked good alongside Kessel and Bozak last game.
Backhand Shelf podcast
The crew discusses Luongo/Schneider, Crosby/Milbury and more.