The Toronto Maple Leafs are now riding a three-game winning streak after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime on Saturday night by a score of 5-4.
Yes, it’s pre-season, but who cares? It’s hockey, and we’re winning. Enough said.
Here’s some random thoughts about the game:
* Jason Allison, do not quit your day job. For every play he executes, he manages about triple the amount in turnovers. One turnover in particular could have easily cost the Leafs the game. Allison was skating in the neutral zone, with absolute zero speed, and failed to keep control of the puck after an outlet pass from Mike Komisarek (who has been exceptional on the blueline thus far), so he attem...
Ok so that has happened yet, but it sure seemed real in my dream. It's a nightmare that will be shared by many Leaf fans for the next couple of years, and there's no doubt that if the Leafs stumble out of the gate, it will put some bags under Brian Burke's eyes.
Could it happen? Sure. Am I worried? Not just yet. I'm confident that the Leafs have a much better team than they have had in recent years, a team that I am confident will not finish in the bottom ten in the league.
However, I’m going to make it clear that at the moment I am indifferent about this trade. I’ve heard both arguments, one side arguing that there is no guarantee that you would even get a ‘Kessel’ cali...
Just got off the phone with a source (and by phone I mean internet, and by source I mean TSN). Kessel to Leafs is pretty much done.
Interesting... Now the Leafs have at least one good forward.
The drama surrounding Phil Kessel has finally come to an end as the Boston Bruins have traded their disgruntled sniper to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a 1st and a 2nd round pick in 2010, and a 1st round pick in 2011 pending a trade call which is currently underway.
Kessel and the Maple Leafs then quickly agreed to terms on a new five-year, $27 million deal.
Annnnd Eklund is wrong yet again reporting the deal was NOT taking place.
The Toronto Maple Leafs may not win a lot of games this season, but the opposition won’t be leaving the rinks with a full set of teeth.
A team that Brian Burke envisioned as truculent, belligerent and pugnacious hit the ice last night in a no holds barred match-up. There were five fights by the end of the game; the Leafs winning three of them. Surprisingly, pugilist Colton Orr didn’t drop the gloves once, but he used his body a few times to deliver some big hits. Garnet Exelby, Francois Beauchemin, Phil Oreskovic and a number of others also didn’t shy away from the rough stuff.
The Bruins may have won 3-2, but the Leafs proved to be a tough customer and were never “picking thei...